Hi All Thank you in advance for reading my post. I have been seriously thinking about getting into teaching and have an idea of the path I want to take. I have some serious doubts however about whether I can make the cut given my work history and qualifications. My preference would be to go down the Primary PGCE route. I have a grade C/4 in Maths and AS Level C/4 in English however failed Science twice and only got a DD (double award). I later went on to do an Environmental Health degree and achieved a 2:1 (which includes some Biology elements at best). I also have a whole bunch of other level 2's and 3's however probably not relevant, eg. Level 3 Food Auditing etc - My first query would therefore be: Would I need to obtain a C in Science prior to even being considered for a PGCE, or would they let me study for one whilst on the PGCE? My other issue is in relation to my work background which varies somewhat. I have a history of working in hospitality and went on to become a food inspector before deciding I couldn't continue travelling leaving my children at home. So I then went to become a School Secretary and have done so for 3 years now. In your experiences do you think I would need to get some assistant teaching experience before the interview stage? I know these seem like trivial questions given the amount of information available online however my worry is that time is running out for me in a sense. My youngest will soon be 17 and so if I am going to switch my career, I need to make sure everything is water tight as I don't want to be out of work when my youngest leaves for Uni (I am sole earner). Thank you for your input.