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PGCE Literacy but teaching A Level

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by rizzyp, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. rizzyp

    rizzyp New commenter

    I did my PGCE in Literacy (which I'm still interested in), but I was wondering if I applied to English A Level jobs, does anyone think my application might be favourable? I never taught English, but I did have a detailed comparative look at the various specifications for my Curriculum module at uni, and I have an MA in Applied Linguistics. However, does anyone think it would be a problem because I haven't actually taught the subject?
    I'd be grateful if anyone could advise me.

  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    A PGCE in 'literacy'? It's not a proper school subject, where is such a course offered?

  3. rizzyp

    rizzyp New commenter

    I didn't make myself clear, for which I apologise. My PGCE was in the post compulsory sector, where you need a subject specialism to teach Skills for Life.
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I see!
    I think you'd be up against stiff competition from people with a PGCE in English, most if not all of whom would also possess a degree in English literature.

  5. rizzyp

    rizzyp New commenter

    Thank you very much for your advice. You're probably right.
    It's sort of irrelevant now anyway because I have a job!

  6. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    teaching A level English? Or something else?

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