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Science teacher needs advice about qualifications

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by alou85, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. alou85

    alou85 New commenter

    I have a Science BE d degree in science and have about 7 years experience teaching science general to GCSE. I would like to teach a level physics and I am unsure what courses I would need to study to be considered for a post. If anybody has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated if you could let me know of any training or courses that would help. I'm in a school at the moment on a year contract and they would ideally like a Science teacher who can teach physics to a level.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  4. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Get some A Level guides, or better still an undergraduate Physics textbook and study it in depth

    A colleague with knowledge and experience of A level physics would be great, but good luck finding an older teacher with valuable subject knowledge these days...
  5. alou85

    alou85 New commenter

    Hi thanks for the advice I will carry out a bit of research and go from there. I would like to get training first.
  6. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    OK, as an older teacher who is an A-level Physics specialist, exactly what valuable subject knowledge am I missing?
  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    You're missing the ability to understand a pretty clear point!

    I am explaining that older teachers with subject knowledge and teaching experience are being - and have been - ousted from the profession, in favour of cheaper, younger and much less knowledgeable teachers.


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