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Super niche question - Teach Business or English?

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by s0830887, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. s0830887

    s0830887 New commenter

    Hi guys! IT for 5 years, about to start at a new school (British curriculum). I'm a Humanities guy and was going to be teaching about 50/50 English/Humanities, but I've been asked if I would like to teach Business A2 instead of English.


    - Business seems surprisingly popular in ISs:
    - It's the last of the IB Humanities subjects for me to gain experience in (I'd like to move into IB Humanities at some point in my career)
    - My main subject is Philosophy; I'd get an opportunity to teach about business ethics and sustainable business and weave my passion subject into what I'm teaching
    - Possible new job avenues later?


    - All the extra hours that go along with learning and prepping for a new subject;
    - Losing English - the most common job opening in the IT game;
    - Am I bouncing around too much? English, Philosophy, History, Geography, Politics...now Business...am I making myself look like a ****** hack of all trades? (no spelling error there)

    Would love some thoughts, because I simply don't know.

    Thank you!!
  2. TeacherMan2019

    TeacherMan2019 New commenter

    Following... I'm in a similar position. Have ton many humanities courses (small rural school, flexibility is the name of the game) and while Business Studies, Personal Finance, and Economics are definitely my strong suit, I'm not sure what there is the most demand for. Welcome any comments.
  3. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    The school is p*ssing you about, if they seriously think you can pick up a second year A Level class you have never taught before Seriously consider how well the students have been educated in their first year of study and you are picking up the second year.

    Consider the students need to obtain decent grades for University entrance, so no pressure on you!

    The school must have serious recruitment problems, so best avoided IMHO.
  4. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    I would question how well you can teach A2 business without any experience in it. That would be my biggest concern, not whether it would affect your employability in the future.

    What happened to the previous teacher and why can't they replace them with a specialist?

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