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Want to train but no GCSE's

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by Stavinor, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Stavinor

    Stavinor New commenter

    Hello there
    My name is Scott and i am looking to get into teaching however I do not have my maths or English GCSE's. I did go to university and get a First for Digital media Production.
    I currently work full time doing shift work and I cannot commit to a Math or english collage evening course.
    Have you guys got any advice you can give me.

    Kind Regards
  2. doctoryes

    doctoryes Occasional commenter

    For teacher training they accept GCSE or equivalent qualifications.
    Equivalent qualifications include UK qualifications before GCSEs began in 1985 (unlikely if you are a recent graduate), some BTEC level 2 qualifications or Access courses and some overseas qualifications e.g. the International Bacc (IB).
    As you have a degree, I would check with a local PGCE course provider before starting any GCSE course.
    I think many PCGE courses also require GCSE Science as well.
    If you are doing shift work, a distance learning option may be the best way to go about it.
    The other issue for teacher training is how your degree links to the National Curriculum.
  3. Stavinor

    Stavinor New commenter

    Thank you for taking the time to reply to me. I will check with my local PGCE Provider first before i do anything else. Thanks again

    KInd Regards
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
  4. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

  5. sofia_sen

    sofia_sen Occasional commenter

    I have used ET (the link above) and did it through self study and exam only. Had to do it for 3 subjects (maths, English, bio) and thankfully passed them all.
    It is possible, just double check your university accepts it!
  6. dorinaki

    dorinaki New commenter

    Sanneme, can I ask how long did it take you for maths? As in, how many hours per week or day and for how long? I will have to retake GCE maths too!

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