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What are the numbers like for Science?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Amountainside, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Hello,

    I've just been accepted for a PGCE for 2012, I will be both a Chemistry and Physics specialist. I've been told I will be in a very good position for jobs but is this true? What are the average number of people applying for each science post? I'm particularly concerned with figures for the north i.e. from Yorkshire upwards basically. I can't decide whether 200ish Science jobs countrywide at the moment is a lot or a little! Is this the peak for the year or will it only get better? How many jobs are never advertised and as a PGCE student you get offered a NQT post in the school you're training in? Sorry for all the questions :)
     
  2. Hello,

    I've just been accepted for a PGCE for 2012, I will be both a Chemistry and Physics specialist. I've been told I will be in a very good position for jobs but is this true? What are the average number of people applying for each science post? I'm particularly concerned with figures for the north i.e. from Yorkshire upwards basically. I can't decide whether 200ish Science jobs countrywide at the moment is a lot or a little! Is this the peak for the year or will it only get better? How many jobs are never advertised and as a PGCE student you get offered a NQT post in the school you're training in? Sorry for all the questions :)
     
  3. LearningToTeachPhysics

    LearningToTeachPhysics New commenter

    The latest data from the TDA suggests nationally around 17% of both and physics and chemistry teachers are not in employment a year after gaining QTS. Broken down by training provider, the rates for the Leeds and Sheffield universities seem to be broadly in line with this. It's worth noting that it is in the second year after QTS that employment rates peak and that they employability of any one individual is different from overall rates! Bear in mind that the government is working hard to increase recruitment of chemistry and physicis specialists to teacher training as schools have been finding it difficult to recruit teachers in these subjects for a long time. In 2010, the TES reported that there were approx 1.05 trainee science teachers per post advertised. This ratio is much higher for primary and arts subjects. The peak advertising time for jobs is March-May.
     

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