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Do I Need To Study A-levels To Be A Primary Teacher?

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Of course! My dad's a primary teacher in the Uk and so I will know a lot about this. You need a-levels in anything and also get at least a bachelors degree in Education (called BEd). If you choose to study something else (besides BEd) at University, then you will need to do a masters called a PGSE which will allow you to qualify as a teacher.
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I guess for GCSE it doesn't matter, and its probably best if you make a broad choice, so if you decide against it later on, you can still depend on others.
From what I have gathered, I don't think WHAT you pick in a-levels is important for teaching, it's your grades that are more important.
You need at least 5A*-C GCSE's, and that includes a C or above in English and Maths. Science isn't so important, but it's good to get a high grade in that.
Then after A-levels, you can either choose any subject you want in Uni, and then do another 3-4 years after training or take a BEd and start then.
I want to be a teacher, and think that maybe it's best to do any degree first, so that if you change your mind after training, you can go back.
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Do I need a levels to be a primary teacher.I really want to be one ever since I was little.And now I am moving on to secondary I am taking it more seriously.All I want to now is if I need A levels in every thing I do or what do I need them in to become a teacher !?
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The bottom line Katie is Yes. There are various routes into a Teacher Training Programme but you either need Degrees, or 2 A levels and 5 GCSE's to start. It also helps if you have experience of working with or taking care of children. Perhaps you might like to consider Teaching Assistant which doesn't need as many qualifications.
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I'm in year 9 and my options evening is very soon . I no I want 2 b a primary school teacher but apart from health and social what are key GCSE's for teaching ?
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I am also in year 9 and want to become a primary school teacher there is a new subject called child care if I take it would I have a better chance of becoming a teacher
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Its my option evening soon and I don't know what to take as I have wanted to become a primary school teacher from a young age
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I live in the UK in Derby and I'm doing my GCSE's at Derby Moor Community sPORTS cOLLEGE. However am in year 11 and I'm nearly half way through my GCSE year. I also want to become a primary teacher and have applied for A-levels at a college sixth-form. I have applied for the following A-levels:
* Health and social care
* Sociology
* English Language
Can anyone tell me if iam doing the right thing by choosing the right A-Levels to become a primary teacher.
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