Which of these A-Level options will be best to become a primary school teacher?

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Hi, I've chosen my A Level options already but am not happy with them and I'm thinking of changing. I currently have:

  • Physics
  • Maths (and further maths)
  • Religious Studies
  • Psychology

These will all be for AS level next year apart from RS because I'm currently doing the AS so it will be a full A level. Anyway I really want to do Italian as well and I'm thinking of swapping this with psychology (it all fits in with the block scheduling at school)? Would this be a good idea? I'm also considering swapping physics with Italian instead. Which do you think would be best out of these three (psychology, Italian and physics) if I want to study primary education at university and then become a primary school teacher?


Posted Fri 13th April, 2012 @ 21:11 by LaurenE
Edited by LaurenE on Fri 13th April, 2012 @ 21:12

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Okay, I'm currently in year 12  studying:  biology , chemistry , geography and economics.(hopefully going into forensic science or medicine)

I'd advice you only to do further maths if you're a guarenteed A* GCSE maths student. my friend who got all  A*'s at GCSE does further maths, maths, physics  and is really struggling. i only tell you because he has to do the subjects because he needs to for his economics degree at university.   so, i guess im trying to adivce you to only take further maths if either you love maths or if your further job requires it. :)

Right back to your question , for a primary school teacher, Pyschology, RS, Italian, Maths

have you considered a core subject such as english? it could be useful :)

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 00:03 by Meeral
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quite a lot of schools these days only accept teachers with a degree and a pgce after that (according to my work experience mentor anyway) so my suggestion would be pick the ones you enjoy (possibly core ones would be best) and focus on the main degree you want to do. The main acpects you'#ll cover in your pgce to regards on class room behaviour and such like.

ps maths is very highly thought of as is phsyics. Even not brilliant grades are thought of as pretty impressive

Answered Sat 14th April, 2012 @ 10:31 by bronwen :)