What A-levels do you need to become a teacher?
By Andy Gardner (Careers Adviser) - 04 February 2013
There are two main paths into teaching: you could take a teacher training undergraduate degree, or you could study a different subject and then take the postgraduate route into teaching (via a PGCE qualification).
The A-levels listed here refer to the teacher training degree requirements, whether you want to become a primary or a secondary school teacher. You should also decide whether or not there is a subject you want to specialise in.
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)At least one from:
- Art, biology, chemistry, design and technology, English, French, geography, German, history, IT, Italian, maths, music, physics, physical education, religious studies (theology), Spanish.
You should also note that for primary teaching you must have GCSE maths, English and science at grade C or above. For secondary teaching you may be able to get away with not having science GCSE at C or above.
Other typical A-levels taken by current teaching students
- Sports science.
Similar subject areas...
- Education studies.
- Early childhood studies.
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