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Becoming a primary school teacher

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Icecreamsundaenutella Tue 23-Apr-19 19:01:40

I have GCSE’s in English and Maths but didn’t pass GCSE science so I took BTEC Applied Science in college and got a Distintion*. Would it possible to become a primary school teacher with a BTEC science and not GCSE? I can only find on University websites that you need GCSE’s and wondered if BTEC is allowed. Thank yousmile

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PeoniesandPretties Tue 23-Apr-19 19:03:26

Best bet is to contact a teacher training provider and they should be able to give you advice on courses and qualifications you may need. Best of luck!

Icecreamsundaenutella Tue 23-Apr-19 19:04:10

Thank you!

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HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Tue 23-Apr-19 19:06:16

You would first need a degree and then to do a PGCE or a to complete a degree with QTS (qualified teacher status) at the end of it. It will likely be much more difficult to get accepted onto a degree course without GCSE science but not impossible. I would also bear in mind that getting accepted onto a PGCE even if you do well in your degree is not guaranteed and the places are very competitive.

crocsaretoocoolforschool Tue 23-Apr-19 19:56:30

What level btec did you do?

I think if it's level 2 or above then it's equivalent and therefore fine

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