GCSE requirements

The GCSE grade requirements if you want to train to teach are:

  • Minimum GCSE grade 4/C (or overseas equivalent) in Maths and English to teach at secondary level

Degree requirements

You normally need at least a 2:2 degree. For secondary teaching your degree is normally expected to be in a related subject to the subject you are applying to teach, although Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses are available.

Pre-Course checks

Once you secure a place on our training course, you will need to complete a range of pre-course checks including an enhanced DBS check.

School Experience

A career in teaching has its own unique challenges, and we expect our applicants to be able to demonstrate a commitment to working with young people of secondary age. Ideally, you should have some recent experience in a UK state school. If you don’t have recent classroom experience, please get in touch. We run an active School Experience programme, and are happy to offer anyone considering a teaching career the opportunity to  spend a day observing teaching  in one of our schools, subject to the relevant safeguarding checks.

Email AdminTSA@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk to arrange or call 01672 519575 for an informal chat.

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