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Teacher

Introduction

A career as a teacher gives you the chance to make a real difference to young people and share your enthusiasm for learning.

Career overview

As a teacher, you will prepare lessons that work for students with a wide range of abilities and support pupils to achieve their goals.

You will use a range of methods and challenge students to think differently about subject areas in order for them to understand the topics fully.

As a teacher you will have to

  • Prepare and deliver lessons to students of different ages and abilities
  • Give feedback to your students by marking work and holding one to one sessions
  • Keep a record of pupils’ progress and set them aspirational target grades
  • Use a range of different teaching and learning methods, making your lessons interactive and engaging
  • Set out revision targets and prepare students for exams
  • Manage students’ behaviour and offer them support through their studies or personal issues
  • Speak with parents and carers to update them on progress throughout the year
  • Keep up to date with changes in your subject area
  • Speak with careers advisers, child welfare officers and other colleagues to provide the best possible learning environment for your pupils
  • Supervise teaching assistants
  • Arrange trips, social activities and events
  • Participate in regular training days designed to develop you as a teacher

Career Prospects

Teaching jobs are available at different levels and you can work with any age group. You could specialise in a subject area and become head of that department, move to a coaching or mentoring role or into management. Teachers are also able to supplement income by offering private one-to-one tuition, marking or invigilating exams or writing textbooks.

Academic Route

Choose three A-Levels to study as part of this career package. 

Professional Route

Choose one of these courses to study as part of this career package.

Apprenticeship Route

Choose one of these courses to study as part of this career package.