As a teacher, you can use your passion for your chosen subject to inspire the next generation. You will be teaching your subject from key stage 3 right through to A level, so you'll see pupils' understanding develop over the years you teach them.

Find out more about how your knowledge and enthusiasm can make a difference to the futures of the pupils you teach by exploring the different secondary subjects in this section. You may find that you’re eligible for a top-end, tax-free scholarship or bursary to support you during your training – even if your degree isn’t in the specific subject you want to teach.

Priority subjects

Some secondary subjects are particular priorities and so additional support is available. If you train to teach one of these subjects, you may be eligible to receive a higher tax-free training bursary or a scholarship. You can also benefit from extra support and guidance from our teaching advisers to help you plan your application. Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) courses are also available for eligible candidates who want to teach these subjects. An SKE programme offers a fantastic opportunity to build up or refresh your existing knowledge in preparation for teacher training.


Upcoming events

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  • Get Into Teaching Day

    06 July 2015 AT 09:00

    We are offering a placement day for those looking to find out more about teaching biology, chemistry, physics, geography, mathematics, French, Spanish or design technology in conjunction with the School Experience Programme. 

    Northampton Open
  • University of Chester Open Day

    06 July 2015 AT 10:00

    With programme talks, information stands, campus tours, and the chance to view our student accommodation, the University of Chester Open Day is the perfect way to find out all you need to know about living and studying at Chester.

    Chester Open
  • School experience / School Direct programme open day

    06 July 2015 AT 10:00

    An open day for those looking for a year of paid learning support assistant experience with the view to becoming a teacher.

    London Open
  • Application advice

    06 July 2015 AT 18:30

    Join this online session to get helpful advice from our teaching experts on how to draft a good personal statement and make your application stand out

    Online event Open