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Geography and English Teacher

  • 27-05-2017 1:20pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Shannon211


    Hello I am interested in doing arts at UCD for geography and English, and then doing the hdip to do secondary teaching. I was wondering if English and geography is a realistic combination for a secondary teacher, I suppose it's a bit of an odd combination so I'm concerned it could ruin job prospects? If this is the case I could always do geography with history since I also love history (although I wasn't able to do it for the leaving cert due to timetabling so I have concerns about doing it). Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,812 ✭✭✭✭ evolving_doors


    .. we've 2 teachers in our school with the same combo!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,442 ✭✭✭ joebloggs32


    Shannon211 wrote: »
    Hello I am interested in doing arts at UCD for geography and English, and then doing the hdip to do secondary teaching. I was wondering if English and geography is a realistic combination for a secondary teacher, I suppose it's a bit of an odd combination so I'm concerned it could ruin job prospects? If this is the case I could always do geography with history since I also love history (although I wasn't able to do it for the leaving cert due to timetabling so I have concerns about doing it). Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you!

    English probably stronger than history as it is a core subject. We have one with that combo in our school.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,466 ✭✭✭ maynooth_rules


    For the love of god avoid History and Geography. I teach both and they are so over subscribed.
    If at all possible do Irish and you will walk into the job of your choice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Shannon211


    Thanks for the replies!! It's nice to know there are teachers with that combo in schools, since I don't know any in mine!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Shannon211


    For the love of god avoid History and Geography. I teach both and they are so over subscribed.
    If at all possible do Irish and you will walk into the job of your choice.
    Thank you for the caution! I think I'll go for English and geography, I unfortunately don't do Irish since I'm exempt from it, and I don't like any of my other subjects enough to spend my life teaching them


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,432 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious


    PLEASE have a realistic idea of the jobs situation before you commit a number of years and lots of money to this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,421 ✭✭✭ solerina


    We actually have 3 teachers here with that combo of subjects...and I am not in a big school !! I would say its a decent enough combination.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ emily_123


    In my school there were also 3 teachers with this combination although I must say that there is A LOT of teachers doing geography so that one is a bit oversubscribed.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 11,699 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TheDriver


    Its a good combo as its a major subject and minor one. Good people will always get recognised and land jobs and converse is also true.


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