Entry requirements

The Sheffield Teaching School Alliance is looking for candidates who have the potential to be an outstanding teacher with a passion for your subject, to have sound subject knowledge and an understanding of the educational context in the U.K.

We also welcome applications that can demonstrate: good written English, resilience, enthusiasm, confidence, the ability to be reflective and emotional intelligence. We expect you to be aware of the professionalism required to teach and demonstrate your empathy and understanding when considering how a child develops.

Academic entry requirements

  • A UK honours degree preferably at classification 2:2 or above or a recognised equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area.
  • GCSE English, Maths (and Science - for primary only) at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent.
  • You must also successfully complete pre-entry skills tests in numeracy and literacy.
  • Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable. (If you want to find out how to gain a School Experience Placement with us please check out this page).

Acceptable GCSE equivalency for primary and secondary

GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are:

GCSE science equivalents are:

  • 12 Level 2 credits from an Access course.
  • Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
  • OCR National Level 2 Science.
  • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science.

Want to check if you are eligible?

We can help you check if you meet the minimum requirements. Just get in touch and we can discuss it with you.