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Teaching in a Secondary School – How is it Different to a Primary School?

Posted on March 11, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Teaching in secondary school requires a very different skill set to teaching in a primary school. Children of different ages present teachers with different challenges, meaning it can be harder to switch between the two. If you are a primary teacher thinking of working in a secondary school, you may also need to get different qualifications.

Here are some of the main differences you will ned to consider:

  • More academic curriculum. You will be teaching subjects that are more in depth and more challenging academically.
  • You will specialise in a certain subject. You won’t be teaching everything to your class – you will be teaching various classes one subject. This means you will need more knowledge on that subject and will have to work with lots of different children.
  • Children will ask very different questions. They will be thinking about their subjects in more depth, so you may need to learn the answers to some of their more difficult questions!

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