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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Primary school teacher

Primary school teachers provide a general education to children age 5-11 in accordance with a general curriculum set by the government.


 Teaching is rarely a limited 9-3:30 job and may involve lots of extra time with extracurricular activities and administration.

Typical work activities

The job of teaching can be highly variable and you may be asked to support extra-curricular activities.

Your job role will also depend on the type of school you choose to teach at, and the ages of your students.


Interested in a career in teaching?

Qualifications and work experience

More information

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