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There's a lack of humanities teacher leh i think...

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Had a chat with someone who managed to get in, say he saw most ppl in his batch are sec humanities, languages or pri. Very little sec math and sci. So probably more vacancies for you
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sec math

Was told that sec level subjects esp math and sci are the most competitive
s://.tablebuilder.singstat.gov.sg/publicfacing/createDataTable.action?refId=13273

From birth stats, sg never recovered from the higher births of > 45 000+ babies per year prior to 2000 which is why some sec schs have merged or closed. The next time there might be a better demand for sec sch teachers is probably in 5 years time. These kids are now in pri sch so you should consider that if you are up for it, because not everybody are comfy with handling pri sch kids.

And unfortunately with covid, times are even worse with tonnes of retrenchments. As you pointed out, math and sci are very competitive, now worsened by thousands of pmet engineers, financial sector workers etc out of work and will consider teaching math / sci as an interim job until the economy recovers. For better or worse, moe seems to like these mid-career people even though they may not have the skills to teach or are obviously in the job just to tide themselves over.

Its also true that moe cherry picks these in this employer's market. Most of the new teachers (fresh grads) are alumni of top sec schs eg raffles, acs. If you were from some ah beng sec sch, your resume would not even be downloaded by hr despite graduating from a local uni. No need to mention the chances for those pte degree / suss

If your circumstances are affected by the 3 things above, i would suggest forget teaching and beg for any other job which can build up your skills and experience even if it pays you peanuts, and work your way up.

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There's a lack of humanities teacher leh i think...
Think carefully before signing on as humanities teacher. Especially if one of your subjects is social studies. Students generally hate humanities and most of them take it because they are forced to by moe and they need it to get into jc or some of the poly courses. Ask any student and they will tell you that they especially dislike social studies or at least the way it is assessed. Don't join for the money because life will be hell for you if you are posted to the wrong school, get the wrong boss or the wrong type of students. Liquidated damages is no joke and 3 / 4 years bond is no joke either.
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From birth stats, sg never recovered from the higher births of > 45 000+ babies per year prior to 2000 which is why some sec schs have merged or closed. The next time there might be a better demand for sec sch teachers is probably in 5 years time. These kids are now in pri sch so you should consider that if you are up for it, because not everybody are comfy with handling pri sch kids.

And unfortunately with covid, times are even worse with tonnes of retrenchments. As you pointed out, math and sci are very competitive, now worsened by thousands of pmet engineers, financial sector workers etc out of work and will consider teaching math / sci as an interim job until the economy recovers. For better or worse, moe seems to like these mid-career people even though they may not have the skills to teach or are obviously in the job just to tide themselves over.

Its also true that moe cherry picks these in this employer's market. Most of the new teachers (fresh grads) are alumni of top sec schs eg raffles, acs. If you were from some ah beng sec sch, your resume would not even be downloaded by hr despite graduating from a local uni. No need to mention the chances for those pte degree / suss

If your circumstances are affected by the 3 things above, i would suggest forget teaching and beg for any other job which can build up your skills and experience even if it pays you peanuts, and work your way up.
Yes, I do know of a few people who went to teach as a backup plan
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Think carefully before signing on as humanities teacher. Especially if one of your subjects is social studies. Students generally hate humanities and most of them take it because they are forced to by moe and they need it to get into jc or some of the poly courses. Ask any student and they will tell you that they especially dislike social studies or at least the way it is assessed. Don't join for the money because life will be hell for you if you are posted to the wrong school, get the wrong boss or the wrong type of students. Liquidated damages is no joke and 3 / 4 years bond is no joke either.
Why would life be hell? Isn't teaching about inspiring passion in your students?
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My increment this year is a paltry $83... GEO3
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Why would life be hell? Isn't teaching about inspiring passion in your students?
The bond can be broken not just by yourself wanting to quit. If you fail practicum, need to pay back too

really depends on the school you posted to and what class you teaching
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My increment this year is a paltry $83... GEO3
mine is only 50 and i got a B
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The bond can be broken not just by yourself wanting to quit. If you fail practicum, need to pay back too

really depends on the school you posted to and what class you teaching
Fail practicum???
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