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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    I am currently on a Gap Year so will be reapplying to University this year (I think!- I hold a place at Brighton to study engineering in 2017).
    So to explain this a bit more:
    On results day I unfortunately did not receive the grades I was hoping for. I achieved BCD in Maths, Chemistry and Physics respectively. I also have a C in Economics AS. So for the past few years I have had my heart set on engineering but on results day I did a bit of a U-Turn on the career front- to teaching. So just a tiny bit different...

    The issue now is that I don't know what sort of teaching I want to go into (Secondary or Primary) and therefore don't really know what course I am going to be applying for... for example in 1 prospectus I selected:
    Applied Chemistry
    Early Childhood Studies
    Education and European Studies
    Education Studies and Early Years
    Mathematics and Education Studies
    Physical Education
    Primary Education
    Sport and Exercise Science
    Sport Coaching

    So obviously this is going to be narrowed down a bit but how on earth do I write a personal statement that covers so many topics?

    I'm applying for both early childhood studies and primary education.

    I suggest you try to do some work experience and see what age group and subjects you enjoy teaching

    Generally speaking, you need to do a 'proper' (i.e. academic) subject (which could be engineering) to do secondary teaching. For primary, you can either do an academic course, or something like childhood studies (but bear in mind, that wouldn't qualify you), or primary education. As above, I suggest you get work experience to see which you want to do
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