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    Half term!!
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    Yay half termmmm.
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    Thank god! Hopefully I can stop myself waking up at 4/5am every day
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    Half term, but sooooo much work! 3 schemes of work, lesson plans,a nd 2 essays...
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    Congrats everyone on making it to February half term! You are now over half way through your training year I remember this being a massive milestone for me, and everything went up from here, so I hope it goes that way for all of you too
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    Hi! I'm starting an early years PGCE this year and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for how to prepare for it etc? Thanks x
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    (Original post by charaimlouwhite)
    Hi! I'm starting an early years PGCE this year and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for how to prepare for it etc? Thanks x
    Sleep and socialise while you still have the chance .
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    So how do you feel about the year? does it feel like your on the home straight?

    how many of you and your fellow PGCE students have found NQT jobs? is there lots out there? Have you found anything?

    Would be great to hear your experience for anyone like me who is starting their PGCE in September!
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    (Original post by Andy 13)
    So how do you feel about the year? does it feel like your on the home straight?

    how many of you and your fellow PGCE students have found NQT jobs? is there lots out there? Have you found anything?

    Would be great to hear your experience for anyone like me who is starting their PGCE in September!
    There certainly aren't masses of jobs, whgat with the budget cuts. Depends on your subject though: there are always some English and Maths, and the assumption is that MFL, Geography and History will see an upsurge with the baccalaureate (That's probably spelt wrong, I do apologise!) but if it's art or something along those lines, not so many...
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    (Original post by *River)
    Sleep and socialise while you still have the chance .
    thats very good advice.
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    (Original post by Andy 13)
    So how do you feel about the year? does it feel like your on the home straight?

    how many of you and your fellow PGCE students have found NQT jobs? is there lots out there? Have you found anything?

    Would be great to hear your experience for anyone like me who is starting their PGCE in September!
    It's a bit early for jobs yet - they generally appear around Easter.
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    Please someone put my mind at rest that when I start my pgce year it's not going to be the worst year of y life!!! I'm feeling nervous!!! Xx
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    (Original post by Michaelamincher)
    Please someone put my mind at rest that when I start my pgce year it's not going to be the worst year of y life!!! I'm feeling nervous!!! Xx
    Well,it's not going to be easy by any means... you will always have work to do, no matter what. But, it's only 9 months, and if you get schools that you enjoy, you'll love it. By schools you enjoy, they may not be the 'best' schools in the area: it's more to do with how you fit with the school ethos and how much support you get from the staff.
    Just hope for the best: It's survivable.
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    (Original post by Teao the Cat)
    Well,it's not going to be easy by any means... you will always have work to do, no matter what. But, it's only 9 months, and if you get schools that you enjoy, you'll love it. By schools you enjoy, they may not be the 'best' schools in the area: it's more to do with how you fit with the school ethos and how much support you get from the staff.
    Just hope for the best: It's survivable.
    Thank u . I keep hearing horror stories and panicking!!! I'm just concentrating on the fact it's 9 mnths of my life and itl be over in a flash xxx
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    (Original post by Michaelamincher)
    Thank u . I keep hearing horror stories and panicking!!! I'm just concentrating on the fact it's 9 mnths of my life and itl be over in a flash xxx
    Don't panic! The teacher training year is hard, but it's doable. If I can manage it anyone can. As long as you're 100% sure it's what you want to do and are dedicated you will get through it.
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    (Original post by Becca)
    Don't panic! The teacher training year is hard, but it's doable. If I can manage it anyone can. As long as you're 100% sure it's what you want to do and are dedicated you will get through it.
    Yes I am 100% ready to do it just keep getting anxious heating these horror stories of major stress at least you guys are on the home straight now xx
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    (Original post by Michaelamincher)
    Yes I am 100% ready to do it just keep getting anxious heating these horror stories of major stress at least you guys are on the home straight now xx
    Don't worry! As many people have said previously in this thread, as long as you set aside time to do the things you like, you will manage the stress
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    Can anyone help me settle an argument with my boyfriend. He thinks that I'm over exaggerating on the amount of time a PGCE will take up (Maths in Septmeber), but I think it will take up all my spare time and all weekends. The arguement is over whether or not living together would be a good idea (I think it would because then we'll actually get to see each other).... What do you guys think? If I didn't live with him, I'd live an hour away... so it'd be a hectic PGCE year!
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    (Original post by linkdapink)
    Can anyone help me settle an argument with my boyfriend. He thinks that I'm over exaggerating on the amount of time a PGCE will take up (Maths in Septmeber), but I think it will take up all my spare time and all weekends. The arguement is over whether or not living together would be a good idea (I think it would because then we'll actually get to see each other).... What do you guys think? If I didn't live with him, I'd live an hour away... so it'd be a hectic PGCE year!
    I was in a long distance relationship during my training year, and with hindsight I think it was better that we were apart.
    I spent most evenings and weekends working, and even when we visited each other in the holidays I had to work meaning I was grumpy and took that out on him!
    However, I had no choice but to work when we were apart because we were in different countries, so a slightly different situation to you...

    Basically what I'm saying is: you will have a lot of work and whether you live together or not you'll have to balance your work with the time you spend together and find a good balance in order to still have a good relationship!
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    (Original post by linkdapink)
    Can anyone help me settle an argument with my boyfriend. He thinks that I'm over exaggerating on the amount of time a PGCE will take up (Maths in Septmeber), but I think it will take up all my spare time and all weekends. The arguement is over whether or not living together would be a good idea (I think it would because then we'll actually get to see each other).... What do you guys think? If I didn't live with him, I'd live an hour away... so it'd be a hectic PGCE year!
    I agree with you on this one, from what I've heard from people who have done the PGCE year it really does take up all your spare time ... it's like doing a full time masters with a full time job when you're not used to doing either! A lot of people have said they only get 5 or 6 hours sleep each night.
 
 
 
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