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    (Original post by TraineeLynsey)
    Enquire about an extension - you might be surprised. I was in exactly the same boat last year and got a 3 day extension.
    I've decided to just tough it out and hand something in. If it doesn't pass we can resit! And I have too much to do during the rest of the week to fall behind.
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    So last week of the easter hols and I am totally failing to get work done, itll happen but chilling in the sun seems so much more appealing
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    So last week of the easter hols and I am totally failing to get work done, itll happen but chilling in the sun seems so much more appealing
    I'm in the same situation. Thought I might get some stuff done if I went to a relaxing location but now I'm so relaxed I can barely move. So much nicer enjoying the sun!

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I'm in the same situation. Thought I might get some stuff done if I went to a relaxing location but now I'm so relaxed I can barely move. So much nicer enjoying the sun!

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    I just rediscovered the joy of playing on my ps4 all day
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    So last week of the easter hols and I am totally failing to get work done, itll happen but chilling in the sun seems so much more appealing
    Jealous! I had a few days off at the start of the hols but have got that much to do right now that it doesn't feel like I'm on holiday! Roll on summer...
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    I know this is for current students this forum but I really would love if someone could help with the above


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    (Original post by alabelle)
    Jealous! I had a few days off at the start of the hols but have got that much to do right now that it doesn't feel like I'm on holiday! Roll on summer...
    I have lots to do but im also aware that I was totally broken at the end of last term and i needed to give myself a break or I would be in no state moving in to these last 5 weeks of placement. Will get on properly tomorrow, plus my husband is at a stag do all day saturday so i can use that time to crack on too :
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    I started back yesterday and I'm already shattered. Taught my first four lessons back to back today, which was tiring but also every single one of my classes was acting up today and I don't know why. Gah it's been an awful day and I don't feel I achieved anything with any class
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    I just rediscovered the joy of playing on my ps4 all day
    I've been on Prison Architect for hours and now I'm going out for dinner with my future wife.

    As far as I'm concerned, I'm not even a trainee teacher this week. I'm a hysterical wedding planning nerd again.

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I've been on Prison Architect for hours and now I'm going out for dinner with my future wife.

    As far as I'm concerned, I'm not even a trainee teacher this week. I'm a hysterical wedding planning nerd again.

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    That sounds civilised! Im getting back on it tomorrow but since my only aim is to complete the course now so I can walk away im not going to stress myself out about all this, its not worth my health!!
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    I know this is for current students this forum but I really would love if someone could help with the above


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    I would say first what you've seen specifically in your experience, but then at the end perhaps say you've also looked in to the curriculum for areas outside your experience.

    Don't worry about not having loads of curriculum knowledge. That's something that you can easily develop and do as you go along, and the curriculum at the minute is highly changeable anyway... Training providers, from what I've seen, are thankfully more focussed on core things that will always apply - good pedagogy!

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    I'm two weeks ahead with planning but I do have about 150 essays to mark for monday.

    But, thw weather's beautiful so I'm going to the beach for the day.
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    Waiting for these 5 weeks to end - seems like forever!
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    Hi kpwxx, thanks for the reply

    That sounds great! In terms of pedagogy, do u mean how the teacher delivers the lesson? How are u finding your pgce experience?

    I think I will use my experience of what I've done in the core subjects, mention pe, world around us but make emphasis on how sometimes art and music are neglected even through they are just as important.

    I have been to other interviews and have since been wondering is it acceptable to bring in a page of bullet points so I can refer to it when asked certain questions. I know previous interviews I have walked out an immediately been annoyed with myself as I forgot to mention so many important points down to nerves. I have never brought a page in before but was wondering if this is allowed as guidance?

    I have an interview in Liverpool on Monday and it's the one I really want to get interms of having to move from N Ireland as it's best suited to my degree and also convenient for travelling home. It's primary with pe specialism.

    Thanks again


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    (Original post by Sam89)
    Waiting for these 5 weeks to end - seems like forever!
    I'm with you on that. Do you only have 5 weeks left?

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    I'm with you on that. Do you only have 5 weeks left?

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    Same for me, only 5 weeks left of placement when i go back on monday, and have just agreed to my final uni observation for the second week in! Eeep, but will be glad to have that signed off!
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Same for me, only 5 weeks left of placement when i go back on monday, and have just agreed to my final uni observation for the second week in! Eeep, but will be glad to have that signed off!
    Omg, I'm so jealous. I have like nine weeks of placement left
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Omg, I'm so jealous. I have like nine weeks of placement left
    Aww that really sucks we are almost there though, remember this is the last slog, we will make it and we can walk away with our heads held high!
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    (Original post by Jellybean26!)
    Hi kpwxx, thanks for the reply

    That sounds great! In terms of pedagogy, do u mean how the teacher delivers the lesson? How are u finding your pgce experience?

    I think I will use my experience of what I've done in the core subjects, mention pe, world around us but make emphasis on how sometimes art and music are neglected even through they are just as important.

    I have been to other interviews and have since been wondering is it acceptable to bring in a page of bullet points so I can refer to it when asked certain questions. I know previous interviews I have walked out an immediately been annoyed with myself as I forgot to mention so many important points down to nerves. I have never brought a page in before but was wondering if this is allowed as guidance?

    I have an interview in Liverpool on Monday and it's the one I really want to get interms of having to move from N Ireland as it's best suited to my degree and also convenient for travelling home. It's primary with pe specialism.

    Thanks again


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    Yeah, pedagogy means the methods/reasoning of teaching, rather than what's being taught

    The interview ideas sound good to me. Regarding notes, I'm not sure. My instinct says don't as its OK to not mention everything, and you will come across more natural, plus looking at notes can be a barrier to good body language in an interview, but if you'd feel more comfortable why not ring and ask... The idea of referring to notes in general is not bad, it's what teachers do every day! You don't even have to give your name when phoning just say you're coming for a pgce interview and wondered whether written prompts were allowed. It's up to you though! You could take them and get them out of your pocket in the interview if you get the feeling it would be OK. He act of writing them down will probably help you remember them anyway.

    I did my pgce a couple of years ago. It was the toughest year of my life, very hard work, time consuming, but also I learnt and developed as a professional and a person so much and I'm very glad I did it. There were lots of very fun and exciting elements.

    Xxx

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    I think I'm going to start looking for graduate computing jobs now too. This past two weeks has really shown me that I'm working myself to death as a teacher and I don't know if I want that

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