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    (Original post by redmel1621)
    I am enrolled! :eek:
    Congratulations. The journey begins... It'll all feel new and intimidating at first, but you gradually slip into a rhythm so that at the end of the year you feel much more in control.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    Congratulations. The journey begins... It'll all feel new and intimidating at first, but you gradually slip into a rhythm so that at the end of the year you feel much more in control.
    I hope so!

    I looked at my modules on moodle and haven't got a clue what they are on about
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    (Original post by redmel1621)
    I hope so!

    I looked at my modules on moodle and haven't got a clue what they are on about
    It'll all make sense later. Just go with it until everything becomes clear.

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    (Original post by redmel1621)
    I hope so!

    I looked at my modules on moodle and haven't got a clue what they are on about
    Teaching is filled with jargon. You get used to the relevant bits soon enough. The one that threw me was pedagogy, which just simply means the theory of learning and teaching..
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    (Original post by tory88)
    Teaching is filled with jargon. You get used to the relevant bits soon enough. The one that threw me was pedagogy, which just simply means the theory of learning and teaching..
    In my entire career I never really worked out the difference between and aim and an objective, but it never seemed to matter....
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    In my entire career I never really worked out the difference between and aim and an objective, but it never seemed to matter....
    My second placement school had a thing about Learning Objectives being different to Learning Intentions... Despite 2 CPDs I still couldn't tell the difference XD
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    In my entire career I never really worked out the difference between and aim and an objective, but it never seemed to matter....
    (Original post by tory88)
    My second placement school had a thing about Learning Objectives being different to Learning Intentions... Despite 2 CPDs I still couldn't tell the difference XD
    Sooo glad I'm not the only one because even when it was explained to me I didn't get it.

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Sooo glad I'm not the only one because even when it was explained to me I didn't get it.

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    There's a lot in teaching that is largely smoke and mirrors to enable people who talk *******s to climb the greasy pole...
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    Only 9 days until I begin my PGCE! It is all coming around so quickly. I keep thinking there is something else I need to do or something! I am feeling a bit guilty though because I have just given up the pre-course reading as I think I have done enough and want to enjoy my last week Anyone else feeling the same way?
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    Only 9 days until I begin my PGCE! It is all coming around so quickly. I keep thinking there is something else I need to do or something! I am feeling a bit guilty though because I have just given up the pre-course reading as I think I have done enough and want to enjoy my last week Anyone else feeling the same way?
    Yes! 15 days for me. I'm trying to balance doing pre course stuff with spending time with my daughter before the course starts. I feel guilty every time in doing something other than reading, but to be honest I think my brain has shut down now. I'm very nervous but at the same time I wish time would speed up as I think the anticipation is always worse than the reality.


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    (Original post by katie543)
    Only 9 days until I begin my PGCE! It is all coming around so quickly. I keep thinking there is something else I need to do or something! I am feeling a bit guilty though because I have just given up the pre-course reading as I think I have done enough and want to enjoy my last week Anyone else feeling the same way?
    I only got a reading list a couple of days ago. I did try to do a bit of reading around the web, but with 4 kids on school holidays I haven't really had much chance. I'm now panicking that everyone else will be so much more prepared than I am.
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    Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster.. I've been reading this thread from start to finish over the last few months and it's been amazing to see so many of you overcome many different obstacles that have arisen throughout the course. The wisdom this thread facilitates feels invaluable, even as an outsider! I'm starting Secondary English PGCE in September and am two parts excited, one part nervous- I just wanted to say hello and thank you all for the insight.

    Also I went on a stationary spree on Amazon and am now in posession of a guillotine and laminator i'll probably never use so if anyone is doing their ITT at Sunderland you can borrow mine!
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    (Original post by clorsmith)
    Hi all! Long time lurker, first time poster.. I've been reading this thread from start to finish over the last few months and it's been amazing to see so many of you overcome many different obstacles that have arisen throughout the course. The wisdom this thread facilitates feels invaluable, even as an outsider! I'm starting Secondary English PGCE in September and am two parts excited, one part nervous- I just wanted to say hello and thank you all for the insight.

    Also I went on a stationary spree on Amazon and am now in posession of a guillotine and laminator i'll probably never use so if anyone is doing their ITT at Sunderland you can borrow mine!
    Welcome! Please feel free to ask any questions about English!
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    Apprehensive and excited to start my Secondary History PGCE in 15 days!!! Been trying to wise up on my subject knowledge looking more at breadth then depth at the moment. Still got loads to do in these two weeks, all this pre-course work to do and buying all me equipment. ahhhhhhh
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    Hey all, I'm starting my PGDE primary course soon and was wondering would anyone have any tips for the maths audit on what to revise? Is it extremely difficult as in is it primary related or more GCSE?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by laura.a.c265)
    Yes! 15 days for me. I'm trying to balance doing pre course stuff with spending time with my daughter before the course starts. I feel guilty every time in doing something other than reading, but to be honest I think my brain has shut down now. I'm very nervous but at the same time I wish time would speed up as I think the anticipation is always worse than the reality.


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    Yes I agree, anticipation always makes things worse! My brain has had enough now but I am trying to not feel guilty because, hey, I start next week!
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    (Original post by redmel1621)
    I only got a reading list a couple of days ago. I did try to do a bit of reading around the web, but with 4 kids on school holidays I haven't really had much chance. I'm now panicking that everyone else will be so much more prepared than I am.
    No don't worry about it. There will be someone with no children who hasn't bothered to do the reading! Plus, the tutors should really know that no one a week or so before a PGCE begins is going to start the reading then!
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    (Original post by whatslew)
    Apprehensive and excited to start my Secondary History PGCE in 15 days!!! Been trying to wise up on my subject knowledge looking more at breadth then depth at the moment. Still got loads to do in these two weeks, all this pre-course work to do and buying all me equipment. ahhhhhhh
    Hahhhh, having just done the PGCE, don't worry about subject knowledge atm! Wait until you find out what your school will actually be teaching.
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    (Original post by whatslew)
    Apprehensive and excited to start my Secondary History PGCE in 15 days!!! Been trying to wise up on my subject knowledge looking more at breadth then depth at the moment. Still got loads to do in these two weeks, all this pre-course work to do and buying all me equipment. ahhhhhhh
    Don't worry about subject knowledge. Catch up as you go and know what you're teaching. Until you know how to teach it, there isn't too much point learning it.

    Take it slowly and don't freak out yet. You'll be fine. Buying the equipment is the best part.

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    I really wouldn't stress about all the pre-course reading: it really isn't worth worrying over! I never did any of it and it didn't have any impact on me at all - I left both of my placements as excellent and had distinctions on all but one essay (which I had a merit for). If you'd rather spend time with family and friends or relaxing then I would do that as the PGCE does suck your time away!
 
 
 
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