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    No? Im really excited! :-) I know its going to be a toughhh year but its what I really want to do, so im looking forward to it! The only thing im a little nervous about is moving to a new city where i dont know anyone (except my loverly boyfriend!)...! But im hopefully i'l make some good friends on the course!

    Are you having doubts?!
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    No? Im really excited! :-) I know its going to be a toughhh year but its what I really want to do, so im looking forward to it! The only thing im a little nervous about is moving to a new city where i dont know anyone (except my loverly boyfriend!)...! But im hopefully i'l make some good friends on the course!

    Are you having doubts?!
    Yeah unfortunately :/

    I think it's because I want to teach special educational needs and not in a mainstream school. And I'm extremely worried I won't be able to find a NQT post as I'll be teaching social sciences not a mainstream subject. And just having the confidence really. I can't even defer it as well
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    Ah, i see, well thats def nothing to ashamed of! I think the only way you can look at it is ... its one year, which will go really fast im sure (im half as busy this year, and time is still flying)! You'l get through it, you might even find you enjoy mainstream teaching (enough to be feeling ok through your PGCE anyway)! I think the job market is just as tough for anyone no matter what subject these days... I know im worried about primary jobs! There are jobs out there though, it might just take a bit of pursuing!

    Confidence wise, guess i cant help much there, its down to you, but im not the most confident person in the world, im a quiet person when I dont know people, but once im settled and people have got to know me, my confidence tends come! I know I nervous about standing up and teaching a class, but i think after a few goes i'l feel much better about it! I volunteer in a school at the moment, and last week the teacher gave me the book he was reading half way through and told me to finish it, which i wasnt expecting but I did it and the kids seemed to listen, although I def didnt feel anywere near as good as the teacher!
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    (Original post by hollyy13)
    Ah, i see, well thats def nothing to ashamed of! I think the only way you can look at it is ... its one year, which will go really fast im sure (im half as busy this year, and time is still flying)! You'l get through it, you might even find you enjoy mainstream teaching (enough to be feeling ok through your PGCE anyway)! I think the job market is just as tough for anyone no matter what subject these days... I know im worried about primary jobs! There are jobs out there though, it might just take a bit of pursuing!

    Confidence wise, guess i cant help much there, its down to you, but im not the most confident person in the world, im a quiet person when I dont know people, but once im settled and people have got to know me, my confidence tends come! I know I nervous about standing up and teaching a class, but i think after a few goes i'l feel much better about it! I volunteer in a school at the moment, and last week the teacher gave me the book he was reading half way through and told me to finish it, which i wasnt expecting but I did it and the kids seemed to listen, although I def didnt feel anywere near as good as the teacher!
    That's good advice thanks. Yeah it's going to be challenging. But I suppose I could do my NQT year in a special school or specialise after finishing. I've still got a few months to decide so that's a bit of a relief I guess.
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    Im looking forward to it Im going to York to do French with German, Although I would like to go abroad to teach! Just another year to go then I will be x
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    I'm reeeallly excited! It's been a long hard slog to get on the course, there's no way I'm looking back now! Although I'm sooo sad to be leaving the school that I work in - if there is one thing I'm regretting about doing the course it's leaving such a gorgeous school knowing that the chances of getting another job in one just as nice will be really tough!
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    I'm nervous if I'm honest for a few reasons. I've left a decent paid job to do the PGCE for a start and if I am finding it difficult to get a position after completing the PGCE I will be very down. As I'll be thinking I've gone and made teh wrong choice.

    I don't think anyone will be that confident about teaching a class unless they have done it before. I haven't so I am def nervous about that but it's not in at the deep end so to speak. You get plenty of chance to observe and ask question before you are asked to teach so preperation is key as always!

    I'm sure it'll be a great year, daunting but then I work better and prepare better when I find something daunting.

    I hope we all enjoy it and I'm srue we will.

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