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    I have applied to universities, really want to go to Winchester or Wolverhampton.Before the new year I was determined and working constanlty. But now I feel lost and unmotiavted. I am questioning my reasons and considering my plan B.
    I am stressed about the QTS skills test I have to pass to get onto a (BEd Hons)
    letting it go would allow me to get my life back, I have had to work so hard I have given up my social life and have no fun.
    my thought is, if I am giving up so much and working so hard now, will I even have time to enjoy to benefits of uni i.e the societies, friends, nights out etc. A teaching degree will be full on... will I have time to have a life?
    I need something else in my life to get me up in the morning that isn't essays and revision!
    am I over thinking it.. did anyone else get these doubts...should I go to university? yes/ No
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    (Original post by legg4)
    I have applied to universities, really want to go to Winchester or Wolverhampton.Before the new year I was determined and working constanlty. But now I feel lost and unmotiavted. I am questioning my reasons and considering my plan B.
    I am stressed about the QTS skills test I have to pass to get onto a (BEd Hons)
    letting it go would allow me to get my life back, I have had to work so hard I have given up my social life and have no fun.
    my thought is, if I am giving up so much and working so hard now, will I even have time to enjoy to benefits of uni i.e the societies, friends, nights out etc. A teaching degree will be full on... will I have time to have a life?
    I need something else in my life to get me up in the morning that isn't essays and revision!
    am I over thinking it.. did anyone else get these doubts...should I go to university? yes/ No
    I had this exact problem, I was thinking (with interviews for uni, the stress of the QTS exams, entry requirements etc) if it is this hard just to get in, how am I going to manage and will it really be worth it. Like you say the course is likely to be full on. Have you had an interview for the course yet? We were shown the current first years timetable and they had one and a half days off (Wednesday and Friday) with Monday and Tuesday only being the "intense" days. It seemed manageable. As for my concerns whether or not is was worth it I spoke to my placement mentor (a foundation stage teacher who was at the school I was on placement in and luckily for me kind of knew through mutual friends) and we had a really open conversation about my thoughts, concerns, worries etc. She was uber supportive and allowed me to take on more of a role inside the classroom and also allowed me to see her planning process for the lessons etc. Instantly I began to remember the reasons why I wanted to become a teacher in the first place. The love I had for wanting to be a teacher had be restored. She told me it isn't going to be easy but if it is something you really want them you need to stick with it. I guess you just need to decide whether or not it is something you really want to do. Because lets face in a BEd doesn't particularly lend itself to another profession easily....


    Good luck with your decisions. & I hope that helped?
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    I'm in my first year on a primary ed course (BA not BEd - but I doubt it's much different) and I have PLENTY of time for socialising etc and of my three assignments so far, I've got two 2:1s and a First trust me, it it's what you want to do, it'll come to you


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    (Original post by lascelles)
    I'm in my first year on a primary ed course (BA not BEd - but I doubt it's much different) and I have PLENTY of time for socialising etc and of my three assignments so far, I've got two 2:1s and a First trust me, it it's what you want to do, it'll come to you


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    Hi, what uni are you at? How do you find the course? I start my BA in Primary Ed this Sept and am so excited! As I'm currently on a gap year I'm eagerly awaiting starting!
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    I was like you but had five gap years haha! I couldn't wait this time last year I go to Chichester
    I love it. I love the uni, the course and the lecturers and tutors
    Where are you going?


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    Oh haha, this is my second gap year! I just want to get all my joining instructions/reading lists etc. Oh I looked at putting that as one of my options but I've decided on Oxford Brooke's.
 
 
 
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