So I am a secondary geography PGCE student who currently doesn't find the PGCE fulfilling. I've worked with younger kids, SEN kids and refugees teaching English language before (I taught the younger kids and SEN kids mixed subjects, it was a tutoring charity), all of which I found really satisfying, but I just don't find I have the same motivation with the secondary kids. When they ask "why am I studying geography?", I've found reasons, but the real answer for a lot of them is "Your school wanted you to do geography because it shows the government you are doing the right subjects and they thought you'd do less badly here than history".
Long story short, I was thinking of maybe working in a special school or possibly converting to primary school after my PGCE. Is it possible to convert to either of these and how hard is it?
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Last edited by StayEvergreen; 17-10-2015 at 08:00. Reason: Clarity
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- 17-10-2015 09:03
Have you though about trying to get into FE college/University? This way you can teach your specialist subject but to people who want to be there? Not sure what the uptake is for geography these days but could be worth looking into?