I am considering taking a summer placement instead of taking a Sandwich year and I need to ask, are they just as good?
I seriously don't want to spend any more time at uni than I need to, I retook a year at A level and I want to do a PGCE to become a science teacher, that's an extra 2 years on top of a normal degree... 3 if I include the Sandwich year.
So, are summer placements as good as the full 12 months (am looking into a 10-12 week summer placement).
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- 25-10-2015 15:30
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- 25-10-2015 16:30
If you are already planning to do a PGCE and become a teacher, then a year long placement won't serve you very well - unless you can get a placement in a school, which seems unlikely. Drop the Sandwich year and spend the summer doing teaching/house parenting or something similar with kids with a view to strengthening your PGCE application.
I am only doing it to get something on my application, plus I done a TA thing while at Sixth Form for a year and am going to use one of my free days a week to become a TA at a local school (will make the phone call tomorrow).
Am also considering doing this "Lab in a lorry" thing plus a bit of tutoring at the weekend (3-5 hours) alongside my degree (Biomedical Science). I have also applied to do a First Aid course on the 25th of November to strengthen my application.
I know this sounds like a lot but realistically, it's about an extra 12 hours a week. =lLast edited by Scienceisgood; 25-10-2015 at 16:32.