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    I have taken psychology, law and pe at A-Level standard and now I am considering taking psychology as my university degree and following on to the PGCE Primary... i don't know whether i will be accepted as it is not a compulsory KS1 OR KS2 subject?
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    Would i be best to try and move into a secondary school or would i have a good chance of becoming a primary school teacher?
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    I work in a primary school and I've seen a few do the same pathway, i wouldn't worry too much
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    Thanks Debbie, how heavy is the work load you receive when working at a primary school?
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    (Original post by JW26)
    Thanks Debbie, how heavy is the work load you receive when working at a primary school?
    There is a lot of paper work involved, more than there used to be. Planning lessons isn't great and I'm Head of PE so that's an added burden haha!

    I would do some experience in a primary school if you have time- totally worth it!
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    (Original post by Debbie_KB)
    There is a lot of paper work involved, more than there used to be. Planning lessons isn't great and I'm Head of PE so that's an added burden haha!

    I would do some experience in a primary school if you have time- totally worth it!
    I am trying to do this at the moment but haven't had much luck with any responses
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    I'm a psychology graduate and 6 years after graduating in finally onto a salaried school direct course in the school im a TA at. Psychology has massively helped me be reflective and think about why children learn and behave in certain ways. I was told that one of the main reasons I was offered the course over other candidates was my ability to be reflective which is key when you're a teacher to keep reflecting on practice and thinking of new ways to help progress learning. You won't be at a disadvantage
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    No, Psychology is a good choice. All of the theory you will learn in your A-Level will be an advantage into understanding how children learn/behave.
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    Thank you for all of your help!!


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    I'm a psychology graduate starting a primary school direct course in september


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