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    Hey everyone.

    So I completed my primary PGCE last year, just wondering how many other grads are now not teaching. I had a terrible PGCE year, my teacher was a bully and the university were really not concerned about me.

    I'm now pursuing another career with a better salary, less stress and not having to bring any work home. Anyone else in a similar position?
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    (Original post by James673)
    Hey everyone.

    So I completed my primary PGCE last year, just wondering how many other grads are now not teaching. I had a terrible PGCE year, my teacher was a bully and the university were really not concerned about me.

    I'm now pursuing another career with a better salary, less stress and not having to bring any work home. Anyone else in a similar position?
    Did you persue a different career as soon as you completed your pgce or did you teach then quit? I keep hearing all these horror pgce stories and its making me rethink my plans
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    [QUOTE=1secondsofvamps;69840662]Did you persue a different career as soon as you completed your pgce or did you teach then quit? I keep hearing all these horror pgce stories and its making me rethink my plans [/QUOTE

    Didn't even bother going into teaching. Finished my PGCE, went travelling, and then applied and got a job offer outside of teaching. Are you currently doing a PGCE?
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    Did you persue a different career as soon as you completed your pgce or did you teach then quit? I keep hearing all these horror pgce stories and its making me rethink my plans [/QUOTE

    Didn't even bother going into teaching. Finished my PGCE, went travelling, and then applied and got a job offer outside of teaching. Are you currently doing a PGCE?
    No, im in year 13. Im actually thinking of doing a degree then a pgce
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    No, im in year 13. Im actually thinking of doing a degree then a pgce
    Just remember that you're never really gonna know how it is until you try it; I understand and sympathise greatly with the number of people who have felt screwed over during their PGCE but it's your life and if you wanna obtain one then go for it :-)

    I mean that's what I have to repeat to myself, as I too want to do a PGCE and sometimes have doubts.
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    (Original post by 1secondsofvamps)

    Just remember that you're never really gonna know how it is until you try it; I understand and sympathise greatly with the number of people who have felt screwed over during their PGCE but it's your life and if you wanna obtain one then go for it :-)

    I mean that's what I have to repeat to myself, as I too want to do a PGCE and sometimes have doubts.

    That's a fair point. You may enjoy doing a PGCE. Personally, I found it to be the most depressing and soul destroying year of my life. Not surprised that around 40% of people on the course dropped out.
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    (Original post by 1secondsofvamps)

    Just remember that you're never really gonna know how it is until you try it; I understand and sympathise greatly with the number of people who have felt screwed over during their PGCE but it's your life and if you wanna obtain one then go for it :-)

    I mean that's what I have to repeat to myself, as I too want to do a PGCE and sometimes have doubts.
    sometimes i think im better of doing BA primary education with QTS but me being an awkward person decides to do a degree then a PGCE
 
 
 
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