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Hi everyone applying to both these courses for 2019/2020, would love to do secondary but there are hardly any jobs coming up for secondary in NI and I wouldn't be able to move to England for work. Currently work more with primary aged children which I adore so either or I think id be very happy in! Can any current or past UU pgce students give an idea of the average workload, for example the first few weeks and work in the evenings etc compared to placements?
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Hi everyone applying to both these courses for 2019/2020, would love to do secondary but there are hardly any jobs coming up for secondary in NI and I wouldn't be able to move to England for work. Currently work more with primary aged children which I adore so either or I think id be very happy in! Can any current or past UU pgce students give an idea of the average workload, for example the first few weeks and work in the evenings etc compared to placements?
The workload is about the same, except that you are not having to be formally observed or to create a file.
If you can stay on top of the workload, you will be fine.

Once you are in school, you quickly pick up a 'rhythm', and once you're in it, everything will become second nature for you. As a teacher, you only have as much work to do as you create for yourself.

Primary, I think, is easier to manage in terms of workload and it can be more fun, however secondary is where you can share your knowledge and expertise.
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The workload is about the same, except that you are not having to be formally observed or to create a file.
If you can stay on top of the workload, you will be fine.

Once you are in school, you quickly pick up a 'rhythm', and once you're in it, everything will become second nature for you. As a teacher, you only have as much work to do as you create for yourself.

Primary, I think, is easier to manage in terms of workload and it can be more fun, however secondary is where you can share your knowledge and expertise.
Do you mean the workload is rh same.between primary and secondary pgce, or between pgce and an actual teaching post?do you create a file and be observed on both pgce courses?
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Do you mean the workload is rh same.between primary and secondary pgce, or between pgce and an actual teaching post?do you create a file and be observed on both pgce courses?
I can only speak for secondary, and I was saying the workload is roughly the same. Obviously it will be much less as you will be able to plan lessons on the fly or change things up, but not as intense.

As far as I know, you need to create a file for both primary and secondary, as this is how you are assessed against the Teacher's Standards.
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