Why did you choose Secondary/PrimaryWatch
I don't fancy the holistic nature of primary, and I'd find super young people overwhelming
- being able to focus on my specific subject
- the variety of having several different classes / year groups
- rarely have to teach content that doesn't interest me (though some parts of stats are a real bore)
- find it easier to relate to teenagers than younger children
- being in a department surrounded by people who also really enjoy maths
- very rarely having to deal with the chaos of school trips (just not my sort of thing at all)
Really though, I think it depends on the type of person. I suppose for a lot of people, primary school appeals for different reasons. A friend of mine who went the primary route told me she picked it in part because behaviour management is so much easier - which I'm sure is true for her, but I think I'd find it harder. She also liked that primary let her form close relationships over the course of the year with all students in the class. I also know a lot of the people from my training provider who did primary had degrees in psychology / sociology or similar things, so I think for many people, they've more of an interest in developing children's learning in a general sense rather than in a specific subject.
In addition, I like being able to focus on my subject area and I feel quite privileged I'm able to immerse myself within the subject and share my passion and expertise to younger generations through my work. Additionally, I like interacting with a range of students and not being limited to one class for an academic year. I observed a primary school teacher for a few days ahead of applying to the PGCE and seeing the transition from reading to philosophy to multiplication to play just totally overwhelmed me!