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I am training to be a secondary English teacher. I am only now realising, upon picking up more classes, that I actually despise the new curriculum and feel as though I won't enjoy what I teach my students. (I did and loved the 2016 GCSE English spec for my exams).

I am considering switching from secondary to primary. However, I feel I have left this transition far too late and I am unsure if I could switch or if I would have to restart my training year. Which will be costly, money and time wise. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do?
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To teach Primary you need to be able to teach all (13) curriculum subjects. You are only going to be teaching about 5-7 hours of English a week, the rest of the time will be on other subjects so would need to consider how much you would enjoy doing that. Also, what is it in the National Curriculum for KS1 and 2 English that you think you will like more than what is required in KS3? Do you enjoy teaching systematic synthetic phonics for example (which is a core part of primary English)?

When you despise the new curriculum I presume you actually mean the KS4 Exam spec of your placement school, as the National Curriculum for English has not changed since 2014. In which case look at the spec of different exam boards, it's possible you may enjoy another as they all interpret the KS4 NC slightly differently
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