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A level maths in PGCE year

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Captain Obvious, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    That sort of thing depends on individual schools. You may find you get a lesson in one placement, but not in others - it can depend on how many classes there are and the staff who normally take those groups.
    Some schools may prefer you to assist in such lessons so you can experience how A-level works.
  2. As the above posters say, it very much depends on your placement school.
    On my first placement, it was clear that they didn't want the trainees teaching A-Level, although they did let us deliver revision lessons after school.
    On my second placement I taught a fortnight of C4 (5 lessons a week) right from the start and could have taught longer if I didn't want to move onto KS4 classes (the timings clashed).
    Only advice I'd give is: ask! They can only say no. And be prepared for a bit more preparation. I wanted to make sure I'd worked through all the exercises I'd be asking the class to do...on the off-chance you get a "what do I do with this sir?" and you haven't a clue!


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