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Advice on doing a PGCE course

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by nathan_murphy180, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. nathan_murphy180

    nathan_murphy180 New commenter

    I'm about to finish my final year on my drama degree in September then start my PGCE next September.

    What is it like? I'm especially concerned about the pedagogy module. Do they make sure you know all the topics for the curriculum?

    Anyone's experiences would be beneficial
    Thank you
  2. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

    The primary PGCE was an awful experience for me but it depends what university you train with. We had modules for English, maths, science, PE during university time and then we had fewer, sporadic sessions on DT, art, music, ICT, drama. We didn't actually spend that much time on campus as we had 3 placements. There was a lot of self-study. The assignments were doable in the holidays. I would recommend that you don't go into a PGCE straightaway, it's very full on and time-consuming. Work in industry for a bit to gain some life experience. Anyone who has done a pgce will tell you that it's hard, stressful and tiring. You just need to find a university that is supportive.
  3. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    PGCE courses are full-on.

    But.....don't go into teaching.

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