Well done on getting that job - as you say, it sounds as though it will be a great experience. Obviously, a school looking for someone with GCSE experience won't get that in you. But then, as a NQT you don't have that experience either (hardly count TP), so not that much of a down. But to get some experience with older pupils, really the only thing is to ask your HoD if s/he knows the HoD in the local Secondary, and could it be possible for you to help with an after-school activity. Not exam group experience, I know, but it would show enterprise and willingness to do something extra, if it were possible. Best wishes! _____________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.