I am just coming to the end of my PGCE and have just been informed that I have failed the Masters level element of the course (a 3000 word reflective essay). I've been told that my options now are to either receive a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, or re-do the essay, have it re-marked, hopefully pass at Masters level and receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education but not get QTS til late September. I am very stuck about what to do! I am not concerned about the Masters credits themselves, just whether there are any important differences between the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and whether the delay in getting QTS will be a problem. Unfortunately, the course provider hasn't been very clear on this and I can't seem to get an impartial answer from my tutor. I am veering towards NOT re-doing the essay as I now want to focus on my NQT year and first teaching post, and as far as I'm concerned I got a lot out of the research that I did for the essay which has been useful for my practice, and that's the most important thing.... Any advice would be hugely appreciated. Sorry if this message makes no sense, I'm a bit all over the place - thought the PGCE was done and dusted and this has come as a rather unwelcome surprise!