Hi - I'm new here. I'm doing PGCE Secondary. I am looking to work in a FE college but I'm only getting negative comments about it. The FE sector has certainly attracted me, so can somebody please reassure me that all the secondary teachers at my placement school are just doom- mongering? I keep being told how awful the pay is (looks pretty similar to schools, to my mind!), and how I will still have to tell the pupils off, and basically, that it isn't as super fun as slogging away in a state secondary. This cannot be true, right? I want to teach pupils that chose the subject (I'll be teaching a 'wanted' one) and actually make use of my degrees!