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GTP or PCGE

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by meganejhz, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Need a bit of help here guys!!!!
    Im on my second year of a three year politics degree at Canterbury ChristChurch University. My aim is to become a teacher of History and Citizenship, and my dilema now is what route to take after my degree, whether for PGCE or GTP dont really know which is best so a bit of advice would help please. Also CCCUdo alot with DCCA in Dover and I am quite worried that if i follow the PGCE course i could be lumpered there, apparently it's a right hell hole now it's an academy, can i refuse a certain school??? Any advice/guidance would help alot please!!
    Thanks
    Nikki
     
  2. Honestly?.. You might struggle to get on either a PGCE or a work related route with History as a specialism if you have a politics degree. History is not a shortage subject and there are loads of applicants per place, most of them with History degrees. Forget about what schools you might or might not be placed in. Just get some TA experience as soon as you can so you're a viable competitor for these sought after places.
     
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    There are fewer and fewer history places both on PGCE and GTP. Whether this will change with the EBAC and the interventions of Mr Sharma is yet to be clarified. Priority on GTP goes to shortage subject areas such as Maths and Science and the real difficulty is finding a school to employ you. You should base your views on particular schools from direct experience- I have lost count of the times I have been told that x or y school is really bad when the reality is very different.
    Citizenship looks set for the scrap heap of secondary curriculum by the way
     

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