My first choice, informed me on Friday, after having my interview on 2nd December and waiting patient, with even a letter of intent subject to funnding sent in Jan, that I was being offered a place for 2012 entry with the knowledge I was on the waiting list for this year. I am very pleased, in the knowing I will be a teacher in the future as that has been my new dream since working in schools for the last three years as a TA and a Cover supervisor. I think that the course has only 10 places, so I recognise how lucky I am to been offered a future place. At first, I was slightly disheartened and could not think what more I could have done, I really prepared for interview, have the qualifications, do extra curriculum activities and have teaching experience. But, after speaking with my school's headmistress she reassured me that this was all positive. I have an extra year to prepare more experience and she also made me aware she has plans for my developments, by teaching some BTEC dance which would be brilliant as Dance goes hand in hand with Drama. Also I have started an As English language and literature this year and will be able to change this into an A'level and I am well aware that with a teaching qualification in Drama they like you to also be able to teach English, so another positive as why one extra year may be a blessing in disguish. If someone does drop out and I'm offered the chance to go in 2011 I will go and train this year. I know the fees will go up but theire are grants and student finance help, its only money and I have to look at the bigger picture that will take me half a year to pay back when on a teaching wage. My only worry with all the changes is if the course will run in 2012, but the university has ensured me that they would fight for it as they are one provider in six in the UK. This stresses to me, how competitive the Drama PGCE is so how can I not be smiling Thoughts? anyone else in this situation?