I've just found out I have been offered a place to do a Primary French PGCE at IOE, which I'm very happy about. However, rather than spending the next 8 months floating around happily romanticising about my promising teaching career, I thought it might be a good idea to get some advice from people already doing it. I have read several posts on here and heard from NQTs and Teachers that the PGCE can be pretty stressful and tiring with a high workload. With the hope that preparation may help to reduce this stress, I am posting to see if anyone has any good advice about how to prepare for the PGCE? For example, perhaps you frequently think 'If only I'd read that/done that etc before starting my PGCE'? Do you know of any great books that give sound theoretical knowledge or practical advice? Perhaps you'd recommend doing a booster course on your weaker areas (if Primary) or even weekly yoga! Oh, and one Teacher recommended I get voice training - what are everyone's view on this?! Hopefully this thread can be of help to everyone starting their PGCE in September. Thanks!