I'm just about to apply for my PGCE Primary for 2012. Im just finishing a masters degree in history and i have to admit this year has been hard, as Ive done the degree full time and tried to balance it with a part time job (16 to 25 hours/week average) and volunteer work. My aim is to try and get full time work and attempt to save up some dosh so i dont have to work weekends (providing i get a place) during PGCE as i dont think i would be able to cope with the work load - i know some people do, as one of my cousins did. Though the thought of NOT having a paid regular income concerns me as ive worked since i was 16. My main query are with regard to how did other people manage their time? Just to give me some idea on what exactly to expect.I know it will be pretty intense but I want to make sure I'm applying with my eyes wide open. And in general how are assesments laid out?