I have seen my timetable for my NQT year, starting in September, and I'm a little worried about whether it is a realistic expectation for my experience. Due to my subject being a shortage I have ended up with a year 10 class, a year 11 class and a year 12 class (the rest is KS3). I didn't expect to have any year 11 or 12 in my NQT year - I don't know whether this was me being naive or whether this timetable is quite ambitious? With the new curriculum coming in as well I will be teaching two different exam boards, both of which I have not taught before (and the new one, I will need to create new schemes of work for). Can anyone let me know if this is a normal expectation for an NQT? And any advice on how to manage this - I am planning to do lots of lesson planning over summer! Thank you.