Hi everybody, I'm new! I start my PGCE in just over 2 weeks and I have suddenly got all anxious and am having second thoughts I'm doing PGCE Secondary Science: Physics. My degree was half physics and I have done physics A-level but I am still scared that I won't be able to teach it. I feel I have forgotten GCSE physics it was so long ago! Also, AFAIK I will be trained as a general science teacher with the ability to teach all sciences and I'm worried I will have to teach myself all of bio/chem from fresh again. Should I have done a physics enhancement course first, to make myself feel more confident? I have been reading lots of threads on this forum and there seems to be lots of negativity towards PGCE/teaching as a career. All I know is that I hate working at a desk in a dull office all day and I enjoy teaching and working with young people. I have never taught my own class, I have only been an assistant helping children one-to-one and observing lessons. I am scared I won't be able to teach a whole class by myself. I have delivered some revision classes under supervision and the kids asked so many questions "outside of the box", which is great, but I felt so much pressure to know all the answers. Another thing is that I am still only 21. When I was an assistant a teacher said to me "You barely look older than the year 11s!". Should I work other jobs first, get life experience, enjoy my youth etc before I embark on this rollercoaster? I know I will really like teaching but I am so unsure right now. Is this all normal? Some advice/reassurance would be much appreciated. Thanks!