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Primary GTP

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by anon1057, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Hey,

    I have just graduated a physics (BSc) degree in Birmingham university. I am interested in Primary GTP (for a number of reasons) and I was just wondering the structure of it.

    Is it different to primary PGCE?

    Is it different to secondary GTP?

    How long is it?

    thanks. X
  2. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Sorry but i'd go for secondary physics. Always crying out for good physics teachers so you'd stand a better chance of employment.
  3. Hi - latest news is that the GTP is being replaced. To get on the new course you need to be a career-changer, having worked in another career for 3 years post-degree. Look into it - you may not be eligible if you've just graduated.

  4. Thanks for the advice.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Just graduated BSc Physics? See Thread 2 below . . .
    This poster has changed his username over the last few hours from HasnainKhan to anon1057. Wonder why . . . Surely not just realised he's traceable from using his own name? Started some rather unusual threads . . .
    Thread 1 How often should I mark a subject's books. Every two week? 3 weeks? Slowly marking them? Or cramming them all in at the holidays? Thanks x
    Thread 2 Hey, I've just completed my PGCE on Primary Education and I was just wondering what happens in an induction year. Is it the same as a NQT year? Are you assessed. All details, would be AMAZING. Thanks in advanced. x
    Thread 3 What do/ can you do on Teacher Training Days?
    Thread 4 How do I become a head of a department? Do you have to have a degree in the subject? Do you get more money?(you may think I'm greedy- but I'm just interested.) Do I have to plan extra things aswell as my own classes lessons? Thanks in advance x
    Thread 5 What are the minimum requirement, qualifications and experiences on becoming a head teacher? What about a deputy head teacher? Details please. Thanks in advance.
    Thread 6 How much of the timetable do you teach as a (PGCE) trainee? Is it increased by the number of months you have been a trainee?
    There are more, but you get the feel . . .
    Now I could be a cynical old baldie and say that with this quality of student graduating from PGCE courses clutching their NQT certificate, no wonder I have on JobSeekers so many unhappy posters saying that they cannot get jobs.
    I wouldn't want to employ a NQT like this either.
    On the other hand, I might just take Middlemarch's view:

    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.

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