I'm currently working in a sixth form college where they only do A-levels for the past 4 months now as a technician during term time. I want to do secondary science PGCE but needs experience of actually being in a secondary school. i previously worked in a FE college for 2 years where they did A-levels, BTEC, GCSEs. I wanted Wednesday afternoon off so i can get school experience but my line manager bluntly said no. now i may understand, it may be bad to go, but really, its sports day, all students and teachers are off during the afternoon. And the way he said it, it was not up for negotiation or anything. so now, im stuck between a rock and a hard place. how do i get school experience if i am not allowed time off at all? I'm really thinking quitting near mid april so i can aim to get experience around mid may to the end of june, but this is near the end of the school year.... and then what if, i dont get on my course, then i will be jobless....i think i will go for more of a teaching assistant type role... what do you think i should do?