The PGCE (and to some extent teaching in general) is a little like being a parent. Your life will become completely secondary to the needs of the children who are placed in your care - your pupils. Everything you do is in the interest of these children. The only difference between this and being a parent is that they are not your children and you do not love them and they do not love you (in that parent/child way). Essentially you are giving up your life in support of children you will never know outside the boundaries of the school. Are you ready to make that commitment?