I received my PGCE confirmation letter today. Although I knew the result, it’s nice to see it become”official”. I mentioned in an earlier post how hard it was. I just read this from 2010 on the TES forums: “however hard you imagine its going to be, times it by 100 and thats actually how hard its going to be. I never thought it would be THIS difficult.”
I’ve actually described it a few times as two years work in one. The coursework and study (if you do it properly) could consume most of the year on its own. As could the teaching practice.
What were your experiences? I am particularly interested in what teaching standards you found hard. Was it the Behaviour? Planning? Differentiation? Comment below, or tweet or DM me.