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To go on a placement year? Yes or no?

Should I stay or should I go? Many second year students face this struggle- asking themselves whether they should go on a placement year or finish the University and focus on building their career and getting a graduate job after.

There isn’t a wrong or right answer for that, but from my personal experience, I’d say: go! Here are the advantages.

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What I learnt about myself whilst I was on my PGCE placement.

My first PGCE teaching placement was an amazing experience and the children definitely made it for me. As some points, it was the hardest 8 weeks I have ever had, but at the same time it also had some of the most rewarding times of my life in it.

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The key to a successful PGCE year – GOOD FRIENDS!

This week has been my last week of PGCE lectures before my 8 week school placement! This scares the life out of me because it’s what the past five years of A-Levels and University Degree has been working towards. This just means that I have to put my all into it and make the most of every day on school placement as I only have 8 weeks!!