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PGCE application unsuccessful?

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    Hey everyone,

    So i just received note back that i been unsuccessful in my first choice uni in a history pgce! im so disappointed, but I am trying to stay up beat! My second choice is for Liverpool Hope, but I assume that will be really popular!!
    Have any of you been through the same thing and been successful at the end of it?

    I really want to teach, i hope this is just a set back!!!
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    Hey,

    Don't get too down! I suppose in a way it is good you've heard so early as you'll have more chance with Hope, than say if you heard back in Jan/Feb time.

    There's so many options even if Hope do reject you, what with Extra and Clearing and everything - if you know you want to teach, I'm sure you'll find a course that'll be perfect for you in the end!!
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    Apart from what discombobulation just said, there's always Education Studies you could possibly fall back on. I've only ever seen it as part of a joint degree, so you'd have to decide what the other subject would be, but in my opinion it has a far more varied curriculum, and at the end of it, you could top-up with a PGCE or decide on a totally different career even. There are more career opportunities with Ed. Studies too. Of course, doing it this way would mean the extra year with the PGCS, but if you want to teach...
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    (Original post by dickydoodah)
    Apart from what discombobulation just said, there's always Education Studies you could possibly fall back on. I've only ever seen it as part of a joint degree, so you'd have to decide what the other subject would be, but in my opinion it has a far more varied curriculum, and at the end of it, you could top-up with a PGCE or decide on a totally different career even. There are more career opportunities with Ed. Studies too. Of course, doing it this way would mean the extra year with the PGCS, but if you want to teach...
    I presume if the OP's applying for a PGCE, then they will either have a degree already or be close to completing one.

    I know it's a) easier said than done, and b) easy for me to say as I have an offer, but try not to get too down about this. You've still got several places that could give you an offer, and, as discombobulation has said, at least you've heard relatively early on so that your chances of getting into your second choice are higher. It's not all over yet .
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    (Original post by *River)
    I presume if the OP's applying for a PGCE, then they will either have a degree already or be close to completing one.

    I know it's a) easier said than done, and b) easy for me to say as I have an offer, but try not to get too down about this. You've still got several places that could give you an offer, and, as discombobulation has said, at least you've heard relatively early on so that your chances of getting into your second choice are higher. It's not all over yet .
    Oh yeah... oops:rolleyes:

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