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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    As someone currently preparing for my AOSB and having recently been rejected from the Civil Service Fast Stream after my assessment day, I have turned to Teaching as one of the things I would like to make a career out of, if I don't manage to pass AOSB. However, having had to wait so long from the Civil Service for a response, I can't help but feel that I may have left things too long and it's too late to begin applications if I have any shot of getting anywhere. I have a First Class History BA, but almost every course for History has been full up. UCL is pretty much the only thing that seems to have vacancies but to be frank, London is too expensive for me, even if I manage to get a Bursary.

    Have I left things too late?

    If you've ruled out London and UCAS is saying courses are full, then yes.

    You'd need to wait for references, get some school experience and pass your skills tests too (the two latter may not be expected prior interview for some courses).

    University based routes for history closed around the end of October for the 16/17 academic year. If you want to start in September this year, your only options are school led routes (eg SCITTs) who, as far as I'm aware, have not yet reached their recruitment limit.

    However, as said, if UCAS is showing no available places outside London, then unfortunately you have left it too late for this years start.
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