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    (Original post by polka_dott)
    If we get rejected by our first choice and our second choice is full do we have to wait until Extra begins to be able to put down another choice? I'm worried any other places near me will be full by then
    I think so. But I think there's always places. I know two people who got in through clearing last year. But you may not get a provider local to you.
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    I think so. But I think there's always places. I know two people who got in through clearing last year. But you may not get a provider local to you.
    Thank you for the reply. It would be better though if we could put down another choice right away...
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    Does anyone have any advice/best ways to revives for the QTS tests? Got mine booked and I'm panicking! Xx
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    (Original post by polka_dott)
    Thank you for the reply. It would be better though if we could put down another choice right away...
    Yeah it would but all that matters is we get in anywhere.

    How's your app coming along?
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    (Original post by Reb_Sta)
    Does anyone have any advice/best ways to revives for the QTS tests? Got mine booked and I'm panicking! Xx
    If numeracy is your weak subject, go over practices tests with a maths geek - it's helps so much. Literacy I don't think you can really revise as such - maybe work on your double consonant words. But there are a couple of books on Amazon which apparently are really useful.
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    (Original post by markp016)
    I have an interview with Liverpool Hope on the 6th March for PGCE Primary . The letter I got says I have to read a passage from a children's book and a couple of tests but there's not much info on what's in the actual interview. Has anyone had an interview from Liverpool Hope who could shed some light?
    Also it says it's a group interview and I was wondering if there's any individual interview as well because I feel more confident doing an individual one than a group one.
    hiya- I've just got a conditional offer from Hope as I still have the skills tests to do.
    The interview process is really relaxed so you don't have anything to worry about. We firstly had to summarise a comprehension & relate it to our own experience- mine was on diversity in primary schools. You then are given a presentation in what the course entails before being split up into groups of 4/5 for a group interview. Firstly we had to read a section of our books & then were given about 5 questions to discuss as a group. Ie- challenges teachers face, important qualities of a teacher etc. I initially thought I would have preferred an individual interview too but you do go round the group so still get a chance to say quite abit.
    Good luck & stay calm! X
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    (Original post by Mr Advice)
    If numeracy is your weak subject, go over practices tests with a maths geek - it's helps so much. Literacy I don't think you can really revise as such - maybe work on your double consonant words. But there are a couple of books on Amazon which apparently are really useful.
    Thank you! I will have a look for some books on amazon now. I know a few maths geeks that I can annoy for help haha! Xxx
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    (Original post by Reb_Sta)
    Thank you! I will have a look for some books on amazon now. I know a few maths geeks that I can annoy for help haha! Xxx
    Haha, do so. If it has numbers these people will love it

    When's your tests?
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    This thread has been so useful through the (LONG!) application process so far.

    I've got an interview next week including the dreaded 5 minute presentation. Two questions if anyone could offer any help that would be great;

    1. The topic is on my knowledge and experience of SEN and Inclusion. I have very specific experience (it's my job) so I was going to focus on that, with a quick broad definition overview then in details (I don't think it would be possible to discuss it all well?!) Do you think that its ok to sort of take the general topic and really focus in on one aspect?

    2. 5 minutes is not very long for broad topics - will I have time to encourage group interaction, e.g. questions or should I just talk and give them questions to 'think about'?

    Yikes - pressure is kicking in now!
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    (Original post by polka_dott)
    If we get rejected by our first choice and our second choice is full do we have to wait until Extra begins to be able to put down another choice? I'm worried any other places near me will be full by then
    If its secondary you can add two more. Not sure for primary but I think the limit is two.


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    Haha, do so. If it has numbers these people will love it

    When's your tests?
    They are booked for two weeks time! Just want to get them over so I can relax until September!
    Haha it's the literacy one I'm most worried about, which is weird as I'm doing primary specialising in English haha x
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    I've only recently started to consider PGCE, and the information needed to understand it right now is a bit overwhelming.

    Requirements

    One of the concerns I have right now is that I got a D in GCSE Science Double Award (by AQA). The requirements are, amongst others, an 'equivalent to a grade C in a science GCSE'. What does this mean exactly, that you can do an individual exam on Biology, or Chemistry, get a C grade and then be eligible?

    Too late to apply?

    The GTTR website states the following:

    You can access Apply from the GTTR website from mid October onwards to make an online application for admission in September of the next year (for instance, you may apply in October 2012 for entry in September 2013). Applications for Primary teaching courses need to be with GTTR by 6 December.

    Having no interest in teaching in a secondary school, I preferred a primary one. Is it too late for me to apply for a September 2013 entry? If so, and this is according to the GTTR, then can I not apply directly to a University that offers ITT, assuming they may be willing to accept my application?

    My concern is, however, even if I could apply this late, I would still need a C in Science. Would I be able to take it now (or in a few months), get my pass grade back, and start my ITT this summer? I wouldn't really require tutoring, I would just want to take the exam. But I'm concerned I would get the grade back too late
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    (Original post by Meus)
    I've only recently started to consider PGCE, and the information needed to understand it right now is a bit overwhelming.

    Requirements

    One of the concerns I have right now is that I got a D in GCSE Science Double Award (by AQA). The requirements are, amongst others, an 'equivalent to a grade C in a science GCSE'. What does this mean exactly, that you can do an individual exam on Biology, or Chemistry, get a C grade and then be eligible?

    The equivalent bit comes in where people have international qualifications or quals that are technically of the same value as GCSE such CSE/ O'level. A D grade won't be sufficient and it maybe necessary to sit it again. I'd speak to the uni as they may have a short course you can do.

    Too late to apply?

    The GTTR website states the following:

    You can access Apply from the GTTR website from mid October onwards to make an online application for admission in September of the next year (for instance, you may apply in October 2012 for entry in September 2013). Applications for Primary teaching courses need to be with GTTR by 6 December.

    This deadline really relates to the first tranche of interviews i.e. if you want to be considered for your first choice institution. Some Uni's may have places but competition is fierce for the primary as there are limited places. Again you would need to check with your choice institutions to see if they have vacancies (GTTR also has a facility for this).

    Having no interest in teaching in a secondary school, I preferred a primary one. Is it too late for me to apply for a September 2013 entry? If so, and this is according to the GTTR, then can I not apply directly to a University that offers ITT, assuming they may be willing to accept my application?

    My concern is, however, even if I could apply this late, I would still need a C in Science. Would I be able to take it now (or in a few months), get my pass grade back, and start my ITT this summer? I wouldn't really require tutoring, I would just want to take the exam. But I'm concerned I would get the grade back too late
    Whilst I don't want to discourage you I think it's possible you may have to apply next year. It will leave you enough time to get the required GCSE grade and apply in time for consideration by your first choice. Like I said above competition is fierce for any PGCE place and most people are waiting for the GTTR to open. I applied in November was interviewed in December and was offered a place in January. Having said that check with the Uni's first. They are after all the authority on the matter. Good luck.



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    Meus - apologies my response has intermingled with your question. Not sure why mind! My answers are in between your paragraphs :/


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    (Original post by Wan24)
    Well I did my degree at Hull so new it was a nice Uni, but the interview process was fine, actually quite enjoyable if that's possible!! I was in and out within an hour and left feeling really positive. It was my first pgce interview so didn't have anything to go off!! Overall nice and relaxed and good interview experience!!

    Ps... Well done on your school direct place! I'm nervous but excited about mine!!
    I have an interview next Wednesday at hull! What sorts of questions were there? Was it a one to one interview then? And did you have to do the short writing task?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Aaah got my interview at York on Friday- really hope I'm prepared enough. I messed up the last interview mainly due to nerves- I kept second guessing all my answers, which I'm assuming didn't give the best impression... So, any tips on how to keep it together on the day?
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    (Original post by Meus)
    I've only recently started to consider PGCE, and the information needed to understand it right now is a bit overwhelming.

    Requirements

    One of the concerns I have right now is that I got a D in GCSE Science Double Award (by AQA). The requirements are, amongst others, an 'equivalent to a grade C in a science GCSE'. What does this mean exactly, that you can do an individual exam on Biology, or Chemistry, get a C grade and then be eligible?

    Too late to apply?

    The GTTR website states the following:

    You can access Apply from the GTTR website from mid October onwards to make an online application for admission in September of the next year (for instance, you may apply in October 2012 for entry in September 2013). Applications for Primary teaching courses need to be with GTTR by 6 December.

    Having no interest in teaching in a secondary school, I preferred a primary one. Is it too late for me to apply for a September 2013 entry? If so, and this is according to the GTTR, then can I not apply directly to a University that offers ITT, assuming they may be willing to accept my application?

    My concern is, however, even if I could apply this late, I would still need a C in Science. Would I be able to take it now (or in a few months), get my pass grade back, and start my ITT this summer? I wouldn't really require tutoring, I would just want to take the exam. But I'm concerned I would get the grade back too late
    It's NOT too late to apply as long as the uni you're interested in has vacancies - at this time, most will. I called up local uni the other day and they said would consider my application despite the deadline being 6th December. I know two people who go in after applying past the deadline - one via Extra and the other Clearing.

    Get the stuff sorted and your app in ASAP.
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    (Original post by Reb_Sta)
    They are booked for two weeks time! Just want to get them over so I can relax until September!
    Haha it's the literacy one I'm most worried about, which is weird as I'm doing primary specialising in English haha x
    I see. But what is it your finding difficult with the literacy? But you'll deffo be fine.
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    (Original post by Mr Advice)
    I see. But what is it your finding difficult with the literacy? But you'll deffo be fine.
    Im struggling with all aspects really, mainly grammar and punctuation. I can tell I have mainly relied on my computer for most of my grammar and spellings!

    I'm now panicking at the maths one too now... Majorly stressed :/ xxx
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    (Original post by Reb_Sta)
    Im struggling with all aspects really, mainly grammar and punctuation. I can tell I have mainly relied on my computer for most of my grammar and spellings!

    I'm now panicking at the maths one too now... Majorly stressed :/ xxx
    For spellings you need to work on your double consonant words - for example necessary, accommodation, omitted. Basically common, everyday words that you'll need as a teacher.

    I find that a good way of approaching the punctuation section is to read the letter (or whatever it is) first as it is. That way you'll get an overview of what's been omitted or needs to be added - for instance, the commas that make a subordinate clause a lot of people will miss I'm sure.

    The same can be done for grammar; read over it first with the blanks. That way you'll understand what tense the letter is.

    Comprehension is my most difficult because you can never tell whether you're right or not.
 
 
 
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