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    (Original post by cinderella25)
    hey I have a quick question, I know it is a little late but I was in the process of writing my school experience on the UCAS application and wanted to know how you guys wrote your school experience down? As there is not much room to write a lot.
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    It should simply be where it was, your positions and the dates you spent there.

    Any detail of what you did should go in personal statement.
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    (Original post by xxstace123xx)
    It should simply be where it was, your positions and the dates you spent there.

    Any detail of what you did should go in personal statement.
    something like this?

    school x, date x, observing lessons from years 7-13
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    (Original post by cinderella25)
    something like this?

    school x, date x, observing lessons from years 7-13
    Yeah I also put how many days I'd done overall.
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    (Original post by xxstace123xx)

    Yeah I also put how many days I'd done overall.
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Fen2k)
    I am waiting on my second reference to complete. This process is really unfair. It puts pressure on the applicant and on the referee. Surely UCAS could open the process 2 weeks before the application date, giving everyone the chance to have a fully completed application when the 21st came around. I know it's only been a week but with a number people getting interviews its really worrying me my application will be too late. My referee has a life and job, and some time around that they've got to do me a favour and write a reference, meanwhile I'm bricking it because its taken them a week. Seriously a week is no time at all, especially when they have million othrr things to do. Argh!
    I defo agree! But just think so many other people are in the same position waiting for references that I doubt courses will fill up etc.. It will be fine!


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    (Original post by jadebythesea)
    I'm really not sure! I've done most of my planning and have most things booked so really hoping it will all be ok... Will be devastated if I have to cancel...!
    Ahhh!

    Don't panic too much though. I'd say just make sure you sort everything out early - make all the decor, stationery etc and all bookings during the summer. And anything that HAS to be done during the last 3 weeks like double checking bookings:

    1: Write a very precise, clear diary of what needs to be done when so you don't have to worry 'have I done it all?!' as you can just go through the list and tick it off.

    2: Delegate! Use your parents/in-laws, partner, other family and friends esp. wedding party!

    Good luck with it anyway

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    (Original post by magic_box)
    I didn't either, I really thought I wouldn't hear anything until January to be honest. Exciting but a little scary! :eek:

    It's for Secondary RE

    Seems like it will be a long day - 8.20am beginning with several group tasks, subject knowledge audit, presentation and in the afternoon an individual interview if you get through to that stage. Seems like a lot!
    Well done for getting the interview! I really want to know how the subject knowledge audit is because obviously that's the bit I'll be concerned about. I just want to know what type of things they will ask - you'd think it would all be related to the curriculum.
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    One of my references is complete! Yay! :-D
    And I see my manager tomorrow so can chase up the second then. Getting very nervous now!
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Well done for getting the interview! I really want to know how the subject knowledge audit is because obviously that's the bit I'll be concerned about. I just want to know what type of things they will ask - you'd think it would all be related to the curriculum.
    Thank you!
    I'm quite worried about the subject audit as well - it says it is "likely to cover topics at the higher end of GCSE expectations and/or slightly further."
    Now, for RE this is a pretty wide spectrum as you know! I won't be able to learn everything about every religion to this level by the 10th but I'm just going to read some introductory books and go over old GCSE papers I think.
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    (Original post by magic_box)
    Thank you!
    I'm quite worried about the subject audit as well - it says it is "likely to cover topics at the higher end of GCSE expectations and/or slightly further."
    Now, for RE this is a pretty wide spectrum as you know! I won't be able to learn everything about every religion to this level by the 10th but I'm just going to read some introductory books and go over old GCSE papers I think.
    Oh that is really wide, yeah. I'm gonna have to brush up on a lot! I will be asking all about it once it's done
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    (Original post by Fen2k)
    I am waiting on my second reference to complete. This process is really unfair. It puts pressure on the applicant and on the referee. Surely UCAS could open the process 2 weeks before the application date, giving everyone the chance to have a fully completed application when the 21st came around. I know it's only been a week but with a number people getting interviews its really worrying me my application will be too late. My referee has a life and job, and some time around that they've got to do me a favour and write a reference, meanwhile I'm bricking it because its taken them a week. Seriously a week is no time at all, especially when they have million othrr things to do. Argh!
    I do agree with you on the UCAS system opening early.

    However, to play devils advocate - it only really takes 10 minutes to click a link and write a quick reference, and if you are well regarded by your referee, they will likely do it straight away for you if you ask. If not, find another person who will. My first reference, is my boss, but I also consider him a friend. He filled the reference in right in front of me as soon as I asked. I made it VERY clear that I was concerned as the application could not proceed without his reference.

    My second reference also did it within a day of emailing her, I even phoned her the week before PGCE applications opened to explain that 'd need a quick reference in the following week, to prepare her - so that would be an idea for next years applicants
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    Will studying media communications and cultural studies at university put me on route to being a media and English high school teacher? I have English gcse's and a D in AS level before I took an extended diploma. My idea is to study at univeristy then at the end of the course do a pgce to qualify as a high school teacher but I don't know much about it? Is there a specific pgce for media, would I be able to get on a pgce for English?


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    (Original post by Fabay)
    Lol my 'trick' must have worked cos my second referee has accepted the request! Not done the reference yet but I'm just so relieved he's accepted it cos he's not responded to my last email and but at least I now know he's got it and will do it woohoo!


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    Loll woo! Hope it gets done soon and you get an interview!
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    (Original post by Chewyy)
    I'm applying for secondary maths and was hoping to send me application off in about 2 weeks time... do you think the courses will have closed? Because maths isn't as popular as other courses.
    I'm applying for secondary maths too! Is your degree in maths? I was told to get my application in ASAP, but that was because I need to do the subject enhancement course, and that start 6th Jan.
    I went to the recent open day at MMU, which was at the start of September and they still had places for Maths Secondary then for starting Sept 2013.
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    (Original post by cutebat)
    Congratulations!! :-) xx
    (Original post by cutebat)
    Yay got an interview for Wandsworth SCITT on wednesday! so soon! has anyone heard from Roehampton?? :-)
    Thank you cutebat!! Congrats to you also - I hope you get it!! Xx
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    (Original post by JMR26)
    I'm applying for secondary maths too! Is your degree in maths? I was told to get my application in ASAP, but that was because I need to do the subject enhancement course, and that start 6th Jan.
    I went to the recent open day at MMU, which was at the start of September and they still had places for Maths Secondary then for starting Sept 2013.
    Yep degree in maths! What are you studying? And where you applying to?

    I'm starting to panic because I wanted to finish my personal statement after all my deadlines this term, but don't want to lose out on a place because they closed before I applied

    Yeah I had a look last year in July and they still had over 80% of courses open, but Warwick, Oxford and Institute of Education were all closed. I know they're all hard to get into but I thought I might as well try, and if I don't get into any just go through Apply 2. By then my boyfriend will know where he's working next year and I can apply to a random uni near him.
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    Hi
    Does anyone here know if most universities allow people to compensate for a lack of Higher English via an equivalency test?
    My query is referring to Scottish universities, in particular UWS, Glasgow and/or Strathclyde...

    Thanks in advance for any advice!!!
    :-)
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    (Original post by Chewyy)
    Yep degree in maths! What are you studying? And where you applying to?

    I'm starting to panic because I wanted to finish my personal statement after all my deadlines this term, but don't want to lose out on a place because they closed before I applied

    Yeah I had a look last year in July and they still had over 80% of courses open, but Warwick, Oxford and Institute of Education were all closed. I know they're all hard to get into but I thought I might as well try, and if I don't get into any just go through Apply 2. By then my boyfriend will know where he's working next year and I can apply to a random uni near him.
    I graduated about 12 years ago with Dual Hons Biology and Finance, but Maths was always the subject I enjoyed.
    I'm applying for MMU, Edge Hill and Schools Direct at Weaverham.
    Fingers and toes all crossed that we both get places!
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    I don't understand apply 2. Surely all places will be filled, how will there be spaces? There are hardly any spaces to begin with!
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    I don't understand apply 2. Surely all places will be filled, how will there be spaces? There are hardly any spaces to begin with!
    clearing, some people get offers from 2-3 of their choices and then drop them at the last minute. Also I've seen courses go onto clearing (not get filled 100%) in some of the lower ranking unis.
 
 
 
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