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    (Original post by andrea199)
    Im sure you did great, thats a bit harsh , maybe they only had one interview day! wheres your other choice? Ye i have and have been offered an interview at roehampton. The day seems quite long, on the layout it doesn't say when you do your presentation is it just to your 1:1 interviewer? Also how long roughly did it last I've got to book my trains.


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    Thanks the other choice is st marys on wed.Congrats on the interview! What date is it? The day is fairly long I didn't leave until 4.15 and some after that so book for after five! :-) good luck
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    Feeling so low right now. My manager still hasn't sorted my reference and now it is the weekend! I have sent her a message expressing the importance of it being done soon and just hope she gets on it. No response yet, though. I can just feel my chances slipping away and am so frustrated as it's something out of my control!!
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    That alI sounds really positive! Well done for getting it over with and I've fingers crossed you get a good offer! I know, it's just so tempting to want to share ideas of what objects to present, I don't know how much you can share, but I wondered, were the presentations on objects that could be used to teach as opposed to something to facilitate general learning. You see, I wanted to present something that I would want to use generally with my whole class, every day... If that makes sense? Do you think this is okay?

    And, I guess I'll see you on Wednesday as I've got my interview for St Marys as well! Very nervous for the maths test, wondering what they might ask us!!! Good luck for yours!!
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    Heya thanks. Tbh tips are to just be yourself- it's quite relaxed. All presentations were very good. :-) Beautiful campus and unfortunately I can't say anything specific because of the rules of this forum but there are loads of practice questions online on various sites.! Good luck :-) and be prepared to wait a long time for a response.. its actually killing me slowly!!
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    (Original post by Jo_Marie)
    That alI sounds really positive! Well done for getting it over with and I've fingers crossed you get a good offer! I know, it's just so tempting to want to share ideas of what objects to present, I don't know how much you can share, but I wondered, were the presentations on objects that could be used to teach as opposed to something to facilitate general learning. You see, I wanted to present something that I would want to use generally with my whole class, every day... If that makes sense? Do you think this is okay?

    And, I guess I'll see you on Wednesday as I've got my interview for St Marys as well! Very nervous for the maths test, wondering what they might ask us!!! Good luck for yours!!
    Thanks you too I know its hard and they were a mixture I think its up to your own interpretation. That sounds great!
    Yes will see you Wednesday. I'm dead nervous about the maths tests too- do you think we're the first group of interviewees? I'm just studying as I would for the skills test and hoping thats enough! How are you revising? Are your two interviews really close together? Where is the last place you've applied?
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    (Original post by cutebat)
    Thanks you too I know its hard and they were a mixture I think its up to your own interpretation. That sounds great!
    Yes will see you Wednesday. I'm dead nervous about the maths tests too- do you think we're the first group of interviewees? I'm just studying as I would for the skills test and hoping thats enough! How are you revising? Are your two interviews really close together? Where is the last place you've applied?
    That's exactly how I thought I would prepare, study and practice the skills tests. Except yesterday I tried under exam conditions for both, and didnt get quite enough to pass it. I am so afraid of the maths test at St Marys ruining my chances, although I got a B for GCSE maths and did a foundation advanced course in A-S level, I am so slow, and have not done maths properly since GCSE!!!! the thing that is worrying me, is the 15mins they give you to do the maths, english I am absolutely fine with, but maths?! :eek: they ask such complicated questions on the QTS tests!!

    I think we are definitely one of the early round groups. St Marys on 11th is my first, then Roehampton on 18th and finally a school direct salaried on 24th January!! it will be a long wait to finally be able to make my decision as I know its only once you have received a decision from all three that your 10 days starts!

    Where have you applied? Mine is all for Pirmary (preferably KS2)
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    (Original post by Jo_Marie)
    That's exactly how I thought I would prepare, study and practice the skills tests. Except yesterday I tried under exam conditions for both, and didnt get quite enough to pass it. I am so afraid of the maths test at St Marys ruining my chances, although I got a B for GCSE maths and did a foundation advanced course in A-S level, I am so slow, and have not done maths properly since GCSE!!!! the thing that is worrying me, is the 15mins they give you to do the maths, english I am absolutely fine with, but maths?! :eek: they ask such complicated questions on the QTS tests!!

    I think we are definitely one of the early round groups. St Marys on 11th is my first, then Roehampton on 18th and finally a school direct salaried on 24th January!! it will be a long wait to finally be able to make my decision as I know its only once you have received a decision from all three that your 10 days starts!

    Where have you applied? Mine is all for Pirmary (preferably KS2)
    Judging from what people have said in previous years the maths test at St. Mary's should be ok! From what I can gather its very short and they give you a help sheet which helps you work out the answers! If you think about it there's only so much they can ask us in 15 minutes well...i hope there's only so much :P
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    (Original post by cutebat)
    Thanks the other choice is st marys on wed.Congrats on the interview! What date is it? The day is fairly long I didn't leave until 4.15 and some after that so book for after five! :-) good luck
    It's the 16th so a week on Monday. Ye that is really long I might just not book a return and do it on the day. How many people were at the interview roughly? Also how many people did u have to present in front of my friend last year did it in pairs. Thank you


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    Thats the same as what I have been reading. In 15mins, you would think! But it's the speed that I'm not that great on. I hope it's not mental maths!!!

    I imagine it must be reasoning or data or something quickish! Do you have yours on Wednesday as well, where have you applied?

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    Judging from what people have said in previous years the maths test at St. Mary's should be ok! From what I can gather its very short and they give you a help sheet which helps you work out the answers! If you think about it there's only so much they can ask us in 15 minutes well...i hope there's only so much :P
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    (Original post by tory88)
    Ours didn't stray at all if that helps. What they did do is expect you to expand a lot more than I expected. In our case the group was 2 chemistry applicants, 2 physics applicants. So for physics questions the chemists were asked first, each adding a new detail, and then we were asked to elaborate. Then for chemistry questions, we began before being expanded upon by the chemists. Biology questions were a bit of a free-for-all.
    Oh ok thanks that's good to know. At least they test your science knowledge with questions we know before hand so that's a bit nicer as physics is not my strongest point. I took it to AS level but still found it incredibly hard! And was the written bit at the end just to test your English I presume?
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    (Original post by Jo_Marie)
    Thats the same as what I have been reading. In 15mins, you would think! But it's the speed that I'm not that great on. I hope it's not mental maths!!!

    I imagine it must be reasoning or data or something quickish! Do you have yours on Wednesday as well, where have you applied?
    Oh gosh, I know...me + maths + speed = disaster!!! at least we're not alone! No, mine's on the 17th, it seems as if St. Mary's are doing a lot of interviews!

    I've gotten an interview for Cambridge on the 7th of January and I'm still waiting to hear back from Greenwich, I've applied for primary with science there! Where else have you applied?
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    (Original post by Jo_Marie)
    Thats the same as what I have been reading. In 15mins, you would think! But it's the speed that I'm not that great on. I hope it's not mental maths!!!

    I imagine it must be reasoning or data or something quickish! Do you have yours on Wednesday as well, where have you applied?
    Thanks for the tips Sof!

    Jo_Marie thats exactly what i'm worried about! The tests online scared me so much I rescheduled my maths test! I'm very slow with my maths. Oh Gosh i'm so nervous! At least we know lots of us feel the same way so thats something. Plus they will know we're nervous. Good luck with all three of your interviews! The school direct one would be great if its salaried! You must have lots of experience then?
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    (Original post by s.of)
    Oh gosh, I know...me + maths + speed = disaster!!! at least we're not alone! No, mine's on the 17th, it seems as if St. Mary's are doing a lot of interviews!

    I've gotten an interview for Cambridge on the 7th of January and I'm still waiting to hear back from Greenwich, I've applied for primary with science there! Where else have you applied?
    we all seem in the same boat with maths and speed i guess lots of practice will help I'm having a maths weekend! Good luck with your interviews. Cambridge = fab! Well done.
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    (Original post by andrea199)
    It's the 16th so a week on Monday. Ye that is really long I might just not book a return and do it on the day. How many people were at the interview roughly? Also how many people did u have to present in front of my friend last year did it in pairs. Thank you


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    yea to be honest I wouldn't book a specific time. Umm there were a fair few people- its hard to tell. More than I thought and the group size varied lots.
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    (Original post by cutebat)
    we all seem in the same boat with maths and speed i guess lots of practice will help I'm having a maths weekend! Good luck with your interviews. Cambridge = fab! Well done.
    Exactly oh gosh, i never thought i'd hear myself say this but i'd love to have a maths weekend..instead im stuck studying for silly uni exams good luck with your interviews too, let me know how st mary's goes excitement! and, you're welcome cutebat, i hope it helps/calms in some way
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    (Original post by blondie23456)
    Hello! On the 16th?


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    Yup, 16th in the afternoon for Lower Primary. You?
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    (Original post by AbstractAlex)
    Hi, I've applied there for primary and haven't heard anything yet either
    I have applied for primary too! Good to know that other people haven't heard back yet either!
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    Yey another interview for business secondary for Sunderland, got to do presentation aghhhhh I'm soooooo nervous!
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    Anyone heard from Cumbria? They are the last choice I'm waiting on now.
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    Has anyone heard from bath spa yet?
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    So my manager said she did my reference yesterday but it hasn't come through as complete (or even accepted) on ucas. Could this be because it is the weekend or should I be concerned??
 
 
 
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