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    (Original post by Steveluis10)
    I got the job! The head rang me and said I'd really impressed today. Didn't expect to get it on my first interview, I'm very happy
    Congratulations! This is so awesome

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    Is this actually rewarding enough?

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    Yes! It's hard work and there are many things I'd change but it it's so rewarding... The feeling you get when you see how far a child had progressed is amazing.

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    Amazing! Huge congratulations! So jealous, I wish I could be done with applying for jobs already - it's so time consuming!
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    Thanks very much guys if you have any questions about applications or interview questions etc feel free to a PM me and I'll get back to you when ever I can.

    Now to start second placement today!
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    (Original post by Steveluis10)
    Thanks very much guys if you have any questions about applications or interview questions etc feel free to a PM me and I'll get back to you when ever I can.

    Now to start second placement today!
    congrats! I'm very jealous... Job apps and interviews take up so much of my time
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    Hey guys I'm so stuck! I have a job interview and for the teaching aspect I'm teaching fractions in number form (not shape) to year 2. I'm not really sure what that means though! Can anyone explain this to me?
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    congrats! I'm very jealous... Job apps and interviews take up so much of my time
    You will get one very soon, it's still early days in the teaching job market for this year. I'd advise to have many paragraphs always the same in every application (about your experience and what you can bring to the school) and then just tweak the paragraphs about why that particular school so it will save you a lot of time.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Steveluis10)
    You will get one very soon, it's still early days in the teaching job market for this year. I'd advise to have many paragraphs always the same in every application (about your experience and what you can bring to the school) and then just tweak the paragraphs about why that particular school so it will save you a lot of time.

    Good luck!
    I've been given an interview for every post I've applied for, so my application is fine. It's the interviews I fall down at! Always outperformed by more experienced candidates. Bah.
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    (Original post by Jemmylou134)
    Hey guys I'm so stuck! I have a job interview and for the teaching aspect I'm teaching fractions in number form (not shape) to year 2. I'm not really sure what that means though! Can anyone explain this to me?
    I'm assuming that it means they want you to teach them fractions in the number form, e.g. 1/2, instead of using shapes to show fractions. So don't have them splitting shapes up into halves, quarters etc. Does that make it any clearer?
    Your starter activity should assess their prior knowledge and you need a plan B for your lesson in case they know more than you think.
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    (Original post by Steveluis10)
    I got the job! The head rang me and said I'd really impressed today. Didn't expect to get it on my first interview, I'm very happy
    Congrats!
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    I've been given an interview for every post I've applied for, so my application is fine. It's the interviews I fall down at! Always outperformed by more experienced candidates. Bah.
    That sucks keep going, if your feedback is good then there's not much more you can do, you just seem to be unlucky but your luck is going to change, just be confident!
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    (Original post by Steveluis10)
    That sucks keep going, if your feedback is good then there's not much more you can do, you just seem to be unlucky but your luck is going to change, just be confident!
    Thanks. I've just applied for a job at my second placement school where there are a couple of jobs... So hopefully...
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    I'm assuming that it means they want you to teach them fractions in the number form, e.g. 1/2, instead of using shapes to show fractions. So don't have them splitting shapes up into halves, quarters etc. Does that make it any clearer?
    Your starter activity should assess their prior knowledge and you need a plan B for your lesson in case they know more than you think.
    Okay, thank you. I was going to get them to answer some fraction word problems but a friend from uni said that work sheet type things should be avoided for interviews so I'm not sure really. What is your opinion from your experience at interviews?
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    (Original post by Jemmylou134)
    Okay, thank you. I was going to get them to answer some fraction word problems but a friend from uni said that work sheet type things should be avoided for interviews so I'm not sure really. What is your opinion from your experience at interviews?
    You need to showcase your skills as a teacher. You need to show you can be exciting and engage the children in their learning.
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    Hi, i am starting my PGCE primary in Sept after 5 years where i left my secondary PGCE half way as i couldnt stand it. Just want to know whether the primary PGCE will be different?
    Also, will you be able to help me out on the skills test, they are driving me mad. only three attempts, fail them and you cannot get into the course for another 2 years. would really appreciate some guidance
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    (Original post by rumaisa8026)
    Hi, i am starting my PGCE primary in Sept after 5 years where i left my secondary PGCE half way as i couldnt stand it. Just want to know whether the primary PGCE will be different?
    Also, will you be able to help me out on the skills test, they are driving me mad. only three attempts, fail them and you cannot get into the course for another 2 years. would really appreciate some guidance
    That entirely depends on why you hated your secondary pgce.
    There is a massive thread just above this one on the QTS tests which offers loads of help and guidance. If you practice enough you'll be fine, they are only ks3 level.
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    Anyone here on primary pgce can tell me what the workload is like this time of year? Is most of the work complete giving you time to create personal statements for jobs and time to attend interviews?
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    I think it depends a lot on the uni. I'm currently in uni full time before my next placement starts in a week and a half. I have a master's level assignment due and handed one in on Monday. On top of this we're all juggling school visits and interviews. The fun never stops :-)
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    (Original post by Ali B)
    Anyone here on primary pgce can tell me what the workload is like this time of year? Is most of the work complete giving you time to create personal statements for jobs and time to attend interviews?
    You will likely be on placement planning and teaching about 70% of a teachers timetable - so quite a heavy workload. You wont have submitted all your assignments, there will likely be at least one left.
    So you need to juggle the workload and manage your time.
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    Hi im in my 3rd year at uni aswell and honestly I feel the same way as you do. Most people in my uni feel that way and most of them have quit now... and we are doing primary! the amount of work is ridiculous and i spend most nights doing work... cant do it anymore... i hardly get enough sleep anymore, no weekends and my relationship is also suffering as i never have time to see him so i completely understand. I think teaching has become a lot harder now a days than before and its a joke.
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    (Original post by secretblush)
    Hi im in my 3rd year at uni aswell and honestly I feel the same way as you do. Most people in my uni feel that way and most of them have quit now... and we are doing primary! the amount of work is ridiculous and i spend most nights doing work... cant do it anymore... i hardly get enough sleep anymore, no weekends and my relationship is also suffering as i never have time to see him so i completely understand. I think teaching has become a lot harder now a days than before and its a joke.
    Remember once you become a qualified teacher planning will not have to be as detailed and thorough as it is while training. That instantly reduces the workload a lot. I just think it'll be easier once you're a teacher and not shadowing another.

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