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    (Original post by laurielee)
    after a bit of searching around and googling, i have found two short cuts to the online practice tests, which i thought i'd share

    numeracy: http://www.education.gov.uk/qts/nume...nt_engine.html

    literacy: http://www.education.gov.uk/qts/lite...nt_engine.html
    thankkk you!!!
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    One tip I will give people is get a basic understanding of the main changes in the proposed National Curriculum for 2014. I was asked about it, so it may pop up at other interviews


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    (Original post by AbstractAlex)
    I've actually applied for the primary with maths specialism. Keep forgetting! Hopefully we'll hear soon I'm waiting to hear back from Leicester and Warwick too
    I have applied to Leeds met and York St Johns too. Have got an interview through from York but no where else yet. I'm so inpatient
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    Don't know if it's against the rules, but does anyone have advice for presentations? Please?
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    (Original post by AbstractAlex)
    Awesome! I was there Thursday for the open evening and one tutor said that interviews had started already however I haven't seen anyone say they have one. Lets hope we hear soon!
    Ahh how was it? I'm from Leicester but living in Southampton so haven't had a chance to go to an open evening! Yeh fingers crossed! There's so many people on here that have interviews and it seems to be for the same few uni's...
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    (Original post by bittersweet16)
    Don't know if it's against the rules, but does anyone have advice for presentations? Please?
    It's only against the rules to give close details about what your interview was like (especially if you say which uni). It's fine for people to give more general advice and tips.

    My advice would be keep in mind that they are looking for potential to be a great teacher, not a perfectly formed teacher. So don't panic thinking your ideas aren't good enough. Just make sure you think about/research what you're presenting about fully and practice roughly what you are going to say so you know it well (though you don't have to keep the same words etc every time! Just know the structure).

    Also try to keep nerves down. Based on a general picture of what goes on I'd say most interviewers will be aware that you're nervous and understand this, and also try to make it less scary. It's unlikely to be 'Stand here and recite perfectly to lots of strangers'.

    Xxx

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    (Original post by arhall92)
    Has anyone heard from bath spa yet?
    I have an interview there on 18th December for early years PGCE. What have you applied for?
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    (Original post by bittersweet16)
    Don't know if it's against the rules, but does anyone have advice for presentations? Please?
    I've been advised to aim for clear delivery and voice projection, and to make sure that you stand up straight and keep your head up. Also not to panic if you make a mistake, because it inevitably happens in teaching, so just to calmly correct yourself and keep going.

    Seems easy when you say it like that... :rolleyes:
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    Hey, has anyone had interviews for Schools Direct yet? My Ucas says I have an interview but not been emailed by the school yet.
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    (Original post by cadamsons)
    Hey, has anyone had interviews for Schools Direct yet? My Ucas says I have an interview but not been emailed by the school yet.
    I'm the same. I have an interview on 16th December according to UCAS but I've not heard from the school as yet. Bit annoying as I want to start preparing but don't know what I'll be expected to do!
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    (Original post by bellylaugh)
    I'm the same. I have an interview on 16th December according to UCAS but I've not heard from the school as yet. Bit annoying as I want to start preparing but don't know what I'll be expected to do!
    What's your subject and where a bouts in the UK is your school? Just wondering
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    (Original post by rso101)
    I have an interview there on 18th December for early years PGCE. What have you applied for?
    Well done!! I've applied for the 5-11 pgce but all I've heard is that they're processing my application. Just want to know if I have an interview!
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    (Original post by cadamsons)
    What's your subject and where a bouts in the UK is your school? Just wondering
    Primary and London, you?
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    (Original post by arhall92)
    Well done!! I've applied for the 5-11 pgce but all I've heard is that they're processing my application. Just want to know if I have an interview!
    Thanks. Hopefully you will hear soon as they are interviewing for primary when I go. The email had various different course numbers on it. Let me know how you get on.
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    In the maths skills test can you use scrap paper for the mental maths part????
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    (Original post by Lucy_jucie)
    In the maths skills test can you use scrap paper for the mental maths part????

    You get a white board and pen.
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    (Original post by Lucy_jucie)
    In the maths skills test can you use scrap paper for the mental maths part????
    You get given a white board and a marker so you can work out the answers on that....otherwise it would be impossible!
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    (Original post by rso101)
    Thanks. Hopefully you will hear soon as they are interviewing for primary when I go. The email had various different course numbers on it. Let me know how you get on.
    When did you hear back about your interview? Hoping the don't take too much longer to let us know!
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    researching the numeracy test is freaking me out! any tips on where to look or books to buy?

    the literacy doesn't seem so bad!

    always though i was good at maths though lol
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    (Original post by Sara Jayne)
    I have applied to Leeds met and York St Johns too. Have got an interview through from York but no where else yet. I'm so inpatient
    Ooo good luck! I'm inpatient too, checking emails and track all the time
 
 
 
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