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    (Original post by Pebbles19)
    I have a primary interview at Reading next Tuesday. Sent my applicant on 26th and heard back on 4th
    Hope you hear back soon!!


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    Thanks! Have they asked you to prepare anything for Reading? And how did they let you know? Just through track or the post? All my post is going to my home address so I have to keep calling my mum to get her to open my letters just in case :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ballroombabe)
    What's that for? I applied to a school direct course through Roehampton but still waiting to hear back. How long did they take to reply to you?

    I have applied for FT Primary PGCE. I was hoping some people on here would be going on the 18th as well, so far a lot of people seem to be interviewing on Monday 16th

    My first interview is tomorrow though!!

    One of my choices is the salaried School Direct, I have their interview on Friday 24th January!!

    My whole application went off on Thursday 28th November, and I received interview offers about 5 days after that. I received my School direct interview offer last week Monday though so it does vary.

    Where else have you applied?
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    (Original post by Jo_Marie)

    I have applied for FT Primary PGCE. I was hoping some people on here would be going on the 18th as well, so far a lot of people seem to be interviewing on Monday 16th

    My first interview is tomorrow though!!

    One of my choices is the salaried School Direct, I have their interview on Friday 24th January!!

    My whole application went off on Thursday 28th November, and I received interview offers about 5 days after that. I received my School direct interview offer last week Monday though so it does vary.

    Where else have you applied?
    I have an interview with Canterbury next week but I'm still waiting hear from Reading and Roehampton SD I did only send the application on Wednesday night but the wait is killing me!!
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    (Original post by awe)
    Skills tests today. =/ Genuinely very nervous about the maths one as I haven't had sufficient time to revise much, and only just passed on the mock last night. Anyone have any specific tips for it? Peachy keen for literacy considering I'm an English student, but really going to struggle unless the maths questions are on the easy side. It's just the silly mistakes that get me, not necessarily the knowledge. Eesh.

    I'm plagued by the irritation of the time limit as well - I understand and agree that these skills will undoubtedly be useful in any teaching position, but when working out how much each kid will need to pay for this trip, or how many children are above average etc, we aren't going to have a ticking timer with us are we?! What is the point of the extra pressure - I agree there should be *some* measure of time so we aren't all sat there for two hours, but I cannot see the real point in creating a trap of time that causes stress and further anxiety. It doesn't 'enhance' your skills at all, it just puts you further at risk of making stupid mistakes and sets you up to do worse. In my opinion. =/
    GOOD LUCK for today!! I am sure you will be fine!

    I am in exactly the same boat, literacy, I keep passing with flying coplours, though being a law grad, I would hope so too!

    Maths on the other hand..............! OH MY GOD, 18 seconds to work out an answer and type it in, when the computer is slow as anything? Yeah right, the school I have been working with, the teacher doesn't even work out her answers, she just has them all on the mark sheet! And school trips? uh... the school office and business manager work all that out, what child is ever going to ask you those sorts of questions on the spot and in 18 seconds????

    ......mmmm well, I guess one thing is for sure, if you pass the skills and can do it under that pressure, then we all will be amazing teachers

    Good luck again, let us know how it goes!
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    (Original post by ballroombabe)
    I have an interview with Canterbury next week but I'm still waiting hear from Reading and Roehampton SD I did only send the application on Wednesday night but the wait is killing me!!
    I am sure you will be hearing soon, remember that school direct applications are likely to take longer, whereas in a University they will have ample admissions staff, at schools they need to get consideration from the headteachers and so it is understandably going to take a little longer, that and since you only sent it off on Wednesday, it has only been 4 working days for them to get to your application!!!

    Trust me, having been there myself, as long as you wrote a well rounded personal statement I bet you will receive the call back. I know it's easier said then done, but when you stop refreshing your emails to check for an invite, suddenly when it does come, it will feel AMAZING!!! meanwhile, go make a cuppa and have some chocolate!
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    (Original post by ballroombabe)
    Thanks! Have they asked you to prepare anything for Reading? And how did they let you know? Just through track or the post? All my post is going to my home address so I have to keep calling my mum to get her to open my letters just in case :rolleyes:
    I had an email from them with the date and all the information. The only thing I have to prepare is a short presentation on a children's book but I'm guessing if you're doing secondary then it might be different.
    Haha tell me about it I've just had an interview for Brunel rescheduled from next week to Thursday but the post still hasn't arrived so I have no idea what to expect!


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    (Original post by sk2684)
    Hi All,

    I am hoping to apply for 2014 PGCE, however, I have only been able to get work experience for March 2014. Will I be too late to apply straight after for September 2014? Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Honestly, it wouldn't be looking good Last year, I applied for primary to start in September 2013, but I didn't start my placement till February 2013, I didn't even get an interview for my choices, they just declined me straight away, as they like you to ALREADY have done your experience by the time you apply.

    I know there were still university places through track for 2013 PGCE around june, but you don't want to just go to any uni, you want to go to the university of your choice.

    If worse comes to worse, you'll just have to delay it for a year (same as me) and you know what, i'm so happy that I did. I've taken some time to concentrate on me, I have a full time job where i'm able to save money for when I hopefully start the course, and I feel so much more confident about aspects of teaching

    Hope this helps x
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    How long on average does it take to receive acknowledgement from your choices please?
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    Has anyone heard back from the University of Birmingham for Primary? I submitted my application 2 weeks ago and still nothing
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    Just got an interview at University of Leicester for upper primary. It's on the 18th December. Has anyone else?
    I'm so nervous!
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    Does anyone know the deadline dates for applying for a PGCE? I'm still in two minds about which postgrad course I want to take so I hope I haven't missed it...
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    (Original post by irishwitgirl)
    Hi everyone,

    I have an inteview on wednesday for primary teaching at uel.

    Just wondering if anyone else on this will be there that day? Im so excited about it but nervous at the same time.
    Hi Irishwitgirl!

    I have an interview at UEL tomorrow too.. primary with SEN inclusion! Irish too, flying out in the morning, are you in the morning group or afternoon? My interview process begins at 1.15. It's my third so final interview this year, and first choice so I am quite nervous!!

    Jill
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    For those still waiting for replies, found out today that the unis also get paper copies of our applications send from UCAS. One of my choices said they dont even look at the application before they havent got the paper version
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    Hey, has anyone had interviews/offers from Cardiff Met, Swansea Met or UWE? I've had acknowledgments from Cardiff and UWE but that's it so far!
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    Reference done, application paid and sent! Yay! I managed to change the choice that is no longer available to a school direct place too so although it isn't my preferred option I haven't wasted it.
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    Has anyone had a school direct reply for Chichester or Southampton?
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    (Original post by -bill-)
    Does anyone know the deadline dates for applying for a PGCE? I'm still in two minds about which postgrad course I want to take so I hope I haven't missed it...
    Technically, you can apply right up until September 2014, but universities can close any time they want from now so the sooner the better really.
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    This is probably the stupidest question ever but are you allowed to make notes on a scrap bit of paper during the mental maths part of the skills test?
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    (Original post by ballroombabe)
    This is probably the stupidest question ever but are you allowed to make notes on a scrap bit of paper during the mental maths part of the skills test?

    They will give you a whiteboard and pen for you to take notes
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    (Original post by danielle24)
    Hey, has anyone had interviews/offers from Cardiff Met, Swansea Met or UWE? I've had acknowledgments from Cardiff and UWE but that's it so far!
    Hey, I've applied for Swansea met but haven't heard anything yet. I sent my application a week ago and haven't heard from any of my choices yet.
 
 
 
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