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    Hi everyone I'm a bit confused about replying to choices. I have one offer from an interview last week but my other interviews aren't until early January, so is it ten days to reply to each offer or ten days once I have received a decision from them all?
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    (Original post by awe)
    Soo I got unsuccessful from all of my choices. Which was a slightly worry as I have no experience, but really didn't think it would happen for sure as the rest of my application was really quite strong. Having never really 'failed' anything before I'm a bit at a loss! Not quite sure what to do from here. Is anyone in the same boat? Is Apply 2 really a valid option or will it be much better to try and get a TA placement for a year and apply the next year? =/
    You definitely need experience, there's no question of that. You can't really understand what teaching entails without having been on that side of the desk. So unless you get experience between now and apply 2, I'm afraid it probably isn't worth it. In which case, getting a TA job would set you up very nicely for reapplying next year.

    (Original post by arhall92)
    Hi everyone I'm a bit confused about replying to choices. I have one offer from an interview last week but my other interviews aren't until early January, so is it ten days to reply to each offer or ten days once I have received a decision from them all?
    Ten days once all of the decisions have been received. Even UCAS aren't that evil...
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    (Original post by awe)
    Soo I got unsuccessful from all of my choices. Which was a slightly worry as I have no experience, but really didn't think it would happen for sure as the rest of my application was really quite strong. Having never really 'failed' anything before I'm a bit at a loss! Not quite sure what to do from here. Is anyone in the same boat? Is Apply 2 really a valid option or will it be much better to try and get a TA placement for a year and apply the next year? =/
    Did you put that you had experience lined up or were going to get some?
    Spend this year getting experience, and a lot of it, and then your application will be very strong next year. Here are some jobs to look in to: TA, cover superviser, para teacher, learning manager.
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    This thread is not for discussion of specific interview tasks or questions. This type of discussion is against TSR rules. If you do this will result in a warning. You may be general in your discussion about interviews, so questions you might be asked that are quite generic but do not refer to specific uni tasks or questions. .
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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    St Mary's is on Tuesday (17th). Went pretty good today at Winchester, fingers crossed!
    I have one at St Mary's on Tuesday too
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    Still not heard a peep from Reading for Primary - anyone heard anything from them at all?

    Also, do Winchester email interview invites or send letter in the post? I have a notification of invite to interview on Track but haven't actually had the invite yet...

    And finally, anyone at YSJ for interview on Monday 16th in the afternoon? :-)
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    (Original post by billy bilo)
    Are we able to view our references?


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    Also waiting for your referees to send their references?
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    For anyone who has had an interview for secondary pgce, what educational issues did you talk about? I've been given an interview with 5 days notice!!!!
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    (Original post by gemjones)
    For anyone who has had an interview for secondary pgce, what educational issues did you talk about? I've been given an interview with 5 days notice!!!!
    5 days is pretty good tbh, i had two days notice and a presentation to do for it for one of my choices, so five days is nice in my opinion, best of luck for your interviews
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    (Original post by Denu)

    And finally, anyone at YSJ for interview on Monday 16th in the afternoon? :-)
    Nope, but I'm YSJ Lower Primary on Wednesday! And starting to feel really nervous about the amount of stuff we need to prep - not a lot of time!
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    (Original post by Mrs R)
    Nope, but I'm YSJ Lower Primary on Wednesday! And starting to feel really nervous about the amount of stuff we need to prep - not a lot of time!
    You and me both! There's so much to go through and only so much I can fit in between now and Monday afternoon. Good luck for Wednesday, hope it goes well for you! Have you got the skills tests done?
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    (Original post by gemjones)
    For anyone who has had an interview for secondary pgce, what educational issues did you talk about? I've been given an interview with 5 days notice!!!!
    The most important thing to remember id you don't need to memorise anything - they're not looking for a journalist. What they want to see is an awareness of the issues in education and of both sides of the argument. For me, I chose academies and students without English as a first language.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    The most important thing to remember id you don't need to memorise anything - they're not looking for a journalist. What they want to see is an awareness of the issues in education and of both sides of the argument. For me, I chose academies and students without English as a first language.
    Ok thank you! I've had a look but I'm still struggling! Did you just research on the internet?
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    (Original post by Denu)
    You and me both! There's so much to go through and only so much I can fit in between now and Monday afternoon. Good luck for Wednesday, hope it goes well for you! Have you got the skills tests done?
    Nope, not yet. I'd hoped to do them between applying and getting an interview but I only applied last Friday, then heard on the Monday or Tuesday, so have been too busy. I went to the open day though and she said it wouldn't affect whether you got an offer if you were a strong candidate in other ways, it would just make it conditional. What about you?
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    (Original post by gemjones)
    Ok thank you! I've had a look but I'm still struggling! Did you just research on the internet?
    Yeah. The guardian is pretty good for articles about education. Read through a couple and consider both sides of the argument, then reach your conclusion.
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    Passed my numeracy skills test this morning hoping for interviews next week now!
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    (Original post by tory88)
    You definitely need experience, there's no question of that. You can't really understand what teaching entails without having been on that side of the desk. So unless you get experience between now and apply 2, I'm afraid it probably isn't worth it. In which case, getting a TA job would set you up very nicely for reapplying next year.


    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    Did you put that you had experience lined up or were going to get some?
    Spend this year getting experience, and a lot of it, and then your application will be very strong next year. Here are some jobs to look in to: TA, cover superviser, para teacher, learning manager.
    Hadn't mentioned in last post but yes, I have a ten week placement starting January and stated that with my expectations etc, and also was strong relating other experience back to teaching. I understood when applying that it was a heavy desire to have it for the interviews but so many people told me just to have a go at it this year, hence the application. Thanks for the suggestions Shelly.
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    (Original post by Mrs R)
    Nope, not yet. I'd hoped to do them between applying and getting an interview but I only applied last Friday, then heard on the Monday or Tuesday, so have been too busy. I went to the open day though and she said it wouldn't affect whether you got an offer if you were a strong candidate in other ways, it would just make it conditional. What about you?
    I took them both on Thursday and passed, so really hoping that goes in my favour. I was kinda hoping to get a 'practise' interview somewhere before YSJ as it's my first choice and I'm a little nervous - it's been 13 years since I last interviewed for a uni place and while I've been for various job interviews in that time, this is a bit more crucial!

    Was it good on the open day? I would have loved to come along but it's so far and I used all my holiday doing placements :-( I love York though, and have heard good things about YSJ and the course.
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    Hi, new to the thread. One of my choices is the Bishop Rawstone schools direct route. It's my first choice and it's the only one I haven't heard back from. It's probably a long shot, but anyone else applied there and heard anything yet? This process really does bring out your impatient side!!
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    (Original post by awe)
    Hadn't mentioned in last post but yes, I have a ten week placement starting January and stated that with my expectations etc, and also was strong relating other experience back to teaching. I understood when applying that it was a heavy desire to have it for the interviews but so many people told me just to have a go at it this year, hence the application. Thanks for the suggestions Shelly.
    I think for a lot of universities, they really need you to be able to talk about your experience at interview, so that may be the reason for the rejection. I would say give apply 2 a go after you have a few weeks under your belt, but keep looking for TA/cover supervisor etc. jobs for if it all falls through.
 
 
 
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