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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Well even though your first year doesn't count, it's highly likely you still get 120 credits. I do at least. So you will have 360 credits. I thought level 6 was undergraduate degree level so I can't really help with that!

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    Ah okay that makes a bit more sense! No it's worded quite confusingly! Thanks
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    (Original post by dancing_shoes92)
    Ah okay that makes a bit more sense! No it's worded quite confusingly! Thanks
    Level 4 is first year, level 5 is second year, and level 6 is the final year. Hope that helps
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    (Original post by womanonamission)
    Hi guys,

    I have an interview on the 8th Jan.

    I have passed my Literacy skills tests and my Numeracy is on 14th Jan.

    Do you think its worth me trying to move my last skills test forward, so that I have completed (and hopefully passed!) both before my interview?

    Or will the fact that my second one will be in a few days be enough?

    Thanks for any advice .
    Hey, I'm in the same position! Passed my literacy but my numeracy isn't till 25th Jan.. And I've got interviews on 9th and 15th and thinking I should bring it forward but I've got so much work to do as it is over Xmas so I don't know. I might bring it forward just to get it out of the way.

    I do think though, as you've already passed one it wouldn't be an issue not passing the other but some unis say that passing both before interview can increase your chances of getting onto the course..


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    (Original post by Fabay)
    Hey, I'm in the same position! Passed my literacy but my numeracy isn't till 25th Jan.. And I've got interviews on 9th and 15th and thinking I should bring it forward but I've got so much work to do as it is over Xmas so I don't know. I might bring it forward just to get it out of the way.

    I do think though, as you've already passed one it wouldn't be an issue not passing the other but some unis say that passing both before interview can increase your chances of getting onto the course..


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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. If they like you, and offer you a position, it will just be conditional on you passing the numeracy test. If you've got loads of other uni work to do then I'd say just leave it. I'm sure they'll understand that your degree takes priority over the skills test. Saying that, I had passed both of mine before my interview and was the only one (out of five) that had. Most of the others hadn't even sat one of them. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Guys with offers - did you get your offer through track or e-mail? I don't know if I'm wasting my time constantly checking track!
    I have three offers, all initially through e-mail and only one has even displayed on track yet. So check your emails, not track.
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    Just had an interview for Sheffield Hallam today for Secondary Geography, I think it went okay but I'm not too sure.

    Has anyone heard back from the University of Sheffield? Either for PGCE or Secondary Geography? I really hope they respond soon!
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    I have mixed feelings about my interview today. It went okay but not quite as well as I would like. Guess I just have to wait and see!!

    Still not heard from either of my other choices... :-(
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    Has anyone heard yet from Reading in terms of an offer?
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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    Has anyone heard yet from Reading in terms of an offer?
    I had an interview there on Tuesday and they said hearing before Xmas was optimistic and to expect it to take up to 3 weeks


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    (Original post by Pebbles19)
    I had an interview there on Tuesday and they said hearing before Xmas was optimistic and to expect it to take up to 3 weeks


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    Yeah i had one two weeks ago, they said three weeks too but that would be Christmas day though i am still hoping to hear before!
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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    Yeah i had one two weeks ago, they said three weeks too but that would be Christmas day though i am still hoping to hear before!
    Oh! They close tomorrow so hopefully you'll hear during the day then! Hope it's good news when they finally get in touch


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    (Original post by tory88)
    I have three offers, all initially through e-mail and only one has even displayed on track yet. So check your emails, not track.

    Can I ask you why you decided to do all of your interviews? I am thinking of not bothering to do my IoE interview in Jan and just accepting Greenwich (Secondary Biology), but technically IoE is a 'better' place to do it. Greenwich is however more convenient location wise. Maybe I'm being lazy...

    Basically have you made you decision? How did you make it?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Ilovescience01)
    Can I ask you why you decided to do all of your interviews? I am thinking of not bothering to do my IoE interview in Jan and just accepting Greenwich (Secondary Biology), but technically IoE is a 'better' place to do it. Greenwich is however more convenient location wise. Maybe I'm being lazy...

    Basically have you made you decision? How did you make it?

    Thanks!
    Why is IoE the better place?
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    Why is IoE the better place?

    Well it has a better OFSTED rating in the last inspection, but I know these things are pretty unimportant once you have your PGCE, which is why better is in apostrophes. I am not a snob! I really liked Greenwich and think they also have a good reputation as well so tick all of the boxes. I just feel bad for not going to all of my interviews - it is so unlike the process at undergrad which is the only thing I have to compare it to.
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    just got an interview invite of a PGCE in art and design in UWE , so excited /nervous

    has anybody got an advise for the portfolio ?
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    (Original post by Sara Jayne)
    I haven't even had a confirmation email yet.. Was hoping to at least hear whether or not i had got an interview before Christmas! Hope you hear back about your decision soon!
    found out i got a conditional offer today! so relieved and happy to know ive improved since last year! i really hope you get your interview-keep me posted!
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    (Original post by xxstace123xx)
    Yay heard back from my other two choices today!

    I was wondering if anyone has been in this situation.

    The choices I have just mentioned are a SCITT and a School Direct. Now the school direct is accredited by the SCITT and is also one of the schools consortium schools.

    My interview is one for both of the courses held in the main SCITT school.

    My question is, for school direct, are you meant to focus your answers to their school because I did research the school before I applied and decided why I thought I would be suited to teaching there.

    The SCITT is my first choice though!

    It seems so strange haha.
    You've already had a good reply. In addition to that I'd say, from your research you will have an idea of what kind of teacher they are looking for, so make sure you show those qualities. School direct aren't just looking for a good candidate for a PGCE, but also someone who fits in to their school. This doesn't mean referencing it willy nilly but it does mean showing your personality so they can see if you are that person. Sometimes school direct places recommend you for PGCEs at uni if they think you don't match their school but are a good candidate.

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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    Has anyone heard yet from Reading in terms of an offer?
    Hi there,

    I still haven't heard back from Reading and my application went off 4th December. I'm guessing it won't be until after Christmas now


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    (Original post by Ilovescience01)
    Can I ask you why you decided to do all of your interviews? I am thinking of not bothering to do my IoE interview in Jan and just accepting Greenwich (Secondary Biology), but technically IoE is a 'better' place to do it. Greenwich is however more convenient location wise. Maybe I'm being lazy...

    Basically have you made you decision? How did you make it?

    Thanks!
    I wanted to have a clear picture of all three universities in order to make my decision. Like you, Greenwich is much more convenient location-wise than IoE (5 minute walk vs 1 hour commute). However, at the interview for IoE I got such a great feeling from the place and all of the members of staff. Greenwich was nice, and there was nothing wrong with it, but I felt that I would enjoy myself much more on the course at IoE than at my other two choices (Greenwich and Kings).

    In the end, I have decided (almost definitely, just want to talk it through with a friend before I commit) to go with IoE, despite the commute. It's important to remember that you're not at the uni that much of the time, really, at least not like for undergrad, so journeying should be less of a worry. And they allocate placements based primarily on postcode, so there's a good chance i'll end up in a local-ish placement (not many people would live in SE London). In the end, I went with who I felt I would get the best, most enjoyable education from. And that is the IoE.

    I'd say definitely go to the interview. IoE weren't my first choice until I saw them at interview and felt like I'd be really happy on the course. That's the method I used for my undergrad (resulting in me turning down a slightly better university) and it worked out well for me then.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    I wanted to have a clear picture of all three universities in order to make my decision. Like you, Greenwich is much more convenient location-wise than IoE (5 minute walk vs 1 hour commute). However, at the interview for IoE I got such a great feeling from the place and all of the members of staff. Greenwich was nice, and there was nothing wrong with it, but I felt that I would enjoy myself much more on the course at IoE than at my other two choices (Greenwich and Kings).

    In the end, I have decided (almost definitely, just want to talk it through with a friend before I commit) to go with IoE, despite the commute. It's important to remember that you're not at the uni that much of the time, really, at least not like for undergrad, so journeying should be less of a worry. And they allocate placements based primarily on postcode, so there's a good chance i'll end up in a local-ish placement (not many people would live in SE London). In the end, I went with who I felt I would get the best, most enjoyable education from. And that is the IoE.

    I'd say definitely go to the interview. IoE weren't my first choice until I saw them at interview and felt like I'd be really happy on the course. That's the method I used for my undergrad (resulting in me turning down a slightly better university) and it worked out well for me then.

    Thank you that is super helpful.
 
 
 
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