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    (Original post by s.of)
    Nope, I'm from Ireland so I'm doing my undergrad over here! There was only 8 of us at my interview and I don't think anybody was doing their undergrad in Cambridge. I saw in another post you have to travel to Cambridge for your interview, I would definitely recommend staying over...I stay in a hostely type B&B really near the Education Dept. which was perfect...I can link it to you if you'd like? I chose Darwin and Homerton, slightly regretting choosing Homerton but not much I can do now!
    Ah okay that's good Yes! Oh yes that would be amazing! I will be getting the train so being close is important as will have to walk/ use public transport. Cool I think I will pick Homerton as my second choice, just because you're basically guaranteed to get in there I think...? Also, I think they are good as they are aware of PGCE students needs but I did see that they only have 40 spaces for accomodation of PGCE students. I will probably pick somewhere else for my first choice but need to have a look. Also can I ask what offer did you get? Like is it conditional on a 2:1 or..?
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    Yeaaaah...tbh i think with the group thing aslong as we can contribute to the conversation and discussion it should be fine mine are both online sources so i will do the sameee...i wanted a journal article but couldnt print it!! :/ stupid thing haha...once im there ill be fineee its just up until then the unknown is nervy haha
    I know! It's hard to know what to expect and that's what makes it so scary! Lol.
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    I know! It's hard to know what to expect and that's what makes it so scary! Lol.
    Yeaaaah...so vague with what to expect haha!not long left to wait to find out
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    (Original post by crock)
    I have plenty of experience: 6 years as a TA with responsibility for my own tutor group as well as out of school youth work and work with English Heritage in public facing roles. Maybe its my academic credentials that are letting me down, which if is the case is not something I can quickly do much about. I have a 2.1 in History and the necessary GCSEs but no A levels worth speaking of. No ones ever mentioned needing A levels before. If that is hidden away in the course providers small print and they are screening out people without A levels first then I'm pretty much buggered.

    Only just finished slogging through my degree purely so I could become a teacher. If that's going to be pulled away from me now then the last 5 years have been a monumental waste of time.
    That is really good experience and I would think a 2:1 degree would be good enough. Did you not list any A levels on the form? I think they might expect you to have them, though the degree should prove you have the necessary ability.

    Is a PGCE an option rather than School Direct? I'm not sure if the salaried route doesn't expect you to have 3 years work experience after getting your degree, but I could be wrong. They are really cutting back on places for history - we regularly used to take both a PGCE and GTP student - now we have neither since Warwick uni stopped its PGCE in History and the consortium my school is in for School Direct isn't offering a history place as far as I know, since it is based on current staffing levels.

    I wish you the best of luck for Apply 2 - you might find a lot more School Direct places come up later on when schools are clearer about their staffing needs.
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    (Original post by rainbowworld)
    Ah okay that's good Yes! Oh yes that would be amazing! I will be getting the train so being close is important as will have to walk/ use public transport. Cool I think I will pick Homerton as my second choice, just because you're basically guaranteed to get in there I think...? Also, I think they are good as they are aware of PGCE students needs but I did see that they only have 40 spaces for accomodation of PGCE students. I will probably pick somewhere else for my first choice but need to have a look. Also can I ask what offer did you get? Like is it conditional on a 2:1 or..?
    This is the place I stayed http://www.hostelbookers.com/propert.../ngt/1/ppl/1/? it's not the Ritz or anything but it's clean and safe and is only about a 15min walk to the faculty! From what I could gather at my interview, it doesn't really matter which college you get accepted to as Homerton isn't just for education students anymore. I'd preferably like to live in college accommodation though! I haven't received my offer letter yet, it just came up on track, I assume it will just be all the usual stuff
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    (Original post by MS90)
    Yeaaaah...so vague with what to expect haha!not long left to wait to find out
    Indeed!

    Also, the 10 days we have to respond to offers starts when we have heard back from ALL providers right??
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    Indeed!

    Also, the 10 days we have to respond to offers starts when we have heard back from ALL providers right??
    Im not entirely sure...ive only applied for the one university but i would assume it is after all have replied!seems the only way that would make sense
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    (Original post by MS90)
    Im not entirely sure...ive only applied for the one university but i would assume it is after all have replied!seems the only way that would make sense
    I hope so. Obviously I want to see what happens with Trent before making an absolute decision....plus I can't see a way to accept at the moment. I think I'm just becoming paranoid now!! Lol
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    Hey,

    Has anyone had/got interviews for University of Worcester and Birmingham City University? For Primary PGCE. I have on next week and then one the week after! I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how their day went as I am so, so nervous especially for the group discussion.
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    If anyone's applying for a science PGCE at Warwick, there are:

    *Chemistry - 1 place left
    *Physics - 17 places left

    (Note: Only for the PGCE, not School Direct).
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    Am I the only one who did not get an email when their track updated?
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    I hope so. Obviously I want to see what happens with Trent before making an absolute decision....plus I can't see a way to accept at the moment. I think I'm just becoming paranoid now!! Lol
    Haha yeah...i keep thinking to myself ive forgotten stuff for tomorrow...even though i probably havent!!im currently watching "tough young teachers" shows how tough teaching is haha
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    (Original post by MS90)
    Haha yeah...i keep thinking to myself ive forgotten stuff for tomorrow...even though i probably havent!!im currently watching "tough young teachers" shows how tough teaching is haha
    I can't bring myself to watch that :scared:
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    I can't bring myself to watch that :scared:
    I wish i hadnt haha...but its secondary school....so those kids have a bit more attitude!
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    Both skills tests passed today! As someone who got 2 out of 12 on my first attempt at the mental arithmetic, I can honestly say that a bit of practise goes a long way, and I found the real tests much easier than the online mocks. I just about scraped a B at GCSE by the skin of my teeth, and as I want to teach English I naturally haven't thought about maths ever since. If I can pass, anyone can.


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    Both skills tests passed today! As someone who got 2 out of 12 on my first attempt at the mental arithmetic, I can honestly say that a bit of practise goes a long way, and I found the real tests much easier than the online mocks. I just about scraped a B at GCSE by the skin of my teeth, and as I want to teach English I naturally haven't thought about maths ever since. If I can pass, anyone can.


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    Well done! Its the interpreting graphs that's getting me :'(

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    (Original post by s.of)
    Hi there, I had my primary interview for Cambridge last week and I got an offer yesterday! Don't be scared, the interviewers are so nice there and the day runs exactly the way they tell you in the welcome letter! I have accepted my offer but I was at one other interview before Cambridge and it wasn't half as nice a process! If you want to know anything (non-specific of course) let me know
    Hey, I also had my Cambridge interview last week, and got an offer the other day. I saw in a later post that you said you were from Ireland, so I think we were possibly in the same interview group? I was the girl in the bright pink top. I'm still waiting to hear back from Worcester university about an offer....not sure whether I'd accept the Cambridge offer or Worcester if I got one from them too.
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    Hey, I also had my Cambridge interview last week, and got an offer the other day. I saw in a later post that you said you were from Ireland, so I think we were possibly in the same interview group? I was the girl in the bright pink top. I'm still waiting to hear back from Worcester university about an offer....not sure whether I'd accept the Cambridge offer or Worcester if I got one from them too.
    Hello I was wondering if anybody else on here was the same interview as me but seeing as there was only 8 of us I thought not! I remember you, you're doing your masters at the moment right? I accepted mine as I wasn't very impressed with the interview process in the first university I went to and I really did love Cambridge! I thought the faculty and the staff were really nice and everyone in our group was lovely, it seems like it's a really nice environment to do your PGCE in also, on a side note, it saves me making another trip over when I'm so busy in college right now. How do you feel your Worcester interview went? When will you find out? Do you any gut feeling about which one you'd choose?
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    (Original post by s.of)
    Hello I was wondering if anybody else on here was the same interview as me but seeing as there was only 8 of us I thought not! I remember you, you're doing your masters at the moment right? I accepted mine as I wasn't very impressed with the interview process in the first university I went to and I really did love Cambridge! I thought the faculty and the staff were really nice and everyone in our group was lovely, it seems like it's a really nice environment to do your PGCE in also, on a side note, it saves me making another trip over when I'm so busy in college right now. How do you feel your Worcester interview went? When will you find out? Do you any gut feeling about which one you'd choose?
    It's nice to know that a couple of us at least got offers from Cambridge I seem to remember you doing very well in our group task! I thought Cambridge was really lovely too, and I know I'd enjoy it if I choose it. Yep, I'm doing my Masters currently. Do you know what happens about finding out about whether we got into a Cambridge college? I think the Worcester interview went well, and should find out at the beginning of next week. It was also a lovely friendly uni, in a nice place. Main difference for me is that it is a Maths Specialist course, so the content is different, and the bursary is higher. I really don't know which I'd pick. I'm sort of hoping they don't give me an offer, just to save me from having to choose, and then I'd accept Cambridge.
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    (Original post by MusicGirlKH)
    It's nice to know that a couple of us at least got offers from Cambridge I seem to remember you doing very well in our group task! I thought Cambridge was really lovely too, and I know I'd enjoy it if I choose it. Yep, I'm doing my Masters currently. Do you know what happens about finding out about whether we got into a Cambridge college? I think the Worcester interview went well, and should find out at the beginning of next week. It was also a lovely friendly uni, in a nice place. Main difference for me is that it is a Maths Specialist course, so the content is different, and the bursary is higher. I really don't know which I'd pick. I'm sort of hoping they don't give me an offer, just to save me from having to choose, and then I'd accept Cambridge.
    Ya, it's really nice...do you know of any others who got an offer from our group? I don't know about that now but at least they liked me enough to offer me a place...I did quite like how few of us were at the interview, it suits me better than a really large group. What are you doing for your masters actually? No, I don't actually, I'm going to wait to see what it says when I receive my letter (which could be a bit delayed as it has to make its way over water), where did you apply to actually? Awh, that's goo, I'm glad it went well for you but I know what you mean, sometimes it's nearly better if you don't have too much choice as it often just confuses the situation! At least you'll know by next week though
 
 
 
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