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    I have to do a SKE for my MFL pgce and it has to be an officially recognized SKE at a uni. I also asked about the language school option but they said that there is no way they could check the content and quality of the tution and that's why only true ske's are accepted. But talk to your uni, they should work with you to find the best course, plus it's government funded. I am also doing mine online for example.
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    (Original post by Tinitus)
    I have to do a SKE for my MFL pgce and it has to be an officially recognized SKE at a uni. I also asked about the language school option but they said that there is no way they could check the content and quality of the tution and that's why only true ske's are accepted. But talk to your uni, they should work with you to find the best course, plus it's government funded. I am also doing mine online for example.
    Okay thanks. Is yours completely online? Where are you doing it?


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    Yes it is. There are a few unis that offer online, semi- online e.g. canterbury. Mine is all online and is with HCUK.

    (Original post by cadamsons)
    Okay thanks. Is yours completely online? Where are you doing it?


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    I've just firmed my offer for the PG Dip Ed Secondary Maths at University of Birmingham and wondered if anyone else has? If so, have you received the offer booklet mentioned in the offer details on ucas?
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    (Original post by Sara Jayne)
    I'm not sure if I got the letter or not. What conditions of offer are there? That's what I'm confused about. It says that once you've accepted an offer you'll be emailed about a document checking day but I've not had that or anything x
    When I spoke to them they said right hadn't sent out information about the document checking days yet x
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    (Original post by becky220692)
    I've just firmed my offer for the PG Dip Ed Secondary Maths at University of Birmingham and wondered if anyone else has? If so, have you received the offer booklet mentioned in the offer details on ucas?
    I have! they took about a week to update ucas after e-mailing me about an offer.. then i received the booklet a week later!
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    (Original post by tange03)
    I have! they took about a week to update ucas after e-mailing me about an offer.. then i received the booklet a week later!
    Hi It's great to have found someone else on the course! Same for me really, ucas updated on Friday, exactly a week after the email. Have you had any other emails from them?
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    Offer from St Mary's for the Primary PGCE Undecided whether to accept Roehampton or St Mary's! Any advice?
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    (Original post by KerryE5)
    When I spoke to them they said right hadn't sent out information about the document checking days yet x
    Ah that' okay then, I was beginning to worry! Have you applied for 3-7 course? Have you done the skills tests yet? x
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    (Original post by Smartypantsj)
    Does anyone have an interview at UCB University College Birmingham?


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    I have applied a couple of days ago through track 2 (I withdrew from my apply 1 options because its too far for me to move and my circumstances have changed) I spoke to them over the phone and after having spoken to many universities, was very pleasantly surprised with how helpful and friendly they all seemed. Fingers crossed anyway...
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    (Original post by Amy Williams)
    Offer from St Mary's for the Primary PGCE Undecided whether to accept Roehampton or St Mary's! Any advice?
    Woooo! Well done. Which one is closer for you?


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    (Original post by womanonamission)
    Hi kpwxx,

    May I ask - how busy are your breaks when on the PGCE?

    Should I expect an overload of work during the Easter hols/Christmas hols etc?

    Thanks x


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    Hi Hun,

    Sorry to bother you again. I know that you did the PGCE last year so I am picking your brains lol.

    I just wondered if you were assessed on your placements by senior members of staff or anything. Obviously the PGCE is teacher training and they don't expect you to be established yet, but I wondered if you were assessed to check your on track.

    Thank you in advance!


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    (Original post by womanonamission)
    Hi Hun,

    Sorry to bother you again. I know that you did the PGCE last year so I am picking your brains lol.

    I just wondered if you were assessed on your placements by senior members of staff or anything. Obviously the PGCE is teacher training and they don't expect you to be established yet, but I wondered if you were assessed to check your on track.

    Thank you in advance!


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    On my PGCE (they vary in their approach to observations but, I think, are not TOO dissimilar overall):

    We had 'block placements' - times when we'd be in our school every day for a series of weeks. I think the first was 4 weeks, the last was more like 6. We had three of these across the year, plus other time in school in the build up to each of these blocks.

    >>The class teacher was present for a majority of the time that I was teaching, so it was kind of like being informally observed all the time!

    >>During the block placements we had one formal observation a week. Half of the observations were from the class teacher, half of them were from my placement supervisor, a uni tutor (we had a different supervisor for each placement).
    They filled in a form which had a running record of the lesson, had questions/suggestions and highlighted where you showed evidence of meeting the teacher's standards.

    There weren't any general, formal arrangements for anyone higher to observe us. However, sometimes someone would end up being observed by someone higher like a department head or the head because their class teacher couldn't do it for some reason. And I think if you were struggling (and definitely if you were flagged up as a cause for concern) someone else from the uni would come in to observe you, to give an additional opinion/insight. I guess it's also perfectly feasible that someone higher in the school might want to have a look to see how you're getting on, but this would be more of an advice/checking your mentors are supporting you thing, rather than are you a good teacher or counting towards your assessment.

    And no problem, ask away

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    (Original post by womanonamission)
    Woooo! Well done. Which one is closer for you?


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    Thanks Roehampton is slightly closer but I would have to specialise (ks2) if I picked Roehampton -I'm worried that could hinder my chances of getting a job in early years in the future so leaning towards St Mary's as it's general primary. Will be quite a commute though (approx. 1 hr 10 mins) which is putting me off!
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    (Original post by Amy Williams)
    Thanks Roehampton is slightly closer but I would have to specialise (ks2) if I picked Roehampton -I'm worried that could hinder my chances of getting a job in early years in the future so leaning towards St Mary's as it's general primary. Will be quite a commute though (approx. 1 hr 10 mins) which is putting me off!
    That's the reason I didn't apply to Roehampton in the first place so I know what you mean.

    It will be about an hour drive for me everyday too. At least your placements could be closer to home, and you are on them more than you are at the Uni!


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    (Original post by Sara Jayne)
    Ah that' okay then, I was beginning to worry! Have you applied for 3-7 course? Have you done the skills tests yet? x
    I'm doing 7-11. Yeah I did the skills tests in January have you? X
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    (Original post by KerryE5)
    I'm doing 7-11. Yeah I did the skills tests in January have you? X
    I am doing 3-7. I passed my Literacy ages ago but was putting off the maths one, finally took it a few weeks back and passed! So they are all done now! Just want September to hurry up now, seems ages away! x
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    Has anyone accepted an offer for PGCE Primary at Newcastle?


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    (Original post by Sara Jayne)
    I am doing 3-7. I passed my Literacy ages ago but was putting off the maths one, finally took it a few weeks back and passed! So they are all done now! Just want September to hurry up now, seems ages away! x
    I know I can't wait to start now! Just got to finish my degree first x
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    (Original post by lauramcintosh88)
    They mentioned that at the interview but I haven't had any more information about it! Is that what your letter was about? I've had nothing since I confirmed my place apart from a letter from UCAS!
    It was just saying thanks for accepting and all the conditions and try have two days we might be asked to go in and sign a health declaration form or something. Nothing exciting! X
 
 
 
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