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    (Original post by Filledusoleil)
    My case is a bit long to explain ( my degree was obtained overseas and falls under agreed exceptions for pgce training bursaries). But basically I firmed my unconditional offer for a PGCE in MFL starting next September.
    I would like to discuss bursary matters with them since it's unclear at this point whether or not I'll be entitled to it. My concern is that I am not sure it is an appropriate conversation to have with them at this point.
    What would you do in my place: discuss it now or wait until I enroll?
    I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be appropriate. If your offer is unconditional, then go ahead I say!
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    (Original post by Becky_1817)
    Thank you for the advice

    I made lists and then just went with my instincts and chose Oxford Brookes. So as long as I pass the skills tests I will be started the primary PGCE there in September 2014.

    Anyone else going to Brookes? I can't find a specific group anywhere...
    Im off to Brooke's too, so I'll see you there!
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    (Original post by Filledusoleil)
    My case is a bit long to explain ( my degree was obtained overseas and falls under agreed exceptions for pgce training bursaries). But basically I firmed my unconditional offer for a PGCE in MFL starting next September.
    I would like to discuss bursary matters with them since it's unclear at this point whether or not I'll be entitled to it. My concern is that I am not sure it is an appropriate conversation to have with them at this point.
    What would you do in my place: discuss it now or wait until I enroll?
    I agree with the above poster - contact them to ask. I don't see any issue with it. It's reasonable to want to know in advance so you can sort out money management etc.

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    Hey

    Not sure if this is the appropriate thread but....

    I was thinking of applying for both the PGCE and SCITT this November, but I only have a degree class of 2:2. I've passed the literacy and numeracy skills test and have about 10 weeks school experience. I am just worried that no teacher training provider will even offer me an interview based on my degree class as most teacher training providers require a 2:1 or more. Would I still stand a chance of getting into a secondary science course? or will the 2:2 hold me back?

    Thank you in advance
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    (Original post by wbem)
    Hey

    Not sure if this is the appropriate thread but....

    I was thinking of applying for both the PGCE and SCITT this November, but I only have a degree class of 2:2. I've passed the literacy and numeracy skills test and have about 10 weeks school experience. I am just worried that no teacher training provider will even offer me an interview based on my degree class as most teacher training providers require a 2:1 or more. Would I still stand a chance of getting into a secondary science course? or will the 2:2 hold me back?

    Thank you in advance
    Secondary science is currently a shortage subject that often fails to attract enough applicants. Your application is more likely to be considered because of this. If your specialism is Physics or Chemistry then even more so.
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    Hi, anyone else firmed a place at MMU for the Primary PGCE?
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    Secondary science is currently a shortage subject that often fails to attract enough applicants. Your application is more likely to be considered because of this. If your specialism is Physics or Chemistry then even more so.
    Are you sure most require a 2.1? the majority of places I looked when deciding where to apply wanted a 2.2 or above.
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    (Original post by wbem)
    Hey

    Not sure if this is the appropriate thread but....

    I was thinking of applying for both the PGCE and SCITT this November, but I only have a degree class of 2:2. I've passed the literacy and numeracy skills test and have about 10 weeks school experience. I am just worried that no teacher training provider will even offer me an interview based on my degree class as most teacher training providers require a 2:1 or more. Would I still stand a chance of getting into a secondary science course? or will the 2:2 hold me back?

    Thank you in advance
    The reply below is for you

    (Original post by Samus2)
    Are you sure most require a 2.1? the majority of places I looked when deciding where to apply wanted a 2.2 or above.
    Quoted the wrong person.
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    The reply below is for you


    Quoted the wrong person.
    Oops! Sorry!
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    I just accepted an offer for London Met, I will be doing secondary, how about you?
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    (Original post by wbem)
    Hey

    Not sure if this is the appropriate thread but....

    I was thinking of applying for both the PGCE and SCITT this November, but I only have a degree class of 2:2. I've passed the literacy and numeracy skills test and have about 10 weeks school experience. I am just worried that no teacher training provider will even offer me an interview based on my degree class as most teacher training providers require a 2:1 or more. Would I still stand a chance of getting into a secondary science course? or will the 2:2 hold me back?

    Thank you in advance
    Also be prepared to explain what other skills and evidence you've got instead. My uni says 2:1 was the standard offer, 2:2 was considered but you had to show something else in terms of experience or personal maturity instead. How would you answer them if they asked at interview about how you will deal with masters level study/what you have done to show them you can handle it?

    Also on the above note it would be beneficial to get as much experience as you can before November, if possible in a range of relevant contexts.

    Xxx

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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    Secondary science is currently a shortage subject that often fails to attract enough applicants. Your application is more likely to be considered because of this. If your specialism is Physics or Chemistry then even more so.
    Thank you for the reply My degree is in biology, so I hope that will work in my favour. I'm still undecided whether to go through the PGCE route or the SCITT route though.
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    (Original post by Samus2)
    Are you sure most require a 2.1? the majority of places I looked when deciding where to apply wanted a 2.2 or above.
    Quite a lot of the courses I looked at required a 2:1, but I did see some that require a minimum of a 2:2 and these mainly came from SCITT courses. The problem is that the courses offering a 2:2 or above are a bit far way from home as I was planning on commuting. If it comes to it, I'll just live away from home, but that would be last resort.
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Also be prepared to explain what other skills and evidence you've got instead. My uni says 2:1 was the standard offer, 2:2 was considered but you had to show something else in terms of experience or personal maturity instead. How would you answer them if they asked at interview about how you will deal with masters level study/what you have done to show them you can handle it?

    Also on the above note it would be beneficial to get as much experience as you can before November, if possible in a range of relevant contexts.

    Xxx

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    Thank you for the advice. I shall take them points into consideration if I happen to get an interview I have a 2 week work experience lined up at a special needs primary school this September and another 2 week work experience placement planned at a secondary academy in October.
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    (Original post by wbem)
    Thank you for the reply My degree is in biology, so I hope that will work in my favour. I'm still undecided whether to go through the PGCE route or the SCITT route though.
    Apply for both?
    I would say one thing, I currently commute 40 mins each way to my school and it kills you after a while. If it's anything more than that, don't commute.
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    (Original post by bittersweet16)
    Anyone going to do a PGCE at London Met??

    Yes, Citizenship what will you be studying?
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    Any1 else in the same boat as me?I'm on my last leg on numeracy skills test.Passed Eng first time unfortunately failed maths twice and currently book the final for May.I wondered if there is a deadline for passing them?I've contacted my Uni but recourse its Easter and have heard nothing yet.Can any1 share their uni specifications on this if any.All We were told is pass them asap-not sure what how soon.
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    meant ofcourse.
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    (Original post by camcam88)
    Yes, Citizenship what will you be studying?
    Hiya! I'm doing Primary, but it is nice to find someone who is also going to London Met haha


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    Hey, is anyone during a primary pgce at Anglia Ruskin (Chelmsford) this September coming ? x
 
 
 
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