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    Hi guys, for applying for pgce 2014, would I need to have my gcse maths when I apply for the gttr?I done my maths gcse last week,think i failed so will have to resit in November. If i pass in Nov,you reckon i can still make it for the 2014 commencing?

    Please let me know.

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    Hi guys, for applying for pgce 2014, would I need to have my gcse maths when I apply for the gttr?I done my maths gcse last week,think i failed so will have to resit in November. If i pass in Nov,you reckon i can still make it for the 2014 commencing?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks
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    I'm strongly considering applying for a Physics and Mathematics PGCE to start 2014. I have a month of teaching practice lined up for 8 days time so will be taking it from there. Is there anyone else interested in the Physics and Mathematics PGCE here? I'm yet to meet a single person...

    (Original post by sekeena)
    Hi guys, for applying for pgce 2014, would I need to have my gcse maths when I apply for the gttr?I done my maths gcse last week,think i failed so will have to resit in November. If i pass in Nov,you reckon i can still make it for the 2014 commencing?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks
    Which subject would you be training to teach? If it's a non-competitive subject then you will be fine applying in November.
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    (Original post by nimgreen)
    Hi Everyone I'm currently preparing my application for 2014/15 entry as well. I'm a languages and MA Cross Cultural Communications graduate and thanking my lucky stars that languages are being made compulsory for KS2...

    In terms of experience - by the end of July I will have completed 4 weeks in different Primary Schools and 2 days in a middle School in Austria. I am currently volunteering one night a week at a Brownies group and about to start volunteering with an international childrens charity which promotes intercultural tolerance and understanding to young people. This is literally the extent of my experience so I hope it doesn't negatively affect my application that I haven't been a TA or anything.

    The providers I'm applying for are Bradford College general Primary and Manchester University primary with modern languages specialism. I will probably apply for a school direct post as well when these are revealed.

    Any other languages graduates applying for primary? I'm so nervous about applying and not getting anything I feel really passionate that this is what I want to do. Good Luck everyone and it would be great to hear about your experience with applications etc x
    Woah! That's a lot.
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    (Original post by ReebokBoofle107)
    Hiii, i'm starting a PGCE in secondary English at Cardiff Met in September. I was told at interview that there were a 120 interviewees for 18 places on my course. Last year I didnt even get an interview. You need lots of experience, a really good personal statement and I applied the day GTTR became available. The good thing is that this year, you can apply to 3 unis at a time, last year (when I applied) your application only went to 1 uni at a time until you were rejected. Cardiff was my first choice, but I didnt get a decision until mid feb, I applied end of October and my interview was beginning of January. So as you can imagine, it was pretty stressful.
    Thanks for this - I thought those numbers were about right. I have two weeks experience in a comprehensive, another 5 days in a Private school, all in a secondary history environment. I am going to apply for two (Cardiff met, Swansea met). Another question - did you redo more experience the second year you applied? I am prepared to be rejected the first year, and potentially it gives me another year to save, but wanted to do know if I would have to redo another 3 weeks of experience? I am prepared to do that of course, but it's difficult when you work full time and need to use 15 days of your annual leave for it each year.
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    I'll be applying! R.E PGCE for me. Not sure which four yet. I am studying politics so I'm choosing on the basis of how lenient they sound on whether or not you have a religion degree. Have Edge Hill, Man Met, Sheffield Hallam and Liverpool Hope in mind at the moment. Don't know about preferences, maybe Edge Hill would be first.

    Really nervous about the QTS tests that are getting harder when we apply.

    I should have 14 days experience from three schools when I apply, all going well. I hope this is enough.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    I'll be applying! R.E PGCE for me. Not sure which four yet. I am studying politics so I'm choosing on the basis of how lenient they sound on whether or not you have a religion degree. Have Edge Hill, Man Met, Sheffield Hallam and Liverpool Hope in mind at the moment. Don't know about preferences, maybe Edge Hill would be first.

    Really nervous about the QTS tests that are getting harder when we apply.

    I should have 14 days experience from three schools when I apply, all going well. I hope this is enough.
    So for 2014 applications, when do we have to take the QTS tests?
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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    So for 2014 applications, when do we have to take the QTS tests?
    I have no idea haha. Most people tend to do them in the summer before, but one of my courses wants them done 6 weeks after an offer is made.


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    QTS tests? I had no idea we have to do tests! I really am thinking of postponing my application for 2015, I'll be so busy with uni I won't have the time to do all this! Also, I think I should explore other career options first, I really want to do a masters -even though I will never use it when teaching. I still feel like I have a lot to learn, anyone else in their last year of uni feeling like this? Maybe it's just me - I just love learning.
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    (Original post by Feartheunknown)
    QTS tests? I had no idea we have to do tests! I really am thinking of postponing my application for 2015, I'll be so busy with uni I won't have the time to do all this! Also, I think I should explore other career options first, I really want to do a masters -even though I will never use it when teaching. I still feel like I have a lot to learn, anyone else in their last year of uni feeling like this? Maybe it's just me - I just love learning.
    I know what you mean in terms of having loads to do at uni. It worries me I'll be able to balance my application with my uni work.


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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    So for 2014 applications, when do we have to take the QTS tests?
    You can take them as soon as you've sent your application. Some unis will make it a condition that you pass them within two months (for example) of recieving an offer.
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    You can take them as soon as you've sent your application. Some unis will make it a condition that you pass them within two months (for example) of recieving an offer.
    Ok. So that means roughly somewhere in autumn or spring. Thanks for that, I was thinking I needed to do them now. But I don't have time. :/
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    Im heading to Swansea Met PGCE History! Cannot wait!!!
    Anyone else been to Swansea met or going?
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    I have enough work experience (i think!) in infants and juniors, and if i'm wanting to do a Primary PGCE do you guys think i should be looking for just a bit of experience in Secondary School too? I've heard conflicting reports.
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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    I have enough work experience (i think!) in infants and juniors, and if i'm wanting to do a Primary PGCE do you guys think i should be looking for just a bit of experience in Secondary School too? I've heard conflicting reports.
    I've never heard that you should get experience in a Secondary school, they're completely different. The only benefit I can see to that is that you get an idea of which environment you prefer. I mean, you might think you want to do primary teaching until you have a really awesome week in a secondary school so there's that I suppose.

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    Starting a week of experience in a primary school on Monday! Very excited but nervous as well because I haven't done any experience in over a year and it's a new school. Still looking forward to it though, the lady that organises the work experience there seems lovely.
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    If you are on a Secondary PGCE many providers ask that you spend 5 days in a primary school. However you don't really need to do it so don't worry about getting experience outside of your Key Stages.
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    Thanks guys.

    Just finished three weeks at a local primary school on work experience, year 2 even gave me a card! It was a really good time though, definitely confirming i want to go into it!
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    http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training

    The above link is the most up to date information on applying for a 2014 PGCE. The application will no longer be through GTTR, but through UCAS (which still owned GTTR anyway). I have just got off the phone with a guy from Teaching Line who says that the application is changing to this as of 2014 however he had only just received the information so was still unsure. If you would like to call the TL with any questions the number is 08003892500.
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    Oh fantastic, UCAS again! Thought i'd escaped that demon a few years ago!
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    (Original post by hmwarley)
    http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training

    The above link is the most up to date information on applying for a 2014 PGCE. The application will no longer be through GTTR, but through UCAS (which still owned GTTR anyway). I have just got off the phone with a guy from Teaching Line who says that the application is changing to this as of 2014 however he had only just received the information so was still unsure. If you would like to call the TL with any questions the number is 08003892500.
    Oh wow thanks for this! Really helpful!

    I assume the GTTR website will be updated within the next few months and change to start pointing back to UCAS for searching/applications.

    I wonder why they are doing this.
 
 
 
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