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    (Original post by JosephineE)
    Sure it's http://search.gttr.ac.uk/cgi-bin/hsr...rch.HsForm.run
    It says that courses can be added, I know a lot of the ones I wanted aren't on there yet and they are deffo running it next year.
    Ah thanks, I was looking on UCAS not GTTR. Yeah, I think it must not be complete yet, at least I hope so otherwise I'd be having a panic attack now since all my choices aren't listed! Most of the things coming up for my school are schools direct.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Ah thanks, I was looking on UCAS not GTTR. Yeah, I think it must not be complete yet, at least I hope so otherwise I'd be having a panic attack now since all my choices aren't listed! Most of the things coming up for my school are schools direct.
    Ahh I know ! I'm certain more will come up as my first choice is advertising places for 2014 but isn't listed yet. You have to be careful though, because I was really excited as this year there's more on my subject listed but as alternative routes like SD and SCITT but when I clicked on them they were actually only offering salaried route I have no idea when the full list will be up, I'm guessing by the 21st?
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    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    I can't find out if I need to do it through UCAS or GTTR. do you have any idea?
    You apply through Ucas Teacher Training now, afaik GTTR is no longer in use (though above some people say they are able to search for courses on it... So perhaps the government has changed their mind about this too!).

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    I am applying for Primary PGCE - Do we select 3 different uni's AND a certain number of schools we want our placements to be at? Or do we just select our uni's and then if we get accepted the unis help us in finding placements at a later date?

    Hope this makes sense! :\

    Thanks guys x
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    (Original post by womanonamission)
    I am applying for Primary PGCE - Do we select 3 different uni's AND a certain number of schools we want our placements to be at? Or do we just select our uni's and then if we get accepted the unis help us in finding placements at a later date?

    Hope this makes sense! :\

    Thanks guys x
    You select up to three training choices. You could select three pgces at different unis, three school direct places, a mixture etc. You might choose a school direct place which is offered through a uni and also apply for a PGCE at that uni- it's up to you.

    If you choose a uni based PGCE they organise you're placements with local schools. You will find our where they are etc when you start the pgce. Whereas with school direct routes you choose a specific school to train at, and they work alongside a uni to deliver the training (so in those cases you choose a school).

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    Does anyone know if before starting PGCEs (Primary) there is work to do over the summer? I'm going to be in Uganda teaching and I was told that we might have things to do over the summer, in which case I can't apply this year!
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    (Original post by ChelseyElla)
    Does anyone know if before starting PGCEs (Primary) there is work to do over the summer? I'm going to be in Uganda teaching and I was told that we might have things to do over the summer, in which case I can't apply this year!
    I doubt it will be something which will stop you doing the course that year and also going to Uganda.

    For my PGCE for example, we had a suggested reading list of which I read a few (like 3 or 4), they suggested we go to local places of interest for children, and we had to start a diary of children's books we had read and write 3 one page book reviews. We also had to create a 'magic box' which had items around a theme - could just be items relating to us like tickets, photos, jewellery etc.

    Obviously that is specific to my uni but I would imagine the tasks at other unis would be similar. They aren't going to be asking you to write a huge essay or anything like that! It might be an idea to speak to your provider before you go (unless they've already sent you the info) so that you can
    1. Ensure you give them any info they might ask for while you're out there.
    2. Know any recommended reading or small tasks so you can take some books and pens/paper with you, if this will be possible (don't know about luggage limits and where you'll be staying etc).

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I doubt it will be something which will stop you doing the course that year and also going to Uganda.

    For my PGCE for example, we had a suggested reading list of which I read a few (like 3 or 4), they suggested we go to local places of interest for children, and we had to start a diary of children's books we had read and write 3 one page book reviews. We also had to create a 'magic box' which had items around a theme - could just be items relating to us like tickets, photos, jewellery etc.

    Obviously that is specific to my uni but I would imagine the tasks at other unis would be similar. They aren't going to be asking you to write a huge essay or anything like that! It might be an idea to speak to your provider before you go (unless they've already sent you the info) so that you can
    1. Ensure you give them any info they might ask for while you're out there.
    2. Know any recommended reading or small tasks so you can take some books and pens/paper with you, if this will be possible (don't know about luggage limits and where you'll be staying etc).

    xxxxx
    Thank you that is helpful I won't really be contactable whilst I'm there so I'd need everything sorted beforehand. Unfortunately taking books and stuff is out of the question as I'm extremely limited to what I can take!
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    (Original post by ChelseyElla)
    Thank you that is helpful I won't really be contactable whilst I'm there so I'd need everything sorted beforehand. Unfortunately taking books and stuff is out of the question as I'm extremely limited to what I can take!
    I'm sure they will be understanding if you don't have time, many others will be working and juggling family life alongside that over the summer, so people won't be doing tonnes of prep. Plus, what you're doing will give you more to reflect on to do with teaching! So it's a worthwhile thing to be doing from that perspective.

    Yeah, I'd call in or phone around a month before you go, so you can sort out everything and then you have some time to do a bit of casual reading. Like I said I only read a few books, and I chose the ones I was really interested in as I used that to guide me. I think I read Anita and Me and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (which I'd read before), read some (very few) bits of 2 textbooks and watched a documentary about a really tiny school in France. So it wasn't like intense reading and building of knowledge. It was just considering childhood and interesting things. You could also tailor it to your situation. So if they were, like my uni, to ask you to think about childhood, you could write down thoughts on your own childhood (or just think if no paper and pen).

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I'm sure they will be understanding if you don't have time, many others will be working and juggling family life alongside that over the summer, so people won't be doing tonnes of prep. Plus, what you're doing will give you more to reflect on to do with teaching! So it's a worthwhile thing to be doing from that perspective.

    Yeah, I'd call in or phone around a month before you go, so you can sort out everything and then you have some time to do a bit of casual reading. Like I said I only read a few books, and I chose the ones I was really interested in as I used that to guide me. I think I read Anita and Me and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (which I'd read before), read some (very few) bits of 2 textbooks and watched a documentary about a really tiny school in France. So it wasn't like intense reading and building of knowledge. It was just considering childhood and interesting things. You could also tailor it to your situation. So if they were, like my uni, to ask you to think about childhood, you could write down thoughts on your own childhood (or just think if no paper and pen).

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    I didn't even think of this! I've applied for camp america and paid my deposits etc so I'm ready to be placed. But getting placed obvs depends if a camp chooses to hire me. If I did get placed I'd be in america in the summer for 9 weeks from June and my latest date to get back would be 30th August (this will depend on if I get a place though could be earlier).. Do you think it'd be a problem? Like if I confirm a place on a PGCE (if I get one) and sort out student finance before June, and sort accommodation too. Should I tell the unis I'd be at camp over summer (obvs if I got a place for both?) ?


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    I didn't even think of this! I've applied for camp america and paid my deposits etc so I'm ready to be placed. But getting placed obvs depends if a camp chooses to hire me. If I did get placed I'd be in america in the summer for 9 weeks from June and my latest date to get back would be 30th August (this will depend on if I get a place though could be earlier).. Do you think it'd be a problem? Like if I confirm a place on a PGCE (if I get one) and sort out student finance before June, and sort accommodation too. Should I tell the unis I'd be at camp over summer (obvs if I got a place for both?) ?


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    I get back on the 28th August but will be very jetlagged! And won't have too long to move in to new house etc.
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    (Original post by ChelseyElla)
    I get back on the 28th August but will be very jetlagged! And won't have too long to move in to new house etc.
    Yeah that's true! Would a PGCE start early September? Do you think it would be realistic for me to get everything sorted like student finance and accommodation before June? I'm a bit worried now lol I wouldn't mind rushing in to move into a new house as long as I have somewhere to live lol


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    (Original post by Fabay)
    I didn't even think of this! I've applied for camp america and paid my deposits etc so I'm ready to be placed. But getting placed obvs depends if a camp chooses to hire me. If I did get placed I'd be in america in the summer for 9 weeks from June and my latest date to get back would be 30th August (this will depend on if I get a place though could be earlier).. Do you think it'd be a problem? Like if I confirm a place on a PGCE (if I get one) and sort out student finance before June, and sort accommodation too. Should I tell the unis I'd be at camp over summer (obvs if I got a place for both?) ?


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    Student finance should be fine as that would be all sorted before you go.

    I imagine a lot of people do similar things over the summer . I would let the uni know once you've got an offer and then see what they recommend. Only because they often send out a pack with some timetable info and forms to send back (occupational health, DBS check, bursary, details of the transport you have available etc) at the start of the summer, so they need to know that you will need to sort them before that point. I can't see there being a problem with this.

    As for moving in to a house, again that will generally be organised earlier.

    Don't panic about it, I'm sure camp america will be a valuable experience. Just make sure the uni are aware that you will be out of the country during those dates so that any important info is sorted beforehand.

    xxx

    Oh and yeah, PGCEs often start in the first half of Sept.
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Student finance should be fine as that would be all sorted before you go.

    I imagine a lot of people do similar things over the summer . I would let the uni know once you've got an offer and then see what they recommend. Only because they often send out a pack with some timetable info and forms to send back (occupational health, DBS check, bursary, details of the transport you have available etc) at the start of the summer, so they need to know that you will need to sort them before that point. I can't see there being a problem with this.

    As for moving in to a house, again that will generally be organised earlier.

    Don't panic about it, I'm sure camp america will be a valuable experience. Just make sure the uni are aware that you will be out of the country during those dates so that any important info is sorted beforehand.

    xxx

    Oh and yeah, PGCEs often start in the first half of Sept.
    Ok, thank you! Yeah I'll defo do that beforehand and if I get an offer. I'll also ask my sister to check my letters and emails cos I'm sure I'd be able to phone home whilst I'm in america. It will all work out I'm sure, as long as I get the important things sorted like accommodation and student finance lol.

    Thanks for the help - you've stopped me worrying now lol


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    Hi everyone - just a quick question re school experience. I graduated in July 2013 and am planning on applying for PGCE Secondary English. By the time I apply I'll have about 12 days experience in schools so that covers the minimum asked for by the unis I'm applying to. I was wondering whether it would also be worth mentioning about the voluntary teaching I did in India in 2010, or was that too long ago to be relevant? I understand it wouldn't count as official school experience but thought it might be good to show as a bit of extra volunteer work. Not sure whether it will count for anything as it was before uni.


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    (Original post by amul1992)
    Hi everyone - just a quick question re school experience. I graduated in July 2013 and am planning on applying for PGCE Secondary English. By the time I apply I'll have about 12 days experience in schools so that covers the minimum asked for by the unis I'm applying to. I was wondering whether it would also be worth mentioning about the voluntary teaching I did in India in 2010, or was that too long ago to be relevant? I understand it wouldn't count as official school experience but thought it might be good to show as a bit of extra volunteer work. Not sure whether it will count for anything as it was before uni.


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    Put literally every bit of experience you've done so long as it relates to teaching. I put my year 10 work experience down. It all counts.
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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    Put literally every bit of experience you've done so long as it relates to teaching. I put my year 10 work experience down. It all counts.
    Do you need a reference for every single bit of experience you have? I.e Reading with younger pupils whilst in Secondary school myself? Or is it just for your main minimum 2 weeks recent school experience where you need a reference from the head? Thanks! X


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    (Original post by womanonamission)
    Do you need a reference for every single bit of experience you have? I.e Reading with younger pupils whilst in Secondary school myself? Or is it just for your main minimum 2 weeks recent school experience where you need a reference from the head? Thanks! X


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    You need only two references. One should be academic, i.e. your uni course tutor or similar. The other should be someone from recent work experience.
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    Does anyone know what score you need to get to pass the skills tests?


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    (Original post by Fabay)
    Does anyone know what score you need to get to pass the skills tests?


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    According to the Department for Education (DfE) website, the pass mark has been raised to 63% for both papers. X
 
 
 
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