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    (Original post by Doc.Daneeka)
    Thanks. I was planning on trying to get some. I guess I'll just go old school and send out letters to schools.
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    same with me I need more experience and it is so hard to get some! I have emailed all the schools in my radius and have only received a few responses, however, I am still on hold now
    If you can, go on to the schools. You might just catch the person you need in a moment when they can talk, and get it sorted, whereas an email or letter can end up lost or sitting in a pigeon hole for months.

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    If anyone is near or in Doncaster, I know a school that is crying out for volunteers!

    Edited: A primary school.
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    If you can, go on to the schools. You might just catch the person you need in a moment when they can talk, and get it sorted, whereas an email or letter can end up lost or sitting in a pigeon hole for months.

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    I thought about that but the thing is that first the headteacher has to approve that I can observe lessons and then I have to wait for the classroom teacher to approve this. It's such a long process!
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    If you can, go on to the schools. You might just catch the person you need in a moment when they can talk, and get it sorted, whereas an email or letter can end up lost or sitting in a pigeon hole for months.

    Xxx

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    (Original post by cinderella25)
    I thought about that but the thing is that first the headteacher has to approve that I can observe lessons and then I have to wait for the classroom teacher to approve this. It's such a long process!
    kpwxx's advice seems pretty good to me I'll maybe call up the school rather than stroll in (if I could even stroll in). Keep on trying cinderella25! Perhaps consider widening the area you're willing to travel to as well!
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    (Original post by Doc.Daneeka)
    kpwxx's advice seems pretty good to me I'll maybe call up the school rather than stroll in (if I could even stroll in). Keep on trying cinderella25! Perhaps consider widening the area you're willing to travel to as well!
    I am going to call all the schools tomorrow!
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    So I'm reading a personal statement guide I printed off (yeah I'm only just writing it now - bad I know), and there's a section on entering time for course modules? I haven't heard of this, and I don't understand what it is or it's purpose? What are we supposed to put there? "percentage of time taken up by each module" - so is this over the whole year or only the semester? I have three taught modules this semester and my dissertation, so I guess that's 25% each, but then if it's spread over a year it's different.
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    (Original post by cinderella25)
    same with me I need more experience and it is so hard to get some! I have emailed all the schools in my radius and have only received a few responses, however, I am still on hold now
    Have you tried phoning the schools? They are usually able to give you an answer about experience there and then. If you do send emails/ letters, make sure to follow up with phone calls, it worked for me


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    Have you tried phoning the schools? They are usually able to give you an answer about experience there and then. If you do send emails/ letters, make sure to follow up with phone calls, it worked for me


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    I am going to call all the schools that I applied to. I hope I get a response from them.

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    is it worth mentioning that i am doing my dissertation on education reform? Just thought it may show an active interest in education policy.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    is it worth mentioning that i am doing my dissertation on education reform? Just thought it may show an active interest in education policy.
    I would say yes. It will give you something to talk about in the interview, too. I'm taking an education elective module in literacy and learning, and have mentioned that on my PS very briefly. I can elaborate if I (hopefully) get an interview.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    So I'm reading a personal statement guide I printed off (yeah I'm only just writing it now - bad I know), and there's a section on entering time for course modules? I haven't heard of this, and I don't understand what it is or it's purpose? What are we supposed to put there? "percentage of time taken up by each module" - so is this over the whole year or only the semester? I have three taught modules this semester and my dissertation, so I guess that's 25% each, but then if it's spread over a year it's different.

    Hey Airfairy- this bit is in the education section last time I just put in the credits E.g:

    20.00 bones bodies burials
    20.00 Rome to reformation
    40.00 dissertation and so on. That seemed to work? I remember it had to add up but that was in education section. For the personal statement I didn't write % or anything just said a portion of my course was science related with modules such as blah blah. Hope this helps? as for the ps writing I've only just started writing mine too well editing my old one.
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    (Original post by cutebat)
    Hey Airfairy- this bit is in the education section last time I just put in the credits E.g:

    20.00 bones bodies burials
    20.00 Rome to reformation
    40.00 dissertation and so on. That seemed to work? I remember it had to add up but that was in education section. For the personal statement I didn't write % or anything just said a portion of my course was science related with modules such as blah blah. Hope this helps? as for the ps writing I've only just started writing mine too well editing my old one.
    Guys is that only for Secondary? I am doing Primary and am so lost on what you guys are talking about!
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    (Original post by womanonamission)
    Guys is that only for Secondary? I am doing Primary and am so lost on what you guys are talking about!
    That was for primary and secondary.. on the application form for the GTTR and now I guess UCAS it asks for the breakdown of your degree in modules and the percentage of the degree which was on this. I just put my transcript down with the credits and that added up, I think thats what the question was about? I may have misunderstood too and have confused the situation further apologies in advance
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    (Original post by cutebat)
    That was for primary and secondary.. on the application form for the GTTR and now I guess UCAS it asks for the breakdown of your degree in modules and the percentage of the degree which was on this. I just put my transcript down with the credits and that added up, I think thats what the question was about? I may have misunderstood too and have confused the situation further apologies in advance
    Oh I see your talking about the application and not the PS. So nervous about it all, time is running out!

    Thanks for clearing that up for me xx
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    (Original post by Doc.Daneeka)
    Thanks. I was planning on trying to get some. I guess I'll just go old school and send out letters to schools.
    Even as a male, you need 10 days minimum experience at least. It's a requirement set by the government rather than the universities so unfortunately it's not at their discretion. 10 days shouldn't be too hard to get though, and could be really useful for telling you if this is really what you want to do. Since your degree is not in a national curriculum subject or related to education, I'm guessing you only decided to go into teaching recently. That's not a bad thing, it just means that you should spend as much time in schools as possible to decide if you are certain about this.

    You might still get an interview without it, but you'd be obliged to meet the required 10 days before the beginning of your PGCE.
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    (Original post by cutebat)
    Hey Airfairy- this bit is in the education section last time I just put in the credits E.g:

    20.00 bones bodies burials
    20.00 Rome to reformation
    40.00 dissertation and so on. That seemed to work? I remember it had to add up but that was in education section. For the personal statement I didn't write % or anything just said a portion of my course was science related with modules such as blah blah. Hope this helps? as for the ps writing I've only just started writing mine too well editing my old one.
    Thank you So do you list modules from all three years, or just third year? I'm sure I'll work it out. Do you put your marks down anywhere?

    Personal statement writing is hard!
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    (Original post by alabelle)
    Even as a male, you need 10 days minimum experience at least. It's a requirement set by the government rather than the universities so unfortunately it's not at their discretion. 10 days shouldn't be too hard to get though, and could be really useful for telling you if this is really what you want to do. Since your degree is not in a national curriculum subject or related to education, I'm guessing you only decided to go into teaching recently. That's not a bad thing, it just means that you should spend as much time in schools as possible to decide if you are certain about this.

    You might still get an interview without it, but you'd be obliged to meet the required 10 days before the beginning of your PGCE.
    I think there may be some difference between the requirements for the PGDE that we have in Scotland and the PGCE that is done elsewhere(?) as none of the programmes I'm looking at (Aberdeen, Dundee, and Edinburgh) mention a requirement for classroom experience, although Dundee does state it's typically required and certainly desirable. In any case I agree that it's a good idea to get as much experience as I can.

    Bit odd, but this isn't really a sudden decision; it's just that my first choice isn't possible any longer and in reassessing my situation I've decided that this is one that I'd still be really happy to do.
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    I'm really struggling with the paragraph in the PS about what I've gained from my work exp. Weird thing is, I've been reading loads of examples and none of them seem to say much about it - at most a sentence!

    I'm struggling for room too, which I didn't envision! I thought I'd struggle for words but I'm on 47 lines now and there's a lot I haven't said :/ Because I'm doing a politics degree and applying for an R.E PGCE a lot of my room is me trying to convince them I'm capable and my degree is sort of related!
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    I'm really struggling with the paragraph in the PS about what I've gained from my work exp. Weird thing is, I've been reading loads of examples and none of them seem to say much about it - at most a sentence!

    I'm struggling for room too, which I didn't envision! I thought I'd struggle for words but I'm on 47 lines now and there's a lot I haven't said :/ Because I'm doing a politics degree and applying for an R.E PGCE a lot of my room is me trying to convince them I'm capable and my degree is sort of related!
    I've chosen to say two separate things about work experience in my personal statement;

    a) example of what a teacher did, followed by how i noticed it was useful, linked to skills i have learned through my degree that would help me do similar stuff

    b) example of something i did, what happened afterwards, and how my actions helped the situation

    I hope that's not too unclear... I can explain it better if you like.

    I'm having similar problems with room too, as my degree is a bit unusual. It's Educational Studies, which has clear links to teaching, but I could do with extra room to convince them I'm capable in the National Curriculum subjects too. It's frustrating not having enough lines to say everything!
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Thank you So do you list modules from all three years, or just third year? I'm sure I'll work it out. Do you put your marks down anywhere?

    Personal statement writing is hard!
    Yea I just basically listed my transcript from the three years- I don't know if it will change this year but the last two times I applied there was loads of spaces and you just list titles of modules and then the credits and I think you might have to put the percentage obtained but I don't remember that bit just remember the credits because I had to make sure I put the .00 after each one or it wouldn't recognise it. I know I thought it would be easier for me this year using my old statement but I'm changing it completely and now I have another role to add I'm struggling to fit it all in too. Still we will be glad we did it now so it is ready to go when the application opens. Just saw your applying for RE and have a politics degree- thats interesting. Have you looked at the subject enhancement courses for RE? x
 
 
 
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