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    Anyone else wanting to specialise in Modern Languages in Primary? Also, you putting capitals for classes e.g. Year One?

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    It would be nice if they said either 11 or 12, as lines will be added to mine if it's 12 not 11!
    You don't need to worry about the font or font size - use this tool to check your line count instead: http://maccery.com/ps/

    It uses the same characters per line limit as UCAS, and the same total line count limit/character limit.
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    (Original post by risteard)
    That's where I did mine. Post comp admittedly. Quality of teaching is very variable...looks good on a cv though. Probably the best college in the country for teacher training.
    That's a shame about the varying teaching there but to be honest I was only applying there for the name
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    Ok, after having serious thoughts about this I now think I'm just going to apply to 2 unis in Apply 1 as they are the places I really would love to go to and want to throw everything into them.
    My third option was going to be a SCITT/Schools Direct place further away from home but the more I think about it the more I know I would prefer the PGCE option at these particular Unis at this time.

    Scared that this risky strategy may leave me with nothing but applying for something for the sake of putting a third option down probably isn't smart either...
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    Quick question regarding the personal statement. Is everyone just inputting as much information in as possible or are you leaving space for clear gaps showing a new paragraph starting?


    My statement flows and looks much neater with typical paragraphs included but this puts me 6 lines over!


    If I just cram it all in as wall big wall of text I'm bang on 47 lines?!


    I would much rather it be more visually striking but obviously I would compromise this for more information yet the biggest fear I have is that the providers may think I don't know when to input paragraphs properly when really its just that I'm desperate to make every word count!


    Any feedback would be great!


    Good luck to all those applying.
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    They will understand that you need all the lines and will appreciate the words more than the format!

    Just indent

    (Original post by Captainconehead)
    Quick question regarding the personal statement. Is everyone just inputting as much information in as possible or are you leaving space for clear gaps showing a new paragraph starting?


    My statement flows and looks much neater with typical paragraphs included but this puts me 6 lines over!


    If I just cram it all in as wall big wall of text I'm bang on 47 lines?!


    I would much rather it be more visually striking but obviously I would compromise this for more information yet the biggest fear I have is that the providers may think I don't know when to input paragraphs properly when really its just that I'm desperate to make every word count!


    Any feedback would be great!


    Good luck to all those applying.
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    (Original post by Kk2k13)
    Anyone else wanting to specialise in Modern Languages in Primary? Also, you putting capitals for classes e.g. Year One?

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    I don't think I did... technically they shouldn't have them, iirc. I searched and figured it out somehow (it's hard to tell as you could look at it as specific or general). However, I wouldn't worry too much about this. A quick google reveals that different school websites use both; I think the most important thing is that you are consistent... don't switch between capitalising and not capitalising!!!

    You could always look on your potential unis' websites and find a reference to the years, and just go with that.


    (Original post by magic_box)
    Ok, after having serious thoughts about this I now think I'm just going to apply to 2 unis in Apply 1 as they are the places I really would love to go to and want to throw everything into them.
    My third option was going to be a SCITT/Schools Direct place further away from home but the more I think about it the more I know I would prefer the PGCE option at these particular Unis at this time.

    Scared that this risky strategy may leave me with nothing but applying for something for the sake of putting a third option down probably isn't smart either...
    It sounds like you've made a decision to suit you, congrats


    (Original post by alabelle)
    PS has anyone noticed a possible change to wording on the UCAS reference page? It says that "If you're providing a reference from a school where you have been employed or have done classroom observation, it should generally come from the headteacher."

    This doesn't seem as strict as everyone was saying before. Possibly it means that we're able to use another teacher if we have to. I'd still check with individual providers though.
    Hmm, yeah, you're right! That is definitely a change in wording! I guess they had so many people (perhaps those on this thread lol) phoning them about it that they decided to change it. But regardless, phoning the uni is the best way to be clear about what THEY specifically want.

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    Anyone can help me,

    I am planning to do a MFL Secondary PGCE.

    So far my experience:

    - Language Assistant at a school (from October till the end of the academic year): I assist the teacher delivering the lessons, I work with the children myself and I observe the teacher delivering the lessons and very soon I will be delivering my own lessons

    - Reading volunteer (sort of youth club) in another school: I basically act as a role model for a number of secondary students, we read and discuss books, I talk about their goals and how to achieve them and give encourage them to overcome life obstacles as well

    Is this enough?
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    I ask this because I have 2 other opportunities to gain experience:

    - Language Assistant at another school

    - School Experience Programme (SEP)
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    However, I would like to commit most of my time to a relatively small number of volunteering than committing less time to a larger group of volunteering options. What do you think? Am I a strong candidate with the Language Assistant and the Reading Volunteer thing?
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    "Most providers expect you to have at least two weeks' classroom experience before you begin teacher training." I have read this on UCAS.
    Does this mean 14 days volunteering? Because so far I only have 6 days.
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    "Most providers expect you to have at least two weeks' classroom experience before you begin teacher training." I have read this on UCAS.
    Does this mean 14 days volunteering? Because so far I only have 6 days.

    I would assume its ten working days. Either way, 6 isn't ideal but if you have more coming up in the next few months make sure to mention it in your personal statement!
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    Could somebody answer this for me please?

    I applied last year and was going to use my same application this time round (just with a few changes and additions with what i have done in the last year) as it got me interviews last time round. But last year on the GTTR system you had a personal statement section (47 lines) and a work experience section (think about 20 lines). Just looked at the UCAS info and it looks like you only get 47 lines for the whole lot - will this be the case or have i missed something?
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    (Original post by swarfliam)
    I would assume its ten working days. Either way, 6 isn't ideal but if you have more coming up in the next few months make sure to mention it in your personal statement!
    I won't be sending my application until next month so assuming I don't increase my volunteering days at one of the schools, it will be 10. But I plan to increase volunteering days so I get 13 days by december. Anyway, I am volunteering at the two schools for the whole academic years.
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    (Original post by andy1234567)
    Could somebody answer this for me please?

    I applied last year and was going to use my same application this time round (just with a few changes and additions with what i have done in the last year) as it got me interviews last time round. But last year on the GTTR system you had a personal statement section (47 lines) and a work experience section (think about 20 lines). Just looked at the UCAS info and it looks like you only get 47 lines for the whole lot - will this be the case or have i missed something?

    It's still there,

    http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works...ur-application

    Section 6

    Don't panic!!

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    Thanks

    I have seen that bit but it just says list your jobs and schools you have volunteered at. It doesn't say you'll get so many lines to write about your experience.
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    Probably a very stupid question, but... with Schools Direct being merged into UCAS does this mean there will be less Uni/SCITT courses?
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    it says if you want to do this, you should include this within your personal statement.
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    (Original post by andy1234567)
    Thanks

    I have seen that bit but it just says list your jobs and schools you have volunteered at. It doesn't say you'll get so many lines to write about your experience.
    I'm pretty certain that is that same bit. Just a box next to the personal statement bit yeah? No fields or anything (location, date, etc) just a box.


    (Original post by Fen2k)
    Probably a very stupid question, but... with Schools Direct being merged into UCAS does this mean there will be less Uni/SCITT courses?
    Schools direct is essentially a type of SCITT. This year, yes, it seems there will be a massive increase in the number of School Direct places and a reduction in the number of uni based PGCEs.

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    I've just seen someone a few posts back, state that references are given 42 lines to write their statement? I'm pretty sure on UCAS it said 47 lines and as such I've told my referees they have 47 lines...please someone calm me down?!
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    (Original post by Descartes93)
    I've just seen someone a few posts back, state that references are given 42 lines to write their statement? I'm pretty sure on UCAS it said 47 lines and as such I've told my referees they have 47 lines...please someone calm me down?!

    Definitely 47 lines for referees, same as us with our personal statement.
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    [QUOTE=Fabay;45241180]My tutor at uni who is writing my reference looked over my personal statement and said it was good but I just need to add in what I can bring to teaching..e.g. Hardworking etc. anyone have any tips on how I can write this within 3-4 lines ? Like I just need a way of starting it off. It will be my last paragraph and so far I've said why I want to teach and talked about my work experience... Any help would be great thanks!!!

    Maybe something like this will help:

    therefore my experiences/skills demonstrate that I am a hardworking/diligent individual who will no doubt use these skills to become a n extremely effective teacher...

    Thats an an example how you can structure it hope that helps

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