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    (Original post by madl24903)
    Sorry to be a bother but for the work/school experience did folks just put, dates, factual information of what you did? I'm not paragraphs of info, just like a bullet point style (similar to a CV).
    Initially I wrote it in continuous prose, as someone else did. I managed to get it to quite a nice point. Then my housemate came over and showed me that if you click the question mark beside the section, you're shown that it really is just looking for a when/where/what, unembellished response. So I deleted everything and wrote the absolute basic. It makes more sense, too, in my opinion - your PS is where they want to see the experiences you've had relate to your skills for teaching etc. If they were to give you an extra section to do it in, something wouldn't be quite right. I think it is just for the factual evidence of having experience rather than anything else. A piece of me (the english student side) still wishes I had kept the longer description though!
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    (Original post by madl24903)
    Sorry to be a bother but for the work/school experience did folks just put, dates, factual information of what you did? I'm not paragraphs of info, just like a bullet point style (similar to a CV).
    Mine was literally- school x. Dates. Role. And I did it bullet pointed. Same reasoned as above. I was just under the impression it was for facts rather than explanation.

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    (Original post by ginger.)
    Thanks a lot! I think it might not be on the list because they offer a PGDE rather than a PGCE. It looks like the course slightly different and you won't be able to get the same bursaries for it so it would cost me a lot more. I'm not sure whether I should put Chester down as my third choice instead. I'd really like like to go to JMU though, one of my best friends studied there and she said that everyone was really supportive.
    Sorry, not sure what subject you're referring to here, but apparently sheffield uni now offer a PGDE instead of a PGCE, and their website says that you are still eligible for bursaries. From what I can gather the change in the course does not affect the funding which you're eligible for.


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    Hey, I know this is irrelevant as I'm not applying for 2014 but 2016 for a History PGCE but does anyone have any advice? As I know History is very competitive. Ideally I'd like to go to the institute of education. Thanks!
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    Hey, I know this is irrelevant as I'm not applying for 2014 but 2016 for a History PGCE but does anyone have any advice? As I know History is very competitive. Ideally I'd like to go to the institute of education. Thanks!
    Best thing I can suggest is keep working hard, and try to get as much school experience as you can, and show you have an external interest in history as well. I'm not a history applicant, so I'm not sure how to best advise you but it's a good starting point.
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    (Original post by Cina)
    Hey, I know this is irrelevant as I'm not applying for 2014 but 2016 for a History PGCE but does anyone have any advice? As I know History is very competitive. Ideally I'd like to go to the institute of education. Thanks!
    Experience, experience, experience. See as many different schools and teachers as you can, do some volunteering around your uni, shadow some teachers at home, just get yourself into as many schools as possible. Other than that, work to get the highest degree grade you can.
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    (Original post by amul1992)
    Sorry, not sure what subject you're referring to here, but apparently sheffield uni now offer a PGDE instead of a PGCE, and their website says that you are still eligible for bursaries. From what I can gather the change in the course does not affect the funding which you're eligible for.


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    Interesting. Do you know what the difference is? I thought diploma (I'm assuming that's what it stands for) was higher than certificate, so maybe they get more masters credits? Dunno. I always associated Scotland with PGDEs.

    Edit - from a Google I may have been wrong, the PGCE seems to be higher with the masters credits. I still don't get the difference.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Interesting. Do you know what the difference is? I thought diploma (I'm assuming that's what it stands for) was higher than certificate, so maybe they get more masters credits? Dunno. I always associated Scotland with PGDEs.

    Edit - from a Google I may have been wrong, the PGCE seems to be higher with the masters credits. I still don't get the difference.
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    Sheffield pgde offers 120 masters credits, thus you must have to do more masters level assignments throughout the year. Considered applying there but can't afford the move!

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Interesting. Do you know what the difference is? I thought diploma (I'm assuming that's what it stands for) was higher than certificate, so maybe they get more masters credits? Dunno. I always associated Scotland with PGDEs.

    Edit - from a Google I may have been wrong, the PGCE seems to be higher with the masters credits. I still don't get the difference.
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    I read the other day (I think on wikipedia!) that basically the name PGCE is misleading as it is at a diploma level, not a certificate level. But I think they just keep it for ease. Except Scotland who decided to rename it PGDE so it is in line with other PG qualifications.

    All PGCEs have to have masters credits now in England iirc.

    I don't know about PGDEs in England though :?

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    I'll be totally crushed if I don't even get an interview. I'm sure I read somewhere that it's rare they rejected without interview, it only happens if your application is completely awful, so that will make me feel worse :awesome:
    Don't feel really bad. It depends on the course and uni. The year before I applied my uni had 500 and something applicants... They can't possibly interview all of those, the only had 200 something interviews.

    Also remember that not being invited for interview, or offered a place for that matter, doesn't mean you won't still make a superb teacher some day. It just means they decided that you need some more time to gain experience, hone your reflective skills or mature personally a little more. Or, with the reduction in places, it could well mean they just had a tough decision as they had more great applicants than they did places. Many people apply several times before getting on to teacher training and go on to excell.

    Xxx

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    On the education bit of the application form, it says that the percentages that your modules took up must be in whole numbers, but also equal 100. What if, as rounded to the nearest whole number, they don't equal 100?? Is this going to be a big issue?
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    Has everyone used their three choices? I want to teach business, but did chose D&T also then I just put biology for the third, deffo not get in for biology but didn't want to waste an app.
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    (Original post by Esmeralda4)
    On the education bit of the application form, it says that the percentages that your modules took up must be in whole numbers, but also equal 100. What if, as rounded to the nearest whole number, they don't equal 100?? Is this going to be a big issue?
    I rounded everything, then added it up. I got 101, so just took 1 off of the module I felt I spent less time on than equivalently weighted modules.

    (Original post by Lucy_jucie)
    Has everyone used their three choices? I want to teach business, but did chose D&T also then I just put biology for the third, deffo not get in for biology but didn't want to waste an app.
    Why not apply to teach the same subject, but at three different universities? Otherwise, your personal statement will have to be very vague.
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    (Original post by tory88)
    I rounded everything, then added it up. I got 101, so just took 1 off of the module I felt I spent less time on than equivalently weighted modules.
    Wicked, thanks. That makes sense.
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    (Original post by Lucy_jucie)
    Has everyone used their three choices? I want to teach business, but did chose D&T also then I just put biology for the third, deffo not get in for biology but didn't want to waste an app.
    I would apply to do the same course at different universities. To me, if you apply to do something you don't want to then it is still a waste.
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    (Original post by amul1992)
    Sorry, not sure what subject you're referring to here, but apparently sheffield uni now offer a PGDE instead of a PGCE, and their website says that you are still eligible for bursaries. From what I can gather the change in the course does not affect the funding which you're eligible for.


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    Interesting!

    I'm applying for Modern Foreign Languages.

    This is what it says on JMU's website:

    You need to be aware that most PG courses do not attract statutory funding. The ones that do attract statutory support (grants and/or loans) that we offer at LJMU are:

    - PGCE courses , for more information please vist www.directgov.co.uk and www.tda.gov.uk
    - MA social work for which an NHS bursary is payable to some students. For more information please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk
    - PG dip in Architecture

    http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/courses/postgr...p?CourseId=401

    I'll give them a call tomorrow, just in case.

    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Interesting. Do you know what the difference is? I thought diploma (I'm assuming that's what it stands for) was higher than certificate, so maybe they get more masters credits? Dunno. I always associated Scotland with PGDEs.

    Edit - from a Google I may have been wrong, the PGCE seems to be higher with the masters credits. I still don't get the difference.
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    This course 120 credits as well. Someone mentioned that the PGDE at Sheffield was actually harder, I'm so confused. I think I will have to call the teaching line tomorrow, just wanna know whether it might affect my employment prospects as well.
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    Does anyone else feel like they're going crazy waiting for references? I just want the damn things to be WRITTEN already so I can move onto going crazy waiting for university decisions...
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    (Original post by mango93)
    Does anyone else feel like they're going crazy waiting for references? I just want the damn things to be WRITTEN already so I can move onto going crazy waiting for university decisions...
    My sentiments exactly
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    Has anyone found the codes for marjons pgce primary???? Can't find them.
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    (Original post by miss_disney)
    My sentiments exactly
    Don't worry, I feel the same too.

    My Primary reference said he got the email Friday morning and told me he was writing my reference and sending it off. There have been no updates informing me that his reference was sent...
    I'm hoping that it will be done Monday.
 
 
 
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