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    (Original post by magic_box)
    Just quoted you to get your attention Airfairy - I just wanted to say that there is an RE NQT at my school who did his degree in Sociology so you definitely have a chance with Politics!

    I can't believe people have interviews already! I haven't heard anything at all or got my Welcome Letter yet

    Cutebat - what subject have you applied to Roehampton for? I haven't heard from them (RE PGCE)

    Also not going to look at the places allocations spreadsheet - I don't see the point in depressing myself I will just do my very best if I get any interviews!
    Aww thanks for letting me know. Things like that really do get my hopes up!

    Do you know what uni they did their PGCE at by any chance? I'll be wishing applied there!

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    References requested, fingers crossed! Feeling even more nervous now there's people already getting invites to interview....arrrgh.
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    (Original post by bellylaugh)
    Ooh congratulations! How did you find them? Are they similar to the practice ones on the government website? I have my literacy one tomorrow which I'm not really worried about, it's just the mental arithmetic section that is stressing me out a bit!
    If it's any help, I thought that they were easier than the practice ones. The mental arithmetic was definitely easier. If you pass the practice ones, you'll find the real ones fine
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Aww thanks for letting me know. Things like that really do get my hopes up!

    Do you know what uni they did their PGCE at by any chance? I'll be wishing applied there!

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    Yes, he did his PGCE at Cambridge!
    But had previously been rejected from KCL and Roehampton - so perseverance paid off
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    (Original post by JMR26)
    If it's any help, I thought that they were easier than the practice ones. The mental arithmetic was definitely easier. If you pass the practice ones, you'll find the real ones fine
    This is good to hear I've been practicing my maths for ages as I was so bad at it before. Now I tend to be hovering between 61% (fail) and 65% (pass) ... I think maybe another few weeks to practice speeding up and I may be ready
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    (Original post by magic_box)
    Yes, he did his PGCE at Cambridge!
    But had previously been rejected from KCL and Roehampton - so perseverance paid off
    Oooo! My Brother is applying to Cambridge! Do you remember when he got his interview date after applying?
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    (Original post by magic_box)
    This is good to hear I've been practicing my maths for ages as I was so bad at it before. Now I tend to be hovering between 61% (fail) and 65% (pass) ... I think maybe another few weeks to practice speeding up and I may be ready
    Keep at it and you'll do it! Best of luck for your skills tests!
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    (Original post by madl24903)
    Oooo! My Brother is applying to Cambridge! Do you remember when he got his interview date after applying?
    I don't know I'm afraid - I will ask when I next see him
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    Hey. I'm waiting on one final reference before I can pay and send my application off. However, I haven't booked my skills test, which means I don't have a date on my application when they are booked. Is this a problem? Or, if I have them done before (possible) interview should be fine?

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    (Original post by cutebat)
    I thought so too but then the next bullet point it said about skills tests etc…
    Perhaps they wrote it when the application date was set for 1st November and haven't updated it since then.
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    Finally finished my Personal statement.... but its too long, arrrhhhhhh. Also am i correct in saying that most people wrote the school and work experience section (20 line limit) more as a list?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Gemmac2382)
    Congrats! What uni?
    Canterbury, although panicking like a mad-man now. Currently in Spain so I have to fly back and work out what I'm doing.

    How is your application going? Where are you replying to? It totally depends on the unis, I know my other ones haven't even been looked at!
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    (Original post by madl24903)
    How did you find out?!
    I got an email, which was weird. How's it going for you x
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    (Original post by MsVictoria)
    Canterbury, although panicking like a mad-man now. Currently in Spain so I have to fly back and work out what I'm doing.

    How is your application going? Where are you replying to? It totally depends on the unis, I know my other ones haven't even been looked at!
    I've applied to Canterbury too! When is the interview date?


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    (Original post by magic_box)
    Hi Cutebat I tried to quote you earlier but it didn't work- wondering what subject you applied for at Roehampton?
    Hoping I may hear from them soon as my application was sent Saturday What did they say about Skills Tests??

    Hi Magic box, I'm applying for general primary. They only emailed to say they had received my application but Im glad they did because I didn't know how long UCAS held application for. What have you applied for? With regards to skill tests it said: 'we strongly advise candidates take tests as soon as they are able. If offered an interview, having already passed tests will greatly improve candidates chances of being offered a place' :-)
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    (Original post by magic_box)
    Yes, he did his PGCE at Cambridge!
    But had previously been rejected from KCL and Roehampton - so perseverance paid off
    Ah thanks I so nearly applied there because they seemed lenient with degrees, but I wasn't sure if I'd actually want to move all the way across the country, and it's also one of the most competitive unis so I was put off. Oh well, I can only cross my fingers. I have purposely only applied to unis that seemed ok with my politics degree (I e-mailed admissions). Good luck!
    (Original post by cutebat)
    Thanks for the link will have a looksie! Saw you took a subject enhancement in summer I reckon that will definitely strengthen your application! I thought they still needed RE teachers? Try not to get anxious about it they can see your developing your knowledge. x
    Yeah, hopefully they will see that. I've told them I'm willing to do more which is totally true. I think they do need RE teachers, but it is still a competitive PGCE. I don't think there is such thing as a PGCE that isn't competitive! Good luck
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    (Original post by MsVictoria)
    Canterbury, although panicking like a mad-man now. Currently in Spain so I have to fly back and work out what I'm doing.

    How is your application going? Where are you replying to? It totally depends on the unis, I know my other ones haven't even been looked at!
    How long did your references take to submit their references? I am thinking of applying on the 18th December but I am thinking of asking my references to start writing their references from now so we I am done they can submit their references asap.
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    http://www.ucas.com/sites/default/fi...cal-Report.pdf They aren't figures for applications, more acceptances, but they are still useful to look at (albeit a little saddening!)


    I've applied to Edge Hill, Sheffield Hallam and Cumbria. Figures for some random things are on here http://www.ucas.com/sites/default/fi...cal-Report.pdf Yeah with the subject knowledge I think even though I've been saying I'm really confident I could teach R.E with a politics degree, and my PS reflected this, I think deep down I don't know if I can It's only really just hit me now that I've applied, that I'm going to be expected to show my knowledge in an area I don't even have a GCSE in! I know it sounds stupid that I even applied, but I do have a genuine interest in religion, took a short course on it and a module at uni. I probably know more than the average person without religious qualifications but I don't think it's enough. I guess the providers will easily see that though. Ah well. Should have gone for citizenship I think. As useless as it is, I probably would have had more chance at getting in
    Is it Cumbria a nice city? Is accommodation cheap? How are the locals? Asking you this because I need to add a third uni choice to my ucas app.
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    (Original post by ginger.)
    I'm also applying to Edge Hill. I'm hoping to do languages (German and French). Good luck!

    Have you considered doing a subject enhancement course? I will definitely need to do one for French and I've also mentioned this in my personal statement. I've spoken to someone from Edge Hill, Hope and Chester Uni and they're all fine with it as it would be better if I can teach two languages. Many schools in Merseyside don't even teach German so it would be a massive disadvantage for me if I can't teach French.

    I still haven't been able to send off my application because my lecturer hasn't gotten back to me yet (I emailed her twice). I'm starting to get quite worried
    Hope as in Liverpool Hope?
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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    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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    So how you put the experience? Do you put from xth of this month to yth of that month? Or do you put I did x number of days from xth of this month to yth of that month?
 
 
 
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