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    Hi,

    My name is Grace, im an Irish student and iv just received an unconditional offer for a PGCE secondary Business Education from Edge Hill University in Liverpool. Just wondering if there's any Irish out there who have also received an offer?!!
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    hi im from ireland, going over for an interview for business pgce on the 14th april. how was ur interview? wat did you have to do? im dreading mine!!

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    Hi Claire,

    My interview was grand! Dont worry ul be fine.........i was very nervous too but it turned out there was noting to be nervous about! its a very relaxed process. I arrived at 9am and was there till about 3pm...dont think it usually takes so long but they were short one room. I stayed in liverpool and took the train out to Ormskirk in the morning, they journey was exactly half an hour but i left at 8 to be sure! They leave every half hour from central station for about £5 return. Once you get off the train u can get into a taxi to edge hill...takes about 2mins max. Once you get there u go to admin with ur forms then u go to a room with all other applicants and wait!! They presentation is basic enf....i think they focus more on how u present rather than what ur sayin....try to do a good powerpoint....some ppl had very basic ones and it didnt look great......nothing too over the top but just make an effort with backgrounds and pictures etc! the written assisgnment is easy....its basically just to see if ur fluent in english and if you know how to punctuate properly etc but its literally Nothing to worry about at all!! as for the one on one interview i found this to be the most relaxed part of the day..........its lasts approx 30mins and its just basic stuff like how would you deal with a disruptive student, how would you handle having a new student who cudnt speak english in ur classroom.....basically stuff that you could answer on the spot once you have a general idea of how you would be as a teacher! I hadnt much experience at all but just keep referring back to whatever exp you have. Keep relating thing back to something you observed. They will prob ask you "what was an interesting lesson you observed"....if you dont have anything to say maybe even relate it to something u learned during ur degree....if you had a good lecture that you remeber! i just spoke about a supply and demand lesson that i observed and found interesting! ur subject knowledege will also be tested...i was asked profit, cashflow(maybe cos i specialised in finance in yr 4 of my degree) The Product Life Cycle(how wud i teach it) and one or two others which i cant really remember! your answer only need to be simple...nothing detailed and if u dont know ans they will ask u summit else id say!! honestly its not worth worrying about it....if ur relaxed they will see this as a good thing! I was ment to be on the same day as you but they brought mine forward to March! If you have any other questions just ask....Hope infor helps you
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    Hi Claire,

    My interview was grand! Dont worry ul be fine.........i was very nervous too but it turned out there was noting to be nervous about! its a very relaxed process. I arrived at 9am and was there till about 3pm...dont think it usually takes so long but they were short one room. I stayed in liverpool and took the train out to Ormskirk in the morning, they journey was exactly half an hour but i left at 8 to be sure! They leave every half hour from central station for about £5 return. Once you get off the train u can get into a taxi to edge hill...takes about 2mins max. Once you get there u go to admin with ur forms then u go to a room with all other applicants and wait!! They presentation is basic enf....i think they focus more on how u present rather than what ur sayin....try to do a good powerpoint....some ppl had very basic ones and it didnt look great......nothing too over the top but just make an effort with backgrounds and pictures etc! the written assisgnment is easy....its basically just to see if ur fluent in english and if you know how to punctuate properly etc but its literally Nothing to worry about at all!! as for the one on one interview i found this to be the most relaxed part of the day..........its lasts approx 30mins and its just basic stuff like how would you deal with a disruptive student, how would you handle having a new student who cudnt speak english in ur classroom.....basically stuff that you could answer on the spot once you have a general idea of how you would be as a teacher! I hadnt much experience at all but just keep referring back to whatever exp you have. Keep relating thing back to something you observed. They will prob ask you "what was an interesting lesson you observed"....if you dont have anything to say maybe even relate it to something u learned during ur degree....if you had a good lecture that you remeber! i just spoke about a supply and demand lesson that i observed and found interesting! ur subject knowledege will also be tested...i was asked profit, cashflow(maybe cos i specialised in finance in yr 4 of my degree) The Product Life Cycle(how wud i teach it) and one or two others which i cant really remember! your answer only need to be simple...nothing detailed and if u dont know ans they will ask u summit else id say!! honestly its not worth worrying about it....if ur relaxed they will see this as a good thing! I was ment to be on the same day as you but they brought mine forward to March! If you have any other questions just ask....Hope infor helps you
    Hi, just wondered what the result of your interview was?
 
 
 
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