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    I have recently graduated studying archaeology and have graduated with a 2:1 I am looking to study a PGCE in history but I am not sure if I am too late to apply for this year. I have one classroom session booked in for June as I don't have any experience. I also have English GCSE C but not my Maths, I am not sure if this will be a hindrance does anyone know where I can study and re do my maths, also how much classroom experience is needed to apply.


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    Hi

    I have recently graduated studying archaeology and have graduated with a 2:1 I am looking to study a PGCE in history but I am not sure if I am too late to apply for this year. I have one classroom session booked in for June as I don't have any experience. I also have English GCSE C but not my Maths, I am not sure if this will be a hindrance does anyone know where I can study and re do my maths, also how much classroom experience is needed to apply.
    In theory it's not too late to apply - I'm doing secondary MFL and got my place in April last year.

    However, History is really competitive and most universities will probably have filled their places already (check on GTTR course search to see who has places available). Also, because it's so competitive they're probably looking for quite a lot of experience, and you do need to resit GCSE Maths ASAP as well as complete the literacy and numeracy skills tests.

    For your resit, maybe try a local FE college? I don't really know though.

    You could try applying this year but be aware it's very competitive and you'll probably have to wait and reapply next year, which will give you plenty of time to get school experience.
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    I have recently graduated studying archaeology and have graduated with a 2:1 I am looking to study a PGCE in history but I am not sure if I am too late to apply for this year. I have one classroom session booked in for June as I don't have any experience. I also have English GCSE C but not my Maths, I am not sure if this will be a hindrance does anyone know where I can study and re do my maths, also how much classroom experience is needed to apply.


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    Get as much experience as possible before October and resit your maths to get a C. History is very competitive so you will need as much as you can get and to meet the requirements of the course. Experience such as youth clubs/brownies/cubs/scouts etc. is also very useful and shows your commitment.
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    Thanks, I will resist my maths. I have one day booked for a class observation. They say you need 10 days experience, but is this enough? I see some people have months or years experience and still can't get on a course. What sort of experience are they looking for?


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    Thanks, I will resist my maths. I have one day booked for a class observation. They say you need 10 days experience, but is this enough? I see some people have months or years experience and still can't get on a course. What sort of experience are they looking for?


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    No I don't think one day will be enough. Try get at least a weeks worth of classroom observation/experience. Ask schools if you can volunteer as a teaching assistant. As I said before, experience such as youth work/brownies/girlguides etc. Anything that means you are gaining experience with the age range you want to teach. Look at volunteering websites such as do-it for these opportunities.
 
 
 
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