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    (Original post by xjay1234)
    Do they allow that?
    Not quite sure what you mean. If you haven't got the GCSEs to get on the course to begin with, it's a non-starter. If you are wanting to do extra GCSEs at the same time for some other reason, you will find it impossible to find the time (or the energy) to do them whilst on the course.
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    Not quite sure what you mean. If you haven't got the GCSEs to get on the course to begin with, it's a non-starter. If you are wanting to do extra GCSEs at the same time for some other reason, you will find it impossible to find the time (or the energy) to do them whilst on the course.
    Yeah energy for sure wouldn't have I know part time is 2 years - but I need to ring and find out information etc etc it's just Maths that is all English already have.

    Maths the annoying achilles heel lol
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    Depends. I'm doing a PGCE and I still find time to work- I have no choice unless someone decides to invent duplicating money. I work at least fifteen hours a week. If your determined and organised I don't see why not. I make sacrifices though- I rarely go out and it is pretty much university, study, work and sleep for me at the moment.
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    Depends. I'm doing a PGCE and I still find time to work- I have no choice unless someone decides to invent duplicating money. I work at least fifteen hours a week. If your determined and organised I don't see why not. I make sacrifices though- I rarely go out and it is pretty much university, study, work and sleep for me at the moment.
    yep sometimes you have to do what you have to do - during my final year at Uni i was camped in the Library from 8am to 10pm no joking so no issue.

    But me doing GCSE Maths in the evenings at some college 2 -3 nights a week whilst doing a PGCE I don't think should be an issue just a case of time management - but I will apply on UCAS anyway - I will call the teacher training helpline tomorrow and see what they say - and if they have certain occasions subject to certain conditions....
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    yep sometimes you have to do what you have to do - during my final year at Uni i was camped in the Library from 8am to 10pm no joking so no issue.

    But me doing GCSE Maths in the evenings at some college 2 -3 nights a week whilst doing a PGCE I don't think should be an issue just a case of time management - but I will apply on UCAS anyway - I will call the teacher training helpline tomorrow and see what they say - and if they have certain occasions subject to certain conditions....
    I got your PM but for some reason I cannot reply.

    At the moment I am at university from 9am-4/5pm 4 days a week (Wednesday off). Obviously not in lectures all of this time but breaks in between are spent doing independent research etc and I only give myself 20 minutes to grab something to eat. We start our placements after Xmas and we have been told that approx 80% of the teachers timetable we will spend in class with them and it is very full on. It is very much a course you have to have a strong passion about. I'm doing Primary at KCL.

    Have you considered doing the GCSE from home and then it will be a tad more flexible?

    You really won't have much free time- i'm a mobile hairdresser and M T, T and F evenings I work 6.30pm until 10 or even 11 at night. I have just about enough time to grab a quick something to eat before bed. Weekends are easier but even then I may only get an hour or two to spend socialising with my boyfriend.
    My dog has had to go and live with my parents because I just don't have the time for him.

    If your very passionate about it- go for it. But if you have your uncertainties don't waste yours/other peoples time and deprive someone who is of a place.
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    I got your PM but for some reason I cannot reply.

    At the moment I am at university from 9am-4/5pm 4 days a week (Wednesday off). Obviously not in lectures all of this time but breaks in between are spent doing independent research etc and I only give myself 20 minutes to grab something to eat. We start our placements after Xmas and we have been told that approx 80% of the teachers timetable we will spend in class with them and it is very full on. It is very much a course you have to have a strong passion about. I'm doing Primary at KCL.

    Have you considered doing the GCSE from home and then it will be a tad more flexible?

    You really won't have much free time- i'm a mobile hairdresser and M T, T and F evenings I work 6.30pm until 10 or even 11 at night. I have just about enough time to grab a quick something to eat before bed. Weekends are easier but even then I may only get an hour or two to spend socialising with my boyfriend.
    My dog has had to go and live with my parents because I just don't have the time for him.

    If your very passionate about it- go for it. But if you have your uncertainties don't waste yours/other peoples time and deprive someone who is of a place.
    No problem!

    Okay yes I see!

    Yes very much full time!

    Yes I heard about GCSE from home ICS.

    But I am traditional, and I much prefer just being in the class myself personally.

    But your schedule seems so CRAMMED! But you have to do what you have to do! Sometimes your nose has to run if you want good, sometimes it is hell getting to heaven.

    It really is all about time organisation.

    Well my degree is in Drama, and I am passionate about it something I enjoy.

    Just the task of would I even be able to be on the course whilst doing GCSE Maths in the evening? Not sure but I will find all out later. Will apply via UCAS as it is the 21st you can start applying.

    Might be a case that I would have to be part time not sure.

    One thing is for sure, it would be a very BUSY year if I was successful.

    How did you find the Skills Test? Literacy and Numeracy Tests?

    No time like the present - I will start doing online practising from now.

    Thanks for the insight!
 
 
 

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