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    Do they allow that? Just I am going to apply for PGCE they say C in English (which I have) and C in Maths (I don't have)

    Would I be able to do the year course whilst going Maths in the evening simultaneously?
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    (Original post by xjay1234)
    Do they allow that? Just I am going to apply for PGCE they say C in English (which I have) and C in Maths (I don't have)

    Would I be able to do the year course whilst going Maths in the evening simultaneously?
    You need to contact the universities you're applying to directly - they might have a preference and tell you not to take GCSE maths but to do an alternative instead alongside the course.

    More likely they'll let you know that you need the GCSE prior to entry.

    Either way be careful about putting off anything to study alongside a PGCE - they are VERY work intensive and you're unlikely to have much if any free time (never mind enough to devote to a GCSE).

    Why can't you put in for the GCSE retake this year?
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    (Original post by PQ)
    You need to contact the universities you're applying to directly - they might have a preference and tell you not to take GCSE maths but to do an alternative instead alongside the course.

    More likely they'll let you know that you need the GCSE prior to entry.

    Either way be careful about putting off anything to study alongside a PGCE - they are VERY work intensive and you're unlikely to have much if any free time (never mind enough to devote to a GCSE).

    Why can't you put in for the GCSE retake this year?
    Well UCAS applications begin 21st November.

    I want to do my PGCE @ UEL http://www.uel.ac.uk/study/courses/drama-pgce.htm

    Now with you said about alternative to Maths whilst on PGCE well you have to to Numeracy test and Literacy test admission.

    I will ring UEL see what they say, I can't do GCSE right now this year as I am working sporadic hours, (I am paying on Student overdraft) graduated 2 months ago.

    But seems you would need Maths before you start, but no problem, I would just do the Maths, then after can really focus on the PGCE fully at least.

    Can save money a lot before i eventually begin.

    Thanks for the information beautiful people!
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    PGCE, it requires you to have your GCSE at grade C in maths and English before you apply... Once you have got your C, you can then apply for it, then take the literacy and numeracy test.

    I need to get my C in maths (or have an equal equivalency test, but that should be later in my life atm)
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    PGCE, it requires you to have your GCSE at grade C in maths and English before you apply... Once you have got your C, you can then apply for it, then take the literacy and numeracy test.

    I need to get my C in maths (or have an equal equivalency test, but that should be later in my life atm)
    How does the Equal Equivalency Test work?
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    (Original post by xjay1234)
    How does the Equal Equivalency Test work?
    Well, it's not on any school exam board, and you get told what you need to do with resources and etc. And you get a certain amount of hours/weeks that you are advised to have before you take your test. It allows you to go at your own pace, figuring out what you suits you. You also get your own tutor to help you.

    The equivalency test is recognised by many higher institutions.
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    It depends on the uni. I do not have the required GCSE science for Primary Education, and therefore I am retaking it. Both of the providers I am applying for are more than happy I retake this year. If I get place, it will be subject to me passing both the professional skills test and the GCSE. However, some unis do require you to have the GCSE before you apply and some also do not accept the equivalent skills tests.

    1. Contact whoever the unis you want to apply to - be quick applications start tomorrow (eek!)

    2. Head over to http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=97 - lots of advice from fellow potential PGCEers.

    Good luck!
 
 
 

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