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    I am hoping to apply for a primary PGCE in Manchester to start Sept15'.
    I chose Sept15' so that I can hopefully gain some school experience before applying.

    For those starting Sept14' have you been given a reading list?
    Could you advise any books I should be reading or any tips at all to gaining experience in school and out that may help towards my application.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks!!
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    Hello

    I am hoping to apply for a primary PGCE in Manchester to start Sept15'.
    I chose Sept15' so that I can hopefully gain some school experience before applying.

    For those starting Sept14' have you been given a reading list?
    Could you advise any books I should be reading or any tips at all to gaining experience in school and out that may help towards my application.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks!!
    Chelle


    Hi

    We were given the following list of books, which are said to be compulsory and help develop our own knowledge etc;

    Core English:
    Johnson, R. and Watson, J. (2007), Teaching Synthetic Phonics. Exeter: Learning Matters.
    Whitehead, M. (2010), Language and Literacy in the Early Years. London: Sage.
    Wilson, A. and Scanlon, J. (2011), Language Knowledge for Primary Teachers. London: David Fulton.

    Core Science:
    Cross, A. and Bowden, A. (2009), Essential Primary Science. Berks: OUP McGraw-Hill Education.
    Core Maths:

    Mooney, C. et al. 2012, Primary Mathematics: Knowledge and Understanding., 6th edition, Achieving QTS Series, Learning Matters

    With the core English particularly, we have been asked to choose a fiction, non-fiction and poetry text either suited to early years, KS1 or KS2 and link it to section 3 of 'Language Knowledge for Primary Teachers'. If you are planning to get experience it would probably be beneficial to you to choose a text that the school you complete experience in, uses. That way you can both spot the language features and experience how they are used within lesson activities, if that makes sense?

    Other than this we were advised of a list of IT skills we should be comfortable using, with the primary IT curriculum becoming more computer science based. If you'd like any more info don't hesitate to ask!

 
 
 
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