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    Yh i dnt think the pgce interviews are as tricky as the undergraduate ones they wont ask you a question in Aramaic or anything like that lol!


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    (Original post by LydzPLG)
    Yh i dnt think the pgce interviews are as tricky as the undergraduate ones they wont ask you a question in Aramaic or anything like that lol!


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    Hahaha good to know!


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    I will be living at college so I guess for me the main thing is that there is nice accommodation!
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    Yeah i will most likely be living at a college too


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    That's not exactly your choice...
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    I still don't know how many students St Stephen's House has, but I found that they've admitted 21 taught postgraduates last year.

    Considering the fact that PGCEs are all one-year courses, it means this cohort is the maximum possible number of it. They're a PPH so the majority will not be PGCEs - so perhaps 3-5 students?

    Still cannot see how that'd make them one of the biggest PGCE communities, but I guess if they're all from religious studies it's not too bad.
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    (Original post by clh_hilary)
    That's not exactly your choice...
    How so? If you apply early enough most places can definitely offer you a place in graduate accommodation by the looks of it... Also as a PGCE I can imagine that not worrying about bills/the general stress of living in a student house will make the whole experience a lot more relaxing!

    And with regards to St Stephens House, I am sure that LydzPLG saw the same information as I did on their own website, claiming to have the biggest PGCE community. Whether we choose to believe this is surely up to us.
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    (Original post by stefinka)
    How so? If you apply early enough most places can definitely offer you a place in graduate accommodation by the looks of it... Also as a PGCE I can imagine that not worrying about bills/the general stress of living in a student house will make the whole experience a lot more relaxing!

    And with regards to St Stephens House, I am sure that LydzPLG saw the same information as I did on their own website, claiming to have the biggest PGCE community. Whether we choose to believe this is surely up to us.
    Not really because many colleges, if not all of them, only start the ballot in June or so; and 'graduate accommodation' is another thing altogether. They are university-maintained and are not close to colleges, they also start allocating them only in June or so.

    Yes, it's on their website. I'm merely stating the fact that they only admitted 21 graduates last year. There cannot be existing PGCE students so 21 is the maximum amount of PGCEs they could've gotten. Nevertheless, with it being a PPH, it'd be highly unlikely that they won't have mostly theology students, therefore there cannot be more than 3-5 PGCEs. Whether that's 'one of the biggest communities' depends on if you refer only to 'one of the biggest communities for religious studies PGCEs', but even that's debatable.
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    Actually most colleges have college owned graduate accommodation but thank you for your input anyway!
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    I spoke to St. Stephens today and they told me that there is usually about 18-19 PGCE students across all of the disciplines and this year out of the 18 only 5 were non residential. I am going to ring a few other colleges later.
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    Kellog has around 20 PGCE Students and Merton does not accept any PGCE students at all. I am going to keep researching!
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    Got the email today! I'm going to Oxford!


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    (Original post by JessDola92)
    Got the email today! I'm going to Oxford!


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    Yay congratulations! Now its just the college choice agony! Any thoughts on where you might choose?


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    Yay congratulations! Now its just the college choice agony! Any thoughts on where you might choose?


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    Thanks! I'm thinking Keble, Magdalen or Blackfriars! What about you?


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    Thanks! I'm thinking Keble, Magdalen or Blackfriars! What about you?


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    Ye I'm thinking either Keble, Kellog or Green Templeton. I looked into Magdalen but i think they only take one PGCE student and I didn't want to be alone.


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    Hey guys, So I have an interview at Oxford University next week friday for a PGCE in secondary RE and I was just wondering if I could get some help.

    1) Can anyone help me a little bit and give me some pointers of some dos and Don'ts for the interview.

    2) I have to prepare an A4 sheet before the interview for a Year 7 class on either jesus or Buddha, and I needed help to know from personal experience which religious figure do you guys think is easier for a year 7 student to understand?

    Thank you for reading, any help will be appreciated
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    (Original post by Simply93)
    Hey guys, So I have an interview at Oxford University next week friday for a PGCE in secondary RE and I was just wondering if I could get some help.

    1) Can anyone help me a little bit and give me some pointers of some dos and Don'ts for the interview.

    2) I have to prepare an A4 sheet before the interview for a Year 7 class on either jesus or Buddha, and I needed help to know from personal experience which religious figure do you guys think is easier for a year 7 student to understand?

    Thank you for reading, any help will be appreciated
    Hi! I had my interview last Monday for PGCE RE. It was so relaxed, I had a brilliant day and found out yesterday that I've got a place!

    I know it's cliche but be yourself! I even made them laugh and that worked for me! They will ask a lot about your school experience, what you learnt from it and things like that. Also why you want to teach and why RE!

    The lesson activity, do whichever you feel more comfortable with. I did mine on the Buddha and broke it down into short activities. Do some research on TES for example lessons and things like that if you're stuck for ideas.

    Hope this is helpful and good luck! Don't hesitate to message me if you need anything else


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    (Original post by LydzPLG)
    Ye I'm thinking either Keble, Kellog or Green Templeton. I looked into Magdalen but i think they only take one PGCE student and I didn't want to be alone.


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    Oh no! Yeah I definitely don't want to be alone


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    (Original post by JessDola92)
    Hi! I had my interview last Monday for PGCE RE. It was so relaxed, I had a brilliant day and found out yesterday that I've got a place!

    I know it's cliche but be yourself! I even made them laugh and that worked for me! They will ask a lot about your school experience, what you learnt from it and things like that. Also why you want to teach and why RE!

    The lesson activity, do whichever you feel more comfortable with. I did mine on the Buddha and broke it down into short activities. Do some research on TES for example lessons and things like that if you're stuck for ideas.

    Hope this is helpful and good luck! Don't hesitate to message me if you need anything else


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    Hey, thank you for your reply, I wanted to ask, How many people would I be doing the activity in front of and how long will the actitivty be approximately?
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    (Original post by JessDola92)
    Hi! I had my interview last Monday for PGCE RE. It was so relaxed, I had a brilliant day and found out yesterday that I've got a place!

    I know it's cliche but be yourself! I even made them laugh and that worked for me! They will ask a lot about your school experience, what you learnt from it and things like that. Also why you want to teach and why RE!

    The lesson activity, do whichever you feel more comfortable with. I did mine on the Buddha and broke it down into short activities. Do some research on TES for example lessons and things like that if you're stuck for ideas.

    Hope this is helpful and good luck! Don't hesitate to message me if you need anything else


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    Also I know that 2 written tasks will be part of the interview, can you tell me something about what they're like?

    Thank you by the way for the help
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    (Original post by Simply93)
    Also I know that 2 written tasks will be part of the interview, can you tell me something about what they're like?

    Thank you by the way for the help
    You don't have to do the activity on the day, you just have to hand in the sheet at your interview!

    We only did one written task while we were there (even though the email said 2 for me as well). It was about the aims and purposes of RE in the 21st century.


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    Ended up applying for St. Hugh's! Fingers crossed i get a place.


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