alexandrajade3
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Hi everyone

I've finally applied for this PGCE, been wanting to do it for so long and now feel confident enough to do it. Anyone else hoping to do this PGCE?

I have interviews next week at Hallam and Edge Hill, with another interview at Huddersfield later on in the month.

Edge Hill seems to be the most intense looking interview so far with the normal documentation check followed by an interactive task (talking to others about an issue in further education), a written and numerical task, followed by an individual interview including a presentation! It's a bit of an odd time, 4.30pm in Ormskirk (which is also proving rather difficult to get to via public transport) however the course sounds great so I'm looking forward to it.

Hallam looks amazing, I'm so nervous and excited for it. It's my first interview on the Monday. The brief is document check, five minute teaching task where we have to "creatively engage" learners, followed by written and numerical task and finishing with an individual interview.

It's so nerve wracking because I feel so ready for this that if I don't get it I think I might be a bit broken! However, feeling positive and doing my best not to let nerves get to me!

Has anyone got any experience with these interviews or at these universities?

I once applied for Secondary PGCE many moons ago, but if I'm brutally honest I panic applied and didn't really know what I wanted. I'm much more prepared and in control this time around, but the past experience all seems so hazy now!

Be good to hear from fellow applicants

Wishing you all great luck!
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Hello,

I hope your interviews went well! I've applied to the exact same universities! How did your interviews go? Can you offer any advice?
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Hi everyone,

Has anyone applied for PGCE in LIFELONG SECTOR (Post Complusory Education and Training).

I have two interviews lined up one from Colchester Institute and other from University Campus Suffolk.

The interview letter states:
"As part of the interview process you will be required to deliver a short section of a lesson to the interview panel. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to plan a lesson and to deliver the first ten minutes of it. You are required to:

Plan a 1 hour long introductory session for a course in your specialist area suitable for delivery to a group of 16 year olds, who have just left school with GCSE English and Maths grades in the range A to C".

My degree is in Health and Social Care. By introductory session do they mean "overview of Health and Social Care course to post 16 group" or on a particular unit such as "effective communication"

For the first 10 minutes I would like to give group activity such as cross word

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks for reading :-)

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Dave
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I would assume an introduction to Health and Social care as a subject. I hate it when teacher training providers are ambiguous about interviews. They all seem to be!

Maybe be have a look at the college curriculums for H&SC and go over the topics and what the course will consist of.
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(Original post by NettleRune)
I would assume an introduction to Health and Social care as a subject. I hate it when teacher training providers are ambiguous about interviews. They all seem to be!

Maybe be have a look at the college curriculums for H&SC and go over the topics and what the course will consist of.
Hi there thanks for your reply ! Kept refreshing this page all day glad at least one person replied.
I was thinking about doing introductory lesson for HSC for year 12 like what the course consist of etc as well as prepare on more lesson plan for specific unit just to be on the safer side. Dreading to think how can I plan one hour lesson on introduction of health and social care ?

Thanks again nettlerunner
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That's no problem, I'm in the same boat.

That sounds good actually. I would plan an overview of health and social care (10+ minutes) and then go straight into one of the topics that are initially taught. I'm sorry I don't know anything about the subject. My degree is in law!
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That is fine no worries first 5 minutes to introduce myself then a 10 minutes introductory session which I will play it out basically paring them and asking each other questions. Then 20 minutes to tell the whole class. Then introduction to unit which is aim, scheme of work and scheme of assessment. Lastly ground rules and motivational homework.

I think I will have another one ready for a proper unit, I have done one lesson on year 11 as well so kinda have quiet a few things to show. The only problem with my unit is exams are way too easy and in As level there is two course work unit and one exam unit so they basically do their work in the class.
Law very interesting.
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Hi everyone,

I have a degree in youth and community work and I am considering doing a pgce in post compulsory education. I was wondering if anyone knows what this will enable me to teach in a college? I have been told that my degree may enable me to teach sociology or other social sciences? Or are there any other subjects that I could teach?
Thanks!
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(Original post by sbyrne92)
Hi everyone,

I have a degree in youth and community work and I am considering doing a pgce in post compulsory education. I was wondering if anyone knows what this will enable me to teach in a college? I have been told that my degree may enable me to teach sociology or other social sciences? Or are there any other subjects that I could teach?
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You should email the uni's for advice. Each uni will provide you with the relevant information. Check out the post compulsory pages for the unis your interested in and normally there are contact details to ask any questions. Just make sure your emailing the right person!
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