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I've searched for a thread discussing this but haven't managed to find one.

To anyone who has applied, how did you find the overall application process and the assessment day? Also did you manage to get the scholarship in the end? Finally, any tips for the assessment day? Thank you!
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If you apply for it you will get it. The number of applicants to all four subject scholarship schemes fell this year. They just can't give them away.
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I've searched for a thread discussing this but haven't managed to find one.

To anyone who has applied, how did you find the overall application process and the assessment day? Also d id you manage to get the scholarship in the end? Finally, any tips for the assessment day? Thank you!
How did it go? Did you get it? Any tips?
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Not sure if anyone still wants an answer but...

I applied in summer 2016 and got a scholarship and I'm now half way through my PGCE. Most people who apply seem to be successful. There is a video about it somewhere on the RSC site which is worth a look.

The application takes a bit of time (subject knowledge test and writing a statement (bit like personal statement for UCAS)). The assessment day was fun - trip to London, interview, group work, 5 min teach to your interviewers (we had to prep 4 topics but were only asked about 1) and a 1 hour chemistry test.
They told us on arrival that there was a scholarship for every one who attended the assessment day (as long as you performed on the day), so it was quite collaborate rather than competitive.
I think it was worth it - enhanced bursary is just part of it - mentoring, special RSC events for scholars and loads of resource books etc.
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What topics did you cover in the 1 hour chemistry exam? Was it gcse or A level?
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What topics did you cover in the 1 hour chemistry exam? Was it gcse or A level?
From memory mostly GCSE and some A level. There are two self tests on the RSC website - the one below is pre-16 and there's one for post-16 knowledge. I found them useful for prep. Good luck if you decide to go for it! http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/r...id=CMP00006846
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Thank you for your reply
Would you need a certain mark in the test and is the exam both multiple choice and written? Also is the interview and one of the 4 topics you had to present is that the
difficult side to it, so for example you could be asked to present on a topic such as
isotopes? what kind of questions were you asked?
(Original post by VelmaStaplebot)
From memory mostly GCSE and some A level. There are two self tests on the RSC website - the one below is pre-16 and there's one for post-16 knowledge. I found them useful for prep. Good luck if you decide to go for it! http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/r...id=CMP00006846
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Anyone applied this year? I have an assessment day coming up and I'm really nervous about the test!
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Can anyone point me in the direct of any practice tests?
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Can anyone point me in the direct of any practice tests?
http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/r...pe=MED00000009

Do the Pre 16 one for Secondary Chemistry, but it's worth looking over the Post 16 one too
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When do you find out if you got the scholarship or not? Is it just after assessment day?Cheers
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Hi Velma, just wondering, when did you find out you got the scholarship? How long after the assessment day?

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(Original post by VelmaStaplebot)
Not sure if anyone still wants an answer but...

I applied in summer 2016 and got a scholarship and I'm now half way through my PGCE. Most people who apply seem to be successful. There is a video about it somewhere on the RSC site which is worth a look.

The application takes a bit of time (subject knowledge test and writing a statement (bit like personal statement for UCAS)). The assessment day was fun - trip to London, interview, group work, 5 min teach to your interviewers (we had to prep 4 topics but were only asked about 1) and a 1 hour chemistry test.
They told us on arrival that there was a scholarship for every one who attended the assessment day (as long as you performed on the day), so it was quite collaborate rather than competitive.
I think it was worth it - enhanced bursary is just part of it - mentoring, special RSC events for scholars and loads of resource books etc.
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Anyone applied this year/ been accepted this year?
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Anyone applied this year/ been accepted this year?
Hiya :hi:

You're probably better off starting a new thread about this, you can do so here.

When you make it, the Royal Society of Chemistry may be able to provide you with some assistance.
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