Has anyone from the republic of Ireland completed a PGCE in England??I am hoping to apply for a PGCE in primary teaching next year and I have a query regarding the GCSE/A level qualifications.I carried out my secondary school education in the Republic of Ireland, where there are alternative qualifications to the GSCE's and A levels.I have sent off for my NARIC comparability statement and it states that my leaving certificate (the qualification used to get into University) is only equivalent to GCSE A*-C. I received an A in maths and B's in both English and biology at this level, as well as 3 other subjects - history, geography and German.I am just a bit confused about how this will affect my application.
Firstly, should I count these results as my GCSE's? As the qualification before that is only equivalent to a D in GCSE and so wouldn't be relevant.
Secondly, would this mean that I do not have any A levels as far as the application is concerned? Is it possible that I will not be considered because of this?I do have a 2.1 in a biology degree and will complete my PhD at the university of Nottingham before beginning the PGCE so I am hoping I have everything I need for the academic side of the application.Any help would be much appreciated.
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