What's better, PGCE, School Direct or SCITT?

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    Hi,

    I'm going to go into teaching after I have finished my undergrad degree in like, 4 years time (still in my last year of sixth form atm) and I obviously need to complete one of these courses to get my QTS. Which route would be best?
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    I don't think any are "better" than others per say, all have strengths, but I personally went for the PGCE for the MA credits which I am now finishing off.
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    (Original post by S27)
    I don't think any are "better" than others per say, all have strengths, but I personally went for the PGCE for the MA credits which I am now finishing off.
    If I decided to do the PGCE and gain MA credits, can they go towards another MA degree?
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    (Original post by thedayismyenxmy)
    If I decided to do the PGCE and gain MA credits, can they go towards another MA degree?
    It would have to be the MA in education. As you will do a few research projects, these overlap with the MA Educational Studies or something similar (will also depend on which uni you go). You can then do the remaining modules to get the full masters as I am doing now.
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    (Original post by S27)
    It would have to be the MA in education. As you will do a few research projects, these overlap with the MA Educational Studies or something similar (will also depend on which uni you go). You can then do the remaining modules to get the full masters as I am doing now.
    So I wouldn't be able to do a MA in English Literature?
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    (Original post by thedayismyenxmy)
    So I wouldn't be able to do a MA in English Literature?
    No, the idea is as you have already done a PGCE you will have done similar things to the MA educational studies, meaning you can "skip" them if you want to do a MA in education. For example, I enrolled on my Education MA only needing to do one short essay and a dissertation to receive a full masters.

    You could do a MA English Lit of course, but you would not be able to transfer the credits gained from a PGCE, as they have nothing to do with English Lit. In fact, a friend of mine who I met on PGCE is doing exactly this.
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    (Original post by S27)
    No, the idea is as you have already done a PGCE you will have done similar things to the MA educational studies, meaning you can "skip" them if you want to do a MA in education. For example, I enrolled on my Education MA only needing to do one short essay and a dissertation to receive a full masters.

    You could do a MA English Lit of course, but you would not be able to transfer the credits gained from a PGCE, as they have nothing to do with English Lit. In fact, a friend of mine who I met on PGCE is doing exactly this.
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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