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    Hey!
    I sent off my UCAS yesterday at 12 and by 4:00 yesterday I had received my first offer for an interview for the QTS course at Carmarthen, then today at 9:30 my second interview for the Primary Ed course at Carmarthen (and another Uni just gave me a conditional offer, but different uni). My first interview is for the Primary Ed and that is at the start of January and my second in the middle of Feb. Anyone else have an interview? Also, do we have to do a portfolio? I read that on the mytsd thing and got a bit confused as it hadn't been mentioned before... Curious is all I am!
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    Hey there, just had my interview there today. I would suggest you take a portfolio with you (just three pieces of written work) just in case they ask you about it. Also make sure you do lots of practice for the skills test, as there are a few there that almost caught me out. Good luck when it comes to your interview though.
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    (Original post by SpoonOfTheEarth)
    Hey there, just had my interview there today. I would suggest you take a portfolio with you (just three pieces of written work) just in case they ask you about it. Also make sure you do lots of practice for the skills test, as there are a few there that almost caught me out. Good luck when it comes to your interview though.
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    Thanks for the response. Ooh, how did it go (do you think?) Ah okay, I will do so. Do you think unmarked work will be okay or marked work? I wasn't sure... Yeah, I did the one that they recommend on mytsr, but there was only one practice, do you know if there are any other practice ones anywhere else? Thank you. I try not to think about it too much. I might have to drive myself down there too which is added pressure as I have never driven that way at all ever before! Thanks!!
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    (Original post by wonderland.16)
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    Thanks for the response. Ooh, how did it go (do you think?) Ah okay, I will do so. Do you think unmarked work will be okay or marked work? I wasn't sure... Yeah, I did the one that they recommend on mytsr, but there was only one practice, do you know if there are any other practice ones anywhere else? Thank you. I try not to think about it too much. I might have to drive myself down there too which is added pressure as I have never driven that way at all ever before! Thanks!!
    Yeah unmarked ones are fine. If the marking shows that it is a good piece of work however that might be better (I only took unmarked so I'm only guessing).
    Don't think there are any other tests, but especially on the numeracy the test had similar if not the same questions included in it. But yeah I think my interview went well overall. Might have been completely unprepared for it but it didn't seem too bad. One last piece of advice, keep your eye on what is happening in Welsh education currently. A couple of the questions in the group discussion were about them, which with me living in the south west of England knew nothing about. Just a quick heads up about that one.
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    Hi there, I know I’m 2 years late to this conversation, but I’ve got an interview for the same course soon and I was just curious about what they mean by a portfolio? Does that mean any essays/work I’ve done in my A-Level subjects or do they mean lesson plans/things relating to primary education? Also, do you remember any of the types of questions they asked you? Thanks so much in advance
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    (Original post by pcdrowyso)
    Hi there, I know I’m 2 years late to this conversation, but I’ve got an interview for the same course soon and I was just curious about what they mean by a portfolio? Does that mean any essays/work I’ve done in my A-Level subjects or do they mean lesson plans/things relating to primary education? Also, do you remember any of the types of questions they asked you? Thanks so much in advance
    Hey! For the portfolio I just took some graded and some ungraded work from my alevel subjects. They didn't really look to be honest, but that might have since changed. Definitely not lesson plans etc unless you've had to do them for something else. They asked many general questions, e.g. why I wanted to teach etc. As the above poster said, current affairs in education (nothing overly detailed but simply a discussion/opinion) knowledge would definitely be beneficial. And what makes a good teacher. I can't really remember much else to be honest. I had a group interview as well as an individual. Obviously all of this is just what I experienced 2 years ago and in Wales, so might be totally different to elsewhere. Good luck!
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    (Original post by wonderland.16)
    Hey! For the portfolio I just took some graded and some ungraded work from my alevel subjects. They didn't really look to be honest, but that might have since changed. Definitely not lesson plans etc unless you've had to do them for something else. They asked many general questions, e.g. why I wanted to teach etc. As the above poster said, current affairs in education (nothing overly detailed but simply a discussion/opinion) knowledge would definitely be beneficial. And what makes a good teacher. I can't really remember much else to be honest. I had a group interview as well as an individual. Obviously all of this is just what I experienced 2 years ago and in Wales, so might be totally different to elsewhere. Good luck!
    Thank you so much!!
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    Hey! Have you had your interview? Mine is there on the 23rd..
 
 
 
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