I couldn't find a similar thread so thought I'd start one up. I'm currently applying to do a PGCE Primary at UCL IOE for 2018 entry; is anyone else doing the same?
Also, advice would be welcomed: I know that the IOE doesn't require applicants to have school experience before interview (additionally, some of the School Direct Alliances don't either). However, I'm torn between completing my UCAS application ASAP so as to not miss out on a place, or waiting to do a week's experience in a school (which I won't be able to complete until the end of November, due to work).
Better to wait until I've had a week's experience so my application is stronger, or apply sharpish so places don't get filled?
Have you done any of these?