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I don't think it's a dumb idea if you got something out of it. I'm sure it's given you skills you can use moving forwards

Do you know what you want to do afterwards?
At the moment I'm thinking anything but education. International events management or working in the travel sector or hospitality industry really appeal
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At the moment I'm thinking anything but education. International events management or working in the travel sector or hospitality industry really appeal
That all sounds very cool. I have a cousin who works for a specialist South American travel firm and he gets to go to South America all the time, which I'm pretty jealous of!
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I’m Misslh, I’m starting a school direct primary pgce in September.

Looking forward to getting started but not had much information really, I still don’t know where I will be for placement yet and don’t have a timetable which is frustrating but I’m sure all will become more clear in the next few weeks.
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I’m Misslh, I’m starting a school direct primary pgce in September.

Looking forward to getting started but not had much information really, I still don’t know where I will be for placement yet and don’t have a timetable which is frustrating but I’m sure all will become more clear in the next few weeks.
Welcome to the thread!

I had an email from my university yesterday about online enrollment which also included links to the timetable. Hopefully you will hear something soon, especially about the school you are in for placement! If you are starting there in a few weeks you need to know!
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Hi! Just reintroducing self from the last thread! I’m going to be starting my SCITT course on the 3rd September for teaching English at secondary level I’m with the Cheshire East SCITT who are partnered with MMU for the PGCE side of things. I’ve not had much time to think about starting this summer as I’m currently working on my MA Dissertation which is due on my first day of work! So it’s all go at the moment
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Hi! Just reintroducing self from the last thread! I’m going to be starting my SCITT course on the 3rd September for teaching English at secondary level I’m with the Cheshire East SCITT who are partnered with MMU for the PGCE side of things. I’ve not had much time to think about starting this summer as I’m currently working on my MA Dissertation which is due on my first day of work! So it’s all go at the moment
Hey, welcome to the thread

What's your masters in?

Sounds like you are going to be busy busy up until you start your course, unlike some of the rest of us!
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Hi guys,

I'm due to start my PGCE for Design & Tech in September @ Cardiff Met, but all dependent on getting the grade B in maths. Just wondered, did anyone else have this issue? Getting a bit panicy and can't seem to find anything anywhere!!
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Hi guys,

I'm due to start my PGCE for Design & Tech in September @ Cardiff Met, but all dependent on getting the grade B in maths. Just wondered, did anyone else have this issue? Getting a bit panicy and can't seem to find anything anywhere!!
I think a few people on the applicants thread were taking GCSEs.

However, you should have had your GCSE result back yesterday?
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Hi there, starting a School Direct Primary PGCE via UWE in Bristol in September. Been a TA for the last 2 years so hoping that will help. No timetable from uni yet but got details of the first placement, year 6, straight in at the deep end!
It's good to hear from others that it's not just me beginning to get excited but also a bit terrified, it'll be nice to pop in to this thread once it all gets going!
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Hi there, starting a School Direct Primary PGCE via UWE in Bristol in September. Been a TA for the last 2 years so hoping that will help. No timetable from uni yet but got details of the first placement, year 6, straight in at the deep end!
It's good to hear from others that it's not just me beginning to get excited but also a bit terrified, it'll be nice to pop in to this thread once it all gets going!
Welcome to the thread! We're going to be in the same part of the world.

I got my instructions for online enrollment today and my provisional timetable. I would guess most unis will send something out in the next week, so you'll have your timetable soon.

The idea of starting placement is definitely a bit scary!
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Welcome to the thread!

I had an email from my university yesterday about online enrollment which also included links to the timetable. Hopefully you will hear something soon, especially about the school you are in for placement! If you are starting there in a few weeks you need to know!
Thank you, I’m hoping the same, that information starts to trickle through in the next week or so.

I pre registered online with the university a couple of days ago so that side of things is sorted. Have my official registration there at the beginning of September.
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Hi there, starting a School Direct Primary PGCE via UWE in Bristol in September. Been a TA for the last 2 years so hoping that will help. No timetable from uni yet but got details of the first placement, year 6, straight in at the deep end!
It's good to hear from others that it's not just me beginning to get excited but also a bit terrified, it'll be nice to pop in to this thread once it all gets going!
I’ve been a ta for the last 5 years so like you I’m hoping that helps a bit.

Wow year 6, good luck with that. I bet it will be great once you get going with them, how long is your first placement?

I like the way my alliance does ours, we go to one school until Easter next year and do a placement in infants and juniors in that one school and then on to a different school for our last placement where I think we may get to specify which age group we work with.
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Hey, welcome to the thread

What's your masters in?

Sounds like you are going to be busy busy up until you start your course, unlike some of the rest of us!
My MA is in English literature specifically Victorian lit haha yeah I'm cutting it close to the deadline but it's coming together. Very thankful to be back at home where I get tea brought to me!

Is anyone else coming straight out of uni into teacher training? I am slightly nervous to start teaching at a young age
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I’ve been a ta for the last 5 years so like you I’m hoping that helps a bit.

Wow year 6, good luck with that. I bet it will be great once you get going with them, how long is your first placement?

I like the way my alliance does ours, we go to one school until Easter next year and do a placement in infants and juniors in that one school and then on to a different school for our last placement where I think we may get to specify which age group we work with.
5 years a TA is excellent experience, I'm sure it'll help with some of the realities inside schools and behaviour etc.

The school direct alliance offered a choice of key stages so I asked for KS2 as my first placement as my previous experience is mainly KS1. Yr 6 will be a steep learning curve after yr 1 and 2! Our first placements are from mid Sept to early Feb, then the second is in a different school and keystage from end Feb to the end of June.
Really want to get on with it now!
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Welcome to the thread! We're going to be in the same part of the world.

I got my instructions for online enrollment today and my provisional timetable. I would guess most unis will send something out in the next week, so you'll have your timetable soon.

The idea of starting placement is definitely a bit scary!
Hello fellow Bristol student!

I got an email from UWE earlier today saying the timetable will be ready on the 3rd Sept, when we officially register, and lectures etc don't start until the 10th, so a bit of time to prepare.

Bought and borrowed loads of books but really don't know what we need to focus on yet. Can't wait to get started!
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Thank you, I’m hoping the same, that information starts to trickle through in the next week or so.

I pre registered online with the university a couple of days ago so that side of things is sorted. Have my official registration there at the beginning of September.
That's good. I've done my online registration, just need a photo for my ID card now!

I'm doing two weeks in a Primary School first, and then registration at the uni is the third week of September!

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My MA is in English literature specifically Victorian lit haha yeah I'm cutting it close to the deadline but it's coming together. Very thankful to be back at home where I get tea brought to me!

Is anyone else coming straight out of uni into teacher training? I am slightly nervous to start teaching at a young age
That sounds really interesting, and I'm sure that it will help you with your teaching too.

I'm not coming straight out of uni- but I do look younger than I am, which I worry will affect how classes perceive me. Lots of people do go into teaching, even straight from their undergrad, so I'm sure you will be fine .

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Hello fellow Bristol student!

I got an email from UWE earlier today saying the timetable will be ready on the 3rd Sept, when we officially register, and lectures etc don't start until the 10th, so a bit of time to prepare.

Bought and borrowed loads of books but really don't know what we need to focus on yet. Can't wait to get started!
That sounds good- like you have a fairly gentle first week

I've bought the books recommended for my course, and I'm reading one of them over this week which seems the most general "prep" one. I'm sure if you need to do anything specific, you'll be given instructions about it

Hope everyone is going to enjoy their bank holiday weekend!
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Hi all,

I'm Dave and just about to start at the local SCITT next week, for a PGCE in Science (Biology)
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Hi all,

I'm Dave and just about to start at the local SCITT next week, for a PGCE in Science (Biology)
Welcome to the thread! Awesome to have another biologist on board.

By the way, if your username is your real name, you might want to consider changing it to something that will give you a bit more anonymity
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Welcome to the thread! Awesome to have another biologist on board.

By the way, if your username is your real name, you might want to consider changing it to something that will give you a bit more anonymity
Cheers mate, no its not my real name, already changed and amended 6 months ago when I got offered the place

Bit apprehensive starting next week as this is a second career having spent the last 20 in the Military!
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Cheers mate, no its not my real name, already changed and amended 6 months ago when I got offered the place

Bit apprehensive starting next week as this is a second career having spent the last 20 in the Military!
That's all good then

Sounds like it's going to be a big change for you, but I'm sure you'll have lots of transferable skills to bring with you!
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