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Bit of advice off of the TwitterTM

https://twitter.com/BroganCain2/stat...793277440?s=19
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Name: Karina
Location: Sheffield
Specific course: school direct with PGCE Biology with QTS (Secondary)

Hi everyone, I’ll be applying for the 2020 intake. I’m currently undertaking a masters and I’ll be retaking my maths GCSE in September. I’ll be specialising in biology as my first subject and psychology as my second.
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Hey, I am currently finishing second year of Physiological Sciences degree at Sunderland and will be applying to start teacher training for 2020. I am a bit overwhelmed with all the options, I think my aim is the school direct salaried route, although I may go for PGCE at Sunderland or Durham. Secondary Biology. I have been volunteering in a primary school as I was unsure whether to go for primary/secondary biology, so I do intend on arranging some secondary experience too. Is anyone else applying for school direct?Michelle
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Name: Callum
Location: Cambridge is home, studying at Warwick
Specific Course: Computing PGCE (Secondary)
Applying at: University of Warwick


Third year Computer Science undergrad on a 4 year integrated masters. Very strongly considering applying for 2020 intake. Plenty of experience leading (thanks to societies and whatnot), but zero experience in schools... should probably look at sorting something for the summer.
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Hey all!

Nice to see I'm not the only one thinking about applications early.

Name: Charmi
Location: Currently China, home is London
Specific course: PGCE Secondary English
Applying at: (anywhere in London)


UCL seems to have a good PGCE English course set up! I'm open at looking at other universities less central though, save some dough.

Good luck all!
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Hi, did you go to the Warwick open evening for their PGCE? It was really helpful, and they had a bunch of people from different school direct associations who they work with (President Kennedy Association, Kenilworth Association, etc, they probably say more specifically on their website). Anyway, these associations were offering to let people do taster days in their schools, you just have to email them. Thought it might help you get some experience.
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Name: Callum
Location: Cambridge is home, studying at Warwick
Specific Course: Computing PGCE (Secondary)
Applying at: University of Warwick


Third year Computer Science undergrad on a 4 year integrated masters. Very strongly considering applying for 2020 intake. Plenty of experience leading (thanks to societies and whatnot), but zero experience in schools... should probably look at sorting something for the summer.
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Hi everyone

We currently offer a range of Teacher Training qualifications at Liverpool Hope University, these include:
PGCE Early Years
PGCE Primary
PGCE Secondary
PGDE in Further Education
Schools Direct
Primary Education with QTS

If anyone has any questions about studying a Teacher Training course with Liverpool Hope, please feel free to ask us or send us a PM.

Amy :thumbsup:
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(Original post by Lucycoldtea)
Thank you so much!
I see this is probably where that info came from then!

Yes I am also looking at Leicester and Derby

Good point! Schools are extremely busy places. Kinda dumb of me to think they’d remember one email over a few months 😂

Thanks for the recommendation. I’m working on my personal statement right now and I’m doing a IGCSE in biology so I have all my qualifications in order 👍🏻 thanks for your advice!
How did your exam go today?
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if anyone has any questions about the PGCE course at Reading, the general UCAS application or interviews for PGCE courses I'm happy to help ☺️ I'm starting my PGCE at Reading in September.

it's worthy keeping in mind that some PGCE providers may ask you to complete an SKE course as part of the conditions of your offer
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Hi Eilish1903,

Which SKE provider do you recommend?

Thanks
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if anyone has any questions about the PGCE course at Reading, the general UCAS application or interviews for PGCE courses I'm happy to help ☺️ I'm starting my PGCE at Reading in September.

it's worthy keeping in mind that some PGCE providers may ask you to complete an SKE course as part of the conditions of your offer
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Hi Eilish1903,

Which SKE provider do you recommend?

Thanks
Hey,

I'm doing mine with the University of Reading. Bare in mind that although the SKE is eligible for funding from the Department of Education, if you haven't graduated at the point of starting the SKE, any bursary payments may be withheld until you can provide official evidence of your final confirmed degree classification.
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Guys how should I structure my personal statement for PGCE Secondary course?
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Hey :charm:

Personal Statements are quite tricky, regardless of the course you are applying for.

Generally, there are lot of grounds to cover, especially with Teacher Training courses. What Secondary subject will you be teaching?

I would advise trying to segment your Personal Statement into an introduction, then go onto more subject specific stuff (When you studied it at degree level, your enthusiasm for the subject, how it will help with this course).

Then I would recommend talking about any previous experience you have in schools, either voluntary or working. Really highlight what benefit this had, or any obstacles you overcame. Maybe if there is an example in there that really showed your passion for teaching or helped with key characteristics of a teacher, then really put emphasis on this.

Also, including any extra curricular things you are interested in that could help with teaching could help. For example, if you have previously be involved in sports coaching and are looking to use this in after school clubs in your teaching.

I would personally say focus on these three 'points' in particular, then wrap it all up in a conclusion. Remember your conclusion should not bring up any new points, just reiterate the previously made ones.

This advice is fairly general and Personal Statements can be quite subjective, so do not take this as a definitive "How to" guide, but I hope you find it of some use!

Any questions, give us a shout!

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Guys how should I structure my personal statement for PGCE Secondary course?
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Currently researching courses at unis. Any ideas on what I should be looking for and focusing on?
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Currently researching courses at unis. Any ideas on what I should be looking for and focusing on?
depends on what you want to study and where in the country you want to be, e.g. south, north, Midlands, etc.
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depends on what you want to study and where in the country you want to be, e.g. south, north, Midlands, etc.
History Secondary and South. I know what unis I'm looking for I more meant as in what within the course details and specification should I be paying attention to?
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History Secondary and South. I know what unis I'm looking for I more meant as in what within the course details and specification should I be paying attention to?
how many modules you will do, contact hours per module and ove all, how many hours youre expected to put into the course, how many days placement (you have to do 120 at least to gain QTS), how will you be assessed, how do they gradr you, does the course contain any level 7 modules and if so, are you able to take the credits from any level 7 modules and put them towards a masters degree?

check out the University of Reading, the University of Greenwich and Roehampton if you don't already have them in mind. They have pretty good reputations for their teacher training
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Hey guys
I'm selling a used book:
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Let me know if anyone's interested
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I'm going to be applying for a PGCE Primary Education - probably to Reading, Southampton and UEA for Sept 2020 entry. What I can't find out is when UCAS opens for registration and what date Apply 1 opens? Just been going round in circles on the UCAS Teacher Training website as well as the DoE 'Get into Teaching' one. Any help much appreciated
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(Original post by Phoenix500)
I'm going to be applying for a PGCE Primary Education - probably to Reading, Southampton and UEA for Sept 2020 entry. What I can't find out is when UCAS opens for registration and what date Apply 1 opens? Just been going round in circles on the UCAS Teacher Training website as well as the DoE 'Get into Teaching' one. Any help much appreciated
It won't have been announced yet. For 2019 entry it was early October (around the 9th). If you can get your personal statement done by around then, that will help you. Good luck!
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