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The calm before the storm...
Well the final day of my summer holidays has been spent in school.  We have a total of 7 days in the classroom before we are getting kicked into the hall and building work will commence.  My team teacher and I are feeling more than a little fraught at the m...

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PGCE Survival Guide
Wow time flies! This time last year I was where you are, just starting your PGCE.  It's such an exciting time as you are raring to get going and I remember feeling like it was taking forever to get to the important things and to get into school.  Well you w...

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The job hunt begins...
Wow it has been quite a while since I last spoke to you all! As soon as I began my PGCE I threw myself into it, so I haven't had a whole lot of time to blog.  I have kept a diary though so I can remember all of the events from the past 6 months. I hope to t...

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Mentally preparing myself
Yes I confess....I have an arts degree, I studied Textile Design at university.  I absolutely loved my degree but can feel the concerned looks from you all about how I will cope with a PGCE course.  I've heard from almost everyone that it will be the toughe...

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Questions to prepare for!
You're going to get a lot of questions thrown at you throughout your interview, you also need to really think through these questions and come up with some killer answers for them.  Having these answers will help you with your application, through any writt...

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What to read up on before your PGCE interview
What do you need to read up on before your interview? I had a little research before my interviews on what the main topics surrounding education are and what I should really know about before embarking upon the dreaded interviews.  I didn't really come acro...

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What do you need to be observing during your school experience?
The most important part of your application is the experience you need to gain.  You may be a teaching assistant, so have this in abundance, but if you aren't you will need to get some relevant experience in a primary school.  The minimum for most Universit...

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My Interview Experiences!
And so we come to the dreaded interviews.....you've set off down this path of pursuing a PGCE, the application had been a fairly relaxed aspect of this journey so far.  You are aiming to get some interviews from sending in your application, but for me, when...

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A run-through of the application
The application is only the beginning, but this is how you get yourself into the interviews, so you need to shine on paper aswell as in person.  I'm going to give a run through of what I included in mine and how I set it out to give you an idea for when you...
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