TES Membership

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The Times Education Supplement (TES) is a valuable tool for anyone working within, or interested in, teaching and education. After all it is “essential weekly intelligence for the education professional”. Each issue of the magazine, released every Friday, is packed full of news, discussions and ideas to keep us all up to date. Each issue is 2.90, however I managed to get mine on an introductory offer with four issues for just £1. Bargain! Although, […]

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Sheffield Hallam Interview

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Today I had my interview at Sheffield Hallam University for the Pre-service Post 16 and Further Education PGCE programme, and I think it went very well. I actually came away from the interview wishing it was my first choice as they made me feel so welcome, but I had already decided to go to Doncaster after being offered a place and securing my placement at John Leggott College in Scunthorpe. Anyway, I thought I would […]

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Doncaster Interview; I’m now officially a trainee teacher in September!

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Argh so excited and happy right now! I’m literally on the train on the way back from Doncaster and I just had to write this post up. After all my stressing and panicking over my interview, which I think is because this was the choice I really wanted, it went really well and I was offered a place! I thought it would be a great idea to write a post up about how I found […]

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Interview Time!

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  So after applying to three places on UCAS; Doncaster University Centre (University of Hull), Hull College (University of Huddersfield), and Sheffield Hallam University, I have been sent invitations for interviews for all of them which I am over the moon about. All of these providers have asked for very different preparation prior to the interview, which is what I mentioned in the check-list. Here’s what was expected of me at each interview if anyone […]

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Personal Statements; Advice, Hints & Tips

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As I mentioned in the PGCE Application Checklist post, you are required to write a personal statement if you are applying through UCAS, and even for some providers when applying direct too. I have already covered a lot of what you should include in your statement, so this post is just to give you some extra tips and advice to make sure you get it spot on and stand out from the crowd in your application. 1.Draft […]

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PGCE Application Checklist


Right, first teaching related post, to keep me on track whilst applying for my PGCE and to help anyone else out who is going through the same process, or thinking about it, I thought I would make a check list of everything that you need to tick off. Here’s a info graphic with all the information on; then read below for more info on each one. -1. GCSE’s A requirement to entry onto any PGCE […]

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