Best of luck to everyone waiting to hear about a 2011 place (myself included!) Being the over-prepared planner that I am, I'm trying to create a back up option should I not get in this year. My subject (art) is slipping down the Coalition's priority list and after the massive cut in places this year I'm not hopeful next year there will be any ITT places, let alone jobs at the end of it. I'd really like to start studying this year, and am sure I want to teach. My specialism is art so that's what I want to teach but in theory I could teach anything. I'm therefore concerned whether it's worth investing the (huge amount) in a full time art MA when I may just become more specialised for something that won't get me anywhere professionally. Anyone know what the reputation for the Msc/PDip/PgCert in Education, Policy and Social Change at Birkbeck is?? Would this help at all in future PGCE applications? It sounds really interesting http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/pg2011/education/TMSEDPSC.html I know the best way to prepare for teaching is through classroom experience and I'm hoping to get a TA or Cover post alongside this part time course, which runs in a couple of evenings a week. Ideas welcome!