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PGCE and failing the Masters module

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by TheOneTonBun, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. TheOneTonBun

    TheOneTonBun New commenter

    Did you pass the M level part of your PGCE? If you didn't can you make it up with a full MA later on or can you never get the PGCE equivalence again?

    My university says that we have two choices with the M level assignment.
    1. We can submit in April and if we fail at M level they will immediately remark it at Level 6. They seem to be intimating that most people will at least pass that, graduate in July and get QTS.
    2. We can write on our assignment when we hand in that we do not want it to be marked at Level 6. If we fail we will then be given a referral task to do which has to be handed in in August.
    This is where the information they've given us, like everything else in this confusing course, is about as clear as mud. The lecturers say that passing at L6 is completely fine, schools don't care, go be free and teach.

    Their handbook says that asking for the M level referral task is completely fine, it won't affect any job offers, you just resubmit, oh but by the way you won't graduate in July and you'll be an unqualified teacher until September. An unqualified teacher? How is that fine and not affecting any job offers? They don't say what happens if you fail it again. I am yet to get a straight answer as to whether they re-mark it again at L6 or if you've just failed everything.

    The internet says that failing the M level is rather more limiting. You can't teach in Scotland at all, it doesn't look like you can teach overseas.

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