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PLEASE HELP...passed my PGCE but cant for the life of me pass my maths skills test :-(...but want to teach desperately

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Miss-D, May 5, 2011.

  1. Is there ANY way around this..... I passed my PGCE and am desperate to teach but I CAN NOT pass my maths skills test...Its killing me, its making me quite depressed. What are my options, if any?......please don't say "pass your test"
    HELP :-( Thanks

     
  2. Is there ANY way around this..... I passed my PGCE and am desperate to teach but I CAN NOT pass my maths skills test...Its killing me, its making me quite depressed. What are my options, if any?......please don't say "pass your test"
    HELP :-( Thanks

     
  3. Hi
    Is there soemone who is a maths specialist who could help you by looking at the feedback and giving you some coaching?
    If you have left uni - try contacting your former tutor and asking for their help - perhaps they could put you in touch with the uni maths tutor or a former PGCE maths specialist?
    James
     
  4. Hi, I have had so much help, but nothing seems to work when I sit the test :-(
     
  5. rc07

    rc07 New commenter

    What is it that lets you down on the test? Is it nerves or subject knowledge? How was your maths teaching on the course?
    Sorry for all the questions just trying to get a clearer picture.
     
  6. What I found really useful was that when doing the first part of the test, when the questions are read out, the first time it is read out, write all of the number etc down onto the whiteboard/paper you are allowed in with you, then when you listen to it again, put it into context, then you have it written down in front of you and that helps a lot. If you miss a question don't worry and just move on. On the last questions you can use a calculator, so just spend time if you can checking that what you have done is correct, or just use the calculator, as realisitcally that is what i would do. On the computers i use there is a calculator, there is one on my phone....
    Just dont stress!! and you will get there eventually!
     
  7. PaulDG

    PaulDG Occasional commenter

    Yep.
    And then take the headphones off and answer the bloomin question without the distraction of that bl**dy woman in your ears.
    Put the headphones back on again once you've answered it. Without that distraction you'll find you've more than enough time to answer the question and will be waiting for what will feel like quite a long time before the next question starts.
     
  8. Hi,
    I have just passed my maths (after trying since October!) Can I suggest that you really swot up on the graphs? In my successfulk attempt, i had loads of graphs and am onvinced that that is how i passed.
    You still have time, just keep taking them and practising you will pass!
    J

     

  9. Just thought I'd pop back to see how you're getting on, and if you had any thoughts on the helpful comments here ... but I guess you're busy, we're all getting ready for observations/assessments I guess!! fun fun fun!!
    However, having re-read your post ... are you actually asking if there's any way you don't have to do the QTS test?
    "Is there any around this" ?!?!?!?
     
  10. PaulDG

    PaulDG Occasional commenter

    Ah yes, I see.
    Well, yes, there sort-of is.
    Get a job in a school or college where QTS is not required. The Independent sector may consider you and the new academies can employ anyone they want, qualified or not.
     

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