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Too late??

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Shedend33, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Hi guys
    After a bit of an emphipany I decided I wanted a career change and applied for a PGCE place in Secondary Geography at Swans, Aber, UWE and Exeter. I sent the reference requese three days ago and am on pins to get this back and get the application off. Realistically I think I've left it too late this year. I graduated in 2008 and have been working in education as a TA, Cover supervisor and more recently in the office....feel that my subject knowledge isn't what it used to be.........any one else in the same boat?
     
  2. Hi guys
    After a bit of an emphipany I decided I wanted a career change and applied for a PGCE place in Secondary Geography at Swans, Aber, UWE and Exeter. I sent the reference requese three days ago and am on pins to get this back and get the application off. Realistically I think I've left it too late this year. I graduated in 2008 and have been working in education as a TA, Cover supervisor and more recently in the office....feel that my subject knowledge isn't what it used to be.........any one else in the same boat?
     
  3. I was. I'd been working in non-teaching or indeed subject related jobs for 8 years before my epiphany. Fortunately for me, the college I applied to do my PGCE at did an enhancement course in my subject so I did that last year and started my PGCE in September. If you do miss the cut off for September entry, maybe you could do a top up course somewhere till next year?
     
  4. Hi, I wouldn't worry. I didn't apply until April last year and was accepted in July.
    Good luck!

    Jaime
     

  5. It depends entirely on the unviersity and subject, I think. At my university, my subject was filled up by the middle of January! Yet other subjects were still filling in June.
     

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