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Old 16-08-2019, 07:43 PM   #4831
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Nope I didn’t receive any email related to EPT actually so I think if you didn’t receive EPT email it’s fine probably means you don’t have to take it
Ok I think probably not to worry if any of us havent received any EPT avail email, since sunnysideupp did not receive any EPT email and s/he got shortlisted also. Let's be hopeful, those who didn't receive anything yet. I'm with you!

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Old 17-08-2019, 09:34 AM   #4832
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hi peepes, i just found out this forum. My time line is something like this.

May window-application
8 July - called up for interview
24 July - interview
29 July - EPT availability email
13 Aug - confirmation of EPT
13 Aug - processing email
20 Aug - EPT exam for MTL

anyone has similar timeline?

anyone going for the exam together?

was pretty confused that i was required to go for EPT, I got A1 for chinese and chinese lit in o level, and A for H2 chinese lit in A level. lolzzz. confused.
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Old 17-08-2019, 05:14 PM   #4833
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hi peepes, i just found out this forum. My time line is something like this.

May window-application
8 July - called up for interview
24 July - interview
29 July - EPT availability email
13 Aug - confirmation of EPT
13 Aug - processing email
20 Aug - EPT exam for MTL

anyone has similar timeline?

anyone going for the exam together?

was pretty confused that i was required to go for EPT, I got A1 for chinese and chinese lit in o level, and A for H2 chinese lit in A level. lolzzz. confused.
Am surprised you need to attempt EPT. Good luck. Guess you've applied for the Secondary track?
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Old 18-08-2019, 12:23 PM   #4834
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Hello all, I would really appreciate if anybody could give me some feedback/advice. I am 33, looking to do a mid career change into teaching or the counsellor role. I have applied almost 10 times but still no luck. I am from poly, went to university in Canada (famous in Ca not in Sg), worked in Journalism, now in an MNC. I know on paper my profile is not strong and im very willing to do a masters in education to up my chances to becoming a teacher. I applied again in July recently, but I got feeling Im going to be rejected again. I know NIE and NUS has masters in education (but that looks targeted at teachers). What else can I do? Please don’t ask me to go for tuition centre, my goal is to be MOE teacher or counsellor. Thank you so much.
Hi,
I just finish teaching practice in Mar 2019 after PGDE Sec training.
I'm 40, a mid career switch. My advise is think carefully when you want to teach.
I'm comfortably working with one of the most admirable company in Sg b4 I decided to join teaching partly bcos of my volunteer work with at-risk youth.
But I realized now I'm doing lots of **** work not related to teaching. And its impossible for me to finish all the markings/tasks in school. Always need to bring back work.

But I think positive just to pacify myself- the students will brighten your day even though there will be those who can really really test your patience.

All the best.
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Old 20-08-2019, 02:56 PM   #4835
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Does anyone have any updates? Esp those who was interviewed 4-5 weeks ago? Should receive results by now right?
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Old 20-08-2019, 03:37 PM   #4836
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Does anyone have any updates? Esp those who was interviewed 4-5 weeks ago? Should receive results by now right?
Unfortunately no
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Old 21-08-2019, 05:07 AM   #4837
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Hi,
I just finish teaching practice in Mar 2019 after PGDE Sec training.
I'm 40, a mid career switch. My advise is think carefully when you want to teach.
I'm comfortably working with one of the most admirable company in Sg b4 I decided to join teaching partly bcos of my volunteer work with at-risk youth.
But I realized now I'm doing lots of **** work not related to teaching. And its impossible for me to finish all the markings/tasks in school. Always need to bring back work.

But I think positive just to pacify myself- the students will brighten your day even though there will be those who can really really test your patience.

All the best.
Don't worry bro! You'll get better once you get the hang of it. Just remember, Teach Less, Learn More, Mark Less, Stress More. Hahaha!

Worse case scenario, try to get into another school with a better environment. Some schools have toxic environments. It's like a roll of dice when they finally deploy you to a school. If still cannot, just quit and teach tuition.

Otherwise, I'm impressed that this thread is still alive after more than 10 years!
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Old 21-08-2019, 07:34 AM   #4838
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Hi may I know what are the pass fail modules for PGDE? Does results affect our pay?

Hi,
I just finish teaching practice in Mar 2019 after PGDE Sec training.
I'm 40, a mid career switch. My advise is think carefully when you want to teach.
I'm comfortably working with one of the most admirable company in Sg b4 I decided to join teaching partly bcos of my volunteer work with at-risk youth.
But I realized now I'm doing lots of **** work not related to teaching. And its impossible for me to finish all the markings/tasks in school. Always need to bring back work.

But I think positive just to pacify myself- the students will brighten your day even though there will be those who can really really test your patience.

All the best.
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Old 21-08-2019, 10:20 AM   #4839
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Hi all,

I went for my pgde interview on the 11th july, received the ept email a week after and another email that informed that my application is still in process on 2nd Aug. Careers@gov status still in process. So far no updates yet :/

How about the rest here, any updates?

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Old 21-08-2019, 06:58 PM   #4840
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Hi all,

I went for my pgde interview on the 11th july, received the ept email a week after and another email that informed that my application is still in process on 2nd Aug. Careers@gov status still in process. So far no updates yet :/

How about the rest here, any updates?
Hi, no updates but they have requested to submit CPF contribution for 2019. Shortlisted for PE.
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Old 21-08-2019, 10:35 PM   #4841
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Hello, first time posting here. No updates for me either; went for interview on 01 July but nothing else after that other than the EPT availability email (08 Jul) and processing email (31 Jul). Status also still “In Process”, sigh.
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Old 21-08-2019, 11:07 PM   #4842
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I suspect that the wait will be longer than usual, as MOE may want to collate our applications with the upcoming August batch. Since both batches are entering service at the same time.

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Old 22-08-2019, 09:58 AM   #4843
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Hey guys, is it a good time now to enter the teaching profession with a mid career change?
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Old 22-08-2019, 06:45 PM   #4844
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Hi there! I hope that your positivity will keep you going! I believe the teaching field is not easy either! Just got to keep going no matter what. Hang in there!

Anyways, could you share what kind of **** work are there? I would appreciate if u could go into details as that would def help aspiring teachers like myself out there to have better prep before we really decide to enter the field... U can pm me too! Thanks alot bro! And keep going!!!

Hi,
I just finish teaching practice in Mar 2019 after PGDE Sec training.
I'm 40, a mid career switch. My advise is think carefully when you want to teach.
I'm comfortably working with one of the most admirable company in Sg b4 I decided to join teaching partly bcos of my volunteer work with at-risk youth.
But I realized now I'm doing lots of **** work not related to teaching. And its impossible for me to finish all the markings/tasks in school. Always need to bring back work.

But I think positive just to pacify myself- the students will brighten your day even though there will be those who can really really test your patience.

All the best.
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Old 23-08-2019, 05:06 AM   #4845
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Hey guys, is it a good time now to enter the teaching profession with a mid career change?
probably. with recession looming ahead, having a stable job with the govt, in this case being a teacher, might be good. the only problem is if you can adapt. some skills are transferable but there's lots of new things for you to learn. most of the older gen teachers are already struggling with the changes.

usually, those with a mid career change don't really care about the money. they just want the longer holidays and don't mind cramping the extra hours during school days.
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