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Old 21-08-2019, 10:20 AM   #4831
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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   #4832
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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   #4833
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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   #4834
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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   #4835
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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   #4836
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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   #4837
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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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Old 23-08-2019, 05:11 AM   #4838
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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!!!
let's just say you are also the cleaner, the politician, the marketeer, the event organiser, the student, the psychologist, the motivational speaker, the contractor, the interior designer, the event facilitator, the admin worker, the marker, the salesperson, the customer support officer and of cos, lastly, the teacher. and maybe some others that I might forget. it may be fulfilling but it all depends on your school environment and your emotional capacity.
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Old 25-08-2019, 01:35 PM   #4839
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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!!!
Don't worry, if u get thru u will have to do yr contract teaching min of 6 mths.
This period is for both u & the schl to decide if u shud continue or quit the service but contract teaching is quite a breeze.
The real life starts after your teaching practice (practicum).
I like to TEACH but a lot of non-teaching duties like prepare presentation for professional learning, attending meetings after meetings etc.
Then u get a form class, usually new teachers will get lower sec. I u get the NA/NT be prepared to face all the problems/issues etc and u as the disciplinarian/counsellor, calling parents etc.
So a lot of ancillary duties. And if u're lucky your team members will work together but most of them too busy with their own chunk.
Pre exam period, u get stressed up, setting papers, coaching students drill them how to answer in order to raise their MSG. This MSG is like a magic number based on their grades. CCA wise - I'm quite unlucky to get a CCA with no instructor so every week got to crack my head & think of activity for students.
If CCA like sports u have instructor, at least u can do marking while observing kids doing CCA cos instructor/coach is there to train the kids.

Slowly, once u got the hang of it, I guess u will shine and be a pro. Was told that first 5 yrs as beginning teacher (BT) is a hell cos u dont have your own resources/slides/materials etc. Thats why got 3 yrs bond - cannot run away. By then u already become an expert so quite contented.
But I think the schl plays a part too, depends which schl u got in.

All the best.
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Old 25-08-2019, 01:49 PM   #4840
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Hi may I know what are the pass fail modules for PGDE? Does results affect our pay?
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If u can pass yr basic degree then shudnt be a problem
If I recall clearly quite a few P/F modules but NIE modules are not that difficult so to speak.
Pedagogical Practices - I got cheated with this module, lect didnt say its a P/F module and its 4AU, so considered quite heavy load, then when rcvd result slip stated as P. Erk wasted my energy cos I toil & boil to do the assignments.
Other P/F I remember like Sg Kaleidescope & Comm Skills for Tchrs.

I was struggling during my PGDE course cos Im a lazy person hahahhahah and lots of assignmnts/presentations back to back till I almost drowned. But I think its a blessing cos it somewhat train me during my practicum period not to be lazy & always on the ball.

My frens always say enjoy your NIE days - I totally agree with that cos its so carefree, once u posted to schl its like ERKKK - only that NIE is too far for me cos I stay Eastern side.

Whatever it is, at then end of the day - just think of the students, your main intention of joining MOE.The rest u just have to breathe in & exhale once in a while.

All the best.
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Old 25-08-2019, 01:56 PM   #4841
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Hi may I know what are the pass fail modules for PGDE? Does results affect our pay?
Forgot to answer yr qns on results.
No, NIE results no effect on your pay.
Your pay depends on yr class of hons & related work exp.

I got distinction for my practicum but still nothing extra & in fact posted to a 'ERK' school but my other mates practicum result Pass posted to a very branded & well known school. I guess cos where I stay my area are all ERK schools hahahahha

But what I know is if u're posted to branded schl like RI/RGS or those alike (from what I heard) u can negotiate for 2 additional increments. AND usually its for 3 years stint, if u will like to stay on u got to join them as direct hire & also depends if these branded schl wants you or not.

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Old 26-08-2019, 05:58 AM   #4842
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Does anyone have any updates? Esp those who was interviewed 4-5 weeks ago? Should receive results by now right?
went for my EPT exam last(or two weeks ago) week, status changed to shortlisted. Got called up for more details about my religious background last friday. and now just waiting....
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Old 26-08-2019, 03:18 PM   #4843
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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!
@Surferpunk Thanks for creating this thread back in 2008 so that new applicants like me do not go crazy alone and get new insights with the community support.

Do update if anyone received updates for medical.
Staying hopeful for the possible "possible offer appointment" by 7 November 2019.
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Old 26-08-2019, 03:37 PM   #4844
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Anyone went for Pri interview in Jul and received updates i.e. shortlisted, rejection email, etc by now?
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Old 26-08-2019, 07:16 PM   #4845
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Anyone went for Pri interview in Jul and received updates i.e. shortlisted, rejection email, etc by now?
I went on 17 July and have not yet recieved any rejection. Only recieved the EPT availability email and Processing email so far. Application status is still "In Process". How about you?
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