I have my interview for English Secondary PGCE on the 20th May. Feeling prepared, but still incredibly nervous (as expected.. I guess!)
Are there any others that have been accepted onto the course already? Any tips?
I've been sent an educational article as the basis of a written task to be completed on the day, and I've also been told there's a 1-to-1 and group interview.
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Edge Hill - Secondary English PGCE watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-05-2015 18:50
- 12-05-2015 13:39
I passed interview and got conditional offer (need to complete 10 days school experience.
I watched pgce interviews on youtube before interview and it helped me a lot.
- 12-05-2015 13:44
Why do you want to be a teacher?
Why do you choose Secondary instead of Primary?
Why do you want to teach English/subjects?
You need to prepare for these questions as they are typical questions?
- Thread Starter
- 12-05-2015 17:22
Was this for Edge Hill? Did you have a group interview as well as a 1-to-1 interview?
I'm bogging myself down trying to over familiarise myself with the new curriculum, and current educational issues, but I think they're only going to ask me to shed light on a few things that I've read...
Did they ask you about these?
Thanks for your help
- 12-05-2015 17:41
I was with Brighton Uni for Secondary Computer Science. No group interview. Only individual interview and had presentation in front of group and panel. Yes they asked me about curriculum and current issues for computer science education.
I also had written task. They gave the article (not prior to interview date) and 2 written tasks for questions related to that article. It looks assessing reading and writing skills.
If you get Article prior to interview date, its good for you.
- 12-05-2015 17:46
Please also note there are common questions for PGCE interview regardless different University.So prepare for those common questions.
Basically you need to know your subjects very well and familiar with curriculum and current educational issues, especially for your subject area.
- 12-05-2015 17:54
You can find common questions via above link.