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    Just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on the process involved in interview days for undergraduate primary teacher training? I've got interviews at Worcester, Birmingham City & bristol UWE.... thanks!
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    Just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on the process involved in interview days for undergraduate primary teacher training? I've got interviews at Wocester, Birmingham City & bristol UWE.... thanks!
    Hey,

    I had my interview at Worcester last Wednesday, upon arrival you sign in and hand over your documents, you will then have a presentation from the primary team to talk you through the course. You are then spilt off into groups with two interviewers and you have 10 minutes to write why you would make a good teacher, then you have a group task you have six questions in front of you which you need to discuss and give examples too and then finally you have your one to one interview with the two interviewers and then thats the day done.
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    Hey,

    I had my interview at Worcester last Wednesday, upon arrival you sign in and hand over your documents, you will then have a presentation from the primary team to talk you through the course. You are then spilt off into groups with two interviewers and you have 10 minutes to write why you would make a good teacher, then you have a group task you have six questions in front of you which you need to discuss and give examples too and then finally you have your one to one interview with the two interviewers and then thats the day done.
    Thanks for your reply that’s really helpful! You didn’t mention the presentation that each person has to give individually to teach the group something... how many people is that in front of and what sort of skills did people teach? Thanks again
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    Thanks for your reply that’s really helpful! You didn’t mention the presentation that each person has to give individually to teach the group something... how many people is that in front of and what sort of skills did people teach? Thanks again
    I didnt have to do a presentation i only did what i stated above on the day, i think you only do a presentation for the post graduate not the undergraduate
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    Just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on the process involved in interview days for undergraduate primary teacher training? I've got interviews at Worcester, Birmingham City & bristol UWE.... thanks!
    Hello,

    I am a second year primary education student, currently studying at Plymouth University and specialising in maths. However, I did apply for 4 other universities - one of which was UWE.

    Each university's interview process is different; however, there are some similarities for each interview. Most universities will start with a welcome talk informing you of the course, placements, international opportunities and the requirements to get onto the course. As well as taking photocopies of your ID; English, maths and science GCSE certificates and possibly your A level certificates. Most universities will also give you short maths and English tests - similar to the professional skills tests which you have to do anyway.

    Normally, each university will split you into groups (sometimes random, but if you're specialising in a subject: the subject) to proceed with. The group task varies from university to university, the most common one seems to be a presentation on how you can use an object in the primary school setting and why it is useful. Other tasks that I have seen are a presentation on an area of interest to you and dissecting an article on education. After the task, there is then usually a group discussion on education and sometimes teaching a small lesson as a sub-group.

    Following that, many universities will give you an individual interview. Most of the time, the interviewer is really nice and helpful, so it's more like a discussion; however, at one university I applied to, they absolutely grilled you.

    Hope this was of use. Feel free to ask more questions.
 
 
 
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