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PGDE Secondary 2024 Aberdeen University

Hi, has anyone had their interview with Aberdeen University yet? Other than the presentation, any advice on what kind of questions they might ask? Thanks!
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Original post by soozyq
Hi, has anyone had their interview with Aberdeen University yet? Other than the presentation, any advice on what kind of questions they might ask? Thanks!
I have mine in a couple of weeks so I imagine they'll be all around the same time.

Re questions. I imagine they'll be some related to the presentation on your chosen question you want to address but perhaps the ones you don't. For example, what are the biggest challenges of said subject you want to teach, health and wellbeing implementation and how to promote attainment in schools. (I'm doing my presentation on health and wellbeing implementation, thought I'd challenge myself!)

Other standard questions I expect will be asked are the obvious 'Why do you want to be a teacher' and if you have any prior experience working in schools or with young people.
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Hello, I am starting the PGDE in Aberdeen this August. How did the interview go?
Reply 3
Original post by Anonymous
Hello, I am starting the PGDE in Aberdeen this August. How did the interview go?

If you're asking me.....

Interview went really well. I did my 5 min presentation first then was asked a series of questions. From what I remember these were. Why I want to be a teacher? What do you think you'll find challenging? Why is it important to get it right for every child? What is the importance of attainment.

I got my offer a week or so later and have accepted so will be starting in Aberdeen in August too! 😃
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Original post by sci_djw
If you're asking me.....
Interview went really well. I did my 5 min presentation first then was asked a series of questions. From what I remember these were. Why I want to be a teacher? What do you think you'll find challenging? Why is it important to get it right for every child? What is the importance of attainment.
I got my offer a week or so later and have accepted so will be starting in Aberdeen in August too! 😃

that's great, well done!! Are you planning to move to Aberdeen or commute? I am currently undecided which to do
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Original post by Anonymous
that's great, well done!! Are you planning to move to Aberdeen or commute? I am currently undecided which to do

I live in Dundee so will be commuting for the on-campus 2 days/week. I have a young family so moving is a non-starter.

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