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GTP for Secondary English. What should I expect from my GTP interview? Any advice or tips for success?

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by holkeo, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. After 3 years in the PR industry, alongside freelance music journalism, I've decided to get started in teaching. I studied Media Communications and English Language at University, completing an elective course called SAS, a TA funded programme to encourage students to go into teaching. Although I knew this was the career I wanted to be successful in, I didn't feel that as a 21 year old graduate, I had the life experience to teach, inspire and be a role model for pupils.

    I have decided to start my teaching career through the GTP route and have been offered an interview on the 22nd January 09. 2 WEEKS TIME!!!

    I'm obviously anxious to make sure I am prepare for interview. I've no doubt that my passion, drive and enthusiasm will be obvious to the board of interviewers, but I have no idea what to expect in terms of subject content assessment and the 'written task'. I have been sent a Literature Audit, which is what has scared me, Although I am aware of 90% of the authors, dramatists and poets, I haven't done any formal study of them as I specialised in English Language and Linguistic at University.

    Does anyone have any advice for me on this? Should I be reading all of the classics and explore poets that are included in the National Curriculum at the moment, or am I worrying too much about this?

    Any tips, advice or suggestions would be so greatly welcomed and appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance



    Holly
     
  2. After 3 years in the PR industry, alongside freelance music journalism, I've decided to get started in teaching. I studied Media Communications and English Language at University, completing an elective course called SAS, a TA funded programme to encourage students to go into teaching. Although I knew this was the career I wanted to be successful in, I didn't feel that as a 21 year old graduate, I had the life experience to teach, inspire and be a role model for pupils.

    I have decided to start my teaching career through the GTP route and have been offered an interview on the 22nd January 09. 2 WEEKS TIME!!!

    I'm obviously anxious to make sure I am prepare for interview. I've no doubt that my passion, drive and enthusiasm will be obvious to the board of interviewers, but I have no idea what to expect in terms of subject content assessment and the 'written task'. I have been sent a Literature Audit, which is what has scared me, Although I am aware of 90% of the authors, dramatists and poets, I haven't done any formal study of them as I specialised in English Language and Linguistic at University.

    Does anyone have any advice for me on this? Should I be reading all of the classics and explore poets that are included in the National Curriculum at the moment, or am I worrying too much about this?

    Any tips, advice or suggestions would be so greatly welcomed and appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance



    Holly
     

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