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Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by SmileyTash1, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Hey,

    i have an interview for the pgce 7-14 at canterbury specialising in ICT.

    I was looking for a little bit of advice about this interview if anyone has had one before?

    what is the layout of the interview day like and is there a one to one interview discussion?

    Any help would be great thanks!
  2. Hi I have an interview on the 10th August for Chemistry, and i went onto Canterbury's website (thats where i have applied) and they told me that i have to do group work, one on one interview, a 4 minute presentation for KS3 and on top of that an exam. I know that its different subjects, but perhaps you might also have the same line up minus the exam. If i were you i would email them asking what the layout of the day is. i hope thats helped.
  3. I don't know. I don't want to be too depressing, but have you looked at the ICT jobs market ?
  4. I cannot talk about specifics but essentially they are checking a number of things before accepting you on the PGCE.
    1) How you would motivate, inspire and encourage young people to succeed in ICT. Not all learners will like the subject, how are you going to engage them?
    2) If you have investigated and understand the challenges in the modern classroom. Idealistic views of a classroom versus the a realistic one and the associated challenges..
    3) Your own motivation. Are you resilient to setbacks or are you going to quit when things get tough. Will you last the duration of the course and put in 100%.
    3) The breadth and relevance of your subject knowledge. Do you have a passion for ICT, progressive technology and sharing this knowledge or are you choosing the subject because you think you are good at MSOffice. There maybe a subject knowledge audit.

    The more time you can spend researching the better. I would also check TES forums to understand the demands and challenges of a PGCE which will be useful in your discussions.

    The job market is extremely tough but if you are determined and flexible you have every chance of being a classroom teacher.
    All the best,


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