When I did my PGCE (2008), Our English written task was to demonstrate that we were working at a GCSE grade C or above. We were given a story form the TES and asked to write an essay based around the story. A few years ago now so I don't remember exactly what it was about. It was a comprehension/articulation task. I am assuming that you have been spending quite a bit of time recently brushing up on educational issues, of which an understanding of, would be necessary as this shows dedication to a future in education.