I have an interview for a PGCE in Secondary History very soon. I've had two interviews previously, but was rejected, so I want to make sure I ace this one! The selection day will be in two distinct parts, and after the morning session only those that have met all the selection criteria will be asked to stay for a personal interview. The first part consists of three main tasks: 1. An individual timed written task, in which you will be asked to assess and comment on a piece of written work from a Key Stage 3 student. 2. A presentation task Choose a historical topic that particularly interests you, and that you think would be of interest to young people in schools and would be valuable for their learning of history. It is better to choose a topic that is not routinely taught in schools. The historical time period can be as long as you like. You should then plan a five-minute presentation, through which you are going to teach your audience about your topic. You are teaching us as a group of adults, not placing us in the role of school students, but in conveying the history you are teaching us, you should make it very clear how the topic would be relevant, engaging and accessible for students aged 13- 15. 3. A short group discussion about two accounts of a historical event, which will be given to you on the day. If I meet the undisclosed criteria in those three tasks, the second part of the day will consist of a one-on-one interview. Of course I have been doing research and preparation myself, but as my teacher training adviser is currently away on business, I was hoping someone here could provide advice or tips on how to ace the interview day. Thank you for any help!