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PGCE School based interview - group activity

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by charlotte_allen2015, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. charlotte_allen2015

    charlotte_allen2015 New commenter


    I have been invited to an interview in about 3 weeks time for school-based PGCE training.:eek:

    I am trying to plan for the group activity part of the interview where I have to do a 10 minute group activity with a book. I don't know the age group it will be so need to plan for key stage 1 and key stage 2. - This makes it very daunting in my opinion. I would feel better knowing the age group im planning for but oh well.

    My idea so far is The Three little pigs - the classic story for KS1 and The True story of the 3 little pigs for KS2.

    KS1 - using a story box - with props inside

    KS2 - discussion on points of view, 2 sides to a story etc, focus on vocabulary etc?

    This is just my initial idea, still needs development. Im wondering if anybody can offer any advise or suggestions? Is this even a good idea?

    Please help?

    Many Thanks
  2. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    The other information you need to know is the overall size of the group? You need this for resources. You should also plan for varying levels of response and engagement. Some will need more information than others some will need a prompt. Use plenty of visual stimulus. Use pairing and smaller groups in the activities as well such as moving from working in pairs to larger numbers.
    Good luck
  3. charlotte_allen2015

    charlotte_allen2015 New commenter

    Thank you for your advice.

    I will only have 10 minutes so need to keep it simple as possible I think but will definitely need to consider varying levels.

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