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PGCE - Science Interview @ MMU

Discussion in 'Science' started by RaisaYusuf, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Hi all
    I would really like some insight into anyone who has been through a PGCE science interview at Manchester metropolitan university. My main subject is biology however i understand it is expected to teach all three sciences, can anyone help me in what to expect from the interview itself and how much subject knowledge do i have to show to the tutors regarding chemistry and physics. My interview is on the 12th of Jan so am pushing now for some major advice.
    Thanks


     
  2. Hi all
    I would really like some insight into anyone who has been through a PGCE science interview at Manchester metropolitan university. My main subject is biology however i understand it is expected to teach all three sciences, can anyone help me in what to expect from the interview itself and how much subject knowledge do i have to show to the tutors regarding chemistry and physics. My interview is on the 12th of Jan so am pushing now for some major advice.
    Thanks


     
  3. When interviewed I was asked what caused the seasons and to explain what I knew about the periodic table. I think they want to see that you are entusiastic about science. It was about five years ago but from what i remember it was a one to one interview with one of the tutors after watching listening to a presentation. Get hold of some GCSE revision guides before hand just to remind your self of the topics they could ask. I Don't remember any questions requiring knowledge beyond GCSE level.
    Hope that helps.
     
  4. missmunchie

    missmunchie New commenter

    I didn't do my PGCE at the University you mention but my experience was similar to that of the 2nd poster.
    I was asked to explain Gravity (Physics was my specialism) and I had to teach something I had learned from my degree to someone else.
    I agree it was more about the enthusiasm or how you presented the subject rather than the subject matter itself.
    Good Luck!
     

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