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Primary PGCE Interview at Warwick!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by mkbarbour, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone,

    I've been invited to a primary PGCE selection day and interview at Warwick - it is in 2 days time!!! I have done the pre-interview placement, but we have been told we also have an English paper, Maths paper, group discussion and individual interviews. Has anyone had an interview yet? I'm really worried about the English paper! Any tips about what it may be on? Or any interview tips in general?

  2. Hi Just seen your message. I have mine next week, how did it go? Did you get a place and what was the interview like? As with you any tips would be helpful.
  3. I was on the other side of the table this week, interviewing candidates who wanted to train as teachers at a leading university in teacher education. The jobs market is flooded with trained teachers who cannot get jobs at present. Consequently, the university wanted the best quality candidates to get places on their courses and has increased the rigour of the selection process since I was last involved in these interviews three years ago.
    Written assessments in Science and Maths (these also assessed the candidates' competencies in English) were given. The candidates had a group task on children's literature relating to the pupil age specialism of the course they had chosen, then there were group interviews carried out by a university tutor in partnership with a senior leader from a primary school,
    You need to show you have high standards of basic skills (reading, speaking, listening, grammar, spelling, punctuation, calculation, problem solving, s data handling, shape, space and measure) and the skills and enthusiasm to motivate learners of the future by planning relevant and interesting learning activities.
    Good luck!

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