Your interview day

Interviews will take place either on campus, in-person or online via Microsoft Teams depending on the course that you have applied for. A detailed scheduled will be provided as part of your interview booking confirmation.

Please find your relevant programme below for specific information relating to your interview.

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

Your interview may take place online via Microsoft Teams or in person, on campus. Please refer to your Eventbrite booking confirmation for more details. The interview day will commence from 10.00am and will finish at approximately 4.00pm. For on-campus interviews applicants are asked to arrive from 10.00am to the Robert Hardy Building.

Your interview day will include:

  • Welcome Presentation
  • Writing Task
  • Maths Task
  • Group Interview & Task
  • What’s Next? talk with the Admissions Team

If you have any access needs or require adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact the Student Advice Team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk

IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR INTERVIEW:

You will need to prepare for the interview by doing the following:

  1. Choose a favourite children’s book that you can talk about on the day. You may want to have a copy with you during the interview.


BA (Hons) Primary Teaching Studies with QTS

Your interview may take place online via Microsoft Teams or in person, on campus. Please refer to your Eventbrite booking confirmation for more details. The interview day will commence from 10.00am and will finish at approximately 4.00pm. For on-campus interviews applicants are asked to arrive from 10.00am to the Robert Hardy Building.

Your interview day will include:

  • Welcome Presentation
  • Writing Task
  • Maths Task
  • Group Interview & Task
  • What’s Next? talk with the Admissions Team

If you have any access needs or require adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact the Student Advice Team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk

IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR INTERVIEW:

You will need to prepare for the interview by doing the following:

  • Use www.schoolsweek.co.uk to research current issues/debates in education and consider how these are in play in your own school (if appropriate) and how these relate to your work with children.
  • Choose a children’s book which you like or have seen used in schools. You will be asked in the interview to share ideas about how you might use this book in schools. Please do not prepare a presentation or a script about this as your ideas will be part of a discussion with others, not a presentation. It would be helpful to bring the book with you to the interview.

PGCE Primary

Your interview may take place online via Microsoft Teams or in person, on campus. Please refer to your Eventbrite booking confirmation for more details. The interview day will commence from 10.00am and will finish at approximately 4.00pm. For on-campus interviews applicants are asked to arrive from 10.00am to the Robert Hardy Building.

Your interview day will include:

  • Welcome Presentation
  • Live Q&A Session
  • Writing Task
  • Maths Task
  • Group Interview & Task
  • What’s Next Information

If you have any access needs or require adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact the Student Advice Team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk

IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR INTERVIEW:

You will need to prepare for the interview by doing the following:

  1. Research the three themes listed below. You might also consider how these relate to any experience that you might have of working with children, but the interviewers are aware that you may not have had chance to carry out work experience in schools. The themes to research are:
  • The purpose of assessment in the classroom;
  • Ways that behaviour is managed in schools;
  • Mental health and wellbeing in schools.

2. Choose a children’s book that you can talk about on the day. You may want to have a copy with you during the interview.

PGCE Secondary

The interview day will begin at 9.00am via Microsoft Teams with a member of the Admissions Team. You will be sent a link to join this morning meeting the day before your scheduled interview date. As part of this morning meeting, you will be asked to complete two interview tasks.

For your individual interview, the interviewing academic will send you an email inviting you to join your interview via a separate Microsoft Teams link, either the day before, or on the morning of your interview. You will need to click the link to take part in your interview, this may be anytime from 11.30am-4.00pm.

Your interview day will include:

  • Welcome Presentation (sent the day before)
  • Writing Task
  • Subject Task
  • Individual Interview
  • What’s Next Information

You do not need to prepare anything in advance of your interview.

If you have any access needs or require any adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact the Student Advice Team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk.

Further Education - Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Training and Skills (PGDE)

The interview day will begin at 9.00am via Microsoft Teams with a member of the Admissions Team. You will be sent a link to join this morning meeting the day before your scheduled interview date. As part of this morning meeting, you will be asked to complete two interview tasks.

For your individual interview, the interviewing academic will send you an email inviting you to join your interview via a separate Microsoft Teams link, either the day before, or on the morning of your interview. You will need to click the link to take part in your interview, this may be anytime from 11.30am-4.00pm.

Your interview day will include:

  • Welcome Presentation
  • Writing Task
  • Subject Task
  • Individual Interview
  • What’s Next Information

You do not need to prepare anything in advance of your interview.

If you have any access needs or require any adjustments to be put in place for your interview, please contact the Student Advice Team on 01522 583600 or email student.advice@bishopg.ac.uk.

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