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 will take place in person, on campus. Please refer to your Eventbrite booking confirmation for more details. The interview day will commence at 10am and will finish at approximately 4pm.

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:

Please carefully read the articles Changing Behaviour by Tom Bennett and No Penalties? by Steven McNichol before attending your interview. This will form the basis of your debate/interview.

Secondly, you should ensure you are up to date on current issues in education. You can use the internet (for example: https://www.tes.com/news/hub/primary, https://schoolsweek.co.uk/), books and/or academic articles. You might also think about how these relate to any experience you have working with children, but the interviewers are all aware that you may not have had opportunity to gain experience in schools so if you have no experience, this will not count against you.

BA (Hons) Primary Teaching Studies with QTS

Your interview will take place in person, on campus. Please refer to your Eventbrite booking confirmation for more details. The interview day will commence at 10:30am and will finish at approximately 4pm.

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:

Please carefully read the articles Changing Behaviour by Tom Bennett and No Penalties? By Steven McNichol before attending your interview. This will form the basis of your debate/interview.

You will also need to choose a children’s book to discuss on the day of your interview. We will be asking you to talk to others in the group about how you might use this book to plan learning using this book as a theme. A script/presentation about your book will be very unhelpful as it will not allow us to see how you interact with others’ ideas so you should not prepare anything in detail for this, but do perhaps have a think in advance about the sort of learning that would link well to your chosen book.

Finally, you should also ensure you are up to date on current issues in education. You can use the internet (for example: https://www.tes.com/news/hub/primary, https://schoolsweek.co.uk/), books and/or academic articles. You might also think about how these relate to your TA experience of working with children.

PGCE Primary

Your interview will take place online via Microsoft Teams. Please ensure that you join the Teams Meeting at 10am via the link provided in your interview booking confirmation.

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:

Please research the following areas and where possible link to school examples:

  • Explain the principles of high-quality phonics teaching;
  • Discuss ways in which behaviour is managed in schools;
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities that teachers face.

PGCE Secondary

The interview day will begin at 9am when you will receive an email from Admissions with your interview tasks. The interviewing academic will send you an email inviting you to join your interview via Microsoft Teams either the day before, or on the morning of your interview. You will need to click the link to take part in your interview.

Your interview day will include:

  • Welcome Presentation
  • Writing Task
  • Written 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 9am when you will receive an email from Admissions with your interview tasks. The interviewing academic will send you an email inviting you to join your interview via Microsoft Teams either the day before, or on the morning of your interview. You will need to click the link to take part in your interview.

Your interview day will include:

  • Welcome Presentation
  • Writing Task
  • Written 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.

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