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PGCE Interview Sample Questions

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PGCE Interview Questions taken mostly from the Prospective Student Teachers forum, organised into categories. More appropriate to Secondary interviews, and with some questions specific to the subjects English and Drama.

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i didn't need them all in my interview but I'm sure it put me in the correct frame of mind for my interview. Thank you.

from MissWendywoo, 30 June 2013
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Thank you so much, these questions came up in my interview and I've now got an offer! Much love xxx

from rolysol, 10 March 2013
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none of these came up in my interview at uni of manchester at all!

from sheffield2009, 10 January 2013
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Thank you and God bless you. This is very helpful.

from niobi, 04 January 2013
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Wow, thank you so so much. This is absolutely fab!

from MsEnglishTeach, 03 December 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

can not thank you enough..... must have taken u ages...much love :)

from surmani, 29 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This is wonderful; it really gives me an idea of what to expect from my interview. Thank you very much!

from frangela999, 27 September 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thankyou, this really helped to get me in the right frame of mind for the interview. (And I was successful.)

from kellyisherwood, 04 July 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Very helpful much appreciated - thanks!

from jms3029, 07 May 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

This is so helpful! Thank you for spending your time on this!

from sin sear, 03 February 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks for sharing these questions.

from SClifton, 14 January 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thanks for this, its been a great help for preparation and organising my ideas :)

from KylerS, 01 September 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Fantastic!! Really helpful to have a layout of what questions could possibly be asked. Thank you for sharing this great resource!

from mcramd, 03 February 2011
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Thank you for your generosity!! Your hard work is very much appreciated by many!!

from USmom, 14 December 2010
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Thank you for your altruism :) xx

from willowfall, 02 November 2010
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Careers Adviser. Thank you so much for this resource. It is fantasic and we will be making use of it during our mock interviewing.

from portsmouthuni, 25 March 2010
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Help!. Hey...I got a interview coming up in 4 weeks..and im soo nervous. I havent ever been to a pgce interview and am not sure what to expect. How do i make myself different from the rest so they will like me as a candidate...I have alot to offer but it just seems that everyone else has the same...what can i do to show i am different? does anyone have any advise? It would be much appreciated!! :)

from fatheha, 02 March 2010
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Thanks a lot..... It is really really fantastic..thanks lots once again

from MJE001, 26 February 2010
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Interviews. When I was interviewed, the lecturer asked me to prepare a presentation on why I wanted to be an English teacher, inlcuding an opinion on who I thought was a good teacher. I was asked to write two book reviews and to mark a series of papers. Then there was a group interview. I can't actually remember if there was an individual interview, I don't think there was.

from Rebecca Hodge, 21 February 2010
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Thank you so much!. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, I have an interview coming up in a few weeks and this has given me some fantastic material to develop and apply x

from eesmith1, 20 February 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

A Great Help, Thanks. I have only skipped through both resources but cant wait to read them in depth on the train tomorrow!! (how sad am I?)

I hope by now you have got a teaching post that you love.
You deserve it.
Thanks again

from Milliebean, 07 February 2010
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FAB. Thank you so much. I have been panicking so much about this interview and despite knowing the answers to these questions could not write them down in such a clean, calm and consistent format that did not turn into babbling!

from GRClarke, 21 January 2010
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excellent resource. This is so helpful - thank you

from ruthdonald, 21 January 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Brilliant. Thank you - this will be a real help for my GTP interview next week and help me prepare some answers so I don't go blank mid-interview! Thank you!

from Mrs Pancakes, 20 January 2010
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Fabulous!. May I thank you ever so much for this fabulous resource! This must have taken a long time to prepare, really do appreciate this!

from laurenwatkins, 20 January 2010
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thanks for sharing. Helps to feel more prepared and confident

from francestc, 20 January 2010
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thankyou. I have a PGCE interview next week and this has been a great help, reading this has made me less nervous!

from Haylbop12345, 15 January 2010
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Just what i was looking for!. Thank you soo much!

from LondonL12, 08 January 2010
(report comment) 3 out of 5

fantastic resource - very generous of you. This is great - thank you!

from plugster78, 31 December 2009
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Amazing information. Wow, thanks so much, I have a lot to think about, my interview is on wed!! GULP! cant wait though

from MelissaTillyer, 13 December 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Very good call. putting this on here. Great shout! Many Thanks

from Zeiksl9, 10 December 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Thank you!. Thank you so much for this wonderful resource! You are a star! Good luck in everything you do in the future!

from charris123, 05 December 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Just what i needed. I have my interview tomorow for PGCE and i work in a Special Needs School. I think that document is amazing and its nice to see so many questions with a great example, I found it so helpfull. Thankyou :)

from IainDerby, 19 November 2009
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Fantastic!. Thanks a lot for these! I've got an interview coming up for Classics. Would it be possible to provide questions specifically relating to Classics, or to direct me to somewhere I could find Q+As for that subject?

from SimonWhite1986, 16 November 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Thank youuu. Thanks for this :D
Btw any 1 had any languages specified interviews recently?

from Rohitkakar, 15 November 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

wonderful - just in time!. Thankyou sooooo very much - I have an interview on Monday and these will be really useful for me - had been panicking about the questions that they might ask!!!!

from Julia0204, 05 November 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

thank you :). thank u so much for providing this info its so useful

from cw1985, 09 September 2009
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PGCE in Mordern Language. Hi,

I have an interview in a few days for a PGCE. I've been sent all the preparation tasks i have to do for the interview. One of which is a 5 minute presentation on how you would teach vocab such as Pets, Family or school subjects. It should be in my first foreign lanuage which is Italian and i am aiming to teach the 11+ ages.

Can anyone give me any fun ideas for this presentation?

The questions above have been so helpful!!!

from Kylieastrid, 02 August 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Thank you so much for this wonderful document. Great help. This is fantastic. I feel much more prepared for the interview now. Thank you.

from shnah34, 13 June 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

You Legend. Thank you for this!
I have a PGCE Secondary Interview at the end of June and this has definitely settled the nerves

from Rob Crossley, 04 June 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank You So Much!. Thank You so much for this
i have a PGCE Primary interview in 2days and this is just great as i was so unsure about what questions to prepare for.

from Halima786, 18 May 2009
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Grateful to you.... Many thanks for this!

from squiggley, 09 May 2009
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This is great!. Thank you so much for this; it seems to cover a lot of potential questions and gives lucid, interesting answers.

from Epigraph, 26 April 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

WA-WA-WEE-WA!!!. Thank you so much for taking time out of your life and doing this for everyone. Your mum must be proud of you :)

from Kreativ, 22 April 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

FAB!!!!!!!!!. This doc is a real help- thankyou sooooooo much! Have an interview for PGCE primary and this is a great help for my prep!

from nelso, 10 March 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

EXCELLENT!. It has all sorts of questions they could ask, well done for putting on here and being so kind!!

from sarahasghar, 05 March 2009
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Fantastic!!!. Wonderful resource, thank you so much

from leahgiffard, 03 March 2009
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Wow, wow, wow... an amazing resource, thanks so much! i've got my interview on wed for modern languages pgce. i am feeling ok about the language focused qu's but this has been v helpful in terms of more general questions and the "what would you do if.." type qu's. thanks again.

from ellie44, 07 February 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

A Great Big.... Thank you!! xxx

from Coley126, 31 January 2009
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Very helpful for preparing for interviews. I have my Primary PGCE interview this Wednesday at Newcastle and i am sooooo nervous!! this has been very helpful even though it is aimed more towards secondary eduaction. It gave me an outline to the answers which they might be looking for x

from nicolaf87, 26 January 2009
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Thank you!!. This is a great document, feel much calmer about my interview now!

from charliechonkers, 17 December 2008
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Thank you very much!!. Great - It will be of great help. Thanks.

from randapanda, 05 December 2008
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Thank you so much. Thank you so much. This has helped me to focus my thoughts and prepare my own answers to the questions.

from LULU2411, 30 November 2008
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Congrats...... Fantastic work - thank you for your kindness. To all of you who have your interview coming up - best of luck!

from bc10, 29 November 2008
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Fantastic!!!. wow...it is an amazing piece of work!!! Thanks you so much...i will pray for your interview!!!

from rommath, 28 November 2008
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Brilliant!. Really useful - thank you

from Mannii, 26 November 2008
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Fantastic work!. You're kindness for others in a similar interview situation obviously holds no bars. Well done on this fantastic piece of work.

from Bagpuss1234, 12 November 2008
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you :). Documents are brilliant - thank you very very much :)

from myaa, 11 November 2008
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Good Job! Thankyou!. Brilliant thankyou I found it!

from skarah, 10 November 2008
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Ten out of ten!. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic resource.It is very much appreciated!

from hanrey, 09 November 2008
(report comment) 3 out of 5

You're a wondeful human being!!. Thank you!

from Fatima Maria, 09 November 2008
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THANKYOU!!!. Thankyou so so much for this...... inceredibly useful! :-)

from charlieeh, 03 November 2008
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Thank you.... ...very much!

from deleted408, 29 October 2008
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Superb :o). I've been told about this by a fellow student at Uni and have joined the forum just to make use of this, you should be really proud of yourself it is a fantastic resource and very helpful. Well done!

from Seraphelle, 27 October 2008
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Got to love this!. Much obliged Kircemig! Cheers!

from Haqiqi, 24 October 2008
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Well done!. Thanks for this....its such a help!

from lemonbus, 23 October 2008
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