PGCE Primary interviews

Please bring the following documentation with you:

  • original GCSE maths, English and science certificates
  • photocopies of your GCSE maths, English and science certificates
  • original degree certificate (if achieved and applying for a postgraduate programme)
  • photocopy of your degree certificate (if achieved and applying for a postgraduate programme)
  • any pre-work you have been asked to complete in your invitation letter, further details on this
    work can be found on the individual subject specific interview pages.

To prepare for your interview we recommend thinking about the reasons you want to study on the course you have applied for. Current students have said they found it useful to make sure they had knowledge of some of the topical issues in the news.

Specific programmes may require more preparation, further information on this is available from the relevant course link.


Message from the Programme Leader

Congratulations on being invited to interview for one of our PGCE Primary programmes. On this page we have provided information regarding the format of the day and tasks we would like you to complete in advance. It is vital that you are prepared and are able to talk about these tasks when you meet us.

The interview process is also an opportunity for you to get to know us, so there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

We look forward to meeting you at your interview and if you should need any help or assistance please do contact us.

Best wishes,

Kelly Davis

Programme of the day

12.00 - arrival and registration

13.00 - subject talk

13.30 - group discussion task

14.00 - interview task

14.30 - paired interview with a member of the PGCE team (approx 30 minutes)

16.00 - approximate finish time depending on number of interviews taking place on the day

For details on arrival location please see your invite to interview letter and/or email.