School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Secondary PGCE: Interview Day

Secondary PGCE: Interview Day

Interview Days for our Secondary PGCE focus on the knowledge and skills that are essential to succeeding as a trainee teacher.

You’ll begin the day with a short welcome talk and tour of our facilities. You’ll then take part in the following assessed activities:

  • presentation
  • interview
  • written task (including baseline literacy assessment)
  • written language task (for Modern Foreign Languages applicants only)
  • baseline mathematics assessment

We’ll provide you with your individual time slots for each activity on the day. Your assessors will be a group of staff from Newcastle University, plus teachers from local partnership schools.

You can find more information about the items you should bring on the day, plus instructions for each of the activities, below. Your invite to interview email will provide you with details of the date, time and location of your Interview Day. See our campus map for directions.