Your interview day

Interviews will take place online via Microsoft Teams. 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

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

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.

BA (Hons) Primary Teaching Studies with QTS

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


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.

PGCE Primary

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 that creativity can be promoted with reference to primary curriculum subjects/EYFS;
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities that teachers face in the 21st century.

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
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