Preparing For Your Secondary Education Interview

Congratulations on qualifying for interview with RCTTP! Some preparation is required for your interview, so please read the information below carefully as soon as possible to avoid being unprepared.

Secondary Education Subject Specific Task

The first part of the interview will focus on your ability to explain an aspect of your subject. When preparing your explanation, you should imagine that you are teaching a class of mixed ability, Year 7 pupils.

The focus for each subject specific interview task is given below. Please prepare your explanation in advance of the interview. Your explanation should last 5 – 8 minutes. Please be aware that we will stop you if you go over 8 minutes.

You may not make use of pre-prepared notes or materials during the interview.



What is impressionism?


What are the differences between Bus, Star and Ring networks?


Explain how you would explore quotations within a piece of fiction or non-fiction of your choice.


Why do earthquakes happen?


How did the feudal system work?


How does probability work?


How the verb “ALLER” works in the near future tense (le future proche)?


How do musical instruments work?

Physical Education

Explain positional play in an outwitting activity of your choice.

Science (all)

How do plants work?

Top 5 Interview Tips

  1. Prepare for the set task- give yourself plenty of time, ask for advice from any friends or family working in schools.
  2. Consider following areas- why you want to become a teacher, what skills, and qualities you can bring to the role, reflect on how your previous experience will help you as a teacher.
  3. Familiarise yourself with the national curriculum.
  4. Do some research around safeguarding procedures in schools.
  5. Think about any questions you’d like to ask us following your interview.

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I was asked during my interview why I chose this training programme instead of any other. I thought it would give me the best training of any that I’d found and I stand by that even more now. The support and guidance I got was exemplary.


This course really is fantastic. I feel personally that I could not have been given a better start to my teaching career.


Trainees have stated to me that all sessions without exception have been valuable to them mainly because they felt the nature and the content of the sessions had been well thought out and prepared in detail making them highly relevant to their classroom experiences

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One of the many strengths the RCTTP course offers is the high standard of support to trainees and I am especially thankful for that and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course


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