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Congratulations on being invited to interview for the PGCE Secondary programme at the University of Reading.

We want this to be a stress-free process to enable you to perform to your potential and we hope, therefore, that the following information will be helpful to you. Please read all of the information carefully.

What do I need to do before my interview?

  • Please watch the video presentation by the Programme Director – Will Bailey-Watson
  • Please refer to the interview information webpage for your subject for further instructions on how to prepare for your interview
  • You will be required to hold up a piece of photographic ID to the camera so your identity can be verified (for example, your passport, driving licence (full or provisional) or EU ID card). Please have this document to hand at the start of your interview

Programme Director William Bailey-Watson

More information about the interview process and support available 

Please ensure you watch the presentation before your interview.

Fundamental skills

Download the fundamental skills PDF

Subject specific interview information

Art and Design

Computer Science

Design and Technology






Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)


Physical Education (PE)

Religious Education (RE)


Who will interview me?

You will be interviewed by one of the programme tutors from the Institute of Education and another interviewer. The second interviewer may be a colleague from one of our partner schools. Please note that we will share relevant background information from your application form with our partner school colleague, but this will not include any sensitive data that you provided as part of your application. If you have any queries or concerns in relation to this, please

We look forward to meeting you. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the interview process or if you require any assistance in relation to your interview, please contact