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How do I prepare for the subject-specific elements of my interview?

Please be prepared to deliver a five-minute presentation relating to a piece of text which you think could be used as a stimulus for a Key Stage 3 drama activity. The text may be an extract from a play, a poem, a short story, a teenage novel, or a clipping from a newspaper or magazine.

You will need to explain why you think the text is appropriate and stimulating. You will also need to deliver the presentation as if you are addressing a Key Stage 3 class (in other words, explain to the class what you would like them to do).

Your presentation should:

  • focus on just one activity
  • demonstrate your knowledge
  • demonstrate your communication skills
  • be no more than five minutes long.

This will be a verbal presentation. Please do not use PowerPoint or other presentation formats.

Please email the text you have chosen to use for your presentation to the subject leader, Simon Floodgate (, before the date of your interview. If you have any questions about the presentation that you need to prepare, please contact Simon Floodgate.