The interview may involve a number of candidates and will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams. You will be required to plan a short presentation, undertake a writing task and you will be tested on your subject knowledge. There will be a series of formal questions and an opportunity for you to discuss the programme with the subject lead.
Prior to interview
The remote interview process
Your interview will start with an introduction by Mark Aitchison (the subject leader for Music).
You will then be given 3 to 5 minutes to present your instrumental or vocal performance, following the advice given above.
You will then be given 5 minutes to deliver your musical topic presentation, following the advice given above.
You will then be asked a series of formal questions which will explore your motivations for becoming a teacher, your passion for teaching Music, and it will also look to draw upon your subject knowledge and specialisms. This will last about 30 minutes. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions.
Harmony and written task
At the end of the interview, you will be sent a task via email, which will include a piece of traditional harmony and a short written task. The written task can be handwritten or completed electronically.
please use Microsoft Lens to send a PDF of your answer to Mark.
If you choose to complete the written task electronically, you can return your written task to Mark electronically.
Please feel free to contact Mark should you have any questions.
If your/our network does not behave, please do not panic! We will email you using the addresses given in your application and we will make a contingency plan.