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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 an area of Science that you are particularly interested in and that is appropriate for secondary pupils at Key Stage 3.

Your presentation should:

  • explain why you have chosen the particular area of Science for your presentation
  • include your thoughts on the learning opportunities (in the broadest sense) for the pupils
  • include your thoughts on any aspects that you anticipate the pupils may find particularly engaging, difficult, or challenging
  • aim to engage with questions or short activities
  • provoke discussion – you may wish to end with a question.

Additional notes

  • This will be a verbal presentation. Please do not use PowerPoint or other presentation formats (including a whiteboard).
  • You may wish to show an object as a prop, example, or focus, but this is not required.
  • The presentation should not be a lecture.

If you have any questions about the presentation that you need to prepare, please contact the subject leaders, Andrew Happle (a.j.happle@reading.ac.uk) and Caroline Foulkes (c.s.foulkes@reading.ac.uk), before the date of your interview.