How do I prepare for a PGCE interview ?
You need to tailor your preparation and relate your experiences to the training course you are applying too. You also need to ensure that you have the correct qualifications in terms of GCSE’s or GCSE equivalents. Additionally you need to make sure that you prepare for the maths and English tests that will be given at interview. QTS Maths Tutor will help you with your PGCE maths test and QTS Literacy Tutor with the English test.
What options are there to obtain a level 2 maths qualification?
The following options detail the level 2 qualifications that you can obtain.
I want to be a Nurse, fireman, other professional – Can I take a functional skills maths level 2 exam?
Yes, more and more people applying to professional courses and uniformed services, are taking the functional skills maths level 2 qualification in order to meet the entry requirements to these professions.
What is the easiest maths test to pass for my course?
This is a common question people ask as they look for the fastest and easiest path into their chosen profession. The answer depends on the route you are going down but there is no doubt that the standard GCSE maths exam is considered the most difficult and it the most inconvenient due the fact it can only be taken twice a year in specific locations and results take many weeks to be returned. The fastest and easiest route into teaching is via the GCSE maths equivalency test and for other professions it is generally the functional skills.
Will I have to pass a maths test at my PGCE interview?
The short answer is yes, you will need to prepare for your interview and the high possibility of a maths test being presented. The maths test will look to test your fundamental skills such as knowledge of fractions, percentages, decimals and ability to interpret data. You will need to demonstrate a certain level of mental arithmetic ability as well. These are all key skills you will need for your teaching career and to successfully complete professional tasks, even if you are a drama or PE teacher, you will still need to demonstrate these key competencies in maths.
Can you help with other numerical reasoning tests?
Yes we have a dedicated service for numerical reasoning tests. The QTS Maths Tutor platform is often used for preparation for numerical reasoning tests as our practice tests help you with the basic data interpretation skills as well as understanding of key topics such as percentages and ratio, that are needed for all numerical reasoning tests.
Do you help people in all areas of the country?
Yes we help people in all areas of the UK pass their teacher training interviews, GCSE equivalency tests and functional skills maths level 2 exam.
Can you help people on the Teach First Graduate Training program?
Yes everyone who wants to train to become a teacher through the Teach First graduate scheme has to pass a numerical reasoning test. See our numerical reasoning test to help with the Teach First Graduate scheme.
Can you help people with the QTLS route into teaching.
Yes see more about our QTLS support here.