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What is an Assessment Centre?

An Assessment Centre is a bit like an extended interview during which you take part in a number of activities that give you a chance to show off your skills, interests and potential. During the day you will take part in:

  • a competency-based interview – a one-to-one interview that will last around 25 minutes
  • a group problem-solving exercise – working in small groups you will be presented with a task related to science, maths or teaching to complete
  • a classroom roleplay activity – you will deliver an 8-minute teaching activity on a maths or physics concept. A list of topics from which to choose will be sent to you when you are invited to attend the Assessment Centre
  • a reflection activity – following your classroom roleplay activity you will be given some time to reflect on how it went.

Find out more about the Assessement Centre by watching our short film.