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What is an Assessment Centre?

An Assessment Centre is a bit like an extended interview during which applicants took part in a number of activities that gave them a chance to show off their skills, interests and potential. During the Assessment Centre applicants took part in:

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

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