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Secondary Education interviews: stage two

Leeds Trinity University > Secondary Education interviews: stage two

​​​​​​​​​​Once you've successfully completed the group interview in stage one, you will be invited to our forthcoming subject interviews which are held throughout the year.​​

Subject interviews

The Interview Day will consist of a written assessment of your subject knowledge, followed by an individual interview. If your subject interviews are held in a school, you'll also be expected to plan and lead an activity or discussion with a group of pupils. 
Interview times will vary according to the venue. Some venues may require candidates to arrive as early as 8.00am. Details of your arrival time and the content of the day will be sent to each candidate in advance. 
Successful applicants at this stage tend to have strong subject knowledge and a good awareness of how their subject is taught in schools, often because they have researched the curriculum and/or spent time in schools talking with teachers and pupils. Successful applicants are personable, able to communicate clearly and succinctly and are well-presented.
We would recommend that you prepare for the subject knowledge assessment by finding out about the National Curriculum for England, attempting some GCSE and ‘A’ Level examination papers and reading some recent Ofsted subject reports.
Applicants who are successful at subject interview stage two will normally be offered a place on the course, subject to approval by the University.

Important information

When you're invited to a subject interview day, you will need to:
  1. Let us know if you'll be attending or not:
    • Before the interview day, please confirm your attendance/non-attendance by emailing
    • Ensure you also inform us of any disability needs you may have so that we can best support you on the interview day.
    • If you cannot attend your scheduled subject interview day you must inform us immediately. Contact us at stating your name clearly, the date of the subject interview day that you cannot attend and your reason for non-attendance. Unfortunately, because of the UCAS time restrictions, non-attendance will normally mean that applicants have to re-apply later in the admissions cycle.
    • We will assume that if you don't contact us, that you no longer wish to progress your application. Confirming your attendance with us and failing to attend your interview day will automatically mean your application is rejected by default.
  2. ​Complete the Subject Knowledge Audit and bring it to the Interview Day with you. Subject Knowledge Audits can be downloaded from this page.​