How to Apply

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Making an Application

  1. To check if there are placements available for your chosen subject, check our Find a UCAS Code page. We accept applications for unfilled placements until September.
  2. Before you submit an application to train with us, gain some experience in a classroom by taking part in our School Experience Programme.Gaining experience in a school will strengthen your application and give you an idea of what teaching is like today. You will be given multiple opportunities to speak with fully qualified teachers and current trainees on these days.
  3. Applications are made on UCAS; once you have made your application, we will contact you to let you know if you have been successful in securing an interview. Successful applicants will be given 7 days’ notice of an interview.You will need to bring to your interview your qualifications (degree certificate, A-Level certificates, GCSE Maths, English and Science certificates) and ID.

What to Expect at Interview

  • The first part of your interview will be a short 3-5 minute presentation to a form group about why you want to teach and what you will bring to teaching; here you should engage with the pupils and show them something really interesting. You will not be able to use a computer or any IT.
  • You will then participate in a lesson with a fully qualified teacher, interacting with students, helping them, answering questions and assisting the teacher with the lesson.
  • After this, you will have a formal interview with a colleague from GORSE SCITT, which will give you the opportunity to discuss why you want to be a teacher, what you would bring to the profession, and also show us your resilience and initiative.
  • You will then be asked to complete 3 pieces of written work, for which you will be given 90 minutes. These will cover subjects such as current issues facing education, reasons for your subject being part of the curriculum, the importance of safeguarding, and finally subject knowledge questions.
  • After your interview, we aim to let you know if you have been successful as soon as possible.

We strongly recommend that you make personal contact with us to discuss our programme and availability before applying. For this contact info@gorsescitt.org.uk.
We are always keen to arrange visits to any of our partner schools so that you can make an informed decision whether to apply to us.
For people seriously contemplating an application we are very happy to organise extended experience of the work in our classrooms.

Information regarding the course content of our programmes is available on our Find a UCAS Code page, here you can also confirm whether places are still available for your chosen subject.
When you are ready to apply with us, you will do this through UCAS Teacher Training. They are responsible for managing the application process.
You will need to register with UCAS Teacher Training to make your application. You will create an account which you can log into at any time to stay up to date with the progress of your application.

Your personal statement is crucial to making your application stand out. It should highlight your strengths and should convey a passion and enthusiasm for teaching.

In your personal statement, you should cover key points such as:

  • Why you’ll enjoy teaching your chosen subject and age group.
  • What qualities you have that will be reflected well in the classroom.
  • An outline of previous studies or work experience relevant to teaching.
  • What you have learnt during School Experience Placements.

Your personal statement will be a core influencer in choosing between applicants, so take the time to create a piece of work that communicates your ambitions, achievements and suitability. Showcase your enthusiasm for teaching and your subject.

You are required to provide details of two referees on your UCAS application form. If you graduated within the last 5 years, these need to be Academic Referees, so your Personal Tutor for example. If it has been more than 5 years since you graduated, these can be Professional Referees, so an employer for example. In some cases, we may ask for a third reference.

We are always happy to provide guidance and support throughout the application process, if you require this do not hesitate to contact us by email at info@gorsescitt.org.uk.