𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰?
Pupils seeking admission to overseas schools should prepare early and prepare thoroughly. Rarely are interviews merely a formality. Developing the required confidence and skills to impress at interview takes time. Every interview is different. Each head has his or own style of interviewing, adapting as they investigate whether the candidate has the potential to settle, be happy and succeed at that school. Frequently, the head will delegate the interview to a deputy, housemaster or housemistress. Candidates should be ready for a variety of approaches.
𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 Minerva has a number of tutors with extensive experience of British boarding schools and of interviewing techniques.
𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 Many candidates benefit from participating in a range of interviews with different tutors. As they grow in confidence, a pupil’s body language becomes more positive and the pupil makes better use of their voice. Their answers become more assured and more detailed.
𝐂𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 During a trial interview, interviewers are able to give immediate feedback to the candidate on the strength of their answers. Parents are also provided with written feedback so that they can reinforce the recommendations for improved performance.
𝐋𝐞𝐟𝐭-𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 Many heads pride themselves on asking left-field questions that encourage candidates to think on their feet. The more experience pupils have of interview situations, the better they will perform in pressurised situations.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚 𝐓𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 (𝐂𝐄), 𝐈𝐆𝐂𝐒𝐄, 𝐀 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 / 𝐈𝐁𝐃𝐏 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲-𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝. For details of how we can help your child, please contact Valerie Weston on: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +852 6156 5705. We would be delighted to hear from you.