Interview Preparation

Our Interview Preparation programme focuses on equipping children with the necessary confidence and preparedness for their pre-admission interviews at grammar schools.

As many grammar schools mandate interviews as a crucial component of their admission process, it is essential for children to be adequately trained after clearing the 11 Plus examination.

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Solid interview skills for grammar school admission

During the programme, each and every child will engage in a simulated interview as part of the assessment of their abilities.

The interviews will be conducted in surroundings that mimic real school interview venues, similar to trial exams.

The main objective of this programme is to familiarise your child with the interview process, preparing them for what they can expect during an actual interview.

A comprehensive report outlining your child’s strengths and possible areas for improvement will be provided to you within two days of the programme’s conclusion.


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A number of grammar schools require children to perform well in an interview in order to secure a place.

In some cases, these interviews are mandatory for enrolment and may also determine eligibility for scholarships.

In addition, interviews may be used as a deciding factor when multiple 11 Plus applicants have similar scores.

It is therefore essential for children to understand how to conduct themselves during an interview and what to expect, in order to demonstrate to the school that they deserve a place.

For this reason, it is recommended that students who plan to apply to a grammar school should prepare for the pre-admission interviews.

Our program is geared towards helping children prepare for 11 Plus interviews by imparting several key skills, including:

  • Boosting their self-confidence and enhancing their overall personality, so they can present themselves in the most favourable light
  • Teaching them how to effectively communicate their accomplishments and achievements
  • Developing their ability to communicate and present themselves in a clear and engaging manner
  • Preparing them to expertly answer any questions posed by the interviewer
  • Ensuring they have a solid understanding of the school’s history, reputation, and current events related to the institution

The Interview Preparation programme includes mock interviews, which play a crucial role in helping individuals refine their interview skills.

Through these simulated interviews, participants get the chance to practise and enhance their techniques.

After the mock interviews, a comprehensive report is provided within 48 hours, outlining their performance in detail.

This report is carefully designed to identify any areas that need further focus and development, allowing individuals to address their weaknesses and improve their overall interview performance.

Although not all grammar schools make it compulsory for applicants to attend interviews, a significant number of them do require it.

Hence, it is advisable to find out beforehand whether the school that your child wishes to enrol in has an interview policy or not.

Even if a child is adept at verbal communication, they may encounter difficulties when it comes to performing well in formal interviews.

This is especially true for pre-admission interviews at grammar schools, which follow a specific format that demands formal and logical responses from the children.

Even the most articulate of kids may experience anxiety when faced with the interview questions.

To address this, the course aims to provide children with the skills needed to navigate such situations successfully.

At our core, we strive to provide a comprehensive suite of services that are tailored to optimise your child’s performance in the 11 Plus examination and improve their chances of securing admission to a grammar school.

To achieve this goal, we offer a range of 11 Plus preparation options, including private tuition, group tuition, mock examinations, and, of course, interview preparation.


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