Prepare for your interview with a morning of interview technique seminars from our team of Oxbridge graduates and an afternoon of mock interviews, with Oxford & Cambridge graduates who studied in your chosen field. Including former Professors of Mathematics at Oxford and Directors of Studies at Cambridge, our team of application Consultants are prefectly poised to help you bring out the best of your application at your interview.
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The Elite IB Oxbridge Mock Interview Course consists of a half-day workshop followed by individually tailored mock interviews taking place either that afternoon or the next day. Participants will get the opportunity to experience being interviewed by one of our Oxbridge mentors, with course-specific questions prepared by our Oxbridge consulting team. Students will be asked prior to the Course to submit their Personal Statement or any other written work they may have submitted. This can be an Extended Essay or any other piece of work written in the field of study of their interest. The Interview Course aims to reflect what applicants are most likely to encounter on interview day.
Interview Preparation (3 hours):
The morning is designed to prepare students for the upcoming mock and actual Oxbridge interviews. With a focus on building interview technique, understanding the type of questions students might face and building a picture of the interviewers and what they are looking for, students will leave with a knowledge and understanding of common and pertinent Oxbridge interview content.Interview technique
2 x 20 minute mock interviews, each followed by a 10 minute constructive feedback review.
These mock interviews will focus on assessing and developing the applicant’s ability to express their motivations for applying to Oxbridge convincingly and succinctly, their knowledge of the critical debates in their field, and their ability to debate texts in a considered but effective and engaging fashion.
Participants will be assigned a time slot for their mock interview either in the afternoon or the next day in groups of two. They will take turns either joining our Oxbridge mentor on the panel to interview the other candidate, or be experience being interviewed by the panel. This unique experience allows candidates to experience both being interviewed by multiple people, as well as the interview from the panel’s point of view. Questions for the panel are prepared by our team of Oxbridge Mentors, usually consisting of the actual questions they themselves experienced while going through the application process.
At the end of the course
Each student will receive a personal feedback on their mock interview performance, as well as a personal take-home feedback report as well as tips from our experienced Oxbridge interview coaches.