Sending your child to a new school is an incredibly important step in their life, and you have probably spent a huge amount of time researching and investigating the different options. Before they are accepted though, they will often have to go through an interview process, which is designed to ensure that they meet an educational establishment’s requirements exactly. While this is more commonly found at private schools, it is becoming more and more commonplace at state schools as well, and is something that parents often struggle to prepare their children for.
An interview is your child’s chance to make themselves stand out from the crowd. The admissions system for some of the best schools is an incredibly competitive place, and having great academic results simply isn’t enough to guarantee acceptance. This is why the interview is so important, and can be the difference between getting accepted or not.
If you are concerned about your child’s upcoming interview, you’ve come to the right place. This is because we know exactly what a school is looking for in a potential student, and we’re able to use this knowledge to prepare your child for all eventualities. While we can’t predict the questions that will be asked of them, we can teach them exactly how to answer with confidence and poise, and how to frame their answers in the way that admissions tutors want to hear.
The subject was already touched on briefly above, but the most important attribute a student can exhibit during an interview is confidence – but not so much confidence that it looks like arrogance. We’ll teach your pupils the ways in which to deal with all interview scenarios, however we’ll also teach them how to appear confident, even if they are incredibly nervous inside. This includes working on such things as their posture and speech, as well as ensuring that they think clearly before giving an answer.
All interview preparation courses are taught by a tutor with a comprehensive knowledge of the admissions process, and this tutor will give one-to-one tuition to your child. Once the process is over, even the most nervous of children will have received a huge boost to their confidence, as well as their chances of gaining acceptance to the chosen educational institution.
We recommend that interview preparation starts well in advance of the actual interview, so that your child has the time needed to both learn and practice the techniques that we teach them. If you would like to find out more about this incredibly popular course, please feel free to call or email us today.