Archives Feb. 10, 2015

  • What might be asked at the 11+ exam interview?

    Feb. 10, 2015.

    'Expect the unexpected’ is clearly the safest guideline as schools differ and the senior staff interviewing differ as well.

    All things being equal, the interview will start softly with some warm up questions along the lines of ‘What are your favourite subjects?’ or simply, ‘Tell me about your hobbies’.  Slightly tougher might be ‘What are your ambitions?’ or ‘Do you have any siblings? Describe their best and worst traits’.

    The line of questioning might then become quite closed and knowledge based, with mental Maths questions disguised as History, for example, ‘The Battle of Hastings happened in 1066, it is 2015 ...