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Entrance to Oxbridge is ultimately determined by the interview.

Demonstrating teachability, academic potential, and curiosity are crucial to performing well at interview. Our Interview Preparation Days help you to understand what the interviewer expects of you and how to perform best at this final hurdle.


Unsure if you will receive an interview? You can cancel 72 hours before your booked event.

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For schools bookings, please contact the school's team on schools@oxbridgeapllications.com or email us a completed copy of our booking form.

Interview Preparation Day

Date

Thursday 9th July 2020
Places Available

Address

Eaton Square Mayfair School, 106 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NL

Timing

18.00 - 20.30
Price
£60

Interview Preparation Weekend

Date

From Friday 23rd October 2020 To Sunday 25th October 2020
Places Available

Address

De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Rd, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2JJ

Timing

12.00 - 17.00
Price
£2,100

Four, thirty minute, subject-
specific mock interviews

Guaranteed interview practice with an Oxbridge graduate in your subject

Talk from a former Oxbridge
admissions tutor on what
makes a good interview

Verbal and written feedback with recommendations for improvement

Communications Skills
Workshop and Subject Tutorial

Expert guidance on how to communicate confidently at interview

Below is an example of how our Interview Top Up Days are structured to help applicants with their preparation.

9:30 OR 13:45

Arrival and registration

Sessions:

TalkA short introduction to the day from Oxbridge Applications
Mock InterviewsFour half hour subject-specific mock interviews with our highly-trained Oxbridge-graduate tutors. Applicants will receive an absolute minimum of one interview with a tutor that has studied their exact subject, and their remaining interviews with Oxbridge-graduate tutors with degrees in highly-relatable subjects. Following each interview, students will receive full written and verbal feedback to give you a strategy for improvement.
13.30 OR 17.30

Finish

You can see one of our expert tutors, Mathangi, discuss how Interview Preparation Days help prepare applicants here.

WATCH THE VIDEO

Below is an example of how our Interview Preparation Days are structured to help applicants with their preparation.

9:00

Arrival and registration

Sessions:

Talk

Talk from former Oxbridge Admissions Tutor, Barry Webb, followed by a Q&A session on what interviewers are looking for in candidates approaching their Oxford or Cambridge interviews.

Tutorials

Subject tutorial in small groups, designed to mirror an Oxford or Cambridge tutorial and give applicants the chance to practice their communication in an academic setting, as well as build their subject-knowledge.

Interview Skills

Interview skills workshop with a communications skills expert. In this session, applicants learn how to communicate effectively about their subject to prepare them for the Oxford and Cambridge interview.

Mock Interviews

Four subject-specific mock interviews with our highly-trained Oxbridge-graduate tutors. Applicants receive an absolute minimum of one interview with a tutor that has studied their exact subject, and their remaining interviews with Oxbridge-graduate tutors with degrees in highly-relatable subjects. Non-Oxbridge Medicine students receive two traditional interviews and four multi mini interviews (MMIs). Following each interview, you will receive full written and verbal feedback to give you a strategy for improvements.

18:00

Finish

What's On Our Preparation Days

Four Mock Interviews

Subject-specific interviews with our highly trained Oxbridge-graduate tutors, to mimic the real Oxbridge interview environment

Oxbridge-Style Tutorials

Inspiring Oxbridge-graduate tutors in your subject push you beyond sixth-form study through undergraduate material

Interview Skills Session

Communication session with a communications expert, teaching students to express themselves more effectively


What Admissions Tutors Look For

Barry Webb - an experienced former Oxford Admissions Tutor - gives students insight on what Oxbridge look for in a student

Communication Skills

Practice speaking confidently about your subject in small-group sessions, mirroring the tutorial and supervision systems of Oxbridge

Guide to the Application Process

Students will receive our guide to the application process, So You Want To Go To Oxbridge


Why Choose Our Interview Preparation Days?

1

We have over 2,300 Oxbridge-graduate tutors, the largest network of Oxbridge graduates outside of alumni groups - the best of which we select for our Interview Preparation Days

2

We are the longest-running Oxbridge admissions consultancy, with 18 years of experience and research into how students can best prepare for the Oxbridge interview. This informs the structure of the day

3

Students receive full written feedback, leaving them with a strategy on how to improve and refine their interview technique beyond the day, as well as advice from former Oxbridge admissions tutors

Example Oxbridge Interview Questions

When a student decides that they want to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, they immediately encounter a range of questions.

1/9
How do Jane Austen books portray social history? English, Oxford
2/9
How do you work out the relative mass of an element when given its isotopic proportions? Chemistry, Oxford
3/9
Why do we need women in Parliament? PPE, Oxford
4/9
Why are economists interested in education? Economics & Management, Oxford
5/9
Estimate the number of atoms in the sun. Physics, Oxford
6/9
How would you measure the length of the Thames? Geography, Oxford
7/9
How can you calculate the torque of a wheel? Engineering, Oxford
8/9
How would you measure the volume of your own blood? Medicine, Oxford
9/9
Which modern composers influence your composition? Music, Oxford

Feedback On Our Interview Premier Service

My expectations have definitely been surpassed, and I believe I have benefited greatly from the range of advice and guidance that I had received as an applicant- from the tiniest details on respective college admissions processes to interview feedback.

SUCCESSFUL PREMIER SERVICE APPLICANT, 2015

My expectations have definitely been surpassed, and I believe I have benefited greatly from the range of advice and guidance that I had received as an applicant- from the tiniest details on respective college admissions processes to interview feedback.

SUCCESSFUL PREMIER SERVICE APPLICANT, 2015

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