Chapter 3 – Independent School Interviews at 13+

If your child is successful in their CE exam, they will be invited to interview with the schools that are interested in their application.

Most interview questions for private schools are based around demonstrating the ability to reason and explore concepts which are new to most pupils. Now that the exam has already shown what the candidate knows, the school will be interested in assessing their potential.

The most useful thing a parent can do to help prepare for this phase is initiate conversation. Having an informal chat about your child’s work will allow them to get used to discussing their academics, and drawing their attention to important issues or current affairs will help them to think outside the box.

Tavistock Tutors also offers Interview Practice for all academic levels.