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11 Plus Interview for Independent Schools | FAQ's

List of Questions initially provided to parents when preparing their child for 11 Plus Interview (Independent Schools). Ideally, answers should not exceed 20-60 seconds (with exceptions: providing thoughts/opinion). There will be more questions than these on the day of the 11 Plus Interview for Independent Schools.

Frequently Asked Questions - 11 Plus Interview for Independent Schools

  • Tell me about your family.
  • Tell me about the school? What do you like about it?
  • What's your favourite book? 
  • Hobbies
  • Favourite subject; least favourite
  • Which sports do you play?
  • Instruments you play?
  • If your friends can describe you in 3 words, what would they say?
  • If you can travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  • Which schools are you applying to? Which one do you prefer?
  • What are your reflections on the current pandemic and its impacts?
  • If you can have a superpower, what would it be and why?

Always ask the interviewer a Question about the school- show you are interested and keen.

Schools look for bright children who can thrive at their campus, who have a spark in their eyes, have something unique to offer, and can carry a conversation with an adult. The child must have his viewpoint, which usually comes from having family discussions at dinner time, keeping up to date with the world around them, discussing what was learned at school, playground.

While answering the questions during an interview, things like body language, listening skills, choice of words, tone of speech, respecting others. Also, play a crucial role. Moreover, the child should look enthusiastic and avoid monotone/one-word answers.

Click here for 11+ Interview Guidance, we hope this helps. Feel free to get in touch if needed. Good luck!

A Parents' Guide To: Preparing for Independent School Interviews

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