Since the Independent school exams are just days away, we thought it would be wise to share some of the most popular 11+ interview questions.
These questions have been asked by interviewers at Eton, Westminster, Haberdasher's, Merchant Taylor's and the GDST schools.
Here they are (in no particular order):
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What's your favourite animal and why?
3. Who is your favourite author?
4. Tell me about the area you live in?
5. Why are you applying for this school?
6. If you could be any animal/colour, what would you be?
7. What's your favourite subject?
8. Tell me about a news topic that you've come across recently.
9. What's your favourite sport?
10. What are your interests?
The key to doing well in the interview is to be confident but not arrogant and to answer questions in detail. For instance, the student should be answering the "why" component of each question before they're even asked to elaborate.
Elaboration is key.
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Wishing you and your child a wonderful 2017.