Are you wondering what your child needs to do, what your child needs to say, and what the independent school interview questions may be?
Congratulations - if your child has reached this part of the journey in the preparation process for entry into an independent school, you are at the last leg of the race!
Working on the academics and making sure your child's work is as close to perfection as possible is one thing, but these days independent schools also interview the children - and some schools even interview parents, too!
You may be wondering what your child needs to do, what your child needs to say, and what these interview questions may be.
You most certainly won't be the first parent to have these questions - independent schools don't provide sample interview questions. In fact, some of the most popular searches that are related to the 11 Plus are about interview questions for independent schools.
That's why I've created a short coaching course that will equip your child in a way that they won't get at school. While you may have tried at home, it can feel like you're taking a stab in the dark because you may feel unsure if you're working on the right areas of preparation.
While you can search online for tips and advice on the independent school interview process and how to prepare your child, the information is scanty - and often inaccurate.
While you can search online for tips and advice on the independent school interview process, the information is scanty.
Moreover, how do you know it has been written by someone who actually knows what they are talking about?
I've been prepping children for these interviews for a number of years - with excellent success rates at some of the top independent schools in the country. My eldest child has successfully navigated the process, having been interviewed for not one, two or even three independent schools, but seven! There's nothing like real market research by children.
Add to that the hundred or so students I have put through the process, who have told me all the questions they were asked during their interviews and it should become clear that your child will receive up-to-date and valuable insight into what schools are asking children these days.
As if that's not enough, once upon a time, I also went through the same independent school interview process, for which I also successfully gained entry.
On this short course, your child will learn:
- How to handle introductions.
- How to sit during the independent school interview process.
- How to answer independent school interview questions.
- How to prepare questions to ask during the independent school interview process.
- Interactive Digital Course – The best kind of learning is the kind that your child will be able to connect to and interact easily with, and that’s why my independent school interview course is 100% digital for today’s digitally-native youth.
- In-Depth Lessons and Practice – Make sure that your child is not leaving out relevant information when answering questions by making sure your child gets a thorough review and practice to get their interview skills down pat.
- Bonus - 50 interview questions to practice!
My name is Joycellyn Akuffo, and I am the managing director of Geek School Tutoring Limited. As a mum of two (one who goes to a top independent secondary school, and other in an outstanding prep school), I know what you're going through! I've been there for one, and I'm going through it with the other!
I am a journalist by profession with more than a decade's worth of experience. Some of the publications I have worked for include Woman & Home, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Practical Parenting, Mother & Baby and BBC Good Homes (just to name a few!).
This experience of writing at a corporate level comes in very handy when I teach children to write. So, one of the strengths of Geek School Tutoring is a system that helps to ignite passion and creativity into the writing of our students because if I'm one thing, I am definitely and always will be the 'girl who likes to play with words'.
My courses cut through the jargon and bring information to parents and children alike to help bring equality of choices to education. This is reflected in the course content I provide, and in the research, I do to help parents demystify the 11 Plus! I am always open to suggestions, so please do drop me a line if you are interested in hearing about an area in particular.