School Interview Advice with The Good Schools Guide

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Advice from The Good Schools Guide on how to prepare your child for a school interview

Entrance exams and school interviews are a stressful time for parents and children. How much preparation to do, how hard to work the children, especially if they’re little, what’s everyone else doing, what are schools looking for, is it worth it? The list goes on…One thing is certain though, if you are looking at 7, 8, 11 or 13 plus entry, an interview will be part of the process. We spoke to Melanie Sanderson, Managing Editor of The Good Schools Guide, for her school interview advice.

Amongst the topics we covered included interview preparation for the different age groups, what your child should wear, how they should behave, questions for your child to ask their interviewer and how to tackle tricky questions. Amongst the questions to have been asked:

Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible? Why? 

Would you rather read a book or do your homework? Why? 

Would you rather walk or swim? Why?

What do you want to do when you’re older?

Take a look at our video below for more insight and read on for a discount with The Good Schools Guide.

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