The Importance of the Pre Assessment Interview
Never underestimate the importance of the interview as part of the pre test process. It is certainly not unheard of for pupils to be refused conditional places owing to poor performance in an interview - even if they achieved a sufficient result in their computerised test. Although senior schools do not want candidates to be over coached (and will see through this straight away) a certain amount of sensible preparation, forethought and practice can ensure that pupils have the confidence to acquit themselves well on the day.
I have collected together some interview pointers and website links here; whilst it is important that candidates do not try to learn answers in advance (nor should they be tempted to "over-embellish" in their responses) these topics should provide plenty of food for thought.
Please get in touch with me if you would like any further advice or guidance.