- Be prepared – make sure you have carefully read all of the information you received regarding your interview. Remember to check if there’s anything you need to take with you, eg. Identity documentation, recent school reports etc
- Make sure you know where you need to be and when. Look into travel arrangements prior to the day to ensure that you arrive on time.
- Do your research beforehand – this will help you to be prepared to answer questions related to your course choices and future career plans.
- Look smart – first impressions are key. Be sure to be smartly dressed. It is fine to wear your school uniform.
- Smile and relax; this will help you to convey positive body language. It is normal to be nervous and your interviewer will be understanding of this.
- Speak clearly and take your time answering questions – this may involve taking a moment to think about your answer before communicating it.
- Don’t worry if you don’t understand any of the questions you are asked. It is ok to ask your interviewer to repeat or clarify what they are asking you.
- It is your opportunity to shine – be sure to sell yourself in the best way you can. You may want to inform your interviewer about other achievements/things that you are proud of that you may not have been directly asked about.
- Ask questions – use your interview as an opportunity to find out more information about the College or courses that you want to study. You may want to take with you a list of pre-prepared questions.
- Following your interview, if you are successful, you will be offered at place at the College. It is important that you complete any further steps necessary to confirm your acceptance of your place.
Once you’ve accepted your place you will be on track to receive an enrolment appointment in July, so don’t forget to accept your offer, otherwise we cannot enrol you into the College.
GOOD LUCK Year 11’s!
Compiled by Sallie Scott and Emma Naeem – School Partnership Officers at OSFC.