6th November 23
As an independent school for children aged 13+, offering Year 9, GCSE, BTEC, A Level and the International Foundation Programme, DLD College London requires all applicants to attend an interview as part of the application process. The interview is to get to know the prospective student and ensure that DLD is a good fit for them.
If you are a student and you are looking for tips on how to prepare for an upcoming interview, read our top 3 tips below to get you started.
Being nervous for an interview is completely normal and some people find interviews harder than others. It’s important to remind yourself that the interviewer wants you to succeed!
The interview is not a test, it will most likely be an informal chat to see that you are a keen student with a good attitude and ensure that the school and course that you are applying for it a good fit for you.
Everybody deals with nerves differently but some of our top tips to help with interview anxiety is to:
The best way to show interest is to ask questions. Make sure to do quality research before your interview and prepare questions that you want to ask the interviewer. Not only does this show you have spent the time to educate yourself on the school and the subjects you wish to study, but it shows the interviewer that you have a general interest in proceeding to the next stage of the application process.
Choosing somewhere to study for the next few years of your education is a big decision so you are bound to have lots of questions. Some points of interest could be:
Practice makes perfect! To familiarise yourself with interview techniques and settings, try to set up mock interviews with friends and family. This is a good way to see how you react under pressure and learn what you do well and what you may need to improve on.
Questions such as ‘What makes you a good fit for DLD College London’ and ‘Tell us why you have chosen to study at DLD College London’ are a great place to start.
Work on communication techniques and ways to best present yourself to the interviewer.
Although practice is key, don’t push yourself to memorise your answers. Sometimes it’s better to not over think your answers as it can seem staged and scripted.
And lastly, good luck!
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