Oxbridge Revision Course

Our Oxbridge Mock Interview Course runs for approximately 3 hours and is tailored individually. Students are asked prior to the Course to submit their Personal Statement or any other written work they have submitted, Extended Essay or any other piece of work written in the field of study of their interest, and (I)GCSE results in order to target the interview Course practice to reflect what they are most likely to encounter on interview day.

Morning seminars are capped at eight students per group to ensure that they are engaging and enjoyable, whilst the afternoon mock interviews are highly personalised.

Course Structure

Morning Seminars (3 x 30 minutes):

The morning seminars are designed to support students applying for any range of Oxbridge subjects and will focus on debating and developing students’ knowledge and understanding of common and pertinent Oxbridge interview content.

Interview technique
  • Body language
  • Structuring your answers
  • How the interview questions are marked
Interview Questions
  • Common questions, and how to answer them effectively
  • What is the admission team looking for in your answers
  • Going around the group, you will be asked interview questions individually. Although nerve-wracking, this is helpful so you can learn from other people’s mistakes and they can learn from yours!
Knowing Your Interviewers
  • Who will be interviewing you?
  • Finding out more about the person on the other side of the table
  • What reading and research you can do prior to your interview

Break (20 minutes):

Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided. This is an opportunity to socialize with our Oxbridge Mentors so they can share their advice and you can ask them any questions you may have about life at Oxford and Cambridge.

Afternoon Mock interviews:

2 x 20 minute mock interviews, each followed by a 10 minute constructive feedback review.

These mock interviews will focus on assessing and developing the applicant’s ability to express their motivations for applying to Oxbridge convincingly and succinctly, their knowledge of the critical debates in their field, and their ability to debate texts in a considered but effective and engaging fashion.

Although the mock interviews are designed to replicate as closely as possible the interviews applicants will undergo during the application process, please do note that we cannot guarantee that there will be multiple interviewers per applicant. It is likely there will be an individual interviewer simulating the respective interview style, as they can then provide full, overarching feedback to each individual candidate.

At the end of the course..:

Each student will receive a personal feedback on their mock interview performance, as well as a personal take-home feedback report as well as tips from our most experienced Oxbridge interview coaches.