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    Hi guys, I've been following this thread for a while and I just thought I might as well join in on the discussion as well. I'm doing further maths maths economics physics. Maths and economics exam went well, physics didn't because I didn't use a calculator (I didn't know! They didn't say!!) but hahahahahahha I got the interview!!! And for physics as well!!!! Now I know I will have to make up for my poor exam results in this interview. I hope I have an interview with the headmaster (I thought he had a maths background as well as physics - who knows) because I had a good impression of him when I was in the further maths group with him so it would be good if he interviewed me. I know you've been sworn to secrecy but can anyone who's done the interview tell me if it's really tense? I'm so nervous right now - mines on the 15th. Is it formal or friendly? Also, I bought a sort of suit-like outfit (black jacket and long black skirt) is that what other interviewees wore to the interview cause they said smart wear - no jeans? Thanks
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    (Original post by Muffyn)
    Hi guys, I've been following this thread for a while and I just thought I might as well join in on the discussion as well. I'm doing further maths maths economics physics. Maths and economics exam went well, physics didn't because I didn't use a calculator (I didn't know! They didn't say!!) but hahahahahahha I got the interview!!! And for physics as well!!!! Now I know I will have to make up for my poor exam results in this interview. I hope I have an interview with the headmaster (I thought he had a maths background as well as physics - who knows) because I had a good impression of him when I was in the further maths group with him so it would be good if he interviewed me. I know you've been sworn to secrecy but can anyone who's done the interview tell me if it's really tense? I'm so nervous right now - mines on the 15th. Is it formal or friendly? Also, I bought a sort of suit-like outfit (black jacket and long black skirt) is that what other interviewees wore to the interview cause they said smart wear - no jeans? Thanks
    There were a few who I distinctly remember in the triangle further maths group with the Headmaster. There was a tall, well educated boy and an Asian girl that both repeatedly answered every question. I was the Indian one in the gray suit.
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    (Original post by TheIdesOfMay)
    There were a few who I distinctly remember in the triangle further maths group with the Headmaster. There was a tall, well educated boy and an Asian girl that both repeatedly answered every question. I was the Indian one in the gray suit.
    Oh ha I think by Asian you mean Chinese? If so, that was me (I think.). Did you get an interview in the end? And for which subject? I am sorry I can not recall your face. Still, it is nice to have someone who is also trying out for Harris Westminster.
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    (Original post by Muffyn)
    Oh ha I think by Asian you mean Chinese? If so, that was me (I think.). Did you get an interview in the end? And for which subject? I am sorry I can not recall your face. Still, it is nice to have someone who is also trying out for Harris Westminster.
    Yes, I remember you And yes, I got an interview for Maths on the 5th but I decided not to attend because of an offer from, in my opinion, a slightly better school for my purposes (King's College School). Good luck, I'm sure you'll get in
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    (Original post by TheIdesOfMay)
    Yes, I remember you And yes, I got an interview for Maths on the 5th but I decided not to attend because of an offer from, in my opinion, a slightly better school for my purposes (King's College School). Good luck, I'm sure you'll get in
    yes, KCS is indeed a very good school. It is considered the best school in London in terms of a-levels (see league tables) and yes, even better than Westminster school it self. I was thinking of applying there as many people around me had encouraged me to apply there but have heard that it can be "too posh". You must be very clever to have got in - they do IB over there, something which I was strongly considering. In any case, I did not apply and instead applied to other schools. I did not attend the Harris Westminster open evening but was persuaded by someone who did go to apply. Really, my first insight to the school was on the day of the entrance exams. It was a close call that day because I was set to just stay at home and not do the exams. But my mother made me and I am so happy she did because when I went to the entrance exams I had a good impression of what the school would be like. I liked the school's aims and ethos which I found inspirational. One thing did hold me back, which was that this is a new school, which means we are essentially the first year which caused me to have some reservations. If I could, I would like to discuss with someone exactly how the school will aim to make half of the first year get into Oxbridge. Nice enough to say, but very tough to do. Hmmm. Well done for getting into KCS.
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    I'm a student from South London and I have applied for Harris Westminster. I'm very tense as I have chosen to be interviewed on Biology and Biology consists of many different elements. By looking at this forum I can understand that I'm not the only person who is nervous. I would like to know if anybody else here is doing an interview on biology.
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    (Original post by sharangan106)
    I'm a student from South London and I have applied for Harris Westminster. I'm very tense as I have chosen to be interviewed on Biology and Biology consists of many different elements. By looking at this forum I can understand that I'm not the only person who is nervous. I would like to know if anybody else here is doing an interview on biology.
    hi I do not have biology as one of my alevels but seeing as you are online I will just seize the chance to talk to you about it. ;p are you going to wear a suit for the interview?
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    (Original post by Muffyn)
    hi I do not have biology as one of my alevels but seeing as you are online I will just seize the chance to talk to you about it. ;p are you going to wear a suit for the interview?
    I'm going to wear a casual shirt and a trouser. I might wear a suit if my mum forces me to.

    I just searched up Westminster school and this video came up. After watching this video I would really want to go to Harris Westminster

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBW3zSRLxkU

    Watch The Video Above
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    (Original post by sharangan106)
    I'm going to wear a casual shirt and a trouser. I might wear a suit if my mum forces me to.

    I just searched up Westminster school and this video came up. After watching this video I would really want to go to Harris Westminster

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBW3zSRLxkU

    Watch The Video Above
    Just watched all of it. Very inspiring. I like the fact that WS pushes you to think deeper into the subject rather than just going by the syllabus. I really hope Harris Westminster can be the same as well but who knows. If you are wearing a suit then I am wearing a suit then. Thanks! Have you prepared for the interview yet? I haven't. It is not looking good because I have to two upcoming course work due next week and I have not prepared/done any. Ah well.
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    (Original post by Muffyn)
    Just watched all of it. Very inspiring. I like the fact that WS pushes you to think deeper into the subject rather than just going by the syllabus. I really hope Harris Westminster can be the same as well but who knows. If you are wearing a suit then I am wearing a suit then. Thanks! Have you prepared for the interview yet? I haven't. It is not looking good because I have to two upcoming course work due next week and I have not prepared/done any. Ah well.
    Are the questions in the interview gonna be specific questions or questions like 'what do you like about biology ?'. I am not sure if I should prepare for the interview as others in my school don't seem like they are preparing for the interview.
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    (Original post by sharangan106)
    Are the questions in the interview gonna be specific questions or questions like 'what do you like about biology ?'. I am not sure if I should prepare for the interview as others in my school don't seem like they are preparing for the interview.
    . Example questions would be like: "what do you like about x" "what career are you thinking of going into" I read somewhere that in Westminster they test your character so it could be like "what would you do if tomorrow was the end of the world" and some more insightful questions about the world around you such as "what do you imagine the world would be like jn 500 years time?" (I got that in a year7 interview) or "what is currently the biggest issue, in your opinion, of the world today?" Perhaps they might even ask you about your extracurriculars (which I am going to fail at if they do ask). Who knows. Or perhaps they are just going to focus on the subject being interviewed and your understanding/potential/passion for it and nothing else. NOTE to everyone reading: this is not me divulging anything about the interview but merely my hunch - I myself have not done the interview yet, just to clarify. I would prepare because you need to be able to talk about a topic which really interests you. I do have some topics which I like but that is only to gcse knowledge - to really stand out in and interview you would need to be able to discuss a chosen topic in depth whih goes beyond the gcse syllabus otherwise the interviewer might think you do not care for the subject that much.
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    (Original post by Muffyn)
    . Example questions would be like: "what do you like about x" "what career are you thinking of going into" I read somewhere that in Westminster they test your character so it could be like "what would you do if tomorrow was the end of the world" and some more insightful questions about the world around you such as "what do you imagine the world would be like jn 500 years time?" (I got that in a year7 interview) or "what is currently the biggest issue, in your opinion, of the world today?" Perhaps they might even ask you about your extracurriculars (which I am going to fail at if they do ask). Who knows. Or perhaps they are just going to focus on the subject being interviewed and your understanding/potential/passion for it and nothing else. NOTE to everyone reading: this is not me divulging anything about the interview but merely my hunch - I myself have not done the interview yet, just to clarify. I would prepare because you need to be able to talk about a topic which really interests you. I do have some topics which I like but that is only to gcse knowledge - to really stand out in and interview you would need to be able to discuss a chosen topic in depth whih goes beyond the gcse syllabus otherwise the interviewer might think you do not care for the subject that much.
    Thank you. I'm most likely to plan and prepare for the interview with the hints you have given. The tips you have given seem very useful to me.
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    (Original post by sharangan106)
    Thank you. I'm most likely to plan and prepare for the interview with the hints you have given. The tips you have given seem very useful to me.
    Your welcome
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    I have biology tooooo!!!!!
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    Hey guys,have you heard anything about the interview timings because iv'e heard nothing about them.
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    (Original post by amyth4824)
    Hey guys,have you heard anything about the interview timings because iv'e heard nothing about them.
    Me neither. If by Thursday evening, still nothing, then I'm calling them. Edit: just saw on mr handscombe's twitter site. Emails out tonight.
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    (Original post by Jboyn247)
    I have biology tooooo!!!!!
    How are you gonna prepare for the interview?
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    (Original post by Muffyn)
    Me neither. If by Thursday evening, still nothing, then I'm calling them. Edit: just saw on mr handscombe's twitter site. Emails out tonight.
    Oh cool,thanks me and my friend were planning on doing the same thing because it had been a while. So anyways, have you prepared much for the interview?
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    (Original post by amyth4824)
    Oh cool,thanks me and my friend were planning on doing the same thing because it had been a while. So anyways, have you prepared much for the interview?
    Lol nope. I really need to. But I have English coursework and history controlled assessment due this week and it is not working out very well. I don't like how everyone on here are taking the interview so seriously. Makes me nervous. Will probably do something Thursday night (after coursework hand in)
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    My interview time is 11am! I have no idea how to prepare for Religious Studies aha xD
 
 
 

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