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    (Original post by sunny_rain123)
    Guys help me !!!
    I have an interview on Saturday and I am really scared
    I don't know how to prepare for it and I panic in timed conditions
    Really worried
    Btw I chose maths as my interview subject


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    Well firstly, just calm down, don't panic! Or you'd be even more nervous on the day. To be offered an interview in the first place, you must have did something right, so don't let nerves get in the way from hiding your potential. As for the maths interview itself, having observed what others have said, just choose a topic you 'like' in maths and would like to be questioned on, then you can prepare by brushing up on your knowledge about it.
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    Has anyone chosen English as their interview subject or am I the only soul here to have done so? xD
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    (Original post by themonalisa)
    Has anyone chosen English as their interview subject or am I the only soul here to have done so? xD
    was contemplating whether to pick English or geography for my interview subject, ended up not picking English as they'll probably have a wider variety of things to discuss, good luck for it though haha
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    (Original post by samispector)
    was contemplating whether to pick English or geography for my interview subject, ended up not picking English as they'll probably have a wider variety of things to discuss, good luck for it though haha
    Aha thanks!
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    (Original post by QueenGeek)
    Well firstly, just calm down, don't panic! Or you'd be even more nervous on the day. To be offered an interview in the first place, you must have did something right, so don't let nerves get in the way from hiding your potential. As for the maths interview itself, having observed what others have said, just choose a topic you 'like' in maths and would like to be questioned on, then you can prepare by brushing up on your knowledge about it.
    Thanks for the support
    But looked over differentiation and it a topic o need more time on
    Is it too basic if I chose quadratic equations or transformation of graph?? Not quite sure


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    Is it just you talking for 10 minutes or do you have proper conversation with the teacher (them constantly asking questions and so on)? Should I prepare a speech (about your chosen topic) for the interview or something?
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    Guys there is no need to panic , my GCSES aren't as good as most of you but I still got a place and study at Harris now. I interviewed for philosophy, it was just like a normal conversation you'd have with your friends. I talked about why I think Plato's republic is fake
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    (Original post by sunny_rain123)
    Thanks for the support
    But looked over differentiation and it a topic o need more time on
    Is it too basic if I chose quadratic equations or transformation of graph?? Not quite sure


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    Go with what you feel most confident in, so even if it's basic at least you'd know it inside out.


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    (Original post by lifeiscool)
    Guys there is no need to panic , my GCSES aren't as good as most of you but I still got a place and study at Harris now. I interviewed for philosophy, it was just like a normal conversation you'd have with your friends. I talked about why I think Plato's republic is fake
    Haha. Mine, which i had yesterday, was literally like an
    interrogation.
    For every point i made he had a counterpoint. it was tough. You couldn't escape the questions, because each of your answers would lead to another question. There were a lot of "why"s and "how"s and "if so..."
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    Haha. Mine, which i had yesterday, was literally like an
    interrogation.
    For every point i made he had a counterpoint. it was tough. You couldn't escape the questions, because each of your answers would lead to another question. There were a lot of "why"s and "how"s and "if so..."
    Do you think you did good? What teacher interviewed you?
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    (Original post by Foodatastic)
    Do you think you did good? What teacher interviewed you?
    The head interviewed me. It was very difficult to say, i don't feel i did amazingly well, and it wasn't a complete disaster.
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    The head interviewed me. It was very difficult to say, i don't feel i did amazingly well, and it wasn't a complete disaster.
    Did he seem happy with you? In mine, he barely made any facial expressions, nor did he even do any sign of comfort or hostility. It was very hard to say... was that the same situation with you?
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    (Original post by Foodatastic)
    Did he seem happy with you? In mine, he barely made any facial expressions, nor did he even do any sign of comfort or hostility. It was very hard to say... was that the same situation with you?
    Exactly. His face was unreadable unfortunately.
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    Exactly. His face was unreadable unfortunately.
    Oh thank god (I'm not being sadistic here), this means that I might've not done so bad after all if he is acting like that to everybody. I thought he was disappointed with me!
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    (Original post by lifeiscool)
    Guys there is no need to panic , my GCSES aren't as good as most of you but I still got a place and study at Harris now. I interviewed for philosophy, it was just like a normal conversation you'd have with your friends. I talked about why I think Plato's republic is fake
    Do you mind sharing what you received and your experience through the entrance process?


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    (Original post by Foodatastic)
    Oh thank god (I'm not being sadistic here), this means that I might've not done so bad after all if he is acting like that to everybody. I thought he was disappointed with me!
    Haha or we could both be terrible. only joking.
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    Haha or we could both be terrible. only joking.
    Lol, low chance of that, you seem like a very intelligent person.
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    (Original post by Foodatastic)
    Lol, low chance of that, you seem like a very intelligent person.
    Thank you.

    When you said you talked about differentiation I had to google it, obviously I'm not that intelligent, I had no idea what you were talking about.

    When people talk about differentiation, I think they're talking about biology.
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    Thank you.

    When you said you talked about differentiation I had to google it, obviously I'm not that intelligent, I had no idea what you were talking about.

    When people talk about differentiation, I think they're talking about biology.
    The biology term I think refers to specialization of cells. Mathematical differentiation is not set in normal Edexcel Maths, its in AQA Further Maths, unless if you do Further Maths, you aren't meant to know that.
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    (Original post by Foodatastic)
    The biology term I think refers to specialization of cells. Mathematical differentiation is not set in normal Edexcel Maths, its in AQA Further Maths, unless if you do Further Maths, you aren't meant to know that.
    Fair enough. My school doesn't offer Further Maths iGCSE.

    Now i know why.
 
 
 
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