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When I was applying to sixth forms, I was interviewed by 3 different sixth forms and they all asked me where I had applied, why I chose their sixth form, why I want to study the subjects I have picked, what I want to do at uni and what grades I think I would get. Hope that helps 😏
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When I was applying to sixth forms, I was interviewed by 3 different sixth forms and they all asked me where I had applied, why I chose their sixth form, why I want to study the subjects I have picked, what I want to do at uni and what grades I think I would get. Hope that helps ������
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Why is it that they ask where else you have applied?
You see, i am planning on applying to 4 colleges but right now, I've only applied to 2 and my first interview is in 2 weeks. Do i tell them which ones i am planning on applying to too?

Also, what did you take to the interview apart from your certificates?
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At my interview, which was my own school, it was very relaxed and informal. I had my interview with the head of 6th form. She already had a copy of my personal statement, and I didn't take anything with me as far as I can remember. She asked me why I had applied to that 6th form, what I did out of school, what I thought I could give to the school, if I would participate in stuff like peer mentoring, being a prefect etc, what I was thinking on doing after 6th form, and why I was interested in one of the subjects (Because it wasn't very popular in my school). She also just checked that none of my options clashed. One of my friends was asked to change hers in her interview as they clashed.
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I went to two, one of which was my own school's sixth form.

My school one was horrid. I was an A/B student at GCSE and I wanted to take 5 subjects (dropped French so only carried 4 to exam in the end), and the woman I spoke to basically called me too stupid to take 5, and that was most of the interview. I nearly cried

The other place I went to was much nicer. I was a late applicant, and I'd asked to have a tour of the school as I'd never been before. Their head of sixth form took me around their site, explained a little bit of the history of the school, before starting the formal interview. At the start, there were a couple of issues with my options (they could no longer offer a couple of subjects I wanted to take), so a lot of it was him trying to think of other sixth forms I could apply to! He mostly just asked me about why I wanted to do the subjects I did, what I did in my spare time, how much I enjoyed my subjects, etc. I also remember us talking about Star Trek for a while? Overall, it was mostly a school-based casual chat.

Weirdly enough, I turned down the second sixth form because they didn't offer subjects I ended up not taking to AS (English Language - dropped in summer holidays for Media, and French - dropped in the first couple of weeks of AS because I hated the teacher). Funny how that works out.

Mostly, you just have to not worry - they just want to get a feel for your personality and smooth out any issues in your application ahead of time.
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