2x 20 min interviews
Both interviews: maths problem, dynamics problem, personal statement and interests; Interview 1: A-level study, extended project
Past papers; learning new content from syllabus
Talked to friend at Oxford; went through interview-style questions online; had mock interview; reviewed some content from extended project.
Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.
Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.
Number of interviews: 2
Skype interview: No
Length of interviews: 20 minutes each
St Edmund Hall interview: There were two interviewers: one would talk and the other would take notes, alternately. We first discussed my recent A-level study, then got into the first problem, which was some relatively simple maths. The second problem was a more complex fluid dynamics question (solving them involved frequent discussion, which helped with the feeling of being out on the spot). We then moved onto my personal statement and about my personal interests - particularly my
St. John's interview: this followed the same format, with two interviewers again and two problems (dynamics followed by maths). Then we finished with talking about my personal interests.
I took the past papers and learned new content from the syllabus.
I had a
I went through some interview style questions I found online and my sixth form gave me a