2x 20 min interviews, a day apart
Interview 1: A-level type questions, sociology and genetics questions, graphs; Interview 2: Comparing images, current affairs
Podcasts; mock interview (questions)
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
Time between each interview: 1 day
Length of interviews: 20 minutes each
In my first interview they asked me some basic evolution questions they knew I’d have studied at A-Level to ease me in. From there I was asked a few sociology and genetics questions,
In my second interview, the interviewers were much more relaxed. I was asked to compare two different images of the same idea and discuss why they were different. They also asked me briefly to discuss the course I was applying for in the context of current events. I found this interview much less stressful, and felt more confident to express more unconventional ideas.
At no point was I asked about my personal statement.
I did practice papers from online.
I found podcasts were a really good way to pick up bits and pieces that I could draw on in my interview. Books take way too long to read! Having those ideas makes you more confident in interviews as you can refer to them, and therefore have a basis to your answers.
My head of sixth form didn't give me a