University of Cambridge and University of Oxford applicants from the Prestigious Universities Programme at Cronton Sixth Form College enjoyed an informative session with Tess Leyland, an admissions tutor from the University of Cambridge, to prepare them for their upcoming university interviews.
Tess delivered an inspirational session, challenging the keen students to critically analyse their chosen field with wider reading opportunities to fuel their passion. She also discussed interview questions and gave them a wide range of hints on responding to interview questions. The students thoroughly enjoyed learning more about their body language and tone of voice within an interview to ensure their first impressions demonstrate their academic ability.
They all found the session extremely helpful, saying, “This session was so useful for my Oxford interview. It made me feel able to structure my answers with the use of my wider reading more precisely.”
“The session has helped to boost my confidence in speaking with the professions during my interview, especially how to address them and finish the interview to leave a positive impact.”
The highly successful Prestigious University Programme at Cronton Sixth Form College has a proven history of supporting students to achieve highly, and gain offers for the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge and also highly competitive Medical and Dentistry degrees, with 22 offers in the last academic year and almost 500 offers from Russell Group Universities.
Dan Adams, Head of A Levels at Cronton Sixth Form College said,” The session by Tess from the University of Cambridge was fantastic. This continual partnership is unique to Cronton and has continued to support more and more students every year to gain the necessary skills to be successful at interviews. The students gain first-hand experience of interview techniques, which has really benefitted previous students to succeed in gaining an offer from one of the world’s leading universities and will hopefully do so again with the cohort this year.”