The interview process for a top university is an opportunity for a pupil to impress the interviewer and secure a highly prized place as an undergraduate. At the same time it is all about problem solving (again!). Interestingly, the interviewer will rarely be checking the depth of a candidate’s knowledge, instead they will be exploring how quickly an applicant can learn a new concept, followed by how well they can apply it to a given problem and present the solution.
During the weekend of 12 and 13 December we will run our online Oxbridge 'Interview Preparation' Camp for Years 11 to 13. The camp addresses questions like:
what are these highly selective universities looking for?
what happens during interviews?
how can I best prepare for the interview?
Our Oxbridge experts will answer the many questions participants have about the interview and exam process while providing lots of practical tips and problem solving practice.
Year 13 pupils will gain insights into the Oxbridge interview process and learn useful techniques to succeed and shine. Pupils will also study and discuss the types of problems that come up.
Years 11 and 12 will study Oxbridge interview maths problems, practicing how to solve them, presenting solutions and learning more about what top universities are looking for in a candidate. The camp provides an excellent and invaluable foundation on the path to top results in GCSE and A-levels as well as to Oxbridge.
This camp is taught by Dr Hrasko, LondonSMP’s Head of Maths. Andras holds a PhD in Mathematics from Roland Eotvos University (Budapest, Hungary) and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Warwick. Over his 20-year teaching career, Andras has trained numerous winners in the annual IMO and the European Maths Olympiad for Girls. Andras is also a specialist in STEP, MAT and TMUA tests and has taught numerous pupils to success in their Oxbridge entrance exams.
We will be joined by two more talented mathematicians - the first is a Cambridge Maths alumni and past student of LondonSMP while the second is a recent Maths graduate from Oxford, and past student of Dr Hrasko. Both have valuable experience of the Oxbridge interview and exam process.
The hours of the camp on Saturday and Sunday are 10.00 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16.30, the fee is £300.
To take part a pupil must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and mic and a stable internet connection.