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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:07 pm 
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DS has been called for interview at Kingston Grammar School (Indep).
Grateful for any advice or questions they tend to ask. If anyone has any experience of the school that would also be appreciated as we are not too familiar with it. Thank you. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:15 pm 
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The staff there are very friendly and try to put the children at ease.

In the past they have asked the usual types of questions about hobbies, favourite subject, what book are you reading, etc.

And "what other schools are you applying to"!

Good luck to your DS.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:10 pm 
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That's great; my DD has an interview there too but we don't know the date yet. I saw a thread on Mumsnet from a couple of years back where one girl was asked at her interview what she would bring to Kingston Grammar. Seems she was puzzled by this as she replied "my pencil case?" :lol: The girl got a place so I think this means it's OK to be yourself which is reassuring!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:24 pm 
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That reminds me of a headmaster at a school open day telling a father he shouldn't be asking what the school would do for his son, but what could his son give to the school. £20k a year was the very short response.

Good Luck with the interviews everyone.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Thanks for all responses. Rosette-you are spot on, I found the admission staff/secretary at this school to be genuinely lovely and helpful. Not used to that :lol:
MmeH-good luck with your DD, you should hear before us as they are interviewing the girls first as their results come out on 9/2.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:38 pm 
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DD had her interview at KGS today and it was v relaxed. Young male geography teacher was her interviewer and DD's verdict was he made the 15 mins 'a lot of fun'! No tricky questions, just favourite subjects, hobbies, did she want to ask anything..... And she wasn't asked if KGS was her favourite school or anything about any other schools she is applying for so all in all just a friendly, let's get to know each other sort of chat! Good positive experience to hopefully tide her through other interviews she has. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:52 pm 
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That sounds promising MmeH-fingers crossed you get good news soon!
DS has his interview on Monday so I hope it's as good as your DD's :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Anyone got their letter? We r still waiting...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Ds received an offer today... good luck, bakijm! Hopefully in tomorrow's post.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Congrats. Well done to your DS.


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