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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:42 pm 
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Any ideas how to answer this in an interview?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Do you think they really ask this question?

My dd was asked about her interests and from there the 'interviewer' held a conversation on her interests. It's a difficult question to answer as a grown up and these are 11 year old children, as the schools well know.

I doubt very much the question will arise.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:57 pm 
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I tend to agree with SnowDrop. It seems like an odd question for people purporting to be specialist in educating children of this age to ask.

That said, I have heard stories about clever-dick questions at these interviews. Not searching socratic type questions, but just the silly stuff that a newly minted MBA might expect at an interview with a consulting firm. Frankly, I don't want people with that attitude/mindset educating and influencing my child anyway!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:02 pm 
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How about: "I am not very patient, particularly with people who ask facile questions"


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The sign of a weak interviewer, I think.


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can be food, sports, movies, etc as well and does not have to be related to academic subjects


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:35 pm 
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Cross the school off your shortlist if they ask this of a ten year old.

Or are you a teacher? I always thought 'my tendency to have uncontrollable violent temper tantrums' would be a good one then.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:25 pm 
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I wouldn't expect this question to come up for a 11+ interview more for a university/job interview:lol:

For this as the first poster said. Give a "bad" point but turn it around into a positive, eg perfectionist tendencies but this would mean that I pay close attention to detail and and do the best that I can.

My daughter was shown pictures and asked what was going on, and the usual ones- what's your favourite subject, what are your hobbies, do you have any pets, tell us about your family, do you like maths or english more etc.


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