News from The Kings of Wessex Academy

Students Tested in Mock Interviews

7th March, 2017 by Jude Owens

On Thursday 2 March 2017, 104 Year 12 students were suited and booted for a "mock" interview led by volunteers from Mendip Rotary, NatWest Bank and other colleagues.

Performing well in interview is an important life skill - be it for a university/college placement or the world of work and the students were put through their paces in the interviews that were designed to prepare them for what they might encounter in the future.

Before the formal interviews, all the Year 12 students had to complete a standard application form, including a brief personal statement, which were dispatched to the interviewers before half term so that they could prepare individual questions for the students. After the interview, students were offered feedback, not only on their applications, but also their interview skills that they worked through in tutor time with a series of activities.

Senior Sixth Form Tutor Sarah Knightley who organised the mock interviews said: "I know from comments by students that students found this "real" interview experience to be very beneficial in preparing their technique. I am grateful to our volunteer interviewers for sharing their expertise and time."