Secondary Admission Interview Training
Secondary Admission Interview Training
Bestie Speak’s secondary admission interview training course aims to assist your child(ren) in acquiring communication skills, delivery techniques and thinking perspectives, that are necessary to secondary admission interviews. This course also helps students exhibit their learning attitudes, leadership skills and flexibility in the actual interview. These traits are essential to acing an interview.
Suggested to join at least 3 course units, together with mock interview sessions, to enhance interview skills comprehensively!
Bestie Speak offers mock interviews of different formats according to specific needs of the student, to better prepare them for the actual admission interview. An analysis report is provided in the session. Students can evaluate their performance based on multiple aspects such as etiquette, attitude, expression, ability to improvise, organization and more. We aim to help students stand out from the crowd!
Frequently Asked Questions
Bestie Speak’s secondary admission interview training group lessons are conducted in Cantonese and English. Students could also enroll our English-taught or Putonghua-taught private lessons according to their own needs.
Interview training consists of individual part and group discussion. For the individual part, students will practice past interview questions from various prestigious schools, questions regarding news and liberal studies, along with read alouds. While for group discussions, students will practice different discussion topics. This helps to broaden students’ thinking perspectives and discussion techniques. Thus, teaches them how to ace a group discussion.
Secondary admission interview is not assessing students’ memory. Memorizing an answer may sound planned and unnatural. Moreover, if the teacher asks questions that the student has not prepared, the student’s interview performance may be affected as a result of giving an unorganized response.
Therefore, Bestie Speak aims to train up students’ answering techniques, broaden their thinking perspectives and sharpen their speaking skills. Answers must be students’ own views, tutors will teach them ways to elaborate and give examples. By enriching students’ own answers, the interviewer may have a more in-depth understanding towards students’ personality and overall development.
Every year, students will share questions that they have encountered in admission interviews. Therefore, Bestie Speak has records of past interview questions from various schools. In general, interview formats among different secondary schools have a lot in common. Interviews usually include an individual part and group activity sessions which consists of individual response, read aloud, news and liberal studies analysis and group discussion. Students may apply knowledge and skills learnt in the course to tackle a variety of interview formats.
For language, Bestie Speak offers group and private training classes in Cantonese and English. If interviews of students’ target schools are conducted in Putonghua, Bestie Speak also provides private interview training.
Yes, generally speaking, students attend secondary admission interviews in school uniforms, this leaves a clean and tidy impression to interviewers. However, if the interview notification stated that physical assessments or other physical activities will be conducted, students should wear sports attire to the interview.
Bestie Speak’s lesson are conducted in small groups, each group consists of 2 to 5 students. Students will be able to learn from other’s strengths and learn to exhibit their talents in front of others, as well as boost their self confidence. In group discussion sessions, students can also gain more practice experience.
It depends on each student’s situation. Some would engage in long-term training, while others may hope to polish their skills right before the interview. Apart from practicing common interview questions, students will also encounter advanced individual questions, Chinese and English read alouds, and even group discussions. Therefore, the more students practice, the more confident they will be in the actual interview. By applying the skills learnt in interview training course, students can shine in various interview sessions.
In addition, secondary admission interview training could allow students to prepare for more interview questions. Through long-term training, students’ speaking skills and critical thinking skills could be greatly advanced. This allows students to get familiarized with various interview formats, thus to ace the interviews.
If time allows, attending 1-2 lessons before the interview could help boost students’ confidence, as to help them maintain their performance.
In general, students will start preparing for secondary admission interviews in primary 5. While some parents may start the preparation work earlier when students are in primary 4.
Most primary 4 students will choose to enroll Bestie Speak’s Diverse Speaking Course. This course provides different speaking activities which teaches students various delivery skills, enhances their self confidence and gradually improves their organization and communication skills. These improvements can directly benefit students’ oral exam and secondary admission interview performance.
Bestie Speak provides multiple lesson sessions for students to choose from. Please contact Bestie Speak for the latest lesson schedule.