UK Boarding school Admissions Interview

UK Boarding Schools

The United Kingdom (UK) is the first choice for many parents when considering an international education for their children. According to a census conducted by the Independent School Council (ISC), there are about 13,000 new international students attending boarding schools in the UK every year, in which 13% are from Hong Kong. UK boarding Schools are known for

- their dedicated all-Round Education in a beautiful, spacious and safe environment;
- their high academic standards: small class sizes (less than 15 students) and well-planned resources; many boarding schools are always top of league tables for GCSE, A-levels and IB
- a higher chance at securing top university offers upon graduation* (Oxbridge, Imperial, UCL, LSE etc.)

*Private school students account for 7% of all students in the UK yet make up 41.5% of accepted applicants at Oxbridge (source: BBC news 2018)

Preparing early and understanding what UK boarding schools look for is instrumental to admissions success. It is advisable that you begin preparations at least 1 year before you plan your child to attend. Some “elite schools” may even require you to prepare earlier. The application process could be broken into:

1) Identifying the right schools

2) Registration/ formal Application
3) Entrance Exams
4) Interviews


UK Boarding School Admissions Interview Coaching

Interviews are a valuable chance for students to engage with the staff of the schools they have applied to, a time to showcase their abilities and aspirations for studying there. Despite all schools having a slightly different interview style, CANA’s interview course develops skills necessary to pass all entrance interviews. Our consultants inspire students to discover and understand their inner strengths, and teach them how to develop thoughtful answers and critical thinking skills.

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Here at CANA Elite, we truly believe that every student is unique and has the potential to reach their goals with the right guidance. Academic excellence is derived from both passionate teachers and eager students. That is why we provide a unique learning experience tailored to each individual student. Named after the location of the first miracle in the Bible, we hope CANA elite can be the place of miracles for all our students, allowing them to achieve their dreams.