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Common entrance interview practice with Lucy Watts

Lucy Watts Interview Practice

Last month, we were privileged to host Lucy Watts twice in two weeks: once for a parent talk about the interview process at 7+, 8+ and 11+, and once for a block of interview practice sessions.

Lucy Watts started teaching in London in 1988 in a co-educational school, moving to Eaton House, Belgravia, in 1990. There she was a form mistress, Head of Science and Deputy Headmistress before becoming Headmistress, aged 28 years, in 1998. She left Eaton House in 2015 and now, amongst other things, advises on entrance exams and undertakes 7+, 8+, 11+ and pre-test interviews.

Lucy’s knowledge and experience is remarkable and each of our parents and children she worked with really felt the benefits of her kind, no-nonsense approach. The admissions procedure at 7+, 8+ and 11+ is now putting more emphasis on the interview as schools try to distinguish the top candidates so it’s even more important that a child is prepared: not prepared in the sense of being so polished they come across as being robotic, but prepared to ‘boast politely’ (in Lucy’s words) about what they do and their interests. And of course, interview skills stand anyone in good stead, not just for an actual interview but with general social life skills.

If you would like to book an interview practice session with Lucy, please do get in touch.

Lucy Cawkwell

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