Computer Sciences Admissions Test (CSAT); 2x interviews
Interview 1: logic-based maths problems; Interview 2: further maths questions
Practice admissions test papers
Revise A Level content
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Number of interviews: 2
Skype interview: no
Time between interviews: 5 minutes
Length of first interviews: 25 minutes; Length of second interview: 25 minutes
In my first interview, we jumped straight into logic-based maths questions. There was no questions about my personal statement at all, it was pure maths. Whenever I got stuck, the interviewers would try to push me in the right direction. I was pretty nervous but as soon as I started thinking about the problems, I was fine.
My second interview seemed much more
I did all of the Computer Science Admissions Test (CSAT) papers, as well as relevant questions from the
Looking back, I would revise my Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths A Level content, so that I would be more familiar with the subject matter I was being questioned on. I also didn't attempt to look up sample interview questions, which in some ways I think helped me go into the interview with an open mindset that let me tackle the problems as best I could.