HSPS Test: 2 x interviews
Interview 1: poetry and research methods ; Interview 2: personal statement and current politics
Practise papers and knowledge of current affairs
Go back over your personal statement, don't stress!
Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.
Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.
Test taken: HSPS Test
Number of interviews: 2
Skype interview: No
Time between interviews: can't remember!
Length of interviews: 20-30 minutes each
I felt like my first interview went very badly and was also
I did all the past papers on the Cambridge website and looked at my notes for A-level Politics, as well as keeping up with current affairs to use as examples in the essay.
It's a good idea to go back over your personal statement and have a think about vague statements or areas where it doesn't go into much depth, and consider some ways to clarify this as well as interesting ideas you could add. I did some of this and, although they didn't ask what I expected, it was a format I had anticipated so wasn't thrown too much. Also, I know it's easier said than done, but try not to