2x 30 min interviews, 1 day apart
Interview 1: source text; interview 2: chose a topic to discuss
Practised talking clearly about subject and reread personal statement
Allow yourself time to think when answering
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.
Number of interviews: 2
Time between interviews: A day
Length of interviews: About half an hour
Online interview: No
My first interview was a source text, where I had 10 minutes before to read it and annotate it, and then had a debate about it. The second interview was a topic of my own choosing which we discussed and I was asked questions on - it was really quite enjoyable because it was like having an impassioned debate with other people who were interested in and loved your subject
I prepared by listening to history documentaries on YouTube, rereading my personal statement and the books in it, and with
Past papers marked by a teacher
In the interview, breathe and give yourself a moment to think before you give your answer, and ensure the answer you give is well considered - even if it isn’t right.