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Mock Interviews

On Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January 2019 representatives from local businesses conducted mock interviews for pupils in Year 11 at Cirencester Deer Park School and, as fellow leaders within The Corinium Education Trust, Headteachers from partner schools took part in this important personal development event.

"A massive thank you to everyone who helped and assisted Year 11 in the Mock Interviews. The two mornings were a massive success and our pupils made an excellent impression on the interviewers who were very complimentary about all of the year group." Cath Brace, Assistant Headteacher, Cirencester Deer Park School.

Both Carol Dougill, Executive Headteacher of Kemble and Siddington Church of England Primary Schools, and Karen Venner, Headteacher at Chesterton Primary School, were impressed by the interviewees they met from Cirencester Deer Park School and commended them on their presentation and aspirations.

"It was a privilege to be a part of this excellent preparation for Year 11 students. The Cirencester Deer Park pupils came well prepared and able to answer questions with ease and confidence. It was a pleasure to spend time with them, listening to them answer some very tricky questions and hearing about their aspirations and goals for the future. Well done to all!" Carol Dougill.

The pupils from Deer Park, fresh from receiving their Mock GCSE exam results on Friday 11 January, were well prepared for the challenge and, reflecting their professionalism, many dressed for the occasion. Working with the team of interviewers, the school’s Year 11 pupils gained valuable experience and many welcomed the constructive feedback and interview tips they received. It was reassuring to learn that some might even have been offered jobs had the interviews been for real!

"The mock interview went really well and gave me a great idea of what future interviews might be like. I now feel much more confident for future situations such as a job or college interview." Pupil in Year 11 at Cirencester Deer Park School.

"The Year 11 students that I met conducted themselves in a mature and professional manner. They confidentially answered a range of questions about both themselves, their successes and their future career choices. I wish them luck in the future and looking forward to being asked back again next year." Karen Venner

You can read more about the Year 11 Mock Interviews on Cirencester Deer Park School website.