The JK 7+ mock group interview consists of three main sessions with a maximum of six children in a group. Schools are increasingly using group interviews to assess children’s ability and their interaction with others, so there is real value in preparing them this way.

The group interview tasks are delivered by a qualified, experienced senior teacher. An experienced member of the JK team watches the children’s responses and then writes up their observations and recommendations for each child. Each session is highly interactive and very similar to the type of activities and tasks that are given to children in the real 7+ group interview situations.

The skills we test during these mock interviews include: listening skills, collaboration, leadership skills, team work, general knowledge and the child’s behaviour. We always want this to be a very positive and helpful experience, so that in the real interviews they will be able to show their very best! Other skills tested will be oral comprehension and mental maths.

We follow up the day with a brief report on each child’s performance in the mock group interview. This report will be sent to parents along with some general information and tips to help you be involved in your child’s preparations for the real interviews, using this valuable feedback.

7+ mock group interview timings:

9.15am Arrival
9.15 – 9.40 Warm-up activities to test behaviour, coordination and listening skills.
9.40 – 10.05 Task 1. Oral comprehension.
10.05 – 10.15 Task 2. Team task requiring collaboration.
10.15 – 10.30 Snack Time.
10.30 – 10.45 Task 3. Mental Maths.
10.45 – 11.15 Interview questions.
11.15am Finish.



  • Date:
    Sunday 1st November 2020
  • Venue:
    The Brentano Suite, Lyttelton House, N2 0EF


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