Zhukov1941

Swinger
what do they ask at the interview??

So i'm not going to tell you exactly, but i'll give you a good idea. Your educational context. How educated are your family and what they do for careers for example. They want to see whether you have outperformed for your background or under-performed. IE if you parents went to Eton then Oxbridge and you didn't finish A levels. They want to know why. It won't necessarily rule you out they just want to understand how smart you are and your educational motivations. Term 2 of Sandhurst has an academic component and they want to see if you have the smarts for it. For example, I'm the only one to finish formal education all the way to degree level in my family. So it probably shows given my situation that I have achieved academically without support shows i'll likely cope with the academic bits.

They will test you a bit on quickfire mental arithmetic, and they will look through your test scores on the psychometric testing as well as your essay and ask you questions about how it fits with the rest of your profile. I think I did ok on this but failed elsewhere at board.

(Obviously i didn't pass the board and I wasn't there when they discussed candidates at boarding, i'm just trying to give you the best insight possible, so feel free to take what I say with a pinch of salt)
 
I have got AOSB briefing booked for Feb 17th 2020, the only issue is I failed my GCSE English language. Will that prevent me from joining??
You should have a GCSE (or equivalent) pass in English. If you haven’t, you should not have been booked onto the briefing unless you have had an Educational Waiver granted by AOSB - you will have had to have applied for this. Check with your CSM Or whoever you are in contact with at the National Recruiting Centre.
 

cpunk

LE
Moderator
So i'm not going to tell you exactly, but i'll give you a good idea. Your educational context. How educated are your family and what they do for careers for example. They want to see whether you have outperformed for your background or under-performed. IE if you parents went to Eton then Oxbridge and you didn't finish A levels. They want to know why. It won't necessarily rule you out they just want to understand how smart you are and your educational motivations. Term 2 of Sandhurst has an academic component and they want to see if you have the smarts for it. For example, I'm the only one to finish formal education all the way to degree level in my family. So it probably shows given my situation that I have achieved academically without support shows i'll likely cope with the academic bits.

They will test you a bit on quickfire mental arithmetic, and they will look through your test scores on the psychometric testing as well as your essay and ask you questions about how it fits with the rest of your profile. I think I did ok on this but failed elsewhere at board.

(Obviously i didn't pass the board and I wasn't there when they discussed candidates at boarding, i'm just trying to give you the best insight possible, so feel free to take what I say with a pinch of salt)
No. Your family educational background is not assessed. The Education Advisor (EA) will look at your MAP score, your educational attainment (i.e. grades and/or degree class) and your EA interview and then, with the Vice President, look at your performance in the tests (e.g. Planex, Command Tasks etc) to score your 'Intellectual Potential' (IP). This determines where on the pass/fail grid you sit in combination with the other dimensions (practical, physical and personality) that you are assessed in.
 
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