Helping you get into Cambridge

Are you feeling nervous about your Cambridge Interview?
Are you worried that your mind will go blank and you won’t know what to say?
Or that the interviewers will ask for something seemingly impossible?

It is clear from our experience that there is a vast discrepancy in the amount of preparation candidates do before their interview. Some schools are very experienced with applications to Cambridge and provide a huge level of support to applicants. However the majority of schools are not familiar with the process, leaving their students at a huge disadvantage.

We offer a range of free and premium services to give you the best change of getting into Cambridge.

We know that the interview can seem a terrifying prospect. We work with students to improve their confidence and understand what to expect.

We provide the following assistance for students, click for further details:

General Interview Guide

Subject Interview Guides

Personal Statement and Application Review

Interview Preparation Sessions

Mock Subject and General Interviews

General Interview Guide

What would you do with a million pounds?
If you were in my position, would you let yourself in?
Why are you sitting in this chair?

When faced with questions like these, it can seem as if the interviewer is trying to trick you!

With so many applicants with great grades, these questions provide the perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate your personality, creativity and thinking ability compared with everybody else.

Every year we hear from students distressed about how to deal with these types of questions.
In response a team of Cambridge and Oxford graduates have worked to put together “Cambridge Interview Guide – The General Interview”.

CIQ General Interview

Download a sample page here.

This guide will be available to download from November – enter your e-mail address below to receive the guide.

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Subject Interview Guides

Our Subject Interview Guides help you to prepare and go into your interview with confidence.

CIQ Interview Guides

Each guide discusses ten Cambridge Interview Questions in depth with answers and approaches – along with possible points of further discussion to further demonstrate your knowledge. They have specially edited for applicants for each subject by a team of Oxford and Cambridge graduates.

Download a sample page from our Physics Guide here.

Please Note: Currently “The Cambridge Interview Guide” is available for Chemistry and Physics. Other subjects will be available for download in November – please enter your email below to be informed of the release date for your subject.

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Click below to receive your Cambridge Interview Guide right now and you’ll be sent it in PDF format by email the same day so you can begin your preparation right away!

The Cambridge Interview Guides are available to download for only £30 each, or £50 for both Chemistry and Physics!

Click the button below to receive your Cambridge Interview Guide right now!

The Cambridge Interview Guide – Chemistry 

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The Cambridge Interview Guide – Physics 

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“At first I was unsure how this guide could help – but I realised that my school teachers had no idea about what I might be asked and how I could deal with it.
I found the Interview Guide really useful to prepare – I had a much better idea of the way interviewers ask their questions; and the fact that they are more interested in my thought process than the exact answer.
I certainly felt a lot more comfortable going into interview.”

Thomas, 1st Yr Natural Sciences, Trinity College

“As an international student from China, I was very worried for my interview because of my English. The guide is helpful because it is very difficult to find any information in China and I could receive the Physics guide by e-mail. It was very useful to help me think about what I might be asked, and also how I should  answer – to demonstrate how I think rather than be quiet, and to show my enthusiasm and interest. Which is very different to how we are taught in China, so it is certainly very helpful for me!”

Yiang Chen, 3rd Yr Physics, Jesus College

“My grades weren’t all A*s, I went to a bog-standard northern comprehensive and I wasn’t on any sports teams or in any orchestras! Originally I wasn’t going to apply to Cambridge – especially as my teachers had no idea and gave me no help. So I didn’t rate my chances at all. The thing that terrified me most was the idea that I was going to have sit in front of some Einstein professor who asked me totally impossible questions

But I figured I might as well give it a go. I used a few different websites to prepare – and the Cambridge Interview Guide was really helpful in preparing in the weeks leading up to the interview.

It’s true what the guide says – that it didn’t matter about my background or the grades I got in other subjects, and that the interviewers were interested in my interest and passion for Economics.“

Rebecca, 2nd Yr Economics, Downing College

Personal Statement and Application Review

Are you finding it difficult writing a great personal statement? 
Have you run out of ideas of how to show your enthusiasm and passion for your subject?  
Are you worried that an area of your personal statement might be picked on at interview?  


Getting your Personal Statement right is essential to securing your interview. Our Personal Statement Review will provide an objective and informed opinion of your statement as it currently stands.

Let our Cambridge experts review your personal statement for 24 hours before providing constructive feedback and valuable improvements via a 45 minute Skype consultation – allowing you to discuss your application and have your questions answered, as well as a written report.

The written report will provide pointers on areas where you can improve your statement, as well as providing a list of potential Interview questions which could arise based on your personal statement.

Contact us now to schedule your Personal Statement Review and consultation.

Interview Preparation Sessions

Do you feel that you aren’t ready for your interview? Do you have no idea what to expect?

Our Interview Preparation session prepares students to talk about and discuss their subjects with confidence – as well as suggesting questions and readings beyond the syllabus.These sessions work on the skills required for a successful interview.

Cambridge Interview Questions is also experienced providing support to schools – and our advisers would be happy to arrange interview preparation days for students.

This service is also available online via Skype.

Contact us now to schedule your Interview Preparation Session.

Mock Interviews

Our Mock Interview service gives you an opportunity to experience what to expect from your subject or general interview, as well as to receive objective feedback.

The session lasts one hour, the first 30 minutes of which takes the form of a one-to-one, subject specific mock interview, followed by a 30 minutes of feedback and discussion.

The feedback will give you a better idea of your strengths. We will discuss your application with you, and how best to prepare for your interview – including reading suggestions. The discussion session also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions about the course and life at Cambridge.

The Mock Interview session is also available online via Skype.
Contact us now to schedule your mock interview session.