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Interview - Rubric
In this rubric you will find a marking guide to the questions found in the interview form.
Each of the questions will be banded into the following sections
  • 0 - applicant could not give any kind of adequate answer
  • 1-3 - applicant gave a poor answer
  • 3-6 - applicant gave a good answer
  • 7-10 - applicant gave an excellent answer

The applicant is motivated to learn

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant did not seem excited or motivated to learn

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant gave examples of what they have learnt in the past
  • The applicant said they were excited to learn

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant gave examples of what they have learnt in the past in relation to programming
  • The applicant talked enthusiastically about programming

The applicant has potential to become a self-learner

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant was actively discouraged by the idea of self-study
  • The applicant could not answer how they would make time to self-study
  • The applicant did not seem interested in making time to self-study

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant said they could make time to self-study
  • The applicant understood that self-study is important for this course

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant gave a specific example of self-learning
  • The applicant gave plans or examples of finding time to self-study

The applicant shows signs of patience and focus

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant was impatient and tried to rush through the interview

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant was patient and focussed throughout the interview

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant gave succinct, on topic answers to questions
  • The applicant spent time thinking about answers to technical questions being starting to answer

The applicant listens attentively to questions

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant was obviously not listening to questions asked
  • The applicant often gave answers unrelated to the question

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant listened attentively and gave good answers

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant answered questions correctly and accurately with little prompting
  • The applicant asked clarifying questions before answering

The applicant is open to feedback

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant reacted as if the feedback was personal,
  • The applicant did not seem keen to use the feedback constructively.

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant accepted the feedback in a positive way
  • The applicant grateful the feedback they are given

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant was able to interpret feedback that interviewers give
  • The applicant seemed keen to implement the feedback

The applicant is ready to challenge themselves

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant seemed unprepared to challenge themselves
  • The applicant did not understand how much work will be needed

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant was excited to start the course
  • The applicant had research coding previously

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant had started practicing coding already
  • The applicant showed they understood the scale of the challenge
  • The applicant showed specific example of being prepared to start

The applicant is resourceful and finds solutions to problems

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • If the applicant ran into problems, they instantly gave up
  • The applicant could not give an example of overcoming a challenge

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant gave an example of overcoming a challenge
  • The applicant worked out how to get help or find answers

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant explained a time they have overcome a specific challenge in a work/learning environment

The applicant is interested in learning how things work

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant was obviously uninterested in how things work

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant was interested when they were told new information about how something worked

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant showed a specific interest in the particulars of the challenges they've completed
  • The applicant asked questions when they did not understand

The applicant is determined to start a career as a developer

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant did not mention wanting to have a career as a developer
  • The applicant seemed to be unsure about starting a career as a developer
  • The applicant did not do what a developer did

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The trainee seemed excited about becoming a developer

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant gave specific reasons for wanting to be a developer
  • The applicant showed some understanding of what a developer does
  • The applicant learnt about programming before apply for the course

The applicant has enough time available during the week

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant spoke about many other prior commitments that they have during the week and could not explain how they would manage their time
  • The applicant did not give any explanation of how they would fit in their time

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant gave an adequate answer to how they will find the time to work
  • The applicant seemed to have a good amount of free time

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant gave a detailed answer to how they would structure their time
  • The applicant showed they understand what 20 hours a week actually means.
  • The applicant showed that they are giving the course a priority.

The applicant will be a good fit for CodeYourFuture

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • The applicant was actively aggressive or impolite
  • The applicant was actively not interested in community or making connections

Good Answer (3-6)

  • The applicant was pleasant to speak to
  • The applicant come with a good attitude

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • The applicant talked about community or learning together as being important to them
  • The applicant was personable and nice to talk to
  • The applicant they are excited for the opportunity

The applicant has a good English level

Poor Answer (1-3)

  • It was often hard to understand the applicant
  • It was often hard to judge what a applicant meant
  • The applicant struggled to create full sentences
  • The applicant could not properly answer questions because of their language skills

Good Answer (3-6)

  • It was mostly easy to understand the applicant
  • It was mostly easy to judge what a applicant meant

Excellent Answer (7-10)

  • It was easy to understand what the applicant was trying to say
  • It was easy to judge what an applicant meant