In high school, how did you rank competitively in maths and hard sciences? Which was your strongest?
In high school, how did you rank competitively in languages and the arts? Which was your strongest?
What sort of high school student were you? Outside of class, what were your interests and hobbies? What would your high school peers remember you for, if we asked them?
Which university and degree did you choose? What others did you consider, and why did you select that one?
At university, did you do particularly well at any area of your degree?
Overall, what was your degree result and how did that reflect on your ability?
In high school and university, what did you achieve that was exceptional?
What leadership roles did you take on during your education?