Trinity Hall

 Computer Science








 Comprehensive School

 yes (1 A*,5 A,1 B,3 C)


(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS; predicted B; gained NA at A2)

Other universities


Decisions about the application

I wanted to challenge myself – I would of regretted it if I hadn’t at least tried.

I had a look at both, but prefered the course at cambridge.

Small, friendly, centre of town







I had to take the TSA (thinking skills assement). Be sure to check out their website and read the information on the test. Is very useful.

2 Interviews. One general, one subject specific

During the general interview I was asked a few questions to put me at ease, then a maths question and finally asked some questions about why I wanted to study computer science. The subject interview seemed like it was a never ending stream of maths problems, getting harder as they went.

A suit


Lovely place. Everyone was really friendly


We were taken to our interviews by student guides so got to talk to them about the college and the university

Final stage

Was fairly sure that I was going to be rejected. The letter had a single sheet of A4 paper in it so was fairly sure it was a rejection.

Looking back

Yes – quite possibly a different college though. If I didn’t apply I would regret it for the rest of my life.

Make sure you try and get a maths teacher to sit down with you and make you do some hard maths problems with them. Make sure to read up on your subject and any key ideas.