Application

 Cambridge

 Emmanuel

 Computer Science

 2000

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Independent – selective

 yes

A-levels

(A at AS)

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

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

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

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

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

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Chemistry, A in Physics

AAAA

yes

N/A

 offer met

Decisions about the application

Best course of its type in the country

The Cambridge course apealed to me more (less theory based)

Pleasent atmospere and people, largest bar, laundry service, cute ducks!!

Preparation

no

Yes, I had some mock interviews (which were totaly different from the real ones but helped with my confidence)

ead 1 or 2 good books on the subject and look at some logic problems

Interview

no

no

yes

yes, a 1 hour 30 multi choice numerical reasoning and logic exam (IQ test style). You cann’t realy prepare for it, be awake and bring a calculator.

2 interviews, both 20 min long.

First interview was a general interview with and engenering tutor (as the usual guy was on a sebatical) about why i wanted to do the course, my personal statment, my views on computing, etc…

The second interview was with a computer science tutor and was mainly logic questions

Smart casual: trowsers, t-shirt, jumper, trainers Why be uncomfortable if there only looking at your brain?

Impressions

Emmanuel: as i said above

Chirchill: too far from center, horid 60s buildings, small rooms, 75% enginears and comp sci

Reasobly large 4m X 6m, sink, desk, bed, lamp, arm chair, gas fire, mini fridge, wardrobe, phonesocket (Ł6 per month NTL) + ethernet (Ł20 per year)

Good

Very friendly and easy to talk to.

Very friendly and easy to talk to.

Looking back

Yes, even i didn’t get an offer it would have been a great experiences