Application

 Cambridge

 Pembroke

 Economics

 2009

 rejected

Applicant

 International Baccalaureate

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Independent – selective

 yes (11 A*)

International Baccalaureate

( predicted 7; gained NA)

( predicted 7; gained NA)

( predicted 7; gained NA)

( predicted 3; gained NA)

( predicted 7; gained NA)

( predicted 6; gained NA)

Other universities

yes

yes

Decisions about the application

Primarily because of Cambridge’s Prestige

Applied for pure Economics, which Oxford doesn’t offer

Enjoy economics

Thought the college was beautiful when I saw it at the open day

Preparation

no

Do plenty of outside reading.

Interview

yes

Thinking Skills Assessment

no

no

1. General interview- OK
2. Economics interview- Good
3. Maths & economics interview- not so well as I didn’t realise that it was important to revise maths- DEFINATELY DO SO!

Black trousers/jeans and a shirt- felt comfortable yet still smart.

Final stage

Letter- wasn’t very optimistic about it but was still upset to get a rejection.

Looking back

Yes- wouldn’t want to look back and wonder what if…

If you are applying for economics, it is SO important to revise your maths as well as economics.