Application

 Cambridge

 St Catharine’s

 Economics

 2006

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 United Kingdom

 Independent – selective

 yes (9 A*,1 A)

A-levels

(A at AS)

(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)

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Accounting, A in Economics, A in Mathematics

A, They said to “try” to get an A in AS level further maths

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Only Cambridge did straight Economics

Fun

Location – central cambridge
Size – Small, community feel
Specifics – Very good for Economics

Preparation

yes

Had a few lessons and a mock interview

Read 2-3 Economics books, prepare 3-4 topic areas to talk about, be aware or current affairs

Interview

no

no

no

First one was pretty bad, second (specific) was brilliant.

I was given the opportunity to talk about topic areas i am interested in. The general interview was mainly maths questions.

How do interest rates affect exchange rates?
Is globalisation a good thing?
Apply game thoery to an economic context? (I brought this up)

Jumper and shirt – comfortable

Impressions

Very friendly

Final stage

Unsure…. didn’t really expect the offer

IRRELEVANT QUESTION

Looking back

obviously

revise AS level maths