Application

 Cambridge

 Fitzwilliam

 Economics

 2003

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Grammar School

 yes (8 A*,2 A)

A-levels

(NA at AS)

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

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

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

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

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Mathematics, A in Physics

A, Further Maths or Chemistry.

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Offers superb research facilities and has world class teaching standards

Preferred the small, quiet town of Cambridge and the close-knit colligiate system

Quiet outer-city location, nice surroundings

Preparation

yes

A mock interview from the Headmaster, help with personal statement

The forms: just be as genuine as you can.

The interview(s): Extra reading around subject

Interview

no

no

no

2 interviews-1 subject and 1 general, although both seemed to be pretty subject orientated

Explain the following: How a plane flies (normally and upside down), how a 4 stroke engine works, cartesian divers and electric motors.

Shirt and tie – smart but not uncomfortable

Impressions

I thought that the college provided a good environment to live in for the next few years of my life

good size rooms, nice bar and common room

Good

Good choice

Were all very friendly and supportive

Friendly

Final stage

Very pleased to have obtained an offer from such a prestigious university

Looking back

Yes- the chance to go to cambridge is not a chance to be missed

Don’t worry- the questions the interviewers ask will give you full oportunity to show your ability