Application

 Cambridge

 Jesus

 Engineering

 2002

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Grammar School

 yes (9 A*,1 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)

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

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Chemistry, A in Mathematics, A in Mathematics (Further), A in Physics

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Reputation
Support
Environment

Cambridge had beter engineering reputation

I did a headstart course there

Preparation

yes

Interview practice for half an hour Three referee collabortions

The Forms: Be honest

The interview(s): Know what you wnt to specialise in. Relax, know that you are given all you need to answer the questions. Do not look for some secret formula.

Interview

no

no

yes

yes: took the equipment that htey asked for: tried not to cram my head full of useless formulae: all the required infor was given: the test is of acuity not recall.

One tutorial interview
One maths interview
one physics intervies

Tutorial: Why engineering Why Cambridge Math: SHM Calculus Derivation of golden ratio other equation formation and manipultion Physics: Projectiles up a slope mechanics of a pull-string car zero gravity combustion

Shirt and tie: no jacket To appear smart, but not over the top. A bright tie: I am not dull.

Impressions

Excellent

I spent the week there on a headstart course in June, and thus knew them from tht to be very friendly, and importantly enthusiastic.

Final stage

recieving a high offer, I thought that they were not that impressed by my interview, but then i remembered that I was one of 12 from 60 odd.

Looking back

yes, I had nothing to lose in applying.

Relax about it all. Don’t get too wound up in preparations: you cannot revise to imrove your mode of thought which is what they are after.