offer made






 Grammar School

 yes (9 A*,1 A)


(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


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



 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application


Cambridge had beter engineering reputation

I did a headstart course there



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.





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.



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.