Application

 Cambridge

 Sidney Sussex

 History

 2000

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Independent – non-selective

 yes (2 A*,5 A,3 B)

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

AAB

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

THOUGHT IT OFFERED THE BEST HISTORY COURSE, AND HAD THE BEST REPUTATION. ALSO FACILITES THERE GOOD AND COLLEGE IDEA APPEALED TO ME. RECONMENDED BY SCHOOL TO DO SO TOO

BEEN TO BOTH TOWNS THOUGH CAMBRIDGE NICER PREFER THAT SMALL TOWN ATMOSPHERE. BETTER PEPUTATION FOR COURSE.

MY BROTHER WENT THERE, OTHER FROM MY SCHOOL HAVE BEEN THERE, STAYED THERE AND IT WAS MINTED, REALLY NICE PEOPLE ETC.

Preparation

yes

YEAH SPECIAL LESSONS ON IDEA OF HISTORY IE WHAT IS HISTORY?

KNOW YOUR STUFF BEFORE HAND, BUT NOT TO STUPID AMOUNT, JUST SO U CAN TALK BOUT IT. SOME PEOPLE I KNOW KNEW EVERYTHING ON THERE SUBJECTS AND STILL GOT REJECTED.

Interview

no

yes

THREE ESSAYS FROM MY COURSE. TOOK THE BEST ONES I COULD

no

NOT AT ALL LIKE INTERVIEWS. MUCHED MORE RELAXED, MORE LIKE DICCUSIONS. I WAS LATE FOR THE FIRST, GOOD IDEA TAKES YOUR MIND OF NERVES, NOWT WORST THAN SITTING ROUND WAITING. SURE I MESSED UP THE GENERAL, AS I COULD ANSWER WHAT HISTORY WAS.

GERNERAL; WHY SIDNEY WHY HISTORY NATURE OF HISTORY MY FAVOTITE PART OF HISTORY, I SAID RADICALISM, BIG TALK ON THIS. HISTORY IB MY HOME TOWN, THE MIGHTY CHESTER. HISTORY INTERVIEW. HOW EUROPEAN BRITAIN IN 1820’S. THIS LEAD TO LOTS ON FABRICATION OF SOCIETY. QUESTIONS ON ULTRA TORIES, HISTORY IN CHESTER AGAIN. THERE WERE LOTS MORE BUT I FOUND THEY ASKED YOU ONE LEAD QUESTION THEN LOTS MORE SMALLER ONES BASED ON YOUR ANSWER, BUT IT WAS VERY MUCH A DISCUSSION.

SUIT, BEST NOT TO TAKE A CHANCE, IF YOU GET AN INTERVIER WHO LIKES YOU TO WEAR ONE. WEARING A SUIT NEVER GOING COUNT AGAINST YOU, NOT DOING MIGHT.

Impressions

REALLY NICE COLLEGE NOT ATALL PRETENTIOUS.

NA

YOUNGISH, VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY.

ONLY SAW 2, BUT THEY LOOKED NORMAL.

Final stage

I WAS SURE I DIDNT HAVE A CHANCE OF GETTING IN. PLEASED WHEN I SAW IT, THEN WENT AND GOT BEVIED.

Looking back

YEAH, WHY NOT ITS THE BEST

DONT WORRY IF U THINK YOUR NOT QUITE GOOD ENOUGH FOR OXBRIDGE, HAVE A GO. ITS NOT SNOBISH LOADS OF NORMAL PEOPLE THERE. I SAW A MEMBER OF THE LANDED GENTRY GET TURNED DOWN.