Application

 Cambridge

 Homerton

 Law

 2006

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Grammar School

 yes (9 A*,1 A)

A-levels

(B 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 Business Studies, A in English Literature, A in History

yes

no

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

I knew that I would get a very good degree from Cambridge if I managed to get in.

Gut feeling; Cambridge looked more welcoming from their website.

I chose law because it is a well respected degree and there are many careers open to me with a law degree.

I chose Homerton because it seemed the most friendly, it has the best facilities in terms of accommodation, and it is a pretty building.

Preparation

no

Nope; I didn’t have a practice interview, and I did all the research myself.

There isn’t really much you can do…just make sure to read newspapers/watch the news and be ready to answer questions on current affairs.

Interview

yes

The LNAT; pretty tough. Got asked about my essay at the interview. I got 23/30, if that helps anyone.

no

No.

no

No.

It’s hard to tell how well the interview is going when you’re in there; the interviewers don’t give anything away. I felt like I wasn’t answering the questions properly; you don’t know what they want you to say. I felt I did better in my general interview than my subject one.

Umm…human rights mainly; some stuff about jury systems; questions about the LNAT essay; some questions about my A level subjects.

Black boots, a black knee length skirt, black tights, a purple V-neck, scarf and red coat. I actually felt a little too formal, but there were some people in suits there.

Impressions

I stayed in Homerton overnight; some students were very friendly, but when I was trying to find my way around people weren’t too helpful. Overall it was really nice; it definitely made me want to go there for uni.

The accommodation was very nice; seemed very new and I had an ensuite.

I didn’t eat much, but it was probably because of nerves.

I really liked them; they made me feel at ease and were nothing like what I imagined.

Most were friendly.

Final stage

I forgot about it; a few days before the decision date I couldn’t wait though. Wouldn’t have minded too much if I didn’t get in.

I got an offer through the post…was really happy that I got in!

Looking back

Yes.

Don’t worry about it too much, be prepared to fill in all the forms, and its not the end of the world if you don’t get in.