Independent – selective
yes (9 A*,1 A)
(A at AS (274 UMS))
(A at AS (294 UMS))
(A at AS (300 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)
(A at AS (279 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)
(A at AS (297 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)
Cambridge STEP Maths
(predicted 1; gained 1)
(predicted 2; gained 1)
Details about the offer
A in Mathematics, A in Mathematics (Further), 1 in STEP II, 2 in STEP III
Imperial – insurance
LSE – offer declined
Warwick – offer declined
UCL – offer declined
KCL – offer declined
Decisions about the application
Reputation of Maths course. Wanted a challenge (damn sure got one!). Reputation of university.
Preferred the name Cambridge to Oxford. The maths course is also more prestigious.
Was good at Maths at A level. Thought I’d carry on.
Robinson – en suite bathrooms. Was of paramount importance to me! Brother applied before me and said it was great. I didn’t visit.
Went through interview-type problems.
45 min test.
Decent. Was good to settle in (I arrived late).
Subject interviews were very mathematically based. No personal questions.
Suit. Good impression.
Didn’t get much of a look at it. Was an in and out job.
Went to Christ’s open day. Thought college was toohardworking for my liking.
Accommodation is great.
Was given a lunch voucher, but the test was scheduled during the lunch hour (!), so didn’t get to eat.
Now that I am here, food is of a high standard.
Apprehensive but a little confident.
I was the only one at home when the letter arrived. Opened it and rang my parents in London.