Application

 Cambridge

 St John’s

 Music

 2001

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 N/A

 Grammar School

 yes (1 A*,4 A,4 B)

A-levels

(NA at AS)

(NA at AS)

(NA at AS)

(NA at AS)

(NA at AS)

Details about the offer

yes

N/A

 offer met

Decisions about the application

Erm, actually just for a laugh! (sorry!)

Cambridge has the better music facility

I knew it was a rich college, and wanted to stay in an old fashioned college with history.

Preparation

no

My school did not believe i could get in, so no i got no help whatsoever!

On Cambridge Application Form: be honest, and succint.

On interviews: Dont prepare! Be youself! Pay no attention to companies offering “perfect interview techniques” they are a scam!

Interview

no

yes

Two essays, to see how i analysed music.

no

I brothe…. brothe [breathed if any reader is not sure! fatboy06, admin]? hm, a huge sigh of relief becaus the interviewers were not ogres with hideous faces!

Why music, why Cambridge? why St Johns? What are your aspirations? etc.

Summat nice but cas[ual], like nice top and trousers

Impressions

Beautiful, and warm!

gud, warm, nice….. mouldy (ahem)

Good

It didn move, like some i have had

Old.. musty..but approachable

I didnt

Final stage

i cried hyserically…. then re-read and found out i HAD a place (yay)

Looking back

yes, otherwse i would have thought wat mayhave been

dont be intimidated by the straight A kids, they may lack communcation skills, which is essential!