Application

 Cambridge

 Magdalene

 Natural Sciences (Physical)

 2001

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Grammar School

 yes (6 A*,4 A)

A-levels

(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

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

undecided yet

N/A

Decisions about the application

The best universities in the world

Cambridge better for sciences

Nice, slightly out of town, but still central

Preparation

yes

A mock interview

The Forms: they seemed easy to fill in

The interview(s): Read around subject a bit. Do make sure you know your a level course well, and that you understand it and can relate the knowledge to the very basics of the subject.

Interview

no

no

no

3 interviews genreal, chemistry, physics.
Interviewers were very nice and friendly

General: Why natsci at cambridge, sport, a bit of general physics Physics: Springs and circuits making use of a level knowledge chemistry: Kinetics, Benzene mechanisms, NMR (which I was

Suit: thought I needed to look smart. It probably doesn’t matter but

Impressions

Very nice

Good

Very nice

Didn’t see any

Final stage

Letter telling me about the conditional offer, plus lots of other sheets.

Looking back

Yes

Don’t be too nervous about it, and do some preparation so that you can answer the obvious general questions