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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    Hahah, true - i haven't fully decided yet... maybe medicine or something similar at least 😃
    Well if ur applying for med they expect top grades anyway. U just want to show ur as all rounded as possible. They want smart people who can have a healthy variety of stuff in their lives, not study robots.
    If the EPQ will lower ur offer grades then #worthit but i cant stress how important it is to pick a topic ur genuinely interested in.

    A good PS is one that shows you have a few hobbies, especially activities that involve
    Teamwork
    Communication
    Creative thinking
    Etc. (You can find lists of these attributes online)
    Eg. Drama, sport, any clubs, volunteering (thats a biggie), other interests

    So its a good idea to get involved in loads of different things from now.
    If you want more PS help later on I do have some general tips, but I will be much more useful if ur applying for med of course.
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    (Original post by Nayzar)
    Well if ur applying for med they expect top grades anyway. U just want to show ur as all rounded as possible. They want smart people who can have a healthy variety of stuff in their lives, not study robots.
    If the EPQ will lower ur offer grades then #worthit but i cant stress how important it is to pick a topic ur genuinely interested in.

    A good PS is one that shows you have a few hobbies, especially activities that involve
    Teamwork
    Communication
    Creative thinking
    Etc. (You can find lists of these attributes online)
    Eg. Drama, sport, any clubs, volunteering (thats a biggie), other interests

    So its a good idea to get involved in loads of different things from now.
    If you want more PS help later on I do have some general tips, but I will be much more useful if ur applying for med of course.
    Thank you so much! For a Cambridge application would you focus less on 'extracurricular' activities?
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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    Thank you so much! For a Cambridge application would you focus less on 'extracurricular' activities?
    No worriez. I think a bit yes. I was gonna apply oxford but hated the course once i looked into it. Long ting ygm
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    (Original post by Jayydaa123)
    Hi there, if you could just take the time and answer a few quick questions
    1. What are the options that you have chosen for a levels and why
    2. Describe each option with one word
    3. Order your options starting with the one you are most happy with to the least happy and state why
    4. Do you have any regrets regarding any options, if yes what other subject would you swap it with if you could
    5. If you could speak to your high school self what would you tell them
    6. What are your plans for the future regarding University or careers
    1) Chemistry, Physics, Maths (and further maths next year), EPQ; physics because i love learning about how the world works and it inspires me. Chemistry because its interesting. Maths and FM because strong mathematical skills are required for scientists. Epq because it develops independent research, and i really wanted to deleve deeper into my given topic.
    2)Physics-Interesting Chemistry-Consuming Maths-Beautiful EPQ-Inspirational
    3) Maths, physics, chemistry (best to worst; I havent taken FM yet) maths is very pure and theres not as much that can throw you if youve done all past papers. Physics and chemistry can be extremely difficult because we're on a new spec and the questions can be a bit weird.
    4) Yeah i was taking economics earlier in year 12, but i dropped it. I shouldnt have taken chemistry! Also, wouldve taken up FM this year instead.
    5) Do further maths! Youre not as numerically challenged as you think!
    6) I'd love to go to Durham/Oxford to study physics, do a PhD, then join the MODs Defence Engineering and Science Group.
 
 
 
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