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What exam board are you for biology?
OCR, I was just wondering if you were cram learning the Jan module as well.
Nah, (luckily) I have all my bio modules in the summer . Right now I'm trying to cram learn the jan module for chemistry (exam on Friday - when's your bio exam?) - infact I better get going now ...
IMO you would probably (understandably) feel hard done by if you were unsuccessful at Cam at the end of it but if you could deal with that then your gap plans would very much increase your Cam chances and add to a degree anywhere.
I work really hard for my A levels...get 5 A's for A2...And reapply to Cambridge.
Then I spend a year doing things such as -
... discovering my roots and "soul searching" - going and meeting my extended family (probably the only chance I'll get in quite a few years), experience the life and culture difference in India and Pakistan...Maybe work in an indian movie while I'm there (lol).
...Go meet some top philosophers in America with my dad (he's going to do that anyway since he knows a lot of them, so I might as wlel join him).
...become more widely read, get more independent
...perhaps get a job somewhere or do work experience in a legal firm.
And if I still don't get in, I'll be pleased for a lovely break from academics and go and do well at another good uni. Hmmmm, good plan or not?
It sounds like a good gap year to me, I'd have just squandered a gap year!
not wanting to sound obtuse but there isnt really a difference between indian and pakistani culture...well not a noticable one in my point of view, since they were once one country...
other than that...i think that your proposals are a great idea! I would love to do that...its good to go trekking while youre young and free! yay...
From somebody who has been to both countries, I would say there is a good deal of difference. Even within India, there's IMMENSE diversity depending on what region you're in.
I reapplied but as I changed subjects I had to, I was always intending on taking a gap year anyway and had applied for deferred entry first time around. I wouldn't have taken a gap year just to reapply.
I certainly was one of those who realised second time around that it wasn't everything to go to Oxbridge (after falling in love with Cam the year before).
Make sure the decision is right for you and that you wont regret it.
Good luck with whatever you decide!
lol, good luck. I'm on thursday.