So I went to the open day today and King's really stood out for me.
The only issue with it I had is the length (and seemingly more difficult) admissions process for Engineering at King's.
Most colleges have tests at interview or a sixty minute test before the interview (although most of these colleges have two interviews). King's has 'only' one interview but also has a two-hour maths and physics test and a 30-minute seminar followed by a 30-minute test.
I just worry about what kind of material this will be testing, as well as the difficulty - I'd imagine it's a lot easier to mess up during this and ruin your chances of entry prior to even being interviewed.
Surely there is a more limited amount of stuff that can go wrong in a short interview at other colleges, especially with prompting from the interviewers? Anything could happen during a two-hour test. Then again, everyone's going through the same thing...
Is it worth avoiding it simply because it's a more arduous process of entry? I have always thought of myself as good at interviews so alternative colleges might be more suitable, although I am attending MAT lessons at my school which should help with the maths tests.
Any insight from King's students/offer holders, particularly engineers?
... and the ones that won't