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    Does anyone know how much emphasis Cambridge (and other top universities) put on what you have done outside of school to show interest in your subject in your personal statement for NatSci? I have read books and keep up to date with science news at home but I am seeing some people who are listing research they have done and competitions they have won in their personal statements which is worrying me. My work experience is also not very relevant. Will this greatly disadvantage me when applying or should I be okay as long as my grades are good? Currently predicted A*A*AA in Maths, Physics, Biology and Software Development with over 89% average UMS. If biology is my main subject for NatSci but I have an A predicted and not A* will this be a factor? Also if I am applying to some universities for biological sciences but others for natural sciences should I write only about biology or about all the sciences I am interested in? Thanks
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    (Original post by ConorK98)
    Does anyone know how much emphasis Cambridge (and other top universities) put on what you have done outside of school to show interest in your subject in your personal statement for NatSci? I have read books and keep up to date with science news at home but I am seeing some people who are listing research they have done and competitions they have won in their personal statements which is worrying me. My work experience is also not very relevant. Will this greatly disadvantage me when applying or should I be okay as long as my grades are good? Currently predicted A*A*AA in Maths, Physics, Biology and Software Development with over 89% average UMS. If biology is my main subject for NatSci but I have an A predicted and not A* will this be a factor? Also if I am applying to some universities for biological sciences but others for natural sciences should I write only about biology or about all the sciences I am interested in? Thanks
    Your academics are more important than extracurriculars. Hardly anyone will have NatSci-relevant work experience and it's not required or expected.

    Your PS should be written mostly for the other 4 universities. And you can write a Cambridge-specific one in the SAQ.
 
 
 
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