What does Cambridge want?

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    Hey guys!
    I have just finished my GCSEs and got 8 A* and 3 As with 1 B (in German). I am now doing; Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry for my a levels. I was looking at some unis to apply to and my current choices are: Cambridge, Imperial, Kings and Queen Mary. I am especially trying hard to get into Cambridge to study Medicine. So i was thinking what Cambridge really want from their applicants. I have gone to Canada by myself for an adventure trip where we had to survive by ourselves as a team with limited supplies, and have done several work experience opportunities with Barts, Medical Centres etc.
    If you guys would tell me where i stand and what i need to do in order to have a good chance in Cambridge uni. Thanks!
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    A set of out standing grades and that medical test widget, an excellent person statement, a glowing reference and an exceptional interview.
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    (Original post by People's Guy)
    Hey guys!
    I have just finished my GCSEs and got 8 A* and 3 As with 1 B (in German). I am now doing; Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry for my a levels. I was looking at some unis to apply to and my current choices are: Cambridge, Imperial, Kings and Queen Mary. I am especially trying hard to get into Cambridge to study Medicine. So i was thinking what Cambridge really want from their applicants. I have gone to Canada by myself for an adventure trip where we had to survive by ourselves as a team with limited supplies, and have done several work experience opportunities with Barts, Medical Centres etc.
    If you guys would tell me where i stand and what i need to do in order to have a good chance in Cambridge uni. Thanks!
    If you look at the entry statistics, a lot of successful Cambridge applicants, for any subject, have high UMS percentages. If you averaged at above 95% your AS Level grades would be considered strong, even by Cambridge standards. Note that succesful applicants also have lower UMS, and unsuccesful applicants have higher. You'll also need to do well at interview, so doing extra reading about medicine would be helpful. Cambridge medicine interviews tend to be more academic than vocational, so less about ethics etc. and more about how alcohol causes liver diseases or whatever. Your A Level application questions are the kind of thing they give you, from what my friends with med interviews at cam have told me. There's also the additional tests, too... It's a madly competitive course! Best of luck
 
 
 
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