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    For the final part of the SAQ I'm unsure of what to include in the 'extra personal statement', it tells us to write about why we chose Cambrige, but I was talking to a friend and he said he didn't write anything as his teacher told him its only for stuff you couldn't include in your personal statement. What should I write in it??
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    You don't have to write anything in it, doing so won't decrease your chances of receiving an offer.

    Question about SAQ: How long did it take Cambridge to email you about the SAQ after your application was sent?
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    (Original post by moz4rt)
    For the final part of the SAQ I'm unsure of what to include in the 'extra personal statement', it tells us to write about why we chose Cambrige, but I was talking to a friend and he said he didn't write anything as his teacher told him its only for stuff you couldn't include in your personal statement. What should I write in it??
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    You don't have to write anything in it, doing so won't decrease your chances of receiving an offer.

    Question about SAQ: How long did it take Cambridge to email you about the SAQ after your application was sent?
    I got the email the next day
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    (Original post by moz4rt)
    For the final part of the SAQ I'm unsure of what to include in the 'extra personal statement', it tells us to write about why we chose Cambrige, but I was talking to a friend and he said he didn't write anything as his teacher told him its only for stuff you couldn't include in your personal statement. What should I write in it??
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    Thanks for the summons!

    The SAQ personal statement is completely optional and many students leave it blank with no detrimental effect to their applications. We'd rather it was left blanck rather than filled with waffle, stuff from our own prospectus or repetition of your UCAS personal statement. It is most often used when the course you're applying for at Cambridge is different to your other UCAS choices so your UCAS statement doesn't quite match the Cambridge course. Examples might be if you're applying for Chemistry everywhere else but Natural Sciences at Cambridge.
 
 
 
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