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    The SAQ gives space for an optional PS specific towards Cambridge. Should I write one? Should I just leave it?
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    It's optional. If you feel you've said everything you want to in your personal statement, there's no point waffling on in there. However for some courses, like Natural Sciences or Land Economy, that are relatively unique to Cambridge, it can be useful to write about your specific interests in that course, if you're also applying to other related but not identical courses (like, any single honours physical science vs Natural Sciences, or Economics/Geography/Law/Quantity Surveying vs Land Economy).
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    It's optional. If you feel you've said everything you want to in your personal statement, there's no point waffling on in there. However for some courses, like Natural Sciences or Land Economy, that are relatively unique to Cambridge, it can be useful to write about your specific interests in that course, if you're also applying to other related but not identical courses (like, any single honours physical science vs Natural Sciences, or Economics/Geography/Law/Quantity Surveying vs Land Economy).
    I'm applying for Law.
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    I'm applying for Law.
    Then you should be able to deduce an answer from my previous response
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    The master in charge of Oxbridge admissions at my school gave me the impression that whilst it is optional it's probably more than beneficial to provide them with another statement as they will be looking for students who are obsessed with their subject and would have no qualms about writing more about a subject and areas of that subject that they enjoy.
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    I have asked 4 Cambridge admissions tutors about this. They all gave the same answer: 'no admissions tutor cares whether you write an additional admissions statement or not' unless it's for a subject like HSPS or Natural sciences. Also, people claim it shows you know a lot about your subject by writing one, but logically, it equally provides more data for assessors to find faults with.
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    (Original post by MattB_)
    The master in charge of Oxbridge admissions at my school gave me the impression that whilst it is optional it's probably more than beneficial to provide them with another statement as they will be looking for students who are obsessed with their subject and would have no qualms about writing more about a subject and areas of that subject that they enjoy.
    Nope.

    It's optional for a reason.
 
 
 
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