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I am in sixth form year 12, doing Mathematics, Business and Economics and all I did so far was go to the Bank of England where I learnt some inflation facts and in a trading competition with some friends. I am about to go to an open day at City University of London and I also signed up for NCS this year. I have recently started volunteering in a local library but I feel like I should be doing a lot more in order to help with my personal statement, but I am not sure what I should do. What i want to do is go to university and get an accounting and finance degree.

So, my question really is, what should I do from this point onward considering my situation?
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what about school clubs e.g sports,music,art,drama etc
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QUOTE=mihai55;77191472]I am in sixth form year 12, doing Mathematics, Business and Economics and all I did so far was go to the Bank of England where I learnt some inflation facts and in a trading competition with some friends. I am about to go to an open day at City University of London and I also signed up for NCS this year. I have recently started volunteering in a local library but I feel like I should be doing a lot more in order to help with my personal statement, but I am not sure what I should do. What i want to do is go to university and get an accounting and finance degree.

So, my question really is, what should I do from this point onward considering my situation?[/QUOTE]

unless you're applying to university abroad extracurriculars aren't that important.
What would be helpful would be to do some extra reading about things that interest you in lesson.
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what about school clubs e.g sports,music,art,drama etc
I used to play for a football club but then I moved to the UK and I am just playing on the weekends.
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(Original post by mihai55)
I used to play for a football club but then I moved to the UK and I am just playing on the weekends.
what about school football team
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Related work experience is more important than hobbies. I also agree with wider reading.
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Extra-curricular activities are useless if they're unrelated to the course you plan on taking. I'm taking an optional astronomy GCSE but I'm not even going to mention it on my UCAS because I want to do engineering. The personal statement is all about why you're perfect for that specific course. So that library volunteering, if you're doing it for your UCAS, is a waste of time. It's the American unis that typically look for voluntary work.

Edit: So I got repped on this for some reason and lol how things changed. I applied for physics in the end and had a paragraph on my personal statement about astronomy GCSE.
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I am a year 13 and have just finished the application stage. A personal statement had to have the ratio of 60/40. 60% of it should talk about what you do academically e.g. extra reading and the work you do outside of the lessons and also what the course prepares you for (future job etc.). As a personal statement isn't very long, the extra curricular stuff is only a small margin. I wouldn't waste too much time, as your time is needed to actually pass. Don't worry too much.
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I don't really think you need that many tbh. My PS was 100% academic and I got 5 offers.
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To be honest that sounds fine. More than a lot of people.
To be honest it is not that hard to get into most university courses if you have the right grades.
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It's not an issue over here as long as you have the right grades.
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