So I haven’t really updated during autumn term (oops)- it’s been a bit of a whirlwind so far and I’ve been struggling to stay motivated with school work, let alone writing this! Plus someone I know found this and I initially was a bit 😳 but actually have realised I don’t care at all!
So autumn term. A lot has happened with school and uni applications. I managed to get my uni application in on the 23rd of September in the end, after a long process with the school and a lot of fruitless conversations with my head of sixth form! My personal statement ended up tweaked a lot but I have an amazing careers tutor who knew exactly what she was doing so I was happy with her fine tuning :-) I also sent off the Liverpool work experience questionnaire and Edinburgh WES (the website kept crashing for this 😠) by this point, so I’d have those two completely finished off. I then had the Cambridge SAQ to fill in, which was fine except we had to upload a picture and I didn’t realise at the time that that picture would go on our ID cards! 🤦*♀️
During this time I had mocks, which also determined my predicted grades 😬 I only had mocks in chem and maths, and I smashed my end of year grade in chemistry! In maths I think I did a bit better, and either way it was enough to get me that triple A* prediction! Which is a real advantage for Cambridge applications, especially when I’m already applying with an EPQ grade, so made me feel a bit better about applying there :-)
Next was Nottingham’s surveys. The first was just work experience, but the second was a personal attributes questionnaire which was really hard as there was a very low character limit! I had quite a few possible answers for each question so I had to choose and refine the answers a lot, but hopefully it paid off. The SJT was okay, I finished much more quickly than other people which I’m worried is a sign I’ve rushed it- but there’s nothing I can do now!
So by late October everything was finished and the long wait started. I was still doing some wider reading for interview prep but I was mostly focusing on school (which was quite intense I think, we're being tested a lot so my life has pretty much been subject test revision, AS revision, homework, work experience, and the odd going out with friends :-/).
In November I got an interview invite for Liverpool, and a couple of weeks later I got an interview invite for St Catharine’s! I’ve had both interviews (Liv on the 26th November, Cambs on the 6th December), but I’ll write about those in a separate post as this is getting quite long. Since then I’ve got an Edinburgh interview for the 23rd January (still waiting on Nottingham grr), and a Liverpool offer!
I am absolutely in shock about the offer as I wasn’t expecting to get in anywhere, let alone get an offer from the first place I interviewed at! Now all I have to do is get the grades (AAA, but I’m going to aim for three A*s anyway so if I miss I still meet my offers), and I’m going to vet school! All that hard work seems to have paid off.
for reminding me I even have a GYG :-)
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