(Original post by _gcx)
No, I just want as much freedom in terms of module choices as possible. I don't remember: I would try to switch on results day but failing that - you can switch at the end of the first year results pending. Cambridge would be the ideal, because there's completely free choice, and you can go into the exam and answer any questions you want. (which is the advantage of having 4 papers, instead of a paper for each course)
I meant it's annoying because it's true. As I said I'm conflicted as to how it actually went. Could've been like a 3 or an 8, I literally have no clue. Pooling would feel like a second chance so would actually be a good motivator. It would be a massive knock to my confidence especially considering how many people miss the STEP offer with 3s and such.
Yah that definitely is peak, most people's interviews will be a
the nerves/stress accumulate and we end up conflicted, we don't know if it was **** or sick. But it's best to distract yourself for now until then, further speculation is just going to convince you that you've not done as well as you might have done, and vice versa, let that sonking go to the interviewers who are evaluating you. Relax, breathe, you've cleared the academic and administrative heptathlon that is a Cambridge application, gone from starting off, getting the preds, writing the PS, sending the app, withstanding the grilling, and now the final step (no pun intended), good job, ggwp. As I keep saying, (and apologies at this point because I've probably annoyed you lmao), so long as you've answered questions and shown a logical progression, arithmetic slips or coefficient drops won't really stain you overall, they just want to see the bigger picture, what you were trying to do and why, and if you got something in the end, all the better, they don't need you to explain every minute step but from what you've described as long as you made some decent progress it should be calm.
With regards to pooling, it's a mixed bag for everyone, some people if they obsess over their college might be oofed but imo, it's probably better than no offer at all, and it's, as you said, a good motivator to do even sicker on STEP to show up your original college (although you were going to meet the 1,1 regardless lmao). I promise I won't meme you in the unlikely event it's Girton, since, as a Girton Music Applicant, I'll be in the same bubble. Nothing is certain at this point, so the best thing you can do for yourself is breathe, and try your best to chill, cap off 2018 on a happi, and cross that bridge when it comes to it (play some sonic or smth lmao). Always rooting for you though fam.