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I'm asking now cause I'm panicking about how important the NSAA might actually be, contrary to what I thought before. I feel like before the test I kept hearing "Cambridge don't really care about the NSAA" "there isn't enough data" "focus on your interview and speaking passionately about your subject", but now it seems like the attitude has changed. (Could be confirmation bias, idk) Suddenly, interviews are given equal importance to admissions assessments and you can be rejected if you didn't perform well enough in the tests.

What's the truth? Cambridge say that the application process is 'holistic', but with no mention as to how important each part is. Is the interview more important than admissions assessments? Or does nobody actually know?
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(Original post by Gabzinc)
I'm asking now cause I'm panicking about how important the NSAA might actually be, contrary to what I thought before. I feel like before the test I kept hearing "Cambridge don't really care about the NSAA" "there isn't enough data" "focus on your interview and speaking passionately about your subject", but now it seems like the attitude has changed. (Could be confirmation bias, idk) Suddenly, interviews are given equal importance to admissions assessments and you can be rejected if you didn't perform well enough in the tests.

What's the truth? Cambridge say that the application process is 'holistic', but with no mention as to how important each part is. Is the interview more important than admissions assessments? Or does nobody actually know?
Holistic means it's all taken into account and no one thing is more important than anything else. That applies to the AAs and to interview, and, yes, everything else...

A weak performance in one thing can potentially be offset by strengths elsewhere.

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Holistic means it's all taken into account and no one thing is more important than anything else. That applies to the AAs and to interview, and, yes, everything else...

A weak performance in one thing can potentially be offset by strengths elsewhere.

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Ah, I see. So since I felt the NSAA went badly I should start preparing for interview then. (If I'm invited)
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Ah, I see. So since I felt the NSAA went badly I should start preparing for interview then. (If I'm invited)
Good luck and yeah what Doonesbury said is right.
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Good luck and yeah what Doonesbury said is right.
Thanks Coffee
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