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Completing your SAQ

Most of the questionnaire's questions are very straightforward, but here are a few pointers to answer FAQs:

If you are still at school (or left during 2019), you will need to fill in 5.5. Here you need to use one row per subject per year giving brief details of the topics you have studied (or will have studied by December 2019). These topics will guide both the interview process, and any at-interview written assessments. E.g. in an at-interview assessment you could well find a question on one of your optional topics.

Question 6.1 is only for candidates following modular A-levels, i.e. A-levels where both AS and A2 papers count towards your overall grade. If you are doing new fangled English linear A-levels (i.e. the vast majority of you!), you should not complete this section.

Similarly, question 6.2 is only for candidates in the Scottish school system.

Finally, 7.2 is a section which only needs to be completed if you really do have something else to say. The admissions tutors say that most applicants leave this blank, but it can be useful if an applicant's Cambridge course differs from the main focus of their personal statement. For example, if they have applied for ASNaC but English Literature elsewhere, they can say what particularly draws them to the Cambridge course.
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How important is the additional personal statement? I've started writing something about the college I'm applying to/ course specifics but just wondering how important it really is?
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How important is the additional personal statement? I've started writing something about the college I'm applying to/ course specifics but just wondering how important it really is?
Most applicants don't use that question at all. It's only there if there's something that you need to say, e.g. if your Cambridge course differs from the subject you've talked about in your UCAS personal statement.

But if you're applying for e.g. English at Cambridge, and your UCAS PS is all about why you want to study English, then you really don't need to write anything in question 7.2
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For question 5.5, if we are doing Pre-Us, should we select the same subject twice, and fill out one row for the year 12 topics, and a separate row for the year 13 ones? For example, if we were doing Pre-U physics, it would look something like:

Physics / Pre-U / / [Y12] materials, waves, quantum mechanics (etc)
Physics / Pre-U / / [Y13] topics studied up to December 2019

Also, am I correct in saying that we do not need to give our individual course codes for our A-Levels, &c.?
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For question 5.5, if we are doing Pre-Us, should we select the same subject twice, and fill out one row for the year 12 topics, and a separate row for the year 13 ones? For example, if we were doing Pre-U physics, it would look something like:

Physics / Pre-U / / [Y12] materials, waves, quantum mechanics (etc)
Physics / Pre-U / / [Y13] topics studied up to December 2019

Also, am I correct in saying that we do not need to give our individual course codes for our A-Levels, &c.?
Correct on both points for Pre-Us, too. The principle is "one row per subject per year". This is to guide the interview process, so you don't need to give course codes.
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I am unable to locate my transcript for my French AS level. I have my transcript for my French A level with the requirement UMS information. Will my application be rejected if I do not include my French AS level information?
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I am unable to locate my transcript for my French AS level. I have my transcript for my French A level with the requirement UMS information. Will my application be rejected if I do not include my French AS level information?
Ask your school to provide you with the module information. They will have it all on the system.
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Ask your school to provide you with the module information. They will have it all on the system.
Unfortunately I am applying independently, so have not been guided by my school. I have contacted my old school but it is half term so they are unable to help until next week. I'm hoping the A level UMS details will be enough information along with the AS grade, if I explain that I willl be able to get the AS UMS details next Monday. It's the only information that I can't get in time for the SAQ deadline tomorrow.
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I’ve applied to aerospace / aeronautical engineering everywhere else but obviously just engineering at cambridge hoping to specialising in aerospace later. should i write anything for the additional statement ? also there is a section asking for the option in the course i want to follow but there are no choices, is this normal for engineering? thank you so much <3
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I’ve applied to aerospace / aeronautical engineering everywhere else but obviously just engineering at cambridge hoping to specialising in aerospace later. should i write anything for the additional statement ? also there is a section asking for the option in the course i want to follow but there are no choices, is this normal for engineering? thank you so much <3
This is something you should refer to in question 7.2. You can explain your intended specialism there, but try not to duplicate the UCAS personal statement. Just how your interests relate to the Cambridge course.
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