Hi, I saw you in many threads! and I find your comments very helpful. haha
anyway, I know it is a bit irrelevant to this thread but can you look at my profile and see if I have realistic chance at applying to Cambridge? (I know my odds are a bit slimmer because I am an international student, but still..)
Okay, so I am studying under Singapore-Cambridge-GCSE A-level system,
my latest grades for content-based subjects were
History A (98.6% in my school)
English Literature A (91.7%)
China Studies in English B (although I topped my cohort, so no one got A haha my school is extremely strict in marking I guess..) (95.1%, because only 44 people take this course. me and other two people got the same grade, and we topped the cohort)
Mathematics A (82.2% .. I kind of screwed up math this time. I am usually better. like 94%..)
We also have this general paper thingy which is not really relevant to overseas application, but anyway I got C for that. I cannot do well for this subject, although I don't really know why...... sigh.
I also take this research-based higher literature course.
I would most likely get predicted straight As (all 7 subjects including project work, which I already got A)
Also, I have been involved in quite a lot of law-related activities
I participated in the Empire City Invitational Mock Trial Competition held in New York in 2008,
I won second place in Korean high school mock trial competition as a team leader, also in 2008.
I have been interning at the Supreme Court of Korea for the past year and a half, whenever I went back to Korea during holiday. Mostly done translation, but this summer I actually worked as liaison following around the Chief Justice of Singapore during the Asia-Pacific Chief Justices' Conference held in Korea.
I participated in electronic litigation conference held in Singapore as an interpreter to Korean judges (one of them is my mother. haha.. she was abusing me to avoid hiring professional interpreter)
And for the China Studies in English, I am writing a 2500 word research paper on China's legal reforms and their contributions to the FDI increase. (it is a syllabus requirement to write a research paper on China)
I also worked as a shadow jury for the Supreme Court of Korea.
My parents are both legal professionals. My mom is a judge, my dad is a former public prosecutor who is now a professor of law. So they kind of sparked my interest in law, although they did no more than that. (actually, my father is always telling me not to read law. He finds it boring. lol)
I think my biggest weakness is writing essays because my English is still imperfect. I only lived in English-speaking country for about 3 years and a half in total, 10 months of those I spent in Cambridge (when I was six). While I am good enough to do well for exams, I still don't think I am Cambridge-standard in terms of writing ability. (or maybe I am just too insecure, I don't know. haha. What I do know is that I am super horrified by the thought of having to sit for the Cambridge Law Test. I do well for interviews, though.)
Wow. That's long.
Okay, sorry. I tend to ramble on and on about things.
Thank you so much for reading such poorly organized post. hahaha
I would really appreciate your comment!!!!