1) I did my Spanish A-Level in year 12 and got an A* (although naturally, I didn't do the exams because of a little something called Covid-19).
I do French (predicted A), Government and Politics (predicted A*) and History (predicted A*).
2) Five grade 9s / six grade 8s / an A* (I did Spanish in year 9) / an A (I did Italian in year 10).
3) I think the best way to learn about any issue (and how to solve it) in society is to look at it from as many angles as possible, hence HSPS. I personally love international relations, but I did sociology for GCSE and really enjoyed it too.
4) I've applied for Gonville and Caius, although I was also impressed with Selwyn and Lucy Cavendish College.
5) I've also applied for St Andrews for international relations (personally my top choice with Cambridge), King's for history and international relations, and Bristol for politics and international relations. I haven't chosen a fifth choice yet...
6) The virtual open day(s) but nothing else!
7) At the moment I am reading some of Joseph Schumpeter's works (really interesting economist, although I don't understand much about economics generally). I took part in three essay competitions during lockdown - didn't win any of them, but it taught me a hell of a lot about how to write, research and plan. I do a little bit of debating, although I did more judging of debates in year 12 than I did partake in them. I'm mainly just trying not to panic about the online interview(s). I would've been fine if it were happening in person, but the fact that it is online, for me at least, makes it more anxiety-inducing.