Transferable skills to include in personal statementWatch
What subjects are you doing at A level?
With any PS admissions staff are looking to answer 3 questions:
a) does this applicant DEMONSTRATE an understanding of what the course applied for involves?
b) does this applicant DEMONSTRATE enough enthusiasm and interest in the course content to get through 3+ years of study?
c) does this applicant DEMONSTRATE any non-academic skills required to succeed on the course?
Research your course and the content and work it involves, spend time finding out more about it and the specific areas and topics you're interested in, speak to people who have taken the course and those in careers you're interested in following - then GUSH in your PS about your interests and activities and conversations and love of your subject - give details and specifics to make it personal and unique.
Have you done any Sociology, Psychology etc that could be relevant?
If your A level subjects are not relevant, dont mention them, stick to stuff that is.
Bristol wants to see this in a Personal Statement :
• Evidence of interest, motivation and commitment to the study of Childhood Studies
and associated issues (e.g.demonstrable interest in children’s rights, poverty, education, child development)
• Non academic achievement, interests and/or experience beyond the curriculum
related to Childhood Studies e.g. volunteering, paid work, social care.
Useful lectures to listen to :