1) What A Levels are you taking from September (or other eligible qualifications)?
I already have AAA in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry, but am doing an Access to HE course in sciences (maths, biology and chemistry) this coming academic year, because I want to brush up on my biology and maths as I know it's very useful for psychology.
2) What course at Cambridge do you have your eyes on? And why?
PBS - I never knew what I wanted to study, but I was always interested in what makes us us, free will and (more recently) the psychological effects of music.
3) What grades did you get/are you predicted to get at GCSE?
4) Why Cambridge specifically? and why not Oxford?
I felt that with the PBS course I had more options than I did with the the EP course at Oxford, I did consider PPL at Oxford, because I also really enjoy philosophy and languages, but I've visited Oxford before and didn't feel "at place" there and the PPL course doesn't feel right to me either.
5) Which admissions tests do you have to sit, and when will you start preparing for them?
Depending on the college I might have to do an at interview test, but I'm gonna try my best to avoid those colleges. Only because I haven't had to write an essay since GCSE.
6) What have you done in lockdown to help your studies and potentially your application to Cambridge?
Watched a lot of online lectures and documentaries, read articles, virtual medical work experience (back when I wanted to do medicine), volunteered at a dementia day care centre. Not mind blowing stuff, but a lot of it was just to make sure I wanted to do psychology, because I've changed my mind a lot.
7) What do you want to do with your degree from Cambridge?
Maybe go into psychological research or teaching?? Maybe I might go on to do neuroscience, but probably not working with patients as I'm not the best people person.
8) Have you decided which college you're applying to?
Either Christ's, Corpus or Fitz - most likely Fitz, just seems more like a place that I'd be happy in, just not as attractive as Christ's and Corpus. However I don't care that much about looks as the entirety of Cambridge is stunning.