hey everyone, I'm applying to HSPS at Cambridge for 2024 entry. I visited King's college (I didn't go to the full open day) and I didn't 100% get the feeling of "this is the perfect place for me" but I definitely liked it and I wanted to apply. It's big, central, has the best choir and a "unconventional" vibe, which I liked. However, since deciding on it, I've gotten a bit apprehensive about the fact that it has an admissions assessment. Ive been predicted well and ive got a good PS, I feel like i could give a decent interview but the concept of doing a random essay i havent learned any infoemation for and i couldnt necessarily structre a good argument for on the spot freaks me out. I'm pretty capable, but it's not a confident "I will do well in this" kind of thing. Not every college asks for one so its definietly avoidable by applying at a different one, and I definitely want to do HSPS at any college > politics at another uni, but I do really like King's! also, because HSPS is already crazy competitive already, it's a bit scary - i dont particularly know if i want to apply to another competitive central college just to be pooled. Also, I've heard some colleges do in-interview essay questions as well (which is worse!) Is it worth still applying there?
TL;DR: I want to apply to King's College Cambridge for HSPS but I don't want to do its admissions test. Is it worth applying to another college just because of that?