I’m trying to get things in order now that I’ve just started IB, and realise how little I’ve done academically up until now. I haven’t done extra curricular activities, community service, projects, basically nothing which everyone in my year started doing two years ago.
I really want to get into St. andrews and study animal behaviour/zoology, and I know its a very difficult school to get into, most people who I’ve heard get in have been straight A students all their lives and have a long list of their academic achievements and projects throughout the years. I definitely haven’t been a straight A student all my life, I didn’t do amazingly in my IGCSE’s but I am determined to do what I have to do to meet all the requirements the courses have for IB and IGCSE.
The thing is I’m only just figuring out all this university stuff, and don’t quite know what all I can do in the next year and a half to make my application look better (on top of meeting the qualifications). I’m planning on doing a few research projects related to Biology, taking on a project to achieve the international DofE award, doing volunteer work at falconry and wildlife centres, participating in as many extra events that come my way. So long story short, I wanted to ask if anyone has any advice on other things I could do to improve my resume, just from your own experiences?