I am in year 12 and am planning to apply to Cambridge for Computer Science next year. I'm currently researching how to make my application stand out, and I am very concerned with how much everyone else seems to have done when compared to myself, especially concerning the mathematical side of things.
To give you a rundown, here is some related information I would be putting in my application:
Gcses - 8x 9s, 3 8s (one of which computer science, the other two being english language and RS)
A levels - taking Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science, predicted straight a*s by my teachers
- General interest in encryption (took part in national cipher challenge), website and server production (did work experience at an eccomerce consultancy), and quantum computing through reading various books in the field.
- I also have done work experience with microsoft, but I am unsure whether this will be useful on my personal statement
My main concern is the lack of mathematical based supercurriculars. A lot of the succesful applications I'm reading about have medals in INTERNATIONAL maths olympiads, but frankly I have always been terrible at the UKMT type of questions and the most I have ever gotten in my years of doing it is a bronze award. Is there any way I'm still an attractive applicant for the course with this in mind?