I'm absolutely dying trying to choose between all the amazing colleges at Cambridge. I know everyone asks the same question, but wondering if anyone could advise me -
I'm applying from a state school for Natural Sciences (2009)
GCSEs: 10A* 1A 1B
A levels: A at French (took early)
AS levels (UMS/300): Chemistry(300), Biology(282), Maths(292), Critical Thinking(279), English(290), Further maths AS module (99/100)
I'm not really into music, drama or sport, but I do like debating.
I like the look of Clare, Queens', King's .. (I have pressure from family to apply for Clare due to family history etc. but have heard that the food is bad, and the guys not very good-looking.. is this true? I'm not exactly boy-mad but I don't want somewhere depressingly awful...)
Any other suggestions? Or comments about those 3? Also, is it really true that it makes no difference as to how likely it is to be accepted to the university depending on which college you choose (sorry, very badly phrased)?
Also, I did well on the practice TSA paper online so am quite keen to apply somewhere that asks for that. Is this a good strategy or should I ignore this? Ummmm, about the personal statement, how important is it to mention extra-curricular activities? I keep getting mixed messages about this..
Lastly.. I don't want to go somewhere really snobby, but I'm not socialist-mad either (I'm aware that this is a big thing at King's).. although I think I could cope with it better than the alternative.
Thanks in advance to anyone who has anything to say at all in response!!