Just a quick question really. I'm still only in Year 11, haven't taken my GCSEs yet, etc, but I would really like to know if there's anything I could do to maximise my chances of getting into Cambridge, for NatSci (Physical), considering that making the wrong decisions about my A-Levels could scupper my chances completely. Planning on taking Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics and English Literature.
I've been writing letters to institutions, labs, observatories et al to ask about work experience, but no joy yet. Also heard about the Nuffield Science Bursaries - hoping to apply for one of them next year. I do quite a lot of extra-curricular stuff, and considerable amounts of sport, and music too.
Is it now just a matter of studying like hell, getting good GCSEs, then AS & A2s, high UMS in modules etc?