> dean



 Gonville and Caius



 offer made






 Grammar School

 yes (11 A*,2 A)


(A at AS (300 UMS))

(A at AS (257 UMS))

(A at AS (268 UMS))

(A at AS (583 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)

Details about the offer


A in Economics & Business Studies, A in Mathematics, A in Mathematics (Further)




Cambridge over LSE

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Best university for economics in Britain

Cmabridge does straight economics

It was the only one

It looked a particularly academic college and it is secluded while being in the centre of town



One general practice interview beforehand

Just know your subject





Thinking Skills Assessment, a one and a half hour critical thinking exam on computer

Mixed, never any indication of how I was doing

The nature of technical innovation, demand side management

Why is technical knowledge underprovided

A suit


It was a nice looking place, not overwhelmingly friendly, just about right.

Quite large, no en suite, hard floor

Not as bad as I had been told

Didn't really meet any


Final stage

I wanted to resign myself to not getting an offer but I still hoped and had a feeling that I could

I was ecstatic

Looking back

Yes, of course

Don't be disheartened if you are rejected, what makes a person successful is themselves and the university you go to in the end plays very little part.


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