> melissabee



 St Hilda's

 Physics and Philosophy







 United Kingdom

 Grammar School

 yes (7 A*,2 A,1 B)


(A at AS)

(NA at AS)

(A at AS)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

Advanced Extension Awards

(predicted NA; gained NA)

Other universities



Will be going to Imperial to do theoretical physics

Decisions about the application

Mainly for the tradition and pure snobbery, and the course seemed ideal

Only Ox offered phy/phil

Good balance between arts and science, I had (still have) trouble committing myself to one or the other.

Originally applied to Balliol - it looked nice! Reallocated to St. Hilda's.



A few maths sessions that were mainly aimed at those applying for maths so they involved using proofs rather than testing methods.

Do a full further maths A level. You will fnd the admissions test significantly easier!



These were harder than the practice paper suggested. Try and get hold of questions outside the A level syllabus.



5 in total. 3 (2 philosophy, 1 physics) went well. The other two (maths and physics) I bombed.

Physics: Kepler's law, electric fields, SHM
Maths: differential equations


Nice, but not as nice as the older ones - a distinct lack of Hogwarts-esque hall!


Overall nice


Looking back

Yes, but I would have actually worked for it.


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