Well done to Lili Crawshaw in Year 13 who has been offered a place at the University of Cambridge.
Lili accessed the Higher Education + programme whilst in Year 12 and applied for a place to read Law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Read on for Lili’s story:
“Following a written application and follow-up application, I was offered an interview at the college on the 14th December 2016. I worked with Mr Hallam to prepare for the interview which was really useful.
On arriving at Cambridge I completed a test which was in two parts. The first part was a case study that I had to read and then answer a question about which tested my comprehension and the second part was an opinion based answer. I felt that this had gone well and was looking forward to the interview.
My first interview was with two Cambridge Law professors. I had to do a pre-reading ahead of this and then the interview was to discuss the piece. We had a really good discussion about this and I really enjoyed debating with them. The second interview was with another two professors – one was a History professor and the other a Philosophy professor. This interview involved the personal statement I had written and they asked me questions about this.
It was a fantastic experience and I was very happy with the day.
In January, I received a letter from Cambridge and I had been offered a place. I was so excited, pleased and proud.
The final part is to get the grades required! I need an A*, A and A to get on the course. I am studying English Literature, History and Economics and I’m on track and will continue to work really hard to secure these grades.
My future plans are to complete a law degree and then I would like to look at an opportunity to work in America, maybe in New York or California. I am very excited for the future!”