This Michaelmas term was definitely the busiest term ever. Meanwhile sitting couple of competitions or exams such as Physics and Math Olympiad, I did complete my university application through UCAS and prepared for interviews on Chemistry at Oxford.
The final draft of my personal statement had to be submitted by the end of September, and all of my UCAS application must be fully and accurately filled by early October, in order to make the early application to Oxbridge. It was fairly stressful for me to complete UCAS with the deadline approaching, but thanks to tremendous support of my tutor and my chemistry teacher, I could manage to get it done.
After finishing all of what I had to do through UCAS, I finally embarked on preparing for interviews at Oxford. I attempted to consolidate and cultivate all knowledge within the syllabus, read extra and broader topics on science, and get to know unfamiliar concepts. I have written a lot of notes and articles about chemistry beyond A-level since last year, therefore, revising them was also considerably helpful to remind the significant viewpoints to tackle tough chemistry questions.
I had two interviews at The Queen’s College and one interview at Magdalen College at Oxford in December, and all interviews were still online. Some of the questions were simply in university level, and required deep understanding and insight on chemistry. To be honest, interviews themselves were truly enjoyable, and it was precious experience that I could have discussion at higher level with number of experts from University of Oxford.
In next term, I will focus more on study for A level exams which will be taken in June, but I keep learning the ropes at chemistry following my curiosity and making great memory in Christ’s Hospital.