Thursday, 24 November 2011

Some background information.

I thought I'd write a little bit about myself first so that the rest of my posts make (a little) sense.
I'm 18 years old, from the North West of England. About two years ago my parents, out of the blue, decided the family were all moving abroad. I was extremely hesitant to go, what with A-Levels and all, and even though my parents said I could study wherever we went, I wasn't very optimistic. But yeah, I did my first year of A-Levels in a college that I didn't really like, I had to overcome a lot of barriers but I eventually got through the year. I only did 2 AS Levels; biology and chemistry. I came out with 2 As though, much to the surprise of my friends, teachers and parents!
For my second year, I decided to study at home as I was still having a fair amount of problems with college (communication being the main one). I'm trying not to be too pessimistic about this year, my main worry is whether I'll be able to get 3 As. I have around 8 months in which to teach myself: A2 biology, A2 chemistry, AS economics, A2 economics and AS business studies. I need to work really hard this year, which is going to be a problem with my huge tendency to procrastinate!


I applied to Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds and managed to get a UKCAT of 707.5 (was pleasantly surprised about this!) I sent off my app on the 14th of October and received an interview for Manchester last week for the 15th December. I'M SO EXCITED/NERVOUS ABOUT IT! I will be flying back home on the 9th. I really need to get serious about interview prep, have ordered the ISC book and it should be here on Saturday (I hope!)

This is all probably really boring, but I love the idea of a blog where I can just write about anything and everything that's on my mind. I'll be posting up some of my answers to questions for interview prep, would be grateful for any constructive criticism!


  1. Thanks for the message on my blog! Congrats to you for your amazing AS results and good luck with your Manchester interview..
    I'm really nervous about my interviews.. feel like im gonna mess up like I did last year. I also have the ISC medical interview book but havent started reading it yet and I have an interview on the 5th December.. so soon :-(
    Anyway looking forward to the development of your blog. Will be following closely!

  2. Well done on getting the interview...your UKCAT is pretty amazing tbh! Good luck and let us know how it goes.

  3. Good luck mate! CGP revision books were fantastic for teaching me the science subjects, what needed to be learn and what didn't, for my A levels, but I am not sure if things have changed since then...

  4. Good luck with your interview :D

    Haha, don't worry about the random ramblings, I do it all the time... :P

  5. Good luck mate :) if you have any q's or anything about anything feel free to ask =]

  6. Good luck and congratulations on the interview!

  7. Thanks guys! ^_^
    @twelve and 3rdtimelucky: hope your interviews went well!
    @InternalOptimist: yeah, I will probably buy some CGP books, thanks for letting me know. (: