Following on from your UCAS application you will be invited to complete My Cambridge Application, the link for which will be sent by email once the application has been received. This return is largely factual and requests information such as eligibility for free school meals, class sizes, topics being studied and details of part-time employment and any teaching difficulties. There is also an option for a Cambridge specific personal statement which gives a useful opportunity to elaborate on why you specifically want to study the course you have chosen. This information is used alongside your home postcode and school-based measures, so some corroboration in the teacher reference can be helpful. Click on the link above for further details.
Applicants can make additional comments relevant to their Cambridge application, for instance to highlight particular features of the Cambridge course that attracts them.
The Extenuating Circumstances Form should be submitted by the applicant’s school or college. This is very important to highlight for Admissions tutors
- the context against which they can judge the academic record of an applicant
- any information useful in assessing an applicant’s performance at interview.
These submissions are intended to highlight contextual data useful in the Cambridge admissions process.