Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA); 2x interviews
Interview 1: subject-related problems; Interview 2: personal statement, generic subject discussion
Used a range of practice papers
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Test taken: Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA)
Number of interviews: 2
Skype interview: no
Time between interviews: 1 hour
Length of first interview: 25-35 minutes; Length of second interview: 25-35 minutes
First interview was all about working through the problems given and my thought process through them.
Second interview was loosely based on one line in my personal statement, that was then expanded on to become a 15-minute question-and-answer discussion, that in hindsight had little to no relevance to what I had written. There was some generic science knowledge afterwards.
I did practice papers, maths challenge questions and the Cambridge Lower Sixth Chemistry Challenge questions.
I had little to no help from school or
Best advice is probably to trust yourself, as seeing everyone else working and being nervous made me feel like I was underprepared, however I can only assume that I wasn’t."