'The Act of Union took place in...'
How on earth was I supposed to focus on what my history teacher was saying?
I'd just found out that another girl in my year had received an email saying she had an Oxford interview.
I was totally distracted. I still hadn't heard and as more time passed I was freaking out!
I placed my phone at the top of my bag and kept tapping it, desperately hoping for a text from my mum saying an email had arrived.
'No phones in this class' my history teacher tutted.
I apologised but couldn't stop myself from checking it every time her back was turned.
If the other girl had already heard, maybe I hadn't got one. This had been my dream since forever and the thought was devastating.
Then just before the lesson ended 'mum' flashed up on the screen. My heart skipped a beat:
'You have an interview at Magdalen!!!'
Don't freak out if you hear about someone else getting an interview, every college and subject does things their own way and in their own time.
When you hear you have an interview it can suddenly feel so scary but tell yourself you've been chosen for a reason.
Use the run-up to interview to completely immerse yourself in your subject.
Give yourself a pat on the back; whatever happens next being offered an Oxford interview is a huge achievement!