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stop bumlicking my brudddddddddda!
Yh no problem brudda, I learn from the nelson thornes book and then do exam questions from that a level chemistry website then I do past papers.
Ah, shame you've not gone for NatSci route, I have a spreadsheet of the data. What it basically reads is it tells you not only how many applicants each college has had per space, but also how many of it's applicants actually go on to get a place at any college. So, say 100 people apply to one of the 'not very good' colleges (still Cambs though), that college may only take 10 people they interview for 20 spaces they have, and then take the other 10 from the pool, going for applicants who applied to places like Trinity etc. I find the best place to apply is one which has a balance between applicants:spot ratio and percentage of applicants they take from the pool. You want them both to be low, but as one gets lower, the other gets larger.
If I reapplied, I would go for Homerton, this year I applied to Trinity Hall, which was amazing and beautiful and everything I wanted, but I'm now in the position of, Cambridge is Cambridge, the college you end up will be a great place.
Pfft, low, but only because I really didn't concentrate on the spec.
Average of 88%, but I bombed one exam on the day, as I wasn't feeling too good at the time. This year, and I believe possibly every year, 93% UMS in your most relevant 3 subjects will guarantee you a place in the pool if your first choice college don't accept you after interview. What subject you looking at, and which college? Contemplating reapplying, I've been encouraged by a lot of my friends (several of which have got on to my course at Cambs) because they feel I outstrip them. Encouraging, but they're most likely just saying that. If you don't feel 100% confident that you're going to fly in (no matter what people say, some people will be pretty much guaranteed an offer), I would encourage you to study the entrance statistics, paying close attention to through numbers, rather than just applicant numbers/spot ratios.
Natural Sciences - Physical
Interviews - First one went mediocre(my word, not theirs), got both solutions, but needed a wee prod. They stated this, but they also made it come across as if I had needed more help than I actually did... Second one was a lot better, but they felt there was a disparity between my physics and chemistry. My UMS results let me down the most, but that was just lack of work put in last year with very little thought for future impact. This year I've focused and will probably get 95%+. I sat a TSA on the day of interview too, and I achieved above the average applicant by 15 points, which they said was definitely too my credit. You thinking of applying?
M4 is quite straightforward if you know how to solve differential equations already; you need to be familiar with simple harmonic motion from M3. The hardest part of M4 is relative motion; do not be deceived by the fact that it just appears to be speed = distance/time calculations, because it is a lot harder than it looks. M5 contains more questions you might see in STEP, like variable mass problems (which, again, are differential equations). Vector differential equations also come up which are basically the same as ordinary differential equations, except you have to remember you're dealing with vectors. Simple/compound pendulum can be tricky. There are lots of proofs you need to remember for the M5 exam (moments of inertia proofs) but they are interesting and quite easy to remember once you get the hang of doing them. Overall, I'd say M4 is a lot harder than M2 - and M5 is a little harder than M4. Don't rush through them as you really do need to understand the concepts.
S3 contains a lot of new material (Chi-squared distributions, unbiased estimators, Spearman's rank, etc.) with a lot of stuff to remember. It is harder than S1/S2 but there is no calculus in S3 (or in S4, for that matter). The only thing close to that is possibly finding minima and maxima of the variance by differentiation which is a rare question that comes up anyway. S4 contains lots of difficult formulae to remember and can really be rushed through quickly, but from what I've seen the exam appears to test knowledge from S2 and S3 a fair amount as well. The sampling chapter in S3 is an annoyance as it's very qualitative. I'd say S4 is slightly harder than S3 simply because the content is trickier to recall. Both are harder than S2.
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London School of Economics - AAE - Insurance.
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