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    Well, here's to being keen! Who's going to apply for Physics in 2012 and where are you thinking of applying? I figure, post GCSE results, AS levels, where you're thinking of applying, etc, and we'll start one of them big ol' lists!

    Username: Tenaciousmonkey
    GCSEs: 8A*, 2A, 1B
    AS Levels: Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, History, EPQ
    Currently considering: Manchester, Lancaster, Durham, Imperial, Warwick, Leeds, St. Andrews, Bristol

    C'mon, let's get this going!

    Physics Applicants 2012:
    Tenaciousmonkey - Manchester (Firm), Lancaster (Insurance)
    Star Stark
    Franface
    MinpoloD- Manchester (Firm), Sheffield (Insurance)
    bistonut - Durham (Firm), Insurance (Bristol)
    itzRussian
    RedDevilThing - Birmingham (Firm), Nottingham (Insurance)
    vedderfan94 - Durham (Firm), Lancaster (Insurance)
    Samdude - Offer from Birmingham, interviews for Imperial and UCL
    alicex141- Offers from Leeds, Nottingham and Hull
    sohail.s - Durham (Firm), Leeds (Insurance)
    chalcanthite
    lewisw113 - Offer from Warwick
    icedragon- Offer from Sussex, interview for Manchester
    garethfarmer
    James94 - Offers from Glasgow, Aberdeen and Strathclyde
    12fowlernic
    Wisham - Offer from Durham, interview for Manchester
    soup - Edinburgh (Firm)
    LastHype - Hertfordshire (Firm), Hull (Insurance)
    A123W - Offers from Liverpool and Aberystwyth
    Fing4
    tanveer.karim
    Harvo
    Astronomical - Offer from Warwick, interview for Imperial
    matthew769 - Offer from Warwick
    The medjai - Offer from Manchester
    JayReg - Interview for Oxford
    Miglest
    thelinebass - Offer from Nottingham, interview for Manchester
    myfriendSQRT(-1) - Manchester (Firm), UCL (Insurance)
    Morphius1
    luketaylor777 - Offers from Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds and York
    Uoti
    Steve93 - Warwick (Firm), Bristol (Insurance)
    BlackPoison94
    chrohm
    Gia_x - Offers from Sussex and Southampton
    HillyG
    hyokami
    N00813
    Drewpert
    alvaro1994 - Offers from UCL and Lancaster, interview for Imperial
    alcimedes - Offer from Sheffield, interviews for Manchester and Lancaster
    a.koe - Interview for Oxford
    alexthomas93 - Offers from Warwick and Edinburgh, interview for Oxford
    MrOMacdonald - St Andrews (unconditional)
    Brutal Chav - Offers from Warwick and Durham, interviews for Imperial and Cambridge
    Mike93L
    Vampireweekend93 - Offer from Queen Mary
    hdiriaur - Offers from Bristol, Manchester and Bath, interviews for Oxford and Lancaster
    Mikey73
    Martik
    Aiden
    matttheww
    mrCinderella
    conorordan - Offers from Nottingham, Warwick and King's
    StrongthHawking
    jeeps - Offers from Birmingham and Imperial, interview for Oxford
    hawkingchampion - Offer from Edinburgh
    Carinaea - Sheffield (Firm), Aberdeen (Insurance)
    PhysicsMan - Offers from Nottingham, Sussex, Birminghamg, York and Lancaster
    vino
    Changt - Offers from Birmingham and Sheffield
    youbonkers
    joshbriegal
    Plutonium - Cardiff (Firm), Leeds (Insurance)
    Jippet - Offers from Aberystwyth, Leeds, York and Liverpool
    Phredd - Durham (Firm), Southampton (Insurance)
    oPJ_Lad - Exeter (firm), Southampton (insurance)
    midget_gem - Offer from Warwick
    DonWorryJockIsHere - Offers from Warwick, Sheffield and Manchester, interview for Lancaster
    Tora Shin - Interview for Lancaster
    PhysChemGirl - Interview for Lancaster, Manchester, York and Oxford
    Alexok - Offer from Sussex
    bubblebuddy - Interviews for Imperial and Cambridge
    oasis_789- Offer from King's
    jellybeaaans - Offer from King's, Imperial, UCL and Warwick
    PhysicsMaster
    theandyguthrie - Offers from Glasgow, Sheffield and Lancaster
    emilyrickman - Manchester (Firm), Sheffield (Insurance)
    Benniboi1 - Offer from Warwick
    nickbob00 - Offer from Birmingham
    youbonkers - Offer from Southampton
    claudio.arena - Offer from King's
    capa - Interview for Manchester
    Fysikern - Offers from Imperial and Oxford
    LiamSP - Offer from Imperial
    tom7393 -Offer from Durham
    jhtachyons - Offers from Liverpool, Sussex and Exeter
    maddy93x - Offers from Durham and Sussex, interviews for Cambridge and UCL
    DeathByNinja - Offers from Birmingham and Durham, interviews for Lancaster and Cambridge
    ASaunders - Offers from Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Liverpool
    neevle - Offers from Nottingham, Sheffield and Warwick
    jeffster7 - Offer from Warwick, interview for York
    aquark - Offer from Warwick
    Eggy94 - Offers from Nottingham, Bath and Sussex
    -Zephyr- - Offer from Warwick
    Wrathmesiter - Exeter (Firm), York (Insurance)
    2727 - Offer from Exeter
    signalnoise - Offers from Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh and UCL
    Jazz.fm - Interview for QMUL
    stella.amp - Offers from King's, Southampton, Bath, Imperial and UCL
    nick_1234
    popelady - Offers from Leicester and QMUL, interview for Royal Holloway
    uj26894 - Offers from Nottingham, Manchester and Edinburgh
    22AcaciaAvenue - Offers from Nottingham and Sussex
    willybilly5 - Offer from Liverpool
    indiarose27 - Offer from Edinburgh, interviews for Royal Holloway and Lancaster
    NaomiElizabeth - Offers frin Sussex, Leeds and Nottingham, interview for Exeter
    rawr4more - Offers from QMUL, Kent and Portsmouth
    monica - Offers from Kings, UCL, Imperial, Royal Holloway, QMUL
    Jukeboxing - Offers from Warwick, UCL, Birmingham and King's
    Awesomesauce - Offer from Bath
    Kristina_Lucy - Durham (Firm), Birmingham (Insurance)
    Frampoid - Lancaster (firm)
    ellis48 - Offers from Cambridge, Imperial and Liverpool, interview for Lancaster
    Powerpuff2468HR - Interview for Manchester
    helenajane - Offers from Kent, King's, Exeter, Nottingham and UCL
    Preetinder - Leeds (Firm), Keele (Insurance
    Satch - Offer from King's
    Alta - Glasgow (Firm)
    Stevo F - Exeter (Firm), Hertfordshire (Insurance
    Aphalleon - Offers from Imperial, Durham, UCL, Warwick and Bristol
    hattifnatt - Offers from Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and Durham
    Oromis263 - Edinburgh (Firm); Nottingham (Insurance)
    Ouzo - Offer from Nottingham and Bristol
    nathgooner - UCL (Firm)
    qno2- Heriot Watt (Firm)
    iSyke - Offers from Liverpool and Sussex, interviews for Leeds and York
    Kvitty - Hertfordshire (Firm), Nottingham Trent (Insurance)
    user2012 - Offer from St. Andrews, interviews for York, Lancaster and Surrey
    Hannah4994 - Offer from St. Andrews
    tamimi - Offers from Liverpool, Keele and Nottingham Trent
    aRubberDuck - Offers from King's and Sussex, interviews for UCL and Surrey
    canlah2 - Offers from Imperial, Warwick, UCL, Manchester and Bristol
    emmfric313ffw - Durham (Firm)
    rohana - Offers from Cambridge, Imperial, UCL, Birmingham, Royal Holloway
    AerospaceIsAbysmal - Liverpool (Firm)
    TLK - Offers from UCLan, Liverpool and Sheffield, interview for Lancaster
    guigao -Offers from Imperial, St. Andrews, Durham and Lancaster
    godkid308 - Offer from Bristol
    Guin - Offers from Bath, QUB and Warwick
    11flon - Offer from Exeter
    summer_blazed - Imperial (Firm), Oxford (Insurance)
    levare - Offers from Bath, Bristol, Nottingham, Sheffield and Southampton
    DavidMRoper - Cambridge (Firm), Bristol (Insurance)
    ader1 - Edinburgh (Firm)
    RigbyJudeLennon - Nottingham (Firm), Southampton (Insurance)
    3uNic3 - Offers from Imperial, Durham, Edinburgh, Royal Holloway and Cardiff
    Rennit - Oxford (Firm), Birmingham (Insurance)
    xrewf - York (Firm)
    xiyangliu - Manchester (Firm), Leeds (Insurance)

    147 applicants and counting! Good luck one and all, and congratuations to those with offers and interviews!

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    8A* wow!
    i had 4A* 1B and the rest were As

    AS Level: Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics. Im thinking of starting my EPQ now.

    Currently looking at: Cambridge, Bristol, St.Andrews. Birmingham and Warwick
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    (Original post by Star Stark)
    8A* wow!
    Currently looking at: Cambridge, Bristol, St.Andrews. Birmingham and Warwick
    Trust me, no one was as surprised as I was :P

    And wow, Cambridge? Good luck! Natural Sciences, I take it?
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    Yes Natural Sciences. physical obviously.

    what are you applying for at St.Andrews?
    the one appealing to me is theoretical physics but i'm not 100% sure what it is. I want to specialize in Astrophysics or Quantum physics later on but i don't want to confine myself so quickly: thus Natural sciences at Cambridge.

    you?
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    Hey guyz!

    GCSEs: 8A*s, 2.5As and a B.
    AS Levels: Physics, Maths, History, Psychology.

    Looking at Durham, Birmingham, Lancaster and Oxford. Wanted Cambridge but rawr, I don't think they'd let me on Natural Sciences with just 2 maths/science A-Levels, they like 3. I've got my heart set on Lancaster at the mo though - Physics, Astrophysics & Space Science, dfkjfkjhbgkg <3
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    (Original post by Star Stark)
    Yes Natural Sciences. physical obviously.

    what are you applying for at St.Andrews?
    the one appealing to me is theoretical physics but i'm not 100% sure what it is. I want to specialize in Astrophysics or Quantum physics later on but i don't want to confine myself so quickly: thus Natural sciences at Cambridge.

    you?
    Astrophysics, but I've mostly decided against it - Physics w/ would be better. I'm looking at Theoretical Physics as well for precisely the same reasons Although that's in institutions that don't offer something like Physics w/ Astrophysics that I'm considering Theoretical Physics because I reckon I'm a stronger candidate for the former than the latter ^.^

    (Original post by Franface)
    Hey guyz!

    GCSEs: 8A*s, 2.5As and a B.
    AS Levels: Physics, Maths, History, Psychology.

    Looking at Durham, Birmingham, Lancaster and Oxford. Wanted Cambridge but rawr, I don't think they'd let me on Natural Sciences with just 2 maths/science A-Levels, they like 3. I've got my heart set on Lancaster at the mo though - Physics, Astrophysics & Space Science, dfkjfkjhbgkg <3
    Hey! Yeah, Lancaster is one I'll definitely apply, probably has the most interesting course I've seen (Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology)
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    Yeah that one looks awesome too, it really was a toss-up between cosmology and space science but in the end went with the latter. I'd never even heard about Lancaster before like the day before yesterday, what a godsend <3
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    I have no blame on you having your eyes set on Lancaster.
    It really can't be beaten in Physics, just had such an academically professional view.
    It's also, always top in research. Always.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...e-2008-physics
    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...+%26+Astronomy

    Came 1st this year again. It really is the uni that stands out if you want to do Physics. Everywhere else seems to have aberrations here or there. :P

    Good luck deciding.
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    (Original post by Drummermean)
    I have no blame on you having your eyes set on Lancaster.
    It really can't be beaten in Physics, just had such an academically professional view.
    It's also, always top in research. Always.
    not sure if srs
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    (Original post by Franface)
    Yeah that one looks awesome too, it really was a toss-up between cosmology and space science but in the end went with the latter. I'd never even heard about Lancaster before like the day before yesterday, what a godsend <3
    Yeah, and apparently it's a really nice place! My friend visited the uni and she said the accommodation's pretty sweet as well.
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    Applying for Astrophysics

    Username: MinpoloD
    AS Levels - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology (I want to drop biology for A2)
    Universities - Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Lancaster?, Sheffield?, Sussex, Southampton, Kent, Leicester, Manchester (Also considering Geology with planetary science here)
    GCSES: Meh I had some difficult circumstances during them so i'd rather not put them down
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    (Original post by Drummermean)
    I have no blame on you having your eyes set on Lancaster.
    It really can't be beaten in Physics, just had such an academically professional view.
    It's also, always top in research. Always.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...e-2008-physics
    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...+%26+Astronomy

    Came 1st this year again. It really is the uni that stands out if you want to do Physics. Everywhere else seems to have aberrations here or there. :P

    Good luck deciding.
    Well, you would say that, wouldn't you?
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    (Original post by vandub)
    Well, you would say that, wouldn't you?
    I'm not there yet. It is my first choice though, however.
    I'm just sayin' what I'm sayin'. xD
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    (Original post by MinpoloD)
    Applying for Astrophysics

    Username: MinpoloD
    AS Levels - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biology (I want to drop biology for A2)
    Universities - Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Lancaster?, Sheffield?, Sussex, Southampton, Kent. Need to look at a couple more.
    GCSES: Meh I had some difficult circumstances during them so i'd rather not put them down
    Hey Southampton uni is a really nice place. My uncle used to lecture there so I've visited it. Town is quite nice as well, and their courses and pretty cool. Don't they do a fortnight trip to an observatory in Tenerife as well?
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    Username: Bistonut
    GCSEs: 11A*, 2B
    AS Levels: Physics, Chemistry, Further Maths, Philosophy (most probably dropping this, depending on results)
    Currently considering: Durham, Birmingham as my main options, sheffield as an insurance so far, not really fallen for anywhere else that ive been to (not been to many though), but wasnt overly keen on york and nottingham on first glance.

    Also, thinking of doing theoretical physics as i wouldn't at all mind the extra maths, and find lab work dull and tedious (at A-level mind, might be different at uni), but at some unis theoretical basically swaps out lab work for computing, which im not so fond on.

    I would be applying for manchester if it weren't for that i'm from here!
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    (Original post by bistonut)
    Username: Bistonut
    GCSEs: 11A*, 2B
    AS Levels: Physics, Chemistry, Further Maths, Philosophy (most probably dropping this, depending on results)
    Currently considering: Durham, Birmingham as my main options, sheffield as an insurance so far, not really fallen for anywhere else that ive been to (not been to many though), but wasnt overly keen on york and nottingham on first glance.

    Also, thinking of doing theoretical physics as i wouldn't at all mind the extra maths, and find lab work dull and tedious (at A-level mind, might be different at uni), but at some unis theoretical basically swaps out lab work for computing, which im not so fond on.

    I would be applying for manchester if it weren't for that i'm from here!
    I've added you to the list Can I ask what Manchester's like as a town?
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    Manchester is great Other people find it massive, but even I, as a semi-stereotypical physics nerd who's a bit shy think it's not too big. Some parts are a little rough if you come from somewhere quiet, but i've only heard of this. Got an awesome club scene for all types of music, a good music scene (the music venues are great), loads of bars and pubs for everyone.

    Loads of shops, not too busy like london, decent transport links, I actually really love it as a place, and i know students there now from other places who loved it. It is the capital of the North afterall
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    Add me add me!

    Username: itzRussian
    GCSEs: 10A*, 1A and an A in FSMQ Additional Maths
    AS Levels: Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry
    Currently considering: Oxford, Warwick, Durham, St As
    (too poor for imp )
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    Might as well sign up to this

    Username: RedDevilThing
    GCSEs: 4A*, 3A, 4B + A in FSMQ Additional Maths (not spectacular I know)
    AS Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry (not dropping any for A2)
    Considering: Cambridge (haven't made my mind up about it yet), Nottingham, Birmingham, Lancaster, Bath, Southampton, York? Loughborough?

    Also worth noting that I'm thinking of doing a more theoretically or mathematically focused degree, and also a MSci.
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    I've heard GCSEs dont really count anyway, and i'm not just saying that to make myself feel better as i probably did better in them than at AS Probably due to the fact because they were easy, but there was a lot of work it forced me to work, whereas at A-level i could breeze through most of the year.
    Also, at AS, getting an A is basically saying "yeah, you've done alright", whereas a B is sub-par for high-aiming people, and not just oxbridge!

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