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    (Original post by bdockery)
    I'm applying for Law at Downing or King's College.
    Doing the IB (HL: Biology, Chemistry, Economics and SL: Maths, English Lit and French B)
    You're applying for Law and you have Biology and Chemistry at HL?! Wow... how's that? And why such a combination if you don't want to do a degree in anything science related?
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    (Original post by lastlullabyy)
    You're applying for Law and you have Biology and Chemistry at HL?! Wow... how's that? And why such a combination if you don't want to do a degree in anything science related?
    I know right Well see when I started the IB I wasn't sure If I was going to do Law or Medicine, and since medicine needs Chem and Bio at HL and I don't really find those subjects difficult I thought why not? Well it wasn't one of my finest decisions but I do enjoy them and I know I can get good grades in them (I hope ) I probably should have taken history, but all the history students have no time for any other subjects and I would have found hard to give up all my time to one subject.
    I'd have like to study medicine as I like science but I don't want to become a doctor so that was that. I really like law though and I've done some work experience which was great, that really made my mind up.
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    Well that's good then One of my friend had the same situation... He has the same subjects as I have (Biology, Chemistry, English B HLs and Psychology, Polish A1 and Maths SLs) but now he regrets and suffers a lot... Since it's nearly end of IB1, he can't change it... Well, life is life

    Good that you figured it out now, not in a Med School... That you don't want to be a doctor, I mean

    I wanted to study Law really badly... But then I fell in love with Medicine...
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    (Original post by chickenonsteroids)
    It's just in general while speaking, I remember it while writing for the most part but speaking it just flies out of my head :lol:

    For English I spend 20 - 30 minutes reading and analysing the poem and then write a load of rubbish for the time remaining
    Because speaking is harder! I swear another world exists as soon as someone expects you to start formulating an argument or whatever and everything you know leaves your head :lol:
    Ahh cool Is it just poetry then?

    (Original post by --emma--)
    Oh, that sounds so good! It'll be such good practice. :awesome:
    Wise choice. :lol:
    Haha, I really do but I don't mind - it's still fun. Really? Never been seen as that normal before - I'm pretty much the nerdiest person in my school.
    It will! :ahee: Shame it has to be after the oral, but I can pick up a nice accent for my hopeful interview and of course A2
    Come at me, extended essay about language and linguistics. :sexface:
    It is fun! What kinds of things do you like playing?
    Being a nerd is a good thing :yep: You just do normal things in your free time

    (Original post by Shakespearian)
    I would LOVE to learn Italian and Greek!! J'adore parler le francais et l'espagnol aussi which college you looking at?
    Génial! Italian is relatively easy because it's similar to French, and I guess Spanish. So many languages and so little time! At the moment I'm leaning towards Pembroke, but Emma is definitely still in the running - I need to look around them. What about you?
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    (Original post by Etoile)
    It will! :ahee: Shame it has to be after the oral, but I can pick up a nice accent for my hopeful interview and of course A2
    Come at me, extended essay about language and linguistics. :sexface:
    It is fun! What kinds of things do you like playing?
    Being a nerd is a good thing :yep: You just do normal things in your free time
    Yeah, and exam boards are usually pretty lenient with accents.
    :lol: What do you think your title will be?
    I've been looking at the courses at Durham and in the Natural Sciences one you can take other modules - I think if I went there I'd either do two module of Spanish or do Spanish and another language...:ahee:
    Oh, well, I kind of had a huge break and started playing again about a week ago but I'm currently finishing off River Flows in You by Yiruma.
    Haha, thanks. Yeah, if you count playing Scrabble in Spanish with your dad normal. :lol:
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    (Original post by Etoile)

    Génial! Italian is relatively easy because it's similar to French, and I guess Spanish. So many languages and so little time! At the moment I'm leaning towards Pembroke, but Emma is definitely still in the running - I need to look around them. What about you?
    Aww both colleges are so pretty. I loved the duckpond at Emma all the cute ducks! haha but atm it's between Corpus Christi and Magdalene. They're both small and pretty :bubbles: and in the city centre. I'll probably look round as many colleges as possible on the open day :rolleyes: which open day are you going to??
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    Hi everyone, I'm Lucy :hello:
    I'm 90% set on applying to Cambridge, the 10% left depends on AS UMS and my BMAT score.

    Course: Medicine
    AS Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Philosophy & Ethics (Predicted 5A's)
    Academics: 12 A*
    Colleges being considered: Trinity, Emma, Clare, Gonville & Caius
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    (Original post by Shakespearian)
    Aww both colleges are so pretty. I loved the duckpond at Emma all the cute ducks! haha but atm it's between Corpus Christi and Magdalene. They're both small and pretty :bubbles: and in the city centre. I'll probably look round as many colleges as possible on the open day :rolleyes: which open day are you going to??
    I know right! :ahee: Those are both so pretty too! I'm going to the open days of those two colleges but I don't know which of the university days I'm going to - I think my college is doing it as a big group so I'll find out next friday. Maybe we'll see people from TSR there! :ahee:

    (Original post by --emma--)
    Yeah, and exam boards are usually pretty lenient with accents.
    :lol: What do you think your title will be?
    I've been looking at the courses at Durham and in the Natural Sciences one you can take other modules - I think if I went there I'd either do two module of Spanish or do Spanish and another language...:ahee:
    Oh, well, I kind of had a huge break and started playing again about a week ago but I'm currently finishing off River Flows in You by Yiruma.
    Haha, thanks. Yeah, if you count playing Scrabble in Spanish with your dad normal. :lol:
    That is reassuring :lol:
    Something along the lines of "Is a single world language viable, or desirable? Discuss." But I need to run it past my teacher, he might suggest I do something about literature instead.
    Oooh nice! Which other were you thinking of?
    You definitely can't be bad then, it's not exactly an overly simple piece
    That is nice :') But how do you do the other letters?
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    Helloo, I've only just considered the prospect of applying to cambridge, due to the fact that I didn't get straight A*s at GCSE and that i've outdone myself in my recent modules, but anyway :

    Course: Computer Science
    AS levels : Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Maths(A in jan, A2 in summer), Further Maths , Welsh Bac. (Predicted As)
    Academics: 3A*7A
    Colleges being considered : Clare
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    (Original post by Etoile)
    That is reassuring :lol:
    Something along the lines of "Is a single world language viable, or desirable? Discuss." But I need to run it past my teacher, he might suggest I do something about literature instead.
    Oooh nice! Which other were you thinking of?
    You definitely can't be bad then, it's not exactly an overly simple piece
    That is nice :') But how do you do the other letters?
    :lol:
    Ooh, sounds a good one. I'm assuming that you'll be arguing that it's not desirable?
    Well I did French to GCSE and they have a module which is designed for people who dropped it then, so I could pick that up again, or I could go for a completely new language like Italian or Mandarin. So many choices...:awesome:
    Haha, it's taken me a while. :lol:
    We use n to be n with a tilda as well (I can't get accents on here) and just use two l's to make the ll. We ignore the really uncommon ones like x and y. And we ignore accents too.
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    (Original post by D'ya Get Meh?)
    Helloo, I've only just considered the prospect of applying to cambridge, due to the fact that I didn't get straight A*s at GCSE and that i've outdone myself in my recent modules, but anyway :

    Course: Computer Science
    AS levels : Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Maths(A in jan, A2 in summer), Further Maths , Welsh Bac. (Predicted As)
    Academics: 3A*7A
    Colleges being considered : Clare
    Yay another CompSci

    What are you considering for your first year options?
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    (Original post by iCiaran)
    Yay another CompSci

    What are you considering for your first year options?
    hey I was wondering if there was anyone considering the tiny amount that get admitted

    I was considering doing double maths, but I'm not sure whether I'll have the nerve to do the step exams if it comes to it :/
    so I'll probably go with physics

    What about you ?
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    (Original post by D'ya Get Meh?)
    hey I was wondering if there was anyone considering the tiny amount that get admitted

    I was considering doing double maths, but I'm not sure whether I'll have the nerve to do the step exams if it comes to it :/
    so I'll probably go with physics

    What about you ?
    I was thinking about going just with maths aswell, but I'm not 100% because of STEP , same as you :P I'll probably go for it in the end though...
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    (Original post by D'ya Get Meh?)
    Helloo, I've only just considered the prospect of applying to cambridge, due to the fact that I didn't get straight A*s at GCSE and that i've outdone myself in my recent modules, but anyway :

    Course: Computer Science
    AS levels : Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Maths(A in jan, A2 in summer), Further Maths , Welsh Bac. (Predicted As)
    Academics: 3A*7A
    Colleges being considered : Clare
    I don't understand where this "must get all A*s to stand a chance" mumbo-jumbo comes from. GCSEs are such a tiny part of the application, I'm sure that even if you got some As, and mostly Bs and Cs, if you had good AS UMS (>90%) then you are on a level field with people who got straight A*s.

    Glad for another CompSci, it is such an interesting subject, I almost applied for it myself!
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    (Original post by Oromis263)
    I don't understand where this "must get all A*s to stand a chance" mumbo-jumbo comes from. GCSEs are such a tiny part of the application, I'm sure that even if you got some As, and mostly Bs and Cs, if you had good AS UMS (>90%) then you are on a level field with people who got straight A*s.

    Glad for another CompSci, it is such an interesting subject, I almost applied for it myself!
    Yes I agree. I think GCSEs only really become a problem if you've actually failed quite a few. And not "failed" as in TSR failed (an A) but "failed" as in a D or below.

    GCSEs are also a concern for anyone mad enough to consider Medicine, God rest your souls.
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    (Original post by Llewellyn)
    Yes I agree. I think GCSEs only really become a problem if you've actually failed quite a few. And not "failed" as in TSR failed (an A) but "failed" as in a D or below.

    GCSEs are also a concern for anyone mad enough to consider Medicine, God rest your souls.
    Of course, Medicine is the only exception. May they ever be remembered.

    I couldn't imagine getting 4 rejections, and that being relatively normal.
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    (Original post by Llewellyn)
    And not "failed" as in TSR failed (an A) but "failed" as in a D or below.
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    You have a point about that observation! It's rather shocking but nevertheless true.
    Does this mentality only exist in the Oxbridge threads or in the others as well? :eek:
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    (Original post by Welsh Lady)
    You have a point about that observation! It's rather shocking but nevertheless true.
    Does this mentality only exist in the Oxbridge threads or in the others as well? :eek:
    It appears to exist almost forum-wide. It is almost sickening really.
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    [QUOTE=Etoile;37128030]I know right! :ahee: Those are both so pretty too! I'm going to the open days of those two colleges but I don't know which of the university days I'm going to - I think my college is doing it as a big group so I'll find out next friday. Maybe we'll see people from TSR there! :ahee:[QUOTE]

    Hahaa that would be soo hilarious :ahee: don't know which open day I'm going to, but I'm staying in Trinity college for a week for a choral course I'm guessing your two languages would be French and Italian??
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    (Original post by Oromis263)
    Of course, Medicine is the only exception. May they ever be remembered.

    I couldn't imagine getting 4 rejections, and that being relatively normal.
    Exactly! Don't do drugs medicine kids.
    (Original post by Welsh Lady)
    You have a point about that observation! It's rather shocking but nevertheless true.
    Does this mentality only exist in the Oxbridge threads or in the others as well? :eek:
    Most threads. The internet does have its fair share of narcissists, idiots and liars.
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