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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Haha :rofl:

    I am not a virgin though
    Just clocked, what are you gunna do for freshers, fake ID?


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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Just clocked, what are you gunna do for freshers, fake ID?


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    Fake ID won't work. They have pictures of the students who are underaged at pubs.

    To be honest, I am thinking of just studying during fresher's week. I've decided to not have a social life after I am in Cambridge, and just do maths 24/7.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    They are easy and boring. QED


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    Consequently, Cambridge is also boring. Since these questions are more common for Cambridge interviews!

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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Fake ID won't work. They have pictures of the students who are underaged at pubs.

    To be honest, I am thinking of just studying during fresher's week. I've decided to not have a social life after I am in Cambridge, and just do maths 24/7.
    Jesus, could get some of the lads to sneak some ciders to you for a revision break


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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Anyone else have an idea what they will do if they miss their Cambridge offer on 18th August? I am lost. No idea what I would do if that were to happen. Definitely not taking my insurance choice though (Warwick), gonna re-apply to Cambridge but no idea what I would do all year (continue self-studying part IA for sure).
    To be fair you have, theoretically, 2 years (?) before normal university age so you have that advantage behind you should you need to reapply (which I would do if I were you).
    Personally, I would take my insurance (also Warwick) because I have accepted the fact that should I get 2A*s and 2As (my offer is basically 3A*s 1A) I highly doubt I would be fished out of a potential summer pool. I would take the 4 year integrated masters course too and then if I wanted to do a PhD perhaps reapply to Cambridge.
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Jesus, could get some of the lads to sneak some ciders to you for a revision break


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    Haha, I guess that would be cool.

    I gotta make sure I study as hard as I can though since, as you probably know, I am planning on becoming a theoretical physicist in the future so if I am not good enough I am doomed for life.
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    (Original post by BioOx)
    Consequently, Cambridge is also boring. Since these questions are more common for Cambridge interviews!

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    If Cambridge was boring the offer holders thread wouldn't be on Mk II ;D
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Fake ID won't work. They have pictures of the students who are underaged at pubs.

    To be honest, I am thinking of just studying during fresher's week. I've decided to not have a social life after I am in Cambridge, and just do maths 24/7.
    They have pics??

    I'm gonna be 19 before I start uni lol (in exactly seven weeks actually)
    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    To be fair you have, theoretically, 2 years (?) before normal university age so you have that advantage behind you should you need to reapply (which I would do if I were you).
    Personally, I would take my insurance (also Warwick) because I have accepted the fact that should I get 2A*s and 2As (my offer is basically 3A*s 1A) I highly doubt I would be fished out of a potential summer pool. I would take the 4 year integrated masters course too and then if I wanted to do a PhD perhaps reapply to Cambridge.
    Yeah I agree with this, he can always apply again (and again)

    I'm thinking of the PhD at Cambridge but I don't think I'd do it soon after I graduate, I'd like to take on a graduate job first. I'll see how things go I guess
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    (Original post by BioOx)
    Consequently, Cambridge is also boring. Since these questions are more common for Cambridge interviews!

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    We're all just joking haha
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    To be fair you have, theoretically, 2 years (?) before normal university age so you have that advantage behind you should you need to reapply (which I would do if I were you).
    Personally, I would take my insurance (also Warwick) because I have accepted the fact that should I get 2A*s and 2As (my offer is basically 3A*s 1A) I highly doubt I would be fished out of a potential summer pool. I would take the 4 year integrated masters course too and then if I wanted to do a PhD perhaps reapply to Cambridge.
    Yeah, I am 100% set on re-applying to Cambridge since I love the course and it is the best that could be offered for someone wanting to specialise in theoretical physics. However, the problem is that I need to find out what I would be doing (except self-studying part IA) for one whole year, if I missed my offer. Also, I have no idea how it works for me, is it considered a gap year (jneill might answer this) if I don't get accepted in Year 11 and technically in Year 12? If it is considered so, I know that Cambridge hates Maths gap year students and puts insane STEP offers like SS on them, so will I get such offer (assuming I do) after I re-apply? In addition, will I need to be in sixth form or is this not a requirement? I have no idea, to be honest. If the unfortunate does happen, I would need to talk to some people and see what opportunities I would get. I remember one of my good teachers (who I just heard has come to work in Cambridge this September) recommended me to not do any more A-levels, and just consolidate my understanding of what I currently know, also do some competition maths. He also recommended me to apply to some kind of Maths school that King's College London does, idk about what that is.

    I don't know m8, I will be so lost if I get rejected on 18th August.

    Getting too stressed about results day now!!!
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Anyone else have an idea what they will do if they miss their Cambridge offer on 18th August? I am lost. No idea what I would do if that were to happen. Definitely not taking my insurance choice though (Warwick), gonna re-apply to Cambridge but no idea what I would do all year (continue self-studying part IA for sure).
    Cry for the next year

    Not sure if I'd take my insurance (also Warwich)
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    They have pics??
    Yes! The Principal of my school contacted the admissions officer of Cambridge (I think it wasn't of Churchill college, but of the whole uni since they spoke of the uni as a whole and not just the college), and they said that they often get students who are not 18 when they come to Cambridge, so the pubs have photographs of them at the back of the bar where the bartender or whatever can look and see if they are underaged or not. Lol.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    We're all just joking haha
    im not oxford is crap
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    We're all just joking haha
    (Original post by Student403)
    im not oxford is crap
    Me neither. Better no uni than Oxford.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Cry for the next year

    Not sure if I'd take my insurance (also Warwich)
    I am gonna cry, there's no question in that. Probably gonna have a sip of some bleach too.

    Mathemagicien, I presume your insurance is straight Maths for Warwick?

    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    Personally, I would take my insurance (also Warwick)...
    My insurance is Maths with Physics. Are you also joint Maths and Physics, or just straight Physics?
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Yes! The Principal of my school contacted the admissions officer of Cambridge (I think it wasn't of Churchill college, but of the whole uni since they spoke of the uni as a whole and not just the college), and they said that they often get students who are not 18 when they come to Cambridge, so the pubs have photographs of them at the back of the bar where the bartender or whatever can look and see if they are underaged or not. Lol.
    Ahh. You could try disguising yourself :yes:
    (Original post by Student403)
    im not oxford is crap
    (Original post by Insight314)
    Me neither. Better no uni than Oxford.
    I shall stay neutral on this topic as I may apply for Oxford if I miss my Camb offer by an A*
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Cry for the next year

    Not sure if I'd take my insurance (also Warwich)
    Why are you typing in white?
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Ahh. You could try disguising yourself :yes:




    I shall stay neutral on this topic as I may apply for Oxford if I miss my Camb offer by an A*
    Y not cambz?
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Why are you typing in white?
    Because I mis-spelled Warwick and felt ashamed.

    And its to see who notices
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    (Original post by Insight314;66772338[b)
    ]Fake ID won't work[/b]. They have pictures of the students who are underaged at pubs.

    To be honest, I am thinking of just studying during fresher's week. I've decided to not have a social life after I am in Cambridge, and just do maths 24/7.
    Fake ID's won't work, but the last point about pictures is disputable. If you look old enough, you generally get served in pubs without ID.

    But don't be that guy who studies in freshers, besides, freshers is only like a couple days in Cambridge so enjoy it whilst you can.
 
 
 
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