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    (Original post by Insight314)
    This actually triggers me to unbelievable measures. I am not shorter than a girl.

    Btw, how tall are you?
    Sorry, I meant it as a joke. I'm sure you're much taller, and even if you're not, it doesn't matter that much

    Somewhere between 5'3 and 5'4
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Yeah I think 5'4 doesn't make sense given his gf is 5'5 and he's taller than her...

    Why are people discussing height anyway?
    I mentioned that I was a year younger, despite my height, and Insight mentioned that physicsmaths was also a giant ubermann, so I asked him cos I was curious. Then Insight wanted me to reassure him about his height, I failed, and you triggered him. So I blame you.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I don't think that's true actually. I'm pretty sure I've seen stats that reapplicants do better than 1st time applicants.

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    I thinks talking about people who had an offer and missed it. Different case I think.


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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    I mentioned that I was a year younger, despite my height, and Insight mentioned that physicsmaths was also a giant ubermann, so I asked him cos I was curious. Then Insight wanted me to reassure him about his height, I failed, and you triggered him. So I blame you.
    Are you saying I am an untermenschen? I have a small nose though.

    inb4 "anti-semite!"
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Sorry, I meant it as a joke. I'm sure you're much taller, and even if you're not, it doesn't matter that much
    It matters for my masculinity, and Mathemagicien is now calling me an untermensch lol.

    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    Guys chill about height 😂 I am likely to be the shortest bc scoliosis (unless someone else has it too)
    Oh damn. What is your height, if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    Guys chill about height 😂 I am likely to be the shortest bc scoliosis (unless someone else has it too)
    When were you diagnosed with it?
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    Yes that would make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    Btw way how much should we charge people for these step formula book mousemats? Maybe it can get use through first year.Attachment 567862


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    I need this in my life
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Are you saying I am an untermenschen? I have a small nose though.

    inb4 "anti-semite!"
    Depends... are you going into finance or physics?



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    (Original post by Insight314)
    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!!!
    Sorry I don't get tags when I'm on the App...

    Many colleges are fine with gap years for Mathmophysicists. There's a pdf somewhere on the math dept site listing college attitudes to gap years (and lots of other stuff about applying for Maths).

    And no you don't need to be at school to apply. But keeping in touch with your school is a good idea because you will probably want to use them for your reference.

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    (Original post by Insight314)

    Oh damn. What is your height, if you don't mind me asking?
    I think I'm around 5 ft 2 - 5ft 3 thanks to corrective surgery so I'm relatively tall for someone with it

    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    When were you diagnosed with it?
    I've had it since birth
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Depends... are you going into finance or physics?
    I swear most Nobel laureate physicists are Juden. :rofl:
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Sorry I don't get tags when I'm on the App...

    Many colleges are fine with gap years for Mathmophysicists. There's a pdf somewhere on the math dept site listing college attitudes to gap years (and lots of other stuff about applying for Maths).

    And no you don't need to be at school to apply. But keeping in touch with your school is a good idea because you will probably want to use them for your reference.

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    I see. Will I even be categorised as a gap year student though? I understand they are fine with it, but will it in anyway affect my application negatively if I got rejected on results day and re-applied? Also, I would most likely stay in my school to keep my amazing reference. Can I reuse it even if I am not a member of that school? Either way, if I get rejected on 18th August and I don't get any better opportunities at other schools, then I would most likely just stay in my normal school do a few A-levels in one year, self-study part IA as I currently am and work on STEP (if that is where I had failed which I doubt). To be honest, I am pretty confident for results day and the only problem I may have is with STEP II where I overestimated my partials and I may be getting a low Grade 1, but my STEP III could easily be a low Grade S so that should be fine. Would not forgive myself if I got 12S though. Hence, all these questions are pretty much theoretical and in case I get rekt by STEP II and don't get to ask these questions on results day.

    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    I think I'm around 5 ft 2 - 5ft 3 thanks to corrective surgery so I'm relatively tall for someone with it
    Short girls are cute.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Many colleges are fine with gap years for Mathmophysicists. There's a pdf somewhere on the math dept site listing college attitudes to gap years (and lots of other stuff about applying for Maths).
    Linking's a pain in the arse from the app, so here you go: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergra...sionsguide.pdf

    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    I think I'm around 5 ft 2 - 5ft 3 thanks to corrective surgery so I'm relatively tall for someone with it
    Glad to hear that! Short girls are pretty anyway. :-)
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    (Original post by Insight314)

    Short girls are cute.
    (Original post by Zacken)

    Glad to hear that! Short girls are pretty anyway. :-)
    Aww, you guys are very sweet!
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    I think I'm around 5 ft 2 - 5ft 3 thanks to corrective surgery so I'm relatively tall for someone with it

    I've had it since birth
    Ah I know someone who developed it a later age.

    It's great that you've had surgery for it though! We're about the same height - my posture makes me *look* taller.

    A couple of my friends are about 4'11...
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Linking's a pain in the arse from the app, so here you go: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergra...sionsguide.pdf



    Glad to hear that! Short girls are pretty anyway. :-)
    Watch it zacin. I will tell on u.


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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Ah I know someone who developed it a later age.

    It's great that you've had surgery for it though! We're about the same height - my posture makes me *look* taller.

    A couple of my friends are about 4'11...
    In a weird way I'm kind of glad I developed it early on because I can imagine it being really traumatic to go through puberty and development with your spine twisting :O It makes for a great introductory story though

    It's the best height to be at - small enough to hide but not so small to get lost!

    I have some friends who are shorter as well but they compensate with massive, impossible to walk in heels!
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Linking's a pain in the arse from the app, so here you go: https://www.maths.cam.ac.uk/undergra...sionsguide.pdf
    Thanks for that! Saves me the bother

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    Fam you're tiny
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    Mathemagicien, Serine Sоul,

    Since I said before I would ask a friend what my height is (compared to theirs), one of my good friends said I was "something like 5'10'' ", just as I supposed.
 
 
 
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