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    (Original post by ElGenioEstúpido)
    Goes to your school who will either attach reference and send off or send it back for you to change.

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    ok got it thanks
    but I still have to pay? through my credit/debit card. because no one told me that I have to pay I thought the school does
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    AQA was my exam board . Logically I should've continued Physics but I really like the contrast in the concepts of Chemistry and Maths (despite the D grade lol :laugh: ) Fair enough the AS further maths should be enough. Looks like you're on route get offers from all of your uni choices given that your PS and reference are equally as strong. Unfortunately I have to wait till November before I can submit my UCAS application via my college. I trully adore maths ; i'm up for the intellectual challenge I will (potentially) face at uni. 6 mark answers on Stationary waves and Diffraction grating weren't for me i'm afraid. Haha is it a coincidence that I so happen to be interested in the Bsc Mathematics courses Nottingham, Manchester and Surrey provide?
    Haha yeah, luckily science is now linear, so that grade doesn't really matter, apart from predictions. I'm getting my teacher references next week, and they basically make everyone seem good, so I'm not too worried about them haha. My PS is another story, I'm at around 3000 characters now, just got to add a few more things then I should be done. Not sure how it sounds, but the people who read it so far think it's ok, so who knows?
    I'll send off my app as soon as I can, but that should be before next month, providing everything is ok.
    Haha, I didn't mind the physics long answer questions, as I tend to be ok with writing down my thought process, but I hated the multiple choice ones. 1 mark each for quite a lot of time was just not for me haha.
    Ooh, we might end up going to the same place! Where do you like best out of all of your choices?
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    I clicked pay/send on Tuesday but my college hasn't sent it off properly yet -_- Very frustrating!
    I'm applying for Law with French Law at Birmingham, Oxford, Kent, Nottingham and Liverpool.
    AAB at AS Level and A*A*A predictions, hoping the LNAT won't let me down now!
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    Just letting everyone know that a facebook group has been created for us. If the admin can see this, I've tried to join so please add me when you can.
    What's the name of the group? I can't seem to find it anywhere!
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    Course: Natural Sciences & Physics + Maths
    Universities: Cambridge (Gonville and Caius), Exeter, UCL, Bristol, Birmingham
    GCSE grades; International student from france so only did 3 (btw english is my 3rd language) A* maths B and C in english lit and lang.
    AS grades (predicted/achieved): Only did AS maths and got an A
    A2 grades (predicted/achieved): Doing the french bac with international option and predicted 17,5/20 (for comparison, cambridge asks for 16)
    Extra curricular: competetive swimming, volunteering at red cross, maths tutoring
    I should be sending my application next week so fingers crossed!
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    (Original post by elegantelephant)
    What's the name of the group? I can't seem to find it anywhere!

    "University applicants 2017"
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    (Original post by legosass)
    Haha yeah, luckily science is now linear, so that grade doesn't really matter, apart from predictions. I'm getting my teacher references next week, and they basically make everyone seem good, so I'm not too worried about them haha. My PS is another story, I'm at around 3000 characters now, just got to add a few more things then I should be done. Not sure how it sounds, but the people who read it so far think it's ok, so who knows?
    I'll send off my app as soon as I can, but that should be before next month, providing everything is ok.
    Haha, I didn't mind the physics long answer questions, as I tend to be ok with writing down my thought process, but I hated the multiple choice ones. 1 mark each for quite a lot of time was just not for me haha.
    Ooh, we might end up going to the same place! Where do you like best out of all of your choices?
    Manchester beats Nottingham for me . I believe that it is a 'complete' university overall i.e the prestige, academic rigour, research, nightlife etc. Nottingham is equally as 'complete' but the content of the first year undergradute mathematics course is slightly focused more on applied mathematics. At the moment my choices are:
    Manchester (Definite)
    Nottingham (Definite)
    Birmingham/Bath (Unsure)
    Surrey (Definite)
    UEA (Definite)
    * Lol 1 or 2 'Definite' choices may change

    Therefore If I get offers from all my choices then Manchester/Nottingham may be my Firm and Surrey will be a great Insurance for me.

    Which of your choices are your favourite? Which ones are you considering as your Firm and Insurance?
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    (Original post by Gogregg)
    That's so exciting! You're a Scottish applicant, right?

    I'm dead excited to meet the people!
    Good luck on your application, though!
    I think I'm sending mine off by the end of next week, which is SO FREAKING SCARY! But also extremely exciting :woo:

    I got a 787 average, Band 1 I don't think I would have applied with anything less than 700 for Dundee, since it is somewhat UKCAT heavy, and since I'm RUK it's going to be that bit more competitive :eek:
    I think it'll be less UKCAT heavy for Scottish Applicants, though
    Yeah I am a Scottish applicant! :excited:

    Thank you! And good luck for your application too!

    That's a good UKCAT score, well done on that! Yeah I'm hoping that's the case, my score is just below 700 but at the open day they said I'd still be within a chance!
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    "University applicants 2017"
    Ah, thank you!
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    Sent my application off last week, Has anyone had any offers yet?
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Manchester beats Nottingham for me . I believe that it is a 'complete' university overall i.e the prestige, academic rigour, research, nightlife etc. Nottingham is equally as 'complete' but the content of the first year undergradute mathematics course is slightly focused more on applied mathematics. At the moment my choices are:
    Manchester (Definite)
    Nottingham (Definite)
    Birmingham/Bath (Unsure)
    Surrey (Definite)
    UEA (Definite)
    * Lol 1 or 2 'Definite' choices may change

    Therefore If I get offers from all my choices then Manchester/Nottingham may be my Firm and Surrey will be a great Insurance for me.

    Which of your choices are your favourite? Which ones are you considering as your Firm and Insurance?
    Manchester was a spur of the moment, pushing the boat out kind of app. I went to Nottingham and loved the whole place, and the faculty is so good, so if I get an offer it will definitely be my firm! I applied for manchester basically because I decided I might as well apply for an A*A*A uni, even though I probably won't get an offer Surrey is an insurance app for me too, and quite a few people from my sixth form have gone there for physics. The entry requirements are AAB, so I should hopefully be able to get an offer!The 1st year of all of the course I applied for are basically the same, so it doesn't really matter where I go in terms of academics. I haven't really given a whole lot of thought over the other 3 unis, but they're all middling and seem to be quite good from what I've seen of them. Warwick only does a Physics course, not a specific astro one, but it has the added benefit of the offer being able to have an A* in chem, not just maths or physics.
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    (Original post by elegantelephant)
    Ah, thank you!

    That's all right.
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    (Original post by legosass)
    Manchester was a spur of the moment, pushing the boat out kind of app. I went to Nottingham and loved the whole place, and the faculty is so good, so if I get an offer it will definitely be my firm! I applied for manchester basically because I decided I might as well apply for an A*A*A uni, even though I probably won't get an offer Surrey is an insurance app for me too, and quite a few people from my sixth form have gone there for physics. The entry requirements are AAB, so I should hopefully be able to get an offer!The 1st year of all of the course I applied for are basically the same, so it doesn't really matter where I go in terms of academics. I haven't really given a whole lot of thought over the other 3 unis, but they're all middling and seem to be quite good from what I've seen of them. Warwick only does a Physics course, not a specific astro one, but it has the added benefit of the offer being able to have an A* in chem, not just maths or physics.
    Oh yeah I forgot that Physics is one of Manchester's best (or hardest) undergraduate courses. Well although I don't know you personally I'm rooting for you to get the offers you really want. Are you by any chance busy atm? I don't mean to prolong this convo if you are. I clearly am not
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Oh yeah I forgot that Physics is one of Manchester's best (or hardest) undergraduate courses. Well although I don't know you personally I'm rooting for you to get the offers you really want. Are you by any chance busy atm? I don't mean to prolong this convo if you are. I clearly am not
    Yeah, I doubt I'll get in there, but it's worth a shot. Even in the off chance I actually get an offer there, I'd probably rather go to Nottingham and feel more comfortable there Thanks, I hope you get the offers you want too! I'm sure you'll do amazingly at maths haha. Nope, I'm just doing a few physics worksheets in preparation for tomorrows lesson, nothing too taxing
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    (Original post by &Hope)
    ok got it thanks
    but I still have to pay? through my credit/debit card. because no one told me that I have to pay I thought the school does
    School doesn't pay, you need to
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Post your course, university choices and academic information here!

    Course:
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    Extra curricular:
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    Don't know if I can join in because I'm a Scottish Applicant but I'll just add my stats anyway
    Course: Medicine (4)/ Medicinal Sciences(1)
    Universities: Dundee, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh for medicine - Medicinal sciences at Dundee
    Nat 5's: AAAAAAA
    Highers: AAAAA
    Advanced Highers (predicted): AAA (I think lol)
    Extracurricular: sports leaders, charity shop, cafe volunteer @ a hospital, book & Italian club
    Other: work experience @ General Practise and school for children with learning disabilities

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
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    Course: History (or history with english joint hons at some)
    Universities:
    UCL
    Birmingham
    Sheffield
    Manchester
    Maybe Leeds or Belfast (anyone heard anything good/bad about history at these unis?)
    GCSE grades: 5 A*s, 4 A, 1 B
    AS grades (predicted/achieved): AAAB in History, English, Psychology and German in that order
    A2 grades (predicted/achieved): A*AA in History, English & Psychology
    Extra curricular: volunteer at charity shop, school magazine, library work experience, extra reading
    Other: it's bloody difficult to write a PS to submit for history at ucl but for english and history everywhere else!!!
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    Course: Law
    Universities: Cambridge, Durham, York, Warwick, Liverpool
    GCSE grades: A*A*A*A*A*AAAA
    AS grades (achieved):AAAB, History, Politics, Psychology, Engslish Lit respectively (D in French in y10)
    A2 grades (predicted): A*A*A* History, Politics, English Lit
    Extra curricular: More than I care to list here
    Other: Bloody entrance exams stressing me out
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    (Original post by electrahearts)
    Course: History (or history with english joint hons at some)
    Universities:
    UCL
    Birmingham
    Sheffield
    Manchester
    Maybe Leeds or Belfast (anyone heard anything good/bad about history at these unis?)
    GCSE grades: 5 A*s, 4 A, 1 B
    AS grades (predicted/achieved): AAAB in History, English, Psychology and German in that order
    A2 grades (predicted/achieved): A*AA in History, English & Psychology
    Extra curricular: volunteer at charity shop, school magazine, library work experience, extra reading
    Other: it's bloody difficult to write a PS to submit for history at ucl but for english and history everywhere else!!!

    Don't worry - your choices will know theirs isn't the only course you're applying for. If you were applying for,s ay, history with maths (which most likely doesn't even exist), I wouldn't have anything to say, but English and history are pretty easy to link. I'm applying for straight English, but if I were you, I'd talk about how literature and language use are influenced (and, in the case of literature, often inspired) by important historical events or historical periods, and what this means to you or what you find interesting about this.
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    (Original post by electrahearts)
    Course: History (or history with english joint hons at some)
    Universities:
    UCL
    Birmingham
    Sheffield
    Manchester
    Maybe Leeds or Belfast (anyone heard anything good/bad about history at these unis?)
    GCSE grades: 5 A*s, 4 A, 1 B
    AS grades (predicted/achieved): AAAB in History, English, Psychology and German in that order
    A2 grades (predicted/achieved): A*AA in History, English & Psychology
    Extra curricular: volunteer at charity shop, school magazine, library work experience, extra reading
    Other: it's bloody difficult to write a PS to submit for history at ucl but for english and history everywhere else!!!

    Oh and, assuming your first choice is UCL, try to emphasise how passionate you are about history (but don't say it, demonstrate it!)
 
 
 
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