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    I miss posting how anxious i was on this furum ehehe. Thank God its over and done with though. Strange how i was the most anxious about the subjects/units i did the best in
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    (Original post by zaraasker)

    I'm really sorry for only just seeing this now, but if it helps I was predicted an A in chem, not quite sure about the others but I know I was predicted A*AA at least overall - this took asking teachers but because they knew I was hard-working they weren't too reluctant. I asked for this because I wanted to apply to Oxford for Biochem, although I was rejected But I was accepted to 4 other Russell Group unis.
    However, I've actually decided to decline all of my offers, because my A2s ended up being better than my AS grades. If Oxford is really this important to you, have a go this year - all they can say is no - and if you don't get in just work really really hard to get those grades (which I'm sure you can do!) and take a gap year and reapply. I'm only starting my gap year now but I feel like having the time to think about my choices has meant I'm making a better decision with uni. It also means I can save up and afford food when I do go and do all sorts of awesome things for a year.
    So good luck this year, but if it doesn't work out, a gap year might be a good option for you, presuming you get the grades
    Thanks a bunch for the advice!
    I ended up going for maths and I don't regret it because the teachers are so much better this year-I understand it all so far! And for some reason its not as bad as I thought it was going to be-all is going well for now!
    And yeah I hadn't thought about it but a gap year is an option -if get the grades
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    (Original post by xMr_BrightSide)
    Those marks are insane, way higher than you'd need for an Oxford offer even! Oxford care more about GCSE's than the UMS of AS level, so the percentages are not important.
    Exactly. Oxford place emphasis on the worthless qualifications that are GCSEs, rather than the important UMS scores in AS. No wonder Cambridge is a better university overall - it has the better students!
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    (Original post by Bookmark my life)
    Exactly. Oxford place emphasis on the worthless qualifications that are GCSEs, rather than the important UMS scores in AS. No wonder Cambridge is a better university overall - it has the better students!
    UMS isn't everything, it depends on the subjects - subjective essay subjects have a wider range of UMS marks, unlike science and maths subjects.

    And Oxford is the best uni possible for my subject, so I'm happy
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    (Original post by xMr_BrightSide)
    UMS isn't everything, it depends on the subjects - subjective essay subjects have a wider range of UMS marks, unlike science and maths subjects.

    And Oxford is the best uni possible for my subject, so I'm happy
    It is currently the best for philosophy, but Cambridge is the best for theology according to this league table:

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.c o.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Philosophy


    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...igious+Studies

    Cambridge is, overall, the better university though.

    There are better universities for philosophy in America, you know. :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Bookmark my life)
    It is currently the best for philosophy, but Cambridge is the best for theology according to this league table:

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.c o.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Philosophy


    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...igious+Studies

    Cambridge is, overall, the better university though.
    Haha, I wasn't referring to rankings but that's nice to know anyway. I like Oxford as a place more, loved the college I'm going to as soon as I saw it, love the tutorial system, love the history...

    Objective statements like 'best university' are so broad that they are essentially meaningless. No university is 'best', lots excel in different areas and aspects.

    As if league rankings are the only aspect to consider when choosing a uni!
 
 
 
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