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    (Original post by 04ghicks)
    La Sagwho? Never heard of it

    Used to love Tracy Beaker though, that wild young rebel and her curly hair...

    Even watched the Tracy Beaker Movie :cool:
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    It's a private school in Jesmond that went bankrupt, near the RGS I think. I was going to apply to the RGS for a scholarship but I missed the entry exams. Probably better that I did...
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    It's a private school in Jesmond that went bankrupt, near the RGS I think. I was going to apply to the RGS for a scholarship but I missed the entry exams. Probably better that I did...
    In retrospect that did sound a bit pervy :P

    I know RGS, our school uses their stage for our yearly musical production...I was impressed by their stage :eek: My school used to have a stage in our main hall but they closed it off and turned it into the PE office...
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    (Original post by ThatOtherGuy)
    Hey, guys! I was an offer holder until about a week ago, when I got my exam results... Now I'm just a plain old boring Oxford Student

    So, anyone else going to Lincoln?
    Yes!! Me!!! i'm hopefully going for English, you?
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    (Original post by zigzog7)
    where is everyone coming from out of interest?
    I'm coming from Ireland . Strangely, I spend an awful lot of time in Lancashire!

    (Original post by shinobi93)
    I've learnt to say "about an hour or so north of London" just because it's easier Northamptonshire has almost nothing to make anyone have heard of it.
    Matt Smith is from Northamptonshire! That is the only thing I know about it, though... Well, that and my Geography teacher told us it was the end of the South and the beginning of the Midlands.
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    I'm coming from Ireland . Strangely, I spend an awful lot of time in Lancashire!
    Your from Belfast? I'm in Bangor
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    I'm coming from Ireland . Strangely, I spend an awful lot of time in Lancashire!



    Matt Smith is from Northamptonshire! That is the only thing I know about it, though... Well, that and my Geography teacher told us it was the end of the South and the beginning of the Midlands.
    which bit of lancashire you go to?
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    (Original post by zigzog7)
    which bit of lancashire you go to?
    I usually spend a bit of time in Preston but stay with my relatives in a wee hamlet close to a village called Gosenargh or Gusnargh or something (Can't remember!). I've been to Lancaster and some villages in the north of the county
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    (Original post by Rachel*)
    Your from Belfast? I'm in Bangor
    My mum's from Bangor! She's currently trying to convince my dad to move to Bangor... he's not having it, haha. Are you a Glenlola girl or did you escape to Sullivan/Friends? What are you going to be studying/which college?
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    I usually spend a bit of time in Preston but stay with my relatives in a wee hamlet close to a village called Gosenargh or Gusnargh or something (Can't remember!). I've been to Lancaster and some villages in the north of the county
    Yeh i know where goosnargh is, whats the hamlet called?
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    My mum's from Bangor! She's currently trying to convince my dad to move to Bangor... he's not having it, haha. Are you a Glenlola girl or did you escape to Sullivan/Friends? What are you going to be studying/which college?
    Haha. Yep I'm a Glenlola girl! What about you? Hopefully will be at Somerville studying chemistry Yourself?
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    I'm coming from Ireland .
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    I don't know if you'll need it, but the above person can potentially offer some advice on the Norn Iron - Oxford transition. I'm sure he won't mind me bringing him to your attention
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    (Original post by Rachel*)
    Haha. Yep I'm a Glenlola girl! What about you? Hopefully will be at Somerville studying chemistry Yourself?
    Haha, my mum was a Glenlola girl too! She never really got over me going to an all girl's school as well - I'm a Bloomfield Collegiate girl. History at Univ Best of luck with results! Are you on CCEA? The Chemistry paper last year was awful - it made me glad I'd failed my AS level, haha!

    (Original post by zigzog7)
    Yeh i know where goosnargh is, whats the hamlet called?
    I'm pretty sure it's Cumeragh
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    Haha, my mum was a Glenlola girl too! She never really got over me going to an all girl's school as well - I'm a Bloomfield Collegiate girl. History at Univ Best of luck with results! Are you on CCEA? The Chemistry paper last year was awful - it made me glad I'd failed my AS level, haha!



    I'm pretty sure it's Cumeragh
    Dont know it, my aunt lives in Longridge though.
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    I don't know if you'll need it, but the above person can potentially offer some advice on the Norn Iron - Oxford transition. I'm sure he won't mind me bringing him to your attention
    Haha, thank you very much! Congratulations on remembering Norn Iron, the true name for our fair province . You've practically earned a free piece of toast. I probably will need help transitioning... but these riots have made me think that England might feel a bit more like home . Btw, I notice you're a historian - would you mind if I annoyed you with a few naive questions?
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    Haha, my mum was a Glenlola girl too! She never really got over me going to an all girl's school as well - I'm a Bloomfield Collegiate girl. History at Univ Best of luck with results! Are you on CCEA? The Chemistry paper last year was awful - it made me glad I'd failed my AS level, haha!
    Haha, small world! Know anyone else from NI heading to Oxford? Good luck to you! I'm getting very nervous! Yep I'm ccea, are you getting results online? This years one was worse I thought!
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    Haha, thank you very much! Congratulations on remembering Norn Iron, the true name for our fair province . You've practically earned a free piece of toast. I probably will need help transitioning... but these riots have made me think that England might feel a bit more like home . Btw, I notice you're a historian - would you mind if I annoyed you with a few naive questions?
    Haha, I can't really forget it, lessthan0 has drilled me thouroughly in various bits of slang for the last year... Here's a tip, don't go round telling people they're "melters" without telling them what it means, they'll be quite cross (understatement) when they find out. Yes, we've been living quite the Belfast life recently (I jest, of course).

    And of course! That's what I'm here for. So you're a historian too? Which college? There seems to be a veritable crop of us at the moment, it's very exciting!!!

    (Original post by Rachel*)
    Haha, small world! Know anyone else from NI heading to Oxford? Good luck to you! I'm getting very nervous! Yep I'm ccea, are you getting results online? This years one was worse I thought!
    If lessthan0 turns up in this thread he might be able to help you, too - he's a Belfast boy
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    I'm from Liverpool - any other scousers out there? Glad to see lots of northeners around!
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    (Original post by Incarnadine91)
    Haha, I can't really forget it, lessthan0 has drilled me thouroughly in various bits of slang for the last year... Here's a tip, don't go round telling people they're "melters" without telling them what it means, they'll be quite cross (understatement) when they find out. Yes, we've been living quite the Belfast life recently (I jest, of course).

    And of course! That's what I'm here for. So you're a historian too? Which college? There seems to be a veritable crop of us at the moment, it's very exciting!!!
    Why, what did they think melter meant?! It's quite obviously the name for somebody who melts yer head! I have friends at uni in England who are driven mad by their friends not understanding our beautiful and noble dialect (or our angry accent and funny sland) I don't think I can live without "'Bout ye!", "Eejit" or beginning every sentence with "Aye", "Och" or "Sure". I'm barely even the most stereotypical person I know

    I am indeed a historian - Univ College . There are two of us from Univ hanging about TSR atm. Just wondering whether your first tutorial was heavily based on your introductory reading list or not? Frankly, I'm mildly baffled by my reading list, atm - I sort of understand it but I'm really only understanding the big themes of the topics but not the little arguments of the authors . I think I might understand the arguments of other authors but only because I have a bit of a grounding in the subject matter. Sorry, that's a very garbled question!

    (Original post by Rachel*)
    Haha, small world! Know anyone else from NI heading to Oxford? Good luck to you! I'm getting very nervous! Yep I'm ccea, are you getting results online? This years one was worse I thought!
    No, I know one person going to Cambridge, though! I do have a friend from here who goes to Oxford already but she's going to be in Germany this year. Do you know any going over? I met a bloke from NI who was going on a bus back from a trip there - he's spent five years in England though. Are there any other offer holders in your school?

    I actually decided to apply to university after getting my A level results so I have an unconditional - I was going to check my results online but I lost the envelope with the password in it, hunted for it for half an hour, then gave up and went into school to get them :rolleyes:. Eugh, I HATED CCEA Chemistry, worst exams of my life. I got 30 percent in my AS level which was a miracle in my opinion. You'll be grand, though, you obviously understand it much more than me!
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    Why, what did they think melter meant?! It's quite obviously the name for somebody who melts yer head! I have friends at uni in England who are driven mad by their friends not understanding our beautiful and noble dialect (or our angry accent and funny sland) I don't think I can live without "'Bout ye!", "Eejit" or beginning every sentence with "Aye", "Och" or "Sure". I'm barely even the most stereotypical person I know

    I am indeed a historian - Univ College . There are two of us from Univ hanging about TSR atm. Just wondering whether your first tutorial was heavily based on your introductory reading list or not? Frankly, I'm mildly baffled by my reading list, atm - I sort of understand it but I'm really only understanding the big themes of the topics but not the little arguments of the authors . I think I might understand the arguments of other authors but only because I have a bit of a grounding in the subject matter. Sorry, that's a very garbled question!
    I thought it meant something bad from the way he he said it, but still, veiled insults like that are just not cricket. Or hurling. Or whatever. :rolleyes: You will most probably get teased about your accent, but don't worry, it's all in good fun (plus I'm pretty sure you can give as good as you get).

    No, no, I understand perfectly To be honest my first tute wasn't based on the summer reading at all - I feverishly stockpiled books and tried to grapple with the concepts in them, only to be given an entirely different set for my first essay! I think the reading list is only ever meant to give you an outline of what's happening, the basic timeline/arguments, rather than a detailed understanding of the topic - that's what tutes are for! So don't bother looking into it too thouroughly, it's only really useful for that and for revision. I didn't read any books from my Hilary reading list at all and got on just fine

    You'll be given much more specific books - and lots of them! - for your essays, but remember that you never have to read all of them. I think in my first tutes I was given a list of 20-40 books, of which I read 10 and got the main points of my argument from less than 5. And to be honest 10 is a lot, most tutors will request 5-6 books read per essay. Oh, and take notes in your tutes! I didn't know you had to and cursed my idiocy come exams

    Any other questions, I'm glad to help
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    (Original post by Elrobi)
    No, I know one person going to Cambridge, though! I do have a friend from here who goes to Oxford already but she's going to be in Germany this year. Do you know any going over? I met a bloke from NI who was going on a bus back from a trip there - he's spent five years in England though. Are there any other offer holders in your school?

    I actually decided to apply to university after getting my A level results so I have an unconditional - I was going to check my results online but I lost the envelope with the password in it, hunted for it for half an hour, then gave up and went into school to get them :rolleyes:. Eugh, I HATED CCEA Chemistry, worst exams of my life. I got 30 percent in my AS level which was a miracle in my opinion. You'll be grand, though, you obviously understand it much more than me!
    There's only one other girl in my school going to Oxford, for law I think. And I don't know of anyone else. Oh lucky you! I have to keep checking to make sure I haven't lost the pin. I don't think I can face driving into school without knowing them, online results opens at 7am I think. Yeah they can be pretty awful sometimes! That's the one I'm most worried about!
 
 
 
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