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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    Cambridge could potentially be a boring place to live for 3 (maybe more) years..
    All I could come up with

    (hopefully you'll make it and this was not needed)
    I assure you, it is the complete opposite.
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    Haha Edexcel FP2? If so, I'm in the same boat
    Yep , my first B ever in a public exam!
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    I'd like a more rounded university experience thank you, like the one offered at the great bastion of knowledge, Oxford.


    Ooh where are you from? I may be moving quite far from family too


    :rofl:

    I always think 'Prime Minister' when I see 'PM'
    I probs got a U in D1 too (._.) Doesn't help that I didn't do so well in c4 either
    East London 🙃 you?


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    What is better to say in a personal statement:
    Triggered my intrigue or Sparked up my interest?
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    I assure you, it is the complete opposite.
    I feared that may be the case, it seems so beautiful 🙈 was just trying to make myself feel better if I don't get in 😂


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    (Original post by DesignPredator)
    Yep , my first B ever in a public exam!
    That moment when you have to rely on FP3 to bring your FM grade up 😒
    (Holy sh** your UMS is so good)
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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    East London 🙃 you?


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    Manchester, basically

    (Original post by BioOx)
    What is better to say in a personal statement:
    Triggered my intrigue or Sparked up my interest?
    Sparked my interest
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    That moment when you have to rely on FP3 to bring your FM grade up 😒
    FM is fine for me (I think),as FP3, M3 and S2 went fantastically for me. But my confidence was knocked after FP2, only after FP3 and S2 could I say I have got it.
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    (Original post by DesignPredator)
    FM is fine for me (I think),as FP3, M3 and S2 went fantastically for me. But my confidence was knocked after FP2, only after FP3 and S2 could I say I have got it.
    Yeah S2 and M2 were fine for me but I would be very happy to just get an A in FM and A*s in my other two subjects tbh 😁
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    (Original post by BioOx)
    What is better to say in a personal statement:
    Triggered my intrigue or Sparked up my interest?
    The choice between both phrases will make as close to no difference as possible. Stop worrying about how to word your personal statement, they are not looking for poems or literary art, they want to see your clear interest in the subject without trying to pretty it up to compensate.
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    My physics supervisor told me at a supervisor's formal that he puts personal statements through an algorithm and my DoS (Natural Sciences) doesn't care for personal statements that are purposefully vamped with flowery language. Make sure it is properly worded, flows well, reads easily. That's the only thing you need to worry about in terms of formatting.
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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    I feared that may be the case, it seems so beautiful 🙈 was just trying to make myself feel better if I don't get in 😂


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    At the end of the day, it's not the end of the world. A degree will help you with your first couple graduate jobs, thereafter, a lot more weight it put on your experience. And also you could always go back for a postgrad
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    At the end of the day, it's not the end of the world. A degree will help you with your first couple graduate jobs, thereafter, a lot more weight it put on your experience. And also you could always go back for a postgrad
    True, as long as I'm studying Medicine I guess it doesn't matter too much which uni it is.. But still would like to go Cambridge 🙈


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    Lol even if I meet my offer, on results day, I'll be here barely scraped A*A*A while the thread fills up with '5A*s!!!' etc
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Lol even if I meet my offer, on results day, I'll be here barely scraped A*A*A while the thread fills up with '5A*s!!!' etc
    I was shooting for straight A*s a few months before exams, but my confidence has slipped so much I'll be happy scraping my offer now :lol:

    So you won't be the only one...
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    (Original post by Mostly_Crazy)
    I was shooting for straight A*s a few months before exams, but my confidence has slipped so much I'll be happy scraping my offer now :lol:

    So you won't be the only one...
    I'll be in the same boat too, I'm sure plenty will 😉


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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    Yeah S2 and M2 were fine for me but I would be very happy to just get an A in FM and A*s in my other two subjects tbh 😁
    For me I depend on it in FM and Physics because chemistry is borderline as hell.
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    (Original post by Medic_12345)
    East London 🙃 you?


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    Reppin the ends


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Reppin the ends


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    Aha, course! 😎


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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Someone in this article got rejected with A*A*A*A*A from Camb (and their insurance)
    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...-level-results

    Guess they were a mathmo, missed STEP

    Looking at those grades makes my head hurt
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    (Original post by krishdesai7)
    To me this seems like one of those cases where the applicant is bright but isn't actually good enough to focus all their effort on one subject to get really good at it so just spends lots of time padding it out with random A levels. I mean it reminds me of those occasional stories of 12 year olds who do a gcse or a level and then people jump to the conclusion that they are much better than most other A level candidates whereas they are just ahead compared to the average 14 year old for instance. Not to say 5 good A levels isn't impressive, just that the Guardian probably doesn't understand the difference between that and having 4 A levels and 3 STEP grades like the average maths applicant
 
 
 
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