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    (Original post by ylmdk)
    My local British council requires me to submit my TSA application forms tomorrow, but I didn't complete my UCAS application yet. Is this a problem? I've my UCAS ID, and only it is required in the form.
    No, not a problem. TSA is organised by the university not UCAS. They will join the bits together after the UCAS deadline.
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    It's got more to do with art ☺️
    I was thinking of four colour theory or whatever you call it

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    (Original post by emem2011)
    Hi
    Thanks very much for your help! I really appreciate it


    Something I noticed was that only 10% of applicants had two sciences and one non-science subject... does anyone know why this is? Is it just the typical stereotype that you must have physics or maths? If only 7% of people who got accepted had only two science A Levels then that worries me slightly haha!
    Its pretty representative of the cohort that apply to medicine. People are often told by their schools to do bio chem maths so they do.

    In reality, if med schools wanted 3 sciences they could easily, easily ask for it. They'd still have a great surplus of applicants. Yet only one (Cambridge) does.

    You just need to make sure you're covered for doing the BMAT, which is absolutely vital in securing an interview (as you can see from those stats).
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Its pretty representative of the cohort that apply to medicine. People are often told by their schools to do bio chem maths so they do.

    In reality, if med schools wanted 3 sciences they could easily, easily ask for it. They'd still have a great surplus of applicants. Yet only one (Cambridge) does.

    You just need to make sure you're covered for doing the BMAT, which is absolutely vital in securing an interview (as you can see from those stats).
    So you don't think it'd disadvantage me?
    I see what you mean, the school's seem to be set on the belief that maths or physics is a necessity. I rung the other universities that I was applying to and was told that this was the worst rumour that could possibly be around as they said it was dissuading good applicants from applying. I chose an essay based subject as my third subject because I really enjoy it and personally I feel as though it gives me more analytical skills.

    Also, I noticed on New College's website that they state 'though A Level chemistry is required most candidates also have two from biology/maths and physics'. This is the college I was planning on apply to, so do you think this will go against me as it states this on the website, or do you think it is just mentioning it for statistical purposes? After all, most people do have three science subjects haha!

    Thank you for your help!


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    (Original post by emem2011)
    I rung the other universities that I was applying to and was told that this was the worst rumour that could possibly be around as they said it was dissuading good applicants from applying.
    Its very frustrating when people post on TSR that 'its not a requirement but unis still want it'... as if admissions departments are deliberately deceiving candidates by keeping their true policies secret because... reasons?!

    Also, I noticed on New College's website that they state 'though A Level chemistry is required most candidates also have two from biology/maths and physics'. This is the college I was planning on apply to, so do you think this will go against me as it states this on the website, or do you think it is just mentioning it for statistical purposes? After all, most people do have three science subjects haha!

    Thank you for your help!
    In all honesty if I were in your position I would not apply to them if they've said that. What they've said is factually correct but the fact that they've gone out of their way to say it just makes me wonder about whether the person who wrote it does want to see 3 sciences. Its up to you and others may disagree but I would personally apply elsewhere. New is a very nice college though so tough decision.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Its very frustrating when people post on TSR that 'its not a requirement but unis still want it'... as if admissions departments are deliberately deceiving candidates by keeping their true policies secret because... reasons?!



    In all honesty if I were in your position I would not apply to them if they've said that. What they've said is factually correct but the fact that they've gone out of their way to say it just makes me wonder about whether the person who wrote it does want to see 3 sciences. Its up to you and others may disagree but I would personally apply elsewhere. New is a very nice college though so tough decision.
    I know what you mean, there are so many people on TSR that seem to think they know everything about medical applications when in fact they don't know enough. I took AS Maths and it was the biggest regret of my life, I didn't enjoy it and I would have much rather studied a different subject than had to devote so much time to a subject I really had no interest in. I didn't mind integration, differentiation and the topics along those lines although apart from that I found myself wishing I'd chosen something else.


    Hmm you make a good point. I don't know whether to apply to a college that states that they don't mind what subject you choose as your third subject, I'm just so unsure! I've asked a few people and they're all telling me just to stay with New but I'm really grateful for your help as you're putting it into perspective for me. Do you think it would be risky? I want to ensure that my application is at least considered as my stats are good (I hope), so I don't want my college choice to ruin my Oxford chances for me!


    Thank you once again, I actually do really appreciate the help it's just such a stressful time!


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    (Original post by emem2011)
    I know what you mean, there are so many people on TSR that seem to think they know everything about medical applications when in fact they don't know enough. I took AS Maths and it was the biggest regret of my life, I didn't enjoy it and I would have much rather studied a different subject than had to devote so much time to a subject I really had no interest in. I didn't mind integration, differentiation and the topics along those lines although apart from that I found myself wishing I'd chosen something else.


    Hmm you make a good point. I don't know whether to apply to a college that states that they don't mind what subject you choose as your third subject, I'm just so unsure! I've asked a few people and they're all telling me just to stay with New but I'm really grateful for your help as you're putting it into perspective for me. Do you think it would be risky? I want to ensure that my application is at least considered as my stats are good (I hope), so I don't want my college choice to ruin my Oxford chances for me!


    Thank you once again, I actually do really appreciate the help it's just such a stressful time!


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    If I were you, I would apply to Oxford. If your GCSEs are excellent and your AS grades/predictions are too, then with a strong BMAT score you no doubt have a good shot. I think the fact that 7% of successful applicants only had 2 science or maths subjects is actually rather high - I'd expect it to be lower for Oxford but it's not! Good luck
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    (Original post by emem2011)
    Hmm you make a good point. I don't know whether to apply to a college that states that they don't mind what subject you choose as your third subject, I'm just so unsure! I've asked a few people and they're all telling me just to stay with New but I'm really grateful for your help as you're putting it into perspective for me. Do you think it would be risky? I want to ensure that my application is at least considered as my stats are good (I hope), so I don't want my college choice to ruin my Oxford chances for me!


    Thank you once again, I actually do really appreciate the help it's just such a stressful time!
    You're interviewed at two colleges anyway and the pre-interview process is all centralised so perhaps I am being too cautious. Plus perhaps the person who wrote the website didn't mean to imply a preference at all :dontknow:

    Apply where you will.
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    (Original post by studdybuddy101)
    I am thinking wadham, love the atmoshere and the students. Why Somerville?
    Wadham was my first choice too! I think it's so beautiful and I love their liberalism. I chose Somerville because I looked at Wadham's English professors and their specialisms aren't really up my street. So I looked for a similar kind of college with professors specialising in similar eras and came up with Somerville. Also the library... :P
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    Hi guys hoping to apply to Oxford for 2016. Ensuites are weirdly important for me like I need one. So which Colleges can provide that from freshers thanks
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    Hi Quick Q; which colleges can i ensure I'll have an ensuite at from first year thanks
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    (Original post by zyas)
    Hi guys hoping to apply to Oxford for 2016. Ensuites are weirdly important for me like I need one. So which Colleges can provide that from freshers thanks
    Try Mansfield, Worcester, Pembroke, New, Christ Church or Oriel.
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    Sent off my application to UCAS now, so I've officially applied :O scary times :lol:
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    (Original post by studdybuddy101)
    Wadham I think , I am applying post a2 so I got my grades, I just need the Elat to go well. What are you subject choices?
    Aaah I see! That's pretty sweet!
    English Lit, Drama, Art and Film, though I've dropped Film at A2. I got AAAA and predicted A*A*A*
    I've justified my choices and explained how they've supported English in my PS, but I wouldn't blame them if they saw my subjects and didn't bother
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Sent off my application to UCAS now, so I've officially applied :O scary times :lol:
    I'm guessing you applied for chemistry? :P

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by mickel_w)
    I'm guessing you applied for chemistry? :P

    Good luck!
    My username is misleading, yeah xD I applied for medicine :lol:

    Thank you have you sent yours off?
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    Registered for the MAT today guys, it's getting reaaaaall. Need to boost my score though, only sitting at 69-70 right now.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Registered for the MAT today guys, it's getting reaaaaall. Need to boost my score though, only sitting at 69-70 right now.

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    Same here :eek: Hopefully it'll all go a little better by November
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    My username is misleading, yeah xD I applied for medicine :lol:

    Thank you have you sent yours off?
    Oh my gosh I'm going to sound weird now but I remember talking to you ageess back about both wanting to apply to phys nat sci at cambridge ahaha
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    (Original post by the-black-lotus)
    Oh my gosh I'm going to sound weird now but I remember talking to you ageess back about both wanting to apply to phys nat sci at cambridge ahaha
    Haha, I do kinda recognise your name I did yeah, but changed my mind partway through year 12 so now I'm a medic :lol: how about you, are you still applying to Cambridge from phys nat sci?
 
 
 
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