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The Official Cambridge Offer Holders Thread 2016 Entry MK II

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    (Original post by newblood)
    whoevers sending this stuff from FOI is just lazy and making stuff up.

    The summerpool figures dont even agree with the Cambridge apply stats. Its all BS
    Well both the Trinity FOI and the University admissions office FOI report that someone was let in through the summer pool in 2014, having acheived U,3 in STEP.
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    They originally received an offer from Trinity but it was Peterhouse who let them in through the summer pool. (page 7: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...and%20data.pdf)

    Just remember folks, no one piece of information is ever considered in isolation and no particular weighting is applied to anything! /s
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    So many sorry to say *****er candidates with 2,2 and 1,3 getting in over kids who got 1,1 and even S,1 it is just ridiculous. Moral of the story don't apply to trinty and make sure you meet ur offer.


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    Affirmative action bullsh*t, or just connections. Either way that sh*t is f*cked up.
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    newblood is it true you are Mathmo
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    (Original post by newblood)
    Lol and some guy with a 11 offer got 11 but rejected. What a diss
    I haven't d/checked the data but are we sure they were rejected, rather than them declining to take the place. Perhaps they went to MIT instead or something...

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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Affirmative action bullsh*t, or just connections. Either way that sh*t is f*cked up.
    Itd be nice to see a load of parody specsavers adverts with the slogan "Should've applied to King's"
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I haven't d/checked the data but are we sure they were rejected, rather than them declining to take the place. Perhaps they went to MIT instead or something...

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    The data has one person saying 'deckined the offer' so i think it has distinguished between them.


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    (Original post by jneill)
    I haven't d/checked the data but are we sure they were rejected, rather than them declining to take the place. Perhaps they went to MIT instead or something...

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    It says "Declined" if they have declined their place on that specific FOI. I know what you mean, and that's why on PM's FOI there are a few SS applicants who were allegedly rejected, but they have probably just declined their place. However, for that FOI you can see one person's place says "Declined" on the column for acceptances.
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    newblood is it true you are Mathmo
    Yh he is


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yh he is


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    Did he just finish IA?
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Did he just finish IA?
    Yep.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yep.


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    I thought he was STEP tbh. Which college is he?
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Affirmative action bullsh*t, or just connections. Either way that sh*t is f*cked up.
    Or extenuating circumstances. Or a combination of all three.

    Maybe a black orphan who was adopted by the DOS, who is now a transgender lesbian, who lost her eyesight days before her exams?
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    I thought he was STEP tbh. Which college is he?
    Sidney suss
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Or extenuating circumstances. Or a combination of all three.

    Maybe a black orphan who was adopted by the DOS, who is now a transgender lesbian, who lost her eyesight days before her exams?
    Extenuating circumstances aren't bullsh*t. It makes sense to take applicants who have underperformed by a bit due to circumstances in their lives which have 100% affected their performance. This would mean that they would perform better when they are in Cambridge, as the environment would be more suitable for them. I would choose a 11 over 1S if the 11 had extenuating circumstances, as it meant he was able to combat through them better.

    However, affirmative action that benefits black, transgender retards is complete bullsh*t since a "black, transgender retard" would do as badly as if he was in Cambridge. Whereas, if the person underperfomed due to poverty/low socio-economic background/bad school, then they would obviously perform much better in Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Or extenuating circumstances. Or a combination of all three.

    Maybe a black orphan who was adopted by the DOS, who is now a transgender lesbian, who lost her eyesight days before her exams?
    saying that there was a blind guy at the warwick step day earlier this year. Im pretty sure they were a mathmo but seems pretty hard if you cant write it down. I ended up helping them out of the building after cus they walked into a wall.
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Sidney suss
    Cool. How is IA?
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    saying that there was a blind guy at the warwick step day earlier this year. Im pretty sure they were a mathmo but seems pretty hard if you cant write it down. I ended up helping them out of the building after cus they walked into a wall.
    :rofl: :rofl:
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    :rofl: :rofl:
    yeah I know, I felt a bit sorry for them :')
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Or extenuating circumstances. Or a combination of all three.

    Maybe a black orphan who was adopted by the DOS, who is now a transgender lesbian, who lost her eyesight days before her exams?
    Like EnglishMuon has good extenuating circumstances, and I think if he were to marginally miss his offer (impossible) then they should still take him in. However, if EnglishMuon is given benefit over someone else solely because he is black and transgender then that is just bullsh*t.
 
 
 
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