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    (Original post by wallflowerlwy)
    Congrats on your PPL offer!!
    If you don't mind me asking, what's your predicted grades and LNAT score?
    31 on LNAT & predicted A*A*A*
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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    Does anyone have any advice on which to put as my insurance choice?

    Offers received:
    Oxford AAA (firm)
    Bristol AAA-A*AB
    Warwick AAA
    LSE A*AA
    Durham A*AA

    LSE and Durham are both higher than the AAA I need for Oxford so I doubt I'll put either of those as my insurance. It's between Warwick and Bristol- I like the A*AB variation for Bristol as I think I can get at least one A*, but I wondered if Warwick would allow me to get AAB but still get in? Does anyone have any idea about how lenient Warwick can be? Thanks
    Warwick was in clearing last year, that means for me they would be flexible by a least one grade for existing offer holders. Bristol is never in clearing so I think they don't need to be flexible
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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    Does anyone have any advice on which to put as my insurance choice?

    Offers received:
    Oxford AAA (firm)
    Bristol AAA-A*AB
    Warwick AAA
    LSE A*AA
    Durham A*AA

    LSE and Durham are both higher than the AAA I need for Oxford so I doubt I'll put either of those as my insurance. It's between Warwick and Bristol- I like the A*AB variation for Bristol as I think I can get at least one A*, but I wondered if Warwick would allow me to get AAB but still get in? Does anyone have any idea about how lenient Warwick can be? Thanks
    Well done on your offers! That's excellent! I'd go for Bristol as location is better to and I think there law department is ever so slightly more reputable...

    I think I have already asked you these 3 questions (as I appear to have done with everyone!), but...

    1) What did you get at GCSE please?
    2) How did you find the interview? Anything surprise you?
    3) When did you start the 'learning' part for GCSEs? Any tips for (i)GCSE revision? (Particularly with French and how much I should be revising generally)

    Congrats again!


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    (Original post by oli19919)
    Well done on your offers! That's excellent! I'd go for Bristol as location is better to and I think there law department is ever so slightly more reputable...

    I think I have already asked you these 3 questions (as I appear to have done with everyone!), but...

    1) What did you get at GCSE please?
    2) How did you find the interview? Anything surprise you?
    3) When did you start the 'learning' part for GCSEs? Any tips for (i)GCSE revision? (Particularly with French and how much I should be revising generally)

    Congrats again!


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    (Original post by crocface)
    Warwick was in clearing last year, that means for me they would be flexible by a least one grade for existing offer holders.
    It doesn't mean that at all.

    It means that they didn't have enough offer holders who met their required grades, didn't have enough 'near misses' they actually wanted and thought they could get better applicants (ie. with the required grades) in Clearing. So it actually means they were less flexible.

    Bristol not being in Clearing last year will be a combination of their 'either or' grade requirements meaning they could confirm more people on Results Day, and/or possibly that they accepted high achieving 'near misses' to fill any spaces without the need to go into Clearing.

    Btw - and this an important point - what happened in Clearing last year has no bearing at all on what might happen this year, because nobody, including the Unis, can ever predict how many applicants will achieve their offers.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    It doesn't mean that at all.

    It means that they didn't have enough offer holders who met their required grades, didn't have enough 'near misses' they actually wanted and thought they could get better applicants (ie. with the required grades) in Clearing. So it actually means they were less flexible.

    Bristol not being in Clearing last year will be a combination of their 'either or' grade requirements meaning they could confirm more people on Results Day, and/or possibly that they accepted high achieving 'near misses' to fill any spaces without the need to go into Clearing.

    Btw - and this an important point - what happened in Clearing last year has no bearing at all on what might happen this year, because nobody, including the Unis, can ever predict how many applicants will achieve their offers.
    I don't agree with your clearing theory. I think it works like this:

    The only reason unis are in clearing is to fill spaces, if they can, at their requested grades, if not at whatever grade they can get. If they had been sufficiently competetive they would already have enough people queuing up to join at higher than the requested grades and they would never need to be in clearing. At the top unis the offer will usually be met as they have given offers to people who are predicted well over the standard offer, so there will be little need to change on results day and basically they will never be in clearing. The unis in clearing are the unis that had high entry requirements but with not enough people applying with higher grades, usually the up and coming unis trying to up there game.

    There are other unis that ask high grades to appear equal to the front runners but never go into clearing because they quietly accept lower grades as it would not be in their interests to be seen to be in clearing. Eventually there market value goes up and they can actually attract what they really wanted in the first place.

    In short, if a uni is in clearing it is because it has not attracted enough high caliber people or it can't affort to pretend it has filled all it's places with high calibre people. It is usually pretty much representative of the real market value of the university. The top unis are on the whole not in clearing, unless there is a major upset like Oxbridge doubling the number of places.

    As Warrick was the highest graded uni in clearing last year I maintain that it is more likely to be flexible on final grades than Bristol.
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    Has anyone heard back from Edinburgh? apparently they take a long time deciding, but I actually got an offer after two months
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    (Original post by IDKY)
    Has anyone heard back from Edinburgh? apparently they take a long time deciding, but I actually got an offer after two months
    That's cool. What will you be studying. Yeah they are pretty slow but with about 60,000 applicant this year it is t really surprising.
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    (Original post by oli19919)
    Well done on your offers! That's excellent! I'd go for Bristol as location is better to and I think there law department is ever so slightly more reputable...

    I think I have already asked you these 3 questions (as I appear to have done with everyone!), but...

    1) What did you get at GCSE please?
    2) How did you find the interview? Anything surprise you?
    3) When did you start the 'learning' part for GCSEs? Any tips for (i)GCSE revision? (Particularly with French and how much I should be revising generally)

    Congrats again!


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    I think i've already answered similar questions from you before but I'll summarise them again here (if you want more detail then scroll up)

    1) 11A* 1A

    2) I found the interviews really enjoyable, I love debates and asserting my opinions so the interviews played to my strengths. My main piece of advice is to just be yourself, not just because it's going to be hard to sustain this fake persona for 3 years, but because I feel it would help me to cope with a rejection. By this I mean that I know in my interviews I was 100% me, acted how I would normally and didn't censor any opinions. Therefore I told myself that if I got a rejection, it wasnt because I wasnt good enough, it was because I didn't fit the 'Oxford' model and would consequently be better suited elsewhere.

    3) The only French revision I did at GCSE was reading key vocab lists and past papers- it's a hard subject to revise for, it becomes a lot more 'revise-able' at A Level.

    I started the early stages of the learning part in feb half term because we had mocks after half term, but in some subjects this was impossible as we were still finishing the course all the way up to study leave. Basically start learning ASAP, but don't neglect exam technique as at the end of the day '"it's not what you know, it's what you write" (a quote from one of my teachers which was plastered all over her classroom, it's quite upsetting really but sadly that's the way it is)
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    (Original post by crocface)
    I think it works like this.
    You have assumed that a) predictions = results, b) that a University can control who goes Firm there, and c) that A level results remain totally consistent year on year.

    If all of this were true I and many other academics would have a very easy life.
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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    Does anyone have any advice on which to put as my insurance choice?

    Offers received:
    Oxford AAA (firm)
    Bristol AAA-A*AB
    Warwick AAA
    LSE A*AA
    Durham A*AA

    LSE and Durham are both higher than the AAA I need for Oxford so I doubt I'll put either of those as my insurance. It's between Warwick and Bristol- I like the A*AB variation for Bristol as I think I can get at least one A*, but I wondered if Warwick would allow me to get AAB but still get in? Does anyone have any idea about how lenient Warwick can be? Thanks
    I'm in pretty much the same situation, but without Warwick. I think I will firm Oxford, and have Bristol as my insurance because for some reason I didn't apply anywhere with a lower offer. (KCL, LSE, Durham) I regret that now, as I pretty much have to get AAA or I'm not going to uni this year!
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    Made my choices: Durham firm, Newcastle insurance
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    (Original post by Hopeful---)
    I'm in pretty much the same situation, but without Warwick. I think I will firm Oxford, and have Bristol as my insurance because for some reason I didn't apply anywhere with a lower offer. (KCL, LSE, Durham) I regret that now, as I pretty much have to get AAA or I'm not going to uni this year!
    I really see myself taking out a year and re-applying if I have to go to my insurance, so it's A*AA or nothing me for
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    Just received an offier from durham 4h ago!!!!!!! Can't describe the feeling, after two consecutive rejections :')


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    (Original post by Hopeful---)
    I'm in pretty much the same situation, but without Warwick. I think I will firm Oxford, and have Bristol as my insurance because for some reason I didn't apply anywhere with a lower offer. (KCL, LSE, Durham) I regret that now, as I pretty much have to get AAA or I'm not going to uni this year!
    That's excellent! Well done! Sorry to keep asking everyone this.... GCSE grades please?...


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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    I think i've already answered similar questions from you before but I'll summarise them again here (if you want more detail then scroll up)

    1) 11A* 1A

    2) I found the interviews really enjoyable, I love debates and asserting my opinions so the interviews played to my strengths. My main piece of advice is to just be yourself, not just because it's going to be hard to sustain this fake persona for 3 years, but because I feel it would help me to cope with a rejection. By this I mean that I know in my interviews I was 100% me, acted how I would normally and didn't censor any opinions. Therefore I told myself that if I got a rejection, it wasnt because I wasnt good enough, it was because I didn't fit the 'Oxford' model and would consequently be better suited elsewhere.

    3) The only French revision I did at GCSE was reading key vocab lists and past papers- it's a hard subject to revise for, it becomes a lot more 'revise-able' at A Level.

    I started the early stages of the learning part in feb half term because we had mocks after half term, but in some subjects this was impossible as we were still finishing the course all the way up to study leave. Basically start learning ASAP, but don't neglect exam technique as at the end of the day '"it's not what you know, it's what you write" (a quote from one of my teachers which was plastered all over her classroom, it's quite upsetting really but sadly that's the way it is)
    OK thanks a lot, sorry for making you repeat yourself! Congrats again. I'm not sure whether you want to say which college you have been offered a place for (some people don't wanna post it on here) so just how was the experience at Oxford aside from the interview?


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    (Original post by bagella)
    Just got an offer from Nottingham over 5 months since I applied! Definitetly firming them as they were my favourite and they gave me an AAA offer even though their standard offer is A*AA and that's what I'm predicted! Good luck to everyone else hearing from them
    Well done! Do you know why you got the AAA offer? Jealous as my a*aa will be hard to get
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    (Original post by Satoshii)
    congrats WW is where i realllyyy want to go, what did they ask for if i may ask?
    They asked for AAA
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    Just heard back from Durham! Such a relief right now
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    (Original post by PandyyCD97)
    Just heard back from Durham! Such a relief right now
    Congrats!!
    On the weekend!?
 
 
 
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