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    Hey everyone, 2d year economist at Cambridge here - would love to help anyone if there are any questions TSR was such a big help for me
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    Hey everyone, 2d year economist at Cambridge here - would love to help anyone if there are any questions TSR was such a big help for me
    Hey - is there anyone you know of that got an offer applying POST A-level?
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    Hey - is there anyone you know of that got an offer applying POST A-level?
    No sorry, I actually don't know anyone for economics that did :/ but since quite a few people are starting to take gap years now its becoming more common.
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    Hey everyone, 2d year economist at Cambridge here - would love to help anyone if there are any questions TSR was such a big help for me
    If you wouldn't mind sharing, what were your GCSEs and AS scores?


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    (Original post by Bloxorus)
    If you wouldn't mind sharing, what were your GCSEs and AS scores?


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    No problem, GCSE:

    A* - Maths, Bio, Chem, Physics, Eng Lang, Eng Lit, History, ICT, Economics, French

    A-Level:

    Maths - A*
    Further Maths - A
    Physics - A*
    Economics - A
    French - A
    AS History - A
    EPQ - A
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    No problem, GCSE:

    A* - Maths, Bio, Chem, Physics, Eng Lang, Eng Lit, History, ICT, Economics, French

    A-Level:

    Maths - A*
    Further Maths - A
    Physics - A*
    Economics - A
    French - A
    AS History - A
    EPQ - A
    Could you tell us your UMS scores that you applied with?
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    Could you tell us your UMS scores that you applied with?
    Oh my i dont know if i can remember :P ummm okay approximately the averages where:

    Maths (already had the A*) - 93
    Physics - 99
    Economics - 90
    History - 83 (I just did AS for this)

    Thats really what i can remember, sorry! But i know that the overall average was like 93-94
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    Oh my i dont know if i can remember :P ummm okay approximately the averages where:

    Maths (already had the A*) - 93
    Physics - 99
    Economics - 90
    History - 83 (I just did AS for this)

    Thats really what i can remember, sorry! But i know that the overall average was like 93-94
    Congrats on your results, they look impressive. And sorry haha I should have known, it was a while back so must have been difficult to remember!
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
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    Could you say a bit about the course itself? i.e. how theoretical it is, how much maths there is, how hard the maths is (compared to A levels). Also how many hours a week you spent working on average and could you possibly discuss a typical supervision assignment?



    I'm actually an offer holder btw
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    Could you say a bit about the course itself? i.e. how theoretical it is, how much maths there is, how hard the maths is (compared to A levels). Also how many hours a week you spent working on average and could you possibly discuss a typical supervision assignment?



    I'm actually an offer holder btw
    Congrats on your offer!

    Basically the course in 1st year is split into 5 parts:
    1. Micro
    2. Macro
    3. Maths&Stats
    4. Politics, Development, Regulation of Employment
    5. Economic History

    So maths is directly 1/5 of your course but you have to use it in macro and micro too. Its not as hard as some of the stuff I learnt in Further Maths, but the context of the questions i.e. because it is for economics, makes it very challenging sometimes. It's the module I struggled with the most this past year.

    On average, including lecture time, I work about 7 hours everyday 7 days a week. Some people condense it and work more each day but take a day off each week, etc.

    For each supervision depending on for which module, I either get an essay (4 and 5) , a work sheet (1 and 2) or a problem sheet (3). I would say that for the essays and work sheets I could spend up to 12 hours (but obviously sometimes less). Each week you will get one essay, one work sheet and one problem sheet.

    Of course the work load will depend on which college you are at - I am at Caius. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    Congrats on your offer!

    Basically the course in 1st year is split into 5 parts:
    1. Micro
    2. Macro
    3. Maths&Stats
    4. Politics, Development, Regulation of Employment
    5. Economic History

    So maths is directly 1/5 of your course but you have to use it in macro and micro too. Its not as hard as some of the stuff I learnt in Further Maths, but the context of the questions i.e. because it is for economics, makes it very challenging sometimes. It's the module I struggled with the most this past year.

    On average, including lecture time, I work about 7 hours everyday 7 days a week. Some people condense it and work more each day but take a day off each week, etc.

    For each supervision depending on for which module, I either get an essay (4 and 5) , a work sheet (1 and 2) or a problem sheet (3). I would say that for the essays and work sheets I could spend up to 12 hours (but obviously sometimes less). Each week you will get one essay, one work sheet and one problem sheet.

    Of course the work load will depend on which college you are at - I am at Caius. Hope this helps
    Wow that seems like the amount of work i do during exam time. Working that hard all year round is going to be tough (if i even get an offer) but i guess its all worth it :P


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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    Congrats on your offer!

    Basically the course in 1st year is split into 5 parts:
    1. Micro
    2. Macro
    3. Maths&Stats
    4. Politics, Development, Regulation of Employment
    5. Economic History

    So maths is directly 1/5 of your course but you have to use it in macro and micro too. Its not as hard as some of the stuff I learnt in Further Maths, but the context of the questions i.e. because it is for economics, makes it very challenging sometimes. It's the module I struggled with the most this past year.

    On average, including lecture time, I work about 7 hours everyday 7 days a week. Some people condense it and work more each day but take a day off each week, etc.

    For each supervision depending on for which module, I either get an essay (4 and 5) , a work sheet (1 and 2) or a problem sheet (3). I would say that for the essays and work sheets I could spend up to 12 hours (but obviously sometimes less). Each week you will get one essay, one work sheet and one problem sheet.

    Of course the work load will depend on which college you are at - I am at Caius. Hope this helps

    What kind of stuff is in the Economic History? Also any tips on writing a solid PS?
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    (Original post by kiirankapoor)
    Wow that seems like the amount of work i do during exam time. Working that hard all year round is going to be tough (if i even get an offer) but i guess its all worth it :P


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    Yeah dont worry you get use to it and adjust - its a bit of an adjustment for everyone at first so don't worry everyone is in the same boat
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    What kind of stuff is in the Economic History? Also any tips on writing a solid PS?
    You basically look at the Industrial Revolution, Late Victorian Ear and Interwar period of Britain and analyse why the economy grew the way it did, looking at theories, articles, books, etc.

    And for a ps, I honestly don't know because I am not an admission tutor but i would say that Oxbridge care less about extracurricular than other unis, but its still worth a mention. Just show that you are interested in the subject, you have read books beyond the level of just y13 textbooks and that you are a very capable individual.
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    Yeah dont worry you get use to it and adjust - its a bit of an adjustment for everyone at first so don't worry everyone is in the same boat
    What were your other 4 UCAS choices? And which ones did your honestly expect to receive offers from?
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    You basically look at the Industrial Revolution, Late Victorian Ear and Interwar period of Britain and analyse why the economy grew the way it did, looking at theories, articles, books, etc.

    And for a ps, I honestly don't know because I am not an admission tutor but i would say that Oxbridge care less about extracurricular than other unis, but its still worth a mention. Just show that you are interested in the subject, you have read books beyond the level of just y13 textbooks and that you are a very capable individual.
    Sounds interesting! + what kind of books did you read? SOrry for al the Questions!
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    What were your other 4 UCAS choices? And which ones did your honestly expect to receive offers from?
    My other choices were LSE, UCL, Warwick and Bristol and got offers from all of them - do you mean which I was expecting to get offers from when i applied?
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    (Original post by Smko)
    Sounds interesting! + what kind of books did you read? SOrry for al the Questions!
    Haha its okay dw - for books we don't read entire books but simply relevant sections. The main economic historians are Allen, Mokyr, Wrigley, Broadberry, Crafts, McCloskey, and many others. I can't remember all of it now, but the website has a reading list for 1st years that has all the main books/textbooks we use
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    (Original post by Nadine10)
    My other choices were LSE, UCL, Warwick and Bristol and got offers from all of them - do you mean which I was expecting to get offers from when i applied?
    Yeah before you applied which ones did you expect?
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    Yeah before you applied which ones did you expect?
    Um I expected Bristol because their requirement band was A*AA-ABB and I had A*A*A*A (lol although i didnt get that :P ) and perhaps Warwick and UCL, but I didn't want to get too hopeful for LSE and especially not for Cambridge because you never know.
 
 
 
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