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    Well done everyone for getting into Cambridge! I hope that I will be in the same position in a few years time!
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    So i met all my a-level conditions, but got a 2,2 in step instead of a 1,2, but track still says conditional offer. School sent them my ums like the letter said before. Haven't heard anything from them yet, is it worth phoning them or shall i just wait it out? how would you find out if you've been pooled?
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    (Original post by SchubertLieder)
    I made it!!! A*A*A despite getting a C on the English paper (May I take this opportunity to thank Jesus for last year's UMS). Any French and/or ab initio German MML peeps here?

    Confession: My French essay needed to be 440 words max but it was over 600 and after I'd cut it down I truly thought they wouldn't be able to read the paper at all... I worried in vain!
    Hope everyone else is happy with their results too! :3
    About-to-go-on-year-abroad MMLer here (French and Spanish ab initio) if you have any questions!
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    (Original post by liamm691)
    So i met all my a-level conditions, but got a 2,2 in step instead of a 1,2, but track still says conditional offer. School sent them my ums like the letter said before. Haven't heard anything from them yet, is it worth phoning them or shall i just wait it out? how would you find out if you've been pooled?
    Waiting game I'm afraid. Your College will let you know if you're being pooled but it's likely they haven't decided yet.
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    Just got my results. Bit disappointed - dropped 12 UMS this year ;-)

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    (Original post by Krollo)
    Just got my results. Bit disappointed - dropped 12 UMS this year ;-)

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    lol
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    three A* in maths and chemistry, A in physics.
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    (Original post by Krollo)
    Just got my results. Bit disappointed - dropped 12 UMS this year ;-)

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    Take this as post-rejection bitterness if you want and I'll probably get hate for saying this but seriously, please can you just not. I'm so happy for everyone that got in, I honestly am, and I know everyone has their own standards but saying this about 12 UMS on results day is just a bit too far, if you ask me. There's being excited and proud and everything, and then there's just being a bit disrespectful.

    Congrats for meeting your offer, I heard you did fantastically in STEP.
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    Hi Peterhouse Admissions,
    I'm getting a remark and have already been in contact with Clare about this. But, what are the chances of being picked up in the Summer pool as a humanities applicant because I understand that maths applicants usually are the only ones to gain places through it?
    Also, is it entirely up to Clare whether to pool me or not?
    Thank you
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    Congratulations to everyone who's met their offers and commiserations to those who haven't. If any incoming freshers have questions about Fitzwilliam or studying English, feel free to send me a PM or quote me here.
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    (Original post by felecita)
    X

    I remember you from the good ol' post-interview days. I'm sorry you didn't meet your offer. :cry2:

    Where are you off to now?
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Take this as post-rejection bitterness if you want and I'll probably get hate for saying this but seriously, please can you just not. I'm so happy for everyone that got in, I honestly am, and I know everyone has their own standards but saying this about 12 UMS on results day is just a bit too far, if you ask me. There's being excited and proud and everything, and then there's just being a bit disrespectful.

    Congrats for meeting your offer, I heard you did fantastically in STEP.
    I'm really sorry this bothered you. I didn't mean it to be a jibe at anyone, rather a sarcastic comment in relation to last year's results, but this is all but impossible to convey sensibly over the internet. I should have worded it a bit less like a ******* given the circumstances and I absolutely apologise.

    Thanks.

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    (Original post by Poppycharlotte)
    Hi Peterhouse Admissions,
    I'm getting a remark and have already been in contact with Clare about this. But, what are the chances of being picked up in the Summer pool as a humanities applicant because I understand that maths applicants usually are the only ones to gain places through it?
    Also, is it entirely up to Clare whether to pool me or not?
    Thank you
    Good questions. If you achieved the standard offer in your subject then you must be pooled unless your preference college takes you. If you haven't met the standard offer then pooling is at the discretion of the preference college.

    Maths is the subject which makes the biggest use of the Summer Pool (coz STEP) but there is movement in many subjects (otherwise we wouldn't bother with a Summer Pool). We always say that everything is on a case-by-case basis in light of individual circumstances and this is especially true at this time of year.

    We always try to act in candidate's best interests and pool only and all those who are likely to be of interest to other colleges. We aim to have as many decisions finalised before today as we can. If you are still pending it is because you are still of interest and are still in contention for a place.
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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    hahahahah I got 3A*S and 1A but my 1 A was in Physics ahhahahahahahahhaha **** edexcel hahahahahah
    EDIT: sorry sarcasm, I am very happy with my results and can't bloody believe A* Further Maths
    I got the same results as you too, darn physics a bit embarrassing as it's my specialisation... I'm a natsci btw
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    (Original post by Joshthemathmo)
    I got the same results as you too, darn physics a bit embarrassing as it's my specialisation... I'm a natsci btw
    That's reassuring at least! I love Physics but I know a lot of it is Maths at degree level so I'm at least glad about the A* in FM My friend who is off to do Physics at a RG university also got an A in Phys and A*s in Maths and FM so clearly not uncommon XD
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    (Original post by ab66)
    Thanks for the reply!
    Quick question - if my current offer is deferred would any pool offer also be deferred?
    Yes.

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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    Good questions. If you achieved the standard offer in your subject then you must be pooled unless your preference college takes you. If you haven't met the standard offer then pooling is at the discretion of the preference college.

    Maths is the subject which makes the biggest use of the Summer Pool (coz STEP) but there is movement in many subjects (otherwise we wouldn't bother with a Summer Pool). We always say that everything is on a case-by-case basis in light of individual circumstances and this is especially true at this time of year.

    We always try to act in candidate's best interests and pool only and all those who are likely to be of interest to other colleges. We aim to have as many decisions finalised before today as we can. If you are still pending it is because you are still of interest and are still in contention for a place.
    In terms of the amount of people who get put into the pool, is there a standard amount of people that get accepted or is it dependent year by year?
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    (Original post by alow)
    bants

    did you do well in STEP?
    Did decent. High 1s in each paper although not incredibly high.
    Lim Jeck watch out, im coming for yu.


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    (Original post by PhysicsIP2016)
    That's reassuring at least! I love Physics but I know a lot of it is Maths at degree level so I'm at least glad about the A* in FM My friend who is off to do Physics at a RG university also got an A in Phys and A*s in Maths and FM so clearly not uncommon XD
    Hopefully my S in step 1(and my 3 in step3) will show I have promise. Yeah I haven't seen anyone with an A* yet , which is a bit strange then again WE GOT IN so it's not that bad that's reassuring
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    Thanks - started my YINI a month ago and really enjoying so that part of the process definitely worked out for the best!
 
 
 
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