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    49.54%
    Theoretical Physics/ Phys & Maths BSc
    7.41%
    Theoretical Physics/ Phys & Maths MSci
    15.74%
    Physics with Astrophysics BSc
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    (Original post by zi_zi)
    Was Somerville a random choice? I realllllllyyyy liked Worcester when I visited for several reasons! I applied to UCL too and so far, have only got the acknowledgement from them. Same goes for Kings. For Queen Mary, I received an email recently saying I was get an offer after I attend their open day . I actually don't want to go there- it is my backup choice but ofcourse the more offers the merrier.

    I think I am doing okay with PAT at th emoment but as I am going through more of the papers, it literally feels like im covering my A2 physics syllabus which is a real pain because obviously we havn't been taught the concepts etc. I am aiming for as many marks as possible but realistically I ppredict and would be more than happy with the 70 ish mark seeing as 50 has been the common cut off for getting an interview.

    How about your revision?

    The reason why I chose Somerville is because that it is located quite closed to the science department...And all my friends know that I'm quite lazy so...You know, I just don't want to walk for that long time from my college to the department. And because my friend is applying for St. Anne, and Somerville is quite closed to it as well. So basically, because of the location and the building

    My revision doesn't goes well actually. Because it's half term now and I just want to relax, so basically I sleep quite late and get at 12:00 pm everyday...Games and Friends...Start worrying about my PAT now.
    I did some questions again and I made lots of stupid mistakes. If I am lucky enough, I aim to get 70+. [particular topics that I don't like: wave, some parts of particle physic because I haven't learned yet]
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    (Original post by Zui)
    The reason why I chose Somerville is because that it is located quite closed to the science department...And all my friends know that I'm quite lazy so...You know, I just don't want to walk for that long time from my college to the department. And because my friend is applying for St. Anne, and Somerville is quite closed to it as well. So basically, because of the location and the building

    My revision doesn't goes well actually. Because it's half term now and I just want to relax, so basically I sleep quite late and get at 12:00 pm everyday...Games and Friends...Start worrying about my PAT now.
    I did some questions again and I made lots of stupid mistakes. If I am lucky enough, I aim to get 70+. [particular topics that I don't like: wave, some parts of particle physic because I haven't learned yet]
    I had to motivate myself this half term to stop procratinating throughout the day. A couple of friends have BMAT to sit and because it came ot the point where none of us did work by ourselves, we decided to skype in scilent and make sure eveyones working :woo:. You might want to try that if it works lol we have regular breaks so it is definitely not all gloomy work. It's acc really amusing haha.

    Not a big fan of the wave questions either but what do you mean by area of particle physics? I can't remember seeing questions on types of particles etc :confused:
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    If my personal statement is mainly aimed towards my preference for astronomy (most things i do are with my hobby of astronomy), and i apply for unis that offer a Physics degree and a Physics with Astronomy degree, would i be disadvantaged if I applied for the normal Physics degree rather than the one with astronomy?
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    (Original post by zi_zi)
    I had to motivate myself this half term to stop procratinating throughout the day. A couple of friends have BMAT to sit and because it came ot the point where none of us did work by ourselves, we decided to skype in scilent and make sure eveyones working :woo:. You might want to try that if it works lol we have regular breaks so it is definitely not all gloomy work. It's acc really amusing haha.

    Not a big fan of the wave questions either but what do you mean by area of particle physics? I can't remember seeing questions on types of particles etc :confused:
    That's a good idea!! I tried to study together with my friend face to face and failed coz we started talking all the time.
    I just received an offer from UCL subjectedlpha, beta rediation something like that...I though these belong to particle physics.
    BTW I just received an offer from UCL subjected to AAA!!
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    (Original post by Zui)
    That's a good idea!! I tried to study together with my friend face to face and failed coz we started talking all the time.
    I just received an offer from UCL subjectedlpha, beta rediation something like that...I though these belong to particle physics.
    BTW I just received an offer from UCL subjected to AAA!!
    My friends and I pretty much passed the phase of laughing and chatting for ages so it worked out alright and well done on the offer from UCL! :bumps:. What is the order of prefrence for all the unis you applied to? UCL is third for me (Oxford being first and Warwick second).
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    (Original post by zi_zi)
    My friends and I pretty much passed the phase of laughing and chatting for ages so it worked out alright and well done on the offer from UCL! :bumps:. What is the order of prefrence for all the unis you applied to? UCL is third for me (Oxford being first and Warwick second).
    Oxford,Imperial, Warwick/Durham (Don't know which to choose...) and UCL.
    Actually UCL is my back up coz it only asks for aaa-aab. And London is quite expensive...
    I think I might choose Warwick as my third choice but I don't really know why. Personally I thought Warwick is more well-known than Durham.
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    (Original post by Zui)
    Oxford,Imperial, Warwick/Durham (Don't know which to choose...) and UCL.
    Actually UCL is my back up coz it only asks for aaa-aab. And London is quite expensive...
    I think I might choose Warwick as my third choice but I don't really know why. Personally I thought Warwick is more well-known than Durham.
    I think Warwick does have a better rep than durham for maths and physics. If you got all 5 offers , guessing if Oxford would be put firm, would you really have Imperialas insurance? Their standard offers for physics are higher than Oxford. I didn't feel having an insurance higher than firm would do any good, so I didn't apply to Imperial- also I wanted to get out of London.
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    (Original post by zi_zi)
    I think Warwick does have a better rep than durham for maths and physics. If you got all 5 offers , guessing if Oxford would be put firm, would you really have Imperialas insurance? Their standard offers for physics are higher than Oxford. I didn't feel having an insurance higher than firm would do any good, so I didn't apply to Imperial- also I wanted to get out of London.
    If I got 5 offers definitely Oxford will be put firm. But the other choice I have no idea. According to the domestic league table, the rank of Warwick is actually higher than that of UCL. But the international one said that UCL has a better world rank. So it's quite hard to choose.
    Although it sounds a bit ambitious, I'm planning to do a PHD degree in the USA. Therefore world ranks seem to be quite important.
    It's quite late here coz I'm not in the Uk now. Go to sleep now~ I will reply you when I get up.
    Good luck for all your applications!!
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    (Original post by Tibbz2)
    If my personal statement is mainly aimed towards my preference for astronomy (most things i do are with my hobby of astronomy), and i apply for unis that offer a Physics degree and a Physics with Astronomy degree, would i be disadvantaged if I applied for the normal Physics degree rather than the one with astronomy?
    Naa, the fact that you already have such specific interest is an advantage more than a disadvantage

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    (Original post by DanRigg96#)
    Naa, the fact that you already have such specific interest is an advantage more than a disadvantage

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    Yeah I was hoping it wouldn't be a problem, most degrees seem to be the same for the first 2 years or so anyway, then you can switch if you want and specialise, so I guess it's not the end of the world!
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    (Original post by Planckton)
    Ah cool! Yeah wish I had, didn't even think about missing out on freshers
    Also I quite like the idea of taking classes outside of your main subject at Edinburgh, so would like to do that for an extra year. Just got my first offer through from Warwick, A*AA conditional
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    (Original post by Swinburne)
    Also I quite like the idea of taking classes outside of your main subject at Edinburgh, so would like to do that for an extra year. Just got my first offer through from Warwick, A*AA conditional
    Yeah, I might email them and ask if they'll consider me for first year instead.
    Ah yay congratulations!
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    Anyone here apply for the Physics with Business course at Warwick? Just got my offer but not sure whether I'l make it my firm over somewhere like Bath..
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    (Original post by Preece97)
    Anyone here apply for the Physics with Business course at Warwick? Just got my offer but not sure whether I'l make it my firm over somewhere like Bath..
    Unless you generally just prefer Bath over Warwick, Warwick would probably be the better choice, marginally... Warwick is Russell Group whereas Bath isn't, also Warwick comes slightly higher in most league tables, although they really should be taken with a pinch of salt, they're not that important.

    Put your firm as whichever one you feel more comfortable at because that's what's most important really, but Warwick probably does have a slight edge
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    Hey!
    - Essex england

    -Im doing A2 physics and Maths, predicted AA and Textiles AS predicted B but i have an A level in Biology at B already and 2 other ASs i dont think about XD
    -I love the Quantum side and Astrophysics
    -Leicester, Keele, Southampton, Belfast and UCL, already got offers from leicester and keele! so happy :3
    -Bsc Physics
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    (Original post by DanRigg96#)
    Thought I'd start a thread where us Physics buddies can share about Universities and courses we're looking at and interested in etc!
    A few questions to get started:
    -Where you live?
    -A Levels chosen and predicted/hopeful AS and A2 grades?
    -Branches of physics you're interested in?
    -Universities you're looking at/favouring?
    -Specific course(s) you're planning on applying for?

    I'll start!
    -Newport, South Wales
    -Physics, Maths, Further Maths, History(dropping after AS)
    Aiming AAA
    -Astro, Particle, Fusion, but love it all!
    -Bristol, Exeter, Leicester, UCL, Southampton
    -Straight Physics MSCi
    Your turn Physics buddies!



    Here's the physics connect/stalking Page - you'll be able to see other applicants' grades and offers. If you enter your details it will be really helpful for other people applying.
    We are doing the same subjects
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    Offers from Warwick, A*AA(MMathPhys), and Bath, A*AA(MPhys) so far...and an interview at Lancaster(for masters in Theoretical physics w/maths) Main hurdle at the moment for me is the PAT exam though (for Oxford), I tend to do better on the maths section (because it's less of a leap from its respective A-level than the physics section is) so perhaps it will level out to a half-decent score. However I'm not majorly worried about getting in, it would be lovely if I did but in my mind if I know I've put in as much work as I can, I can sleep easily. Also, I'm pretty confident of an offer from Durham for theoretical physics, which I love the sound of, so it's a win-win situation!
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    (Original post by DanRigg96#)
    Thought I'd start a thread where us Physics buddies can share about Universities and courses we're looking at and interested in etc!
    A few questions to get started:
    -Where you live?
    -A Levels chosen and predicted/hopeful AS and A2 grades?
    -Branches of physics you're interested in?
    -Universities you're looking at/favouring?
    -Specific course(s) you're planning on applying for?

    I'll start!
    -Newport, South Wales
    -Physics, Maths, Further Maths, History(dropping after AS)
    Aiming AAA
    -Astro, Particle, Fusion, but love it all!
    -Bristol, Exeter, Leicester, UCL, Southampton
    -Straight Physics MSCi
    Your turn Physics buddies!



    Here's the physics connect/stalking Page - you'll be able to see other applicants' grades and offers. If you enter your details it will be really helpful for other people applying.

    Also, weeeyy South Wales! I'm from Rhondda Cynon Taff
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    I'm from RCT too! Also applying to Oxford had have an offer from Warwick
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    (Original post by alexball97)
    I'm from RCT too! Also applying to Oxford had have an offer from Warwick
    Well, hello there! haha. Are you by any chance going to that revision session tomorrow then? It may just be my college, not sure! Are you the same 'alex ball' that is getting emails from richard griffiths? xD Stalkerish much?!
 
 
 
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