(Original post by Focus08)
I just came back from an exam today, and the girl who was sitting on the desk next to me asked me what the difference between the coversheet and answer sheets was... And that was the third exam we had. It's just that those retarded (really) people that shouldn't be at uni are hard to forget, and frankly there are too many of them.
Obviously I'm extra harsh on the S-poly, but the specific examples are not exaggerated. The dumb ***** on my course and the student nurses that I live with at halls aren't the brightest of the bunch, and it's not a nice feeling knowing that I could have worked half as hard at IB and ended up at the very same place. No.
The problem with king's is... king's.
I know many people on my course who would have killed to done the change I'm doing right now, but just never thought of it.
But it's not a once size fits all process. You will probably (hopefully) like it, and that's good. It's just that I'm confirming many fears that people had about the College, which I wish I would have known beforehand.
If your IB converts to a huge amount of UCAS points then maybe you do deserve to aim higher than King's. I think everybody should strive for the best they can and for me, getting offers to study linguistics at places like King's and Edinburgh was more than I could have expected.
I'm the first person to go to university in my family and when I get there I will be working damn hard to get the grades. It was this elitist attitude that actually put me off places like King's and Edinburgh and almost made me choose York. I don't mind a bit of university banter, but I wouldn't want my flatmate to turn around and call me a 'dumb ****'.
To be honest, it was probably wrong of you to assume that everybody at King's would have achieved such top end results. Most top universities (aside from maybe Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial) offer courses with entry requirements as low as BBB sometimes, e.g. social policy at Bristol. What I'm saying is that you'll probably find other so called 'dumb *****' wherever you go. Maybe even at Warwick!
Seriously, good luck with your degree, but I just think you need to stop being so judgemental. At least you realised you weren't happy at King's and were smart enough to make a change. You may have had other more logical reasons to move to Warwick such as course content, lectures etc, but all I got from your post is "everybody is ****, bar me".