St. Andrews History Applicants - 2011 Entry Watch

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(Original post by KThackery)
Its almost impossible to know about these things since so much is up to luck but those are pretty reasonable grades so you have a chance. Trouble is that this year there are so many applicants, many of whom will be very strong (even oxbridge standered). I wouldn't dismiss the possiblility but i also dont think that it is wise for anyone to set too much hope on something which can be so up to chance, that goes for everyone not just you. Sorry if that wasnt the reassurence you had hoped for.

Good luck, i really hope it works out for you
I'm not going next year, I'm going in about three years I was just wondering because I love History
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(Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
I'm not going next year, I'm going in about three years I was just wondering because I love History
Oh i see, sorry i got confused cause most people on this thread are for 2011 entry. Wow mate you are getting a bit ahead of yourself i have to say im rather impressed, i hadnt even heard of half the places i applied to before yr12.

Well, again there is no way of knowing really, particularly this far in advance. i know that just a decade ago it was possible to get in to SAs with ABC AS grades but from what i have seen from other subjects this year people have been rejected dispite having A2 predictions of A*AA so who knows what the case will be by the time you apply.

Also, if you continue to love history, it is perfectly possible to find amazing hisotry courses at all sorts of universities, so dont let the high entry requirements at places like SAs put you off doing what you love!!
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(Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
I'm not going next year, I'm going in about three years I was just wondering because I love History
There is absolutely no way of knowing. Your GCSE grades are good however you can't just assume you'll get good AS grades or predicted A level grades. Grades are not everything, your whole application is taken into account.
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(Original post by KThackery)
Its almost impossible to know about these things since so much is up to luck but those are pretty reasonable grades so you have a chance. Trouble is that this year there are so many applicants, many of whom will be very strong (even oxbridge standered). I wouldn't dismiss the possiblility but i also dont think that it is wise for anyone to set too much hope on something which can be so up to chance, that goes for everyone not just you. Sorry if that wasnt the reassurence you had hoped for.

Good luck, i really hope it works out for you

Why are there so many applications from strong candidates this year?
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I got an offer today AAB.
the perfect insurance, I think.
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I got an offer today AAB.
the perfect insurance, I think.
Wow well done!! Okay, now i am terrified Im right in thinking that you have an Oxford offer right? Do you mind if i ask what grades you have for GCSEs and A-Levels?
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I've just seen two V100 History offers on the main St. A's applicants thread. Looks like the History dept. are finally getting their butt into gear. Well done everyone.
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Wow well done!! Okay, now i am terrified Im right in thinking that you have an Oxford offer right? Do you mind if i ask what grades you have for GCSEs and A-Levels?
HI yeah, through some minor miracle I have an Oxford offer
Grades wise, I have 10A*s and an A at GCSE, and 4 As at AS Level...sitting A Levels this summer, and I'm predicted A*A*A in History, English Lit and French at A2 (dropped Maths), however these are HIDEOUSLY over optimistic predictions, haha.
I'm sure you'll hear soon
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(Original post by flywithemma)
HI yeah, through some minor miracle I have an Oxford offer
Grades wise, I have 10A*s and an A at GCSE, and 4 As at AS Level...sitting A Levels this summer, and I'm predicted A*A*A in History, English Lit and French at A2 (dropped Maths), however these are HIDEOUSLY over optimistic predictions, haha.
I'm sure you'll hear soon
Awsome, thanks for the info You have a pretty amazing set of grades there! It may take a while longer for them to get to me since my GCSEs weren't as high as yours. Ah!! i am going insain with waiting
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I've just seen two V100 History offers on the main St. A's applicants thread. Looks like the History dept. are finally getting their butt into gear. Well done everyone.
omgomgomgomgpanicbegins
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(Original post by Delaney)
omgomgomgomgpanicbegins
Both English people, admittedly. :rolleyes: I know a couple of people (Scottish) still waiting on V100 too. In fact, I don't know ANYONE who has heard for straight History yet; all the people I know of are Joint Honours applicants. Don't panic just yet.
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I am one of the two people on the main thread

Username: Faenixamo
Date of reply: 1st March
Offer: Conditional (AAB - A in History)
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I am one of the two people on the main thread

Username: Faenixamo
Date of reply: 1st March
Offer: Conditional (AAB - A in History)
Congratulations!

Conditional offers coming in at last

Do you mind me asking when you submitted your application?
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Congratulations to all who have received offers

What time of day did your offer come in?
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Congratulations!

Conditional offers coming in at last

Do you mind me asking when you submitted your application?
Thanks!

I sent mine early on - October 15th
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Also, to anyone who does have offers... is anyone going to the Visit Day on the 13th April?
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Ahh, the two that have got offers so far submitted their applications in early October.

Hopefully that means they're doing it by submission date, so I might get a reply (Nov. 18th)
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(Original post by Escocia)
Ahh, the two that have got offers so far submitted their applications in early October.

Hopefully that means they're doing it by submission date, so I might get a reply (Nov. 18th)

Sorry to scupper your idea but I applied on the 9th of October
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Ahh, the two that have got offers so far submitted their applications in early October.

Hopefully that means they're doing it by submission date, so I might get a reply (Nov. 18th)
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Sorry to scupper your idea but I applied on the 9th of October
I applied on the 15th of October too but i haven't heard anything... im hoping your theory is wrong since otherwise it suggests that my application has been put into a maybe pile for later
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Sorry to scupper your idea but I applied on the 9th of October
Ahh, well. It's was worth a try...
Guess I'll just wait in limbo for the next.... 4 weeks....
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