Oh dear... speaking to any of the other land economists/applicants on here, what sports do you play?
The rugby stereotype? LE was apparently the subject they let good rugby players with bad grades in on, just so as they could play for Cambridge. The same was meant to apply to rowers :s
Do we have success on the results front?
Well, I meant LE'ers, but I'll be pleased to hear from anyone really!
No, it's about 30-40 in the uni per year. So one or two per college. Good luck!
ok let's clear things up a bit... as holly said land economy entrance requirements vary a lot from one college to the other... i got the hardest for downing last year with 2 places given out of 19 students who applied... but then managed to miss my IB offer and got pooled to Queens where all 3 accepted students had missed their offers too... we ended up being 2 (so whoever is coming to Queens' for land economy next year feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, otherwise i'll see you in october as i'll be your subject rep...) on the other hand it's true that Homerton entrance ratio approximated 1:3... but anyway if you do the average then you realise thst land economy isnt an easier course to get unto than most... it's increasing in popularity every year due to teh great employment propects and in our year numbers were increased from 35 in 2004 to 55 in 2006... but tbh it's roughly the same for every subjects : getting in Cambridge is often a question of luck and depends on lots of unpredictable things such as how you feel on the day of your interview, how does your interviewer feels, if you get on, if you apllied to a college where that year there happened to be less applicants... i'm not saying that students who are at cam dont all deserve to be here but simply that even if you didnt get accepted you cna be just as bright and you were just unlucky... but life goes on and one day you'll be lucky and take your revenge... anyway back unto land economy... yes it is reputed for being one of Cam's dossy subject but as i experienced, when exams come there is no such thing as a dossy subject... i had the most amazing year ever : played 4 college sports, rugby (we won the plate), rowing (i got blades), football, lacrosse.... headed our freshers' girls drinking society, became a committee member of Queens' Ents, participated in several social events, went clubbing loads, basically out at least 4 nights a week.... i was able to do all this because yes LE's get set less work than other subjects and are less strict on the quality of work...but we do have 4 totally different subjects and when exams came in june i realised i didnt know anything at all... my dos and supervisors had expected me to do a whole lot of individual research and work that i hadnt done... i let myself have far too much fun and did absolutey nothing during the year because i had just listened too much to eveyrone saying i'd get a 2.1 easly, that land ec was a doss... in the end didnt do that bad coz i got the highest possible 2.2 with 59% but was highly disapointed and ashamed for having done so little work at such a good university.... all my friends who worked even just a little bit more all got 2.1s and 1sts... so ok some of my land ec friends who did nothing did manage to scrape a 2.1 with very little work but most were real lucky.... so land economy may appear like a doss but be aware Cambridge exams are difficult and that for everyone.... so i dont regret my year in the end because never had that much fun before, but now i will definitely work harder this year and i might not be able to do an intership next summer as i wanted because they require usually a 2.1 minimum... nyway good luck to everyone i know how difficult it is to wait for resut day !