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  • View Poll Results: Which Physics course(s) are you going to apply for?
    Physics BSc
    26.85%
    Physics MSci
    49.54%
    Theoretical Physics/ Phys & Maths BSc
    7.41%
    Theoretical Physics/ Phys & Maths MSci
    15.74%
    Physics with Astrophysics BSc
    7.87%
    Physics with Astrophysics MSci
    12.50%
    Physics and Philosophy BSc
    1.39%
    Physics and Philosophy MSci
    4.17%

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    Have any of you had your interviews from Imperial?

    I just had a physics interview and found it really difficult- was asked both academic and PS- related questions and this person did really grill me into going into specifics which I couldn't answer- the academic part was similar to the Cambridge ones I've seen on their website. Not sure if it was supposed to be like that or maybe I was just being stupid

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    (Original post by Planckton)
    My friend has an interview at Exeter- I'm assuming that's as standard! She got a straight offer from Lancaster though
    Yeah it seems to be I've seen a few say the same now. Do you know what the offer was? I think A*AA is the standard
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    (Original post by BP_Tranquility)
    Have any of you had your interviews from Imperial?

    I just had a physics interview and found it really difficult- was asked both academic and PS- related questions and this person did really grill me into going into specifics which I couldn't answer- the academic part was similar to the Cambridge ones I've seen on their website. Not sure if it was supposed to be like that or maybe I was just being stupid

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    Imperial haven't even replied to me yet

    (Original post by wmavfc)
    Yeah it seems to be I've seen a few say the same now. Do you know what the offer was? I think A*AA is the standard
    For Lancaster? AAA, but unconditional if she firms it! She's predicted A*AAA and got AAAAB last year (dropped the B)
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    Still waiting for a reference now, then it can go!
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    (Original post by Planckton)
    For Lancaster? AAA, but unconditional if she firms it! She's predicted A*AAA and got AAAAB last year (dropped the B)
    Wow, I can't compete with 4 really - that's probably why I've got to have an interview! I think I'd love an unconditional offer
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    (Original post by wmavfc)
    Wow, I can't compete with 4 really - that's probably why I've got to have an interview! I think I'd love an unconditional offer
    My bad, you're just going for straight physics right? She applied for Maths and Physics so that may be why!!
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    (Original post by Planckton)
    My bad, you're just going for straight physics right? She applied for Maths and Physics so that may be why!!
    Yeah I applied for MPhys, which is probably over subscribed or something. Cheers!!
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    Where have you been all this time? This thread is fantastic!

    I'm from Spain and I'm doing the IB but my school didn't offer Maths HL or Physics so... I'm taking the national qualifications and Physics and Maths exam and the SAT Subject Tests. I also did my Extended Essay on Physics, but I still feel at a disadvantage and I'm scared they won't accept me because of my unconventional grades...

    I'm interested in everything physics related (except the more mechanical stuff) so: quantum mechanics, astrophysics, particle physics, dark matter, medical physics, acoustics, relativity, electromagnetism... but I also love arts and humanities so I'm looking for a University with a flexible course structure.

    If you know about any universities that do that (apart form the Physics and Philosophy courses, which also sound very appealing) please please please let me know!!

    CONGRATULATIONS by the way to everybody that received offers!! I'm so happy for you!! I still haven't finished my PS and can't decide which Unis I will apply to besides St Andrews and Edinburgh, maybe Sussex and York? I wanted Durham but it's a fool's errand... :unsure:
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    Anyone received an offer from Sussex?

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    Aah I've not noticed any foundation applicants here aside from myself. :eek:


    (Original post by marinanutshell)
    Where have you been all this time? This thread is fantastic!

    I'm from Spain and I'm doing the IB but my school didn't offer Maths HL or Physics so... I'm taking the national qualifications and Physics and Maths exam and the SAT Subject Tests. I also did my Extended Essay on Physics, but I still feel at a disadvantage and I'm scared they won't accept me because of my unconventional grades...

    I'm interested in everything physics related (except the more mechanical stuff) so: quantum mechanics, astrophysics, particle physics, dark matter, medical physics, acoustics, relativity, electromagnetism... but I also love arts and humanities so I'm looking for a University with a flexible course structure.

    If you know about any universities that do that (apart form the Physics and Philosophy courses, which also sound very appealing) please please please let me know!!

    CONGRATULATIONS by the way to everybody that received offers!! I'm so happy for you!! I still haven't finished my PS and can't decide which Unis I will apply to besides St Andrews and Edinburgh, maybe Sussex and York? I wanted Durham but it's a fool's errand... :unsure:
    Keele seem to offer a HUGE list of physics and "insert any random other subject" including humanities; maybe check them out?
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    (Original post by Ki Yung Na)
    Aah I've not noticed any foundation applicants here aside from myself. :eek:

    Keele seem to offer a HUGE list of physics and "insert any random other subject" including humanities; maybe check them out?
    Hi!
    I've investigated Keele and this option but I don't know if the second subject would take "credit space" from the main subject and if that would affect my degree title in the sense that I wouldn't have like the full BSc in Physics or something. I'll have to investigate it further, thanks!

    Well, I don't know much about the foundation year although I know Southampton offers one that is supposed to be quite good.
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    Just got ABB from Sussex if I firm, and I've already got an A
    Sooooo I just need BB in FM and Physics!!
    WOOP WOOP 🎉🎉🎊🎉🎊

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    (Original post by DanRigg96#)
    Just got ABB from Sussex if I firm, and I've already got an A
    Sooooo I just need BB in FM and Physics!!
    WOOP WOOP ����������
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