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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    There's more to getting into these top universities than grades. Your interview and entrance test scores play a big part in seperating you from the rest of the candidates who have met the entry requirements.
    And there's always a story about an 'exceptional student' not getting into Oxford/Cambridge. You've got to remember that someone who was deemed more capable in more areas than one recieved their place instead.

    I'm gonna do work experience in a Charity Shop one day a month and I'm gonna do work experience in every place I can get (GP Surgery, Care Home, etc...), that'll help won't it?
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    (Original post by Darnell LD97)
    You just need to be confident with yourself having a negative mindset wont motivate you to aim high.
    I have lots of confidence with my education, but I try to be realistic
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    I'm gonna do work experience in a Charity Shop one day a month and I'm gonna do work experience in every place I can get (GP Surgery, Care Home, etc...), that'll help won't it?
    I assume you want to do a course in Medicine. Doing things like that will certainly help rather than hinder you but the main thing is once you've met the entry requirements you need to have the confidence to carry yourself and show the tutors at these top universities why you deserve a place at their institution.
    Being realistic isn't a bad thing but sometimes it stops you from pushing yourself and achieving so much more
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    I assume you want to do a course in Medicine. Doing things like that will certainly help rather than hinder you but the main thing is once you've met the entry requirements you need to have the confidence to carry yourself and show the tutors at these top universities why you deserve a place at their institution.
    Being realistic isn't a bad thing but sometimes it stops you from pushing yourself and achieving so much more

    I've been educated for a school in five years where people don't have much confidence in themselves, it rubs off... what university are you intending to study at?
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    Just wanted to wish everyone good luck just finished my first year at college andI remember what it was like just remember nothing's as bad as you imagine it to be, you'll all do fine I'm sure xxxx
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    I've been educated for a school in five years where people don't have much confidence in themselves, it rubs off... what university are you intending to study at?
    I spent 5 years at a school where achieving above a U is seen as outstanding and where people like myself who wanted to go for the top grades like A/A* were seen as idiots
    Cambridge, Birmigham- any university that will take me really . I know alot about most of the university's entry requirements and courses but I think either than the ranking, the main difference when choosing where to apply for me will be how I feel when I visit the universities themselves.
    Do you have any specific universities currently in mind for yourself?
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    It's hard to believe that our results are stored away somewhere, with no purpose, until 5 more days. I'm only getting my maths result, but it still feels horrible.
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    I spent 5 years at a school where achieving above a U is seen as outstanding and where people like myself who wanted to go for the top grades like A/A* were seen as idiots
    Cambridge, Birmigham- any university that will take me really . I know alot about most of the university's entry requirements and courses but I think either than the ranking, the main difference when choosing where to apply for me will be how I feel when I visit the universities themselves.
    Do you have any specific universities currently in mind for yourself?

    I know how you feel, I'm pretty much straight A/A* in my subjects and people look at me like some freak of nature; all I do is work hard.

    My preference is to go to UEA (Norwich) because I live quite close to it, and I like the city and I think I stand a good chance of meeting the entry criteria. I'm open to other options, but I've not really looked at many other places. I don't want to travel too far from home in case I don't like it and can't quickly escape!
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    (Original post by goldenshades)
    Did anyone take the I.C.T exam with edexcel?
    Me
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    (Original post by meadhbh 3)
    Am i the only one whose waiting for most of their results for CCEA?
    All my results are with CCEA. What subjects did you do?
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    (Original post by Sulfur)
    It's hard to believe that our results are stored away somewhere, with no purpose, until 5 more days. I'm only getting my maths result, but it still feels horrible.
    I bet they feel lonely, sitting on some dark, dusty shelves..... longing to be opened and compared to their superiors.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    I bet they feel lonely, sitting on some dark, dusty shelves..... longing to be opened and compared to their superiors.
    I doubt it.

    I think they're on a database, waiting to be uploaded and then downloaded by the school and then printed which probably hasn't been done yet.
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    Is the EPQ only available for English students?
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    (Original post by zed963)
    I doubt it.

    I think they're on a database, waiting to be uploaded and then downloaded by the school and then printed which probably hasn't been done yet.

    Wherever they are, they're taking too long.
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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    Is the EPQ only available for English students?
    Nope, it's for anyone regardless of subject choices.
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    (Original post by meadhbh 3)
    Am i the only one whose waiting for most of their results for CCEA?
    Nope! 9 of my 11 subjects are with CCEA.
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    (Original post by snikutsmullac)
    Wherever they are, they're taking too long.
    You could just hack into the website
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    (Original post by zed963)
    Nope, it's for anyone regardless of subject choices.
    Awesome, tempted to give it a go but will need to read into it more.
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    (Original post by mascot of NI)
    All my results are with CCEA. What subjects did you do?
    I've got 9 of my subjects with CCEA! Best exam board there is.
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    (Original post by zed963)
    You could just hack into the website

    If I knew how, I'd be on it. And I'd try and change the results of the people I don't like to read 'All U's'.
 
 
 
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