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(Original post by L'Evil Fish)
Haha that's crazy, which course? I wouldn't let my friend apply to Christ's too...
I and 3 other friends all applied to christs, one for Natsci like me, so its not gonna be fun for any of us next week probably
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I and 3 other friends all applied to christs, one for Natsci like me, so its not gonna be fun for any of us next week probably
Were his stats as scary as yours?
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Ultimately it's the subject DoS (Director of Studies) who decides, not admissions tutors.

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By the way where did you find that out?
Ah, hold on I'm wrong...

"De-selection decisions should be made in consultation with the relevant Director(s) of Studies, with the ultimate decision resting with the Admissions Tutor."

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...tion1/1_4.html

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Were his stats as scary as yours?
No, lower than yours, just short of auto pool, but he won't shut up about how his interview went really well which is annoying

ahaha thanks man, yours arent that different tbh I thought my interview was horribly average so im hoping for fished at best with the number of applicants - good luck, Im sure youll post on here the result but pm me otherwise, ill be interested in other christs natscis!
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Yeah that's the one! This is much more painful to read so close to the decision :facepalm2:
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Both my interviews were with DoSes. One I'm pretty sure I did well in - it's poetry! If I don't do well at poetry having been a poet for three years I'm a bit buggered - and the other not so well - I keep replaying it over in my mind - I'm so nervous.
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Ah, hold on I'm wrong...

"De-selection decisions should be made in consultation with the relevant Director(s) of Studies, with the ultimate decision resting with the Admissions Tutor."

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...tion1/1_4.html

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Consider that this article is written concerning invitation to interview not final decisions
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Good Luck Everyone! I feel so nervous now
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This article shows a really scary focus on the school you go to... as someone who goes to a private school it makes it seem like a no mercy approach :s
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Consider that this article is written concerning invitation to interview not final decisions
Yeah true. And it surprises me. I'd have thought the DoSs would decide who they take on their course. After all they are the subject leaders.

After all, in the world of business the line managers ultimately decide who they employ, not the HR department...

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This article shows a really scary focus on the school you go to... as someone who goes to a private school it makes it seem like a no mercy approach :s
It's a great article that makes me feel a bit sick - I go to a pretty good private school and so I'm scared they'll be harsher on me. Also, the 'individual modules' thing also makes me want to throw up a bit.
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Ah, hold on I'm wrong...

"De-selection decisions should be made in consultation with the relevant Director(s) of Studies, with the ultimate decision resting with the Admissions Tutor."

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...tion1/1_4.html

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I think that's regarding interview offers.


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Yeah that's the one! This is much more painful to read so close to the decision :facepalm2:
It's terrible isn't it? It's made me so much more nervous.
When I came back to school today, it seemed like everyone and their mother wanted to know if I'd heard back yet. I've started saying that I don't know what they're talking about to avoid the embarrassment come next monday :lol:
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Both my interviews were with DoSes. One I'm pretty sure I did well in - it's poetry! If I don't do well at poetry having been a poet for three years I'm a bit buggered - and the other not so well - I keep replaying it over in my mind - I'm so nervous.
Ooh! It's now your duty to write us all a poem in this thread each day up 'til - and including - the 10th.
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It's a great article that makes me feel a bit sick - I go to a pretty good private school and so I'm scared they'll be harsher on me. Also, the 'individual modules' thing also makes me want to throw up a bit.
I just didn't like how that girl from a 'leading private school' had her years of hard work dismissed like that at all. It's an insightful article but it's made me feel 100000x more nervous, especially since in the context of my school my GCSEs are average so they might have a super harsh approach to me too
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This article shows a really scary focus on the school you go to... as someone who goes to a private school it makes it seem like a no mercy approach :s
Perhaps, but I'm sure you'll be fine anyway!!
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I just didn't like how that girl from a 'leading private school' had her years of hard work dismissed like that at all. It's an insightful article but it's made me feel 100000x more nervous, especially since in the context of my school my GCSEs are average so they might have a super harsh approach to me too
From what I read, the girl from the leading private school sounded like she didn't really think the way they wanted and she didn't really know what was going on. Sometimes people at private schools are spoon-fed - I hate it when people say 'all private school people are spoon-fed' but occasionally it does happen. Or she works better in a lesson environment than the interview environment.

Dude. You have a 100% top three average. ​If they don't let you in they're on crack.
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No, lower than yours, just short of auto pool, but he won't shut up about how his interview went really well which is annoying

ahaha thanks man, yours arent that different tbh I thought my interview was horribly average so im hoping for fished at best with the number of applicants - good luck, Im sure youll post on here the result but pm me otherwise, ill be interested in other christs natscis!
Lol, as mean as it sounds it's funny when people think they've smashed it when they really haven't.

Yours are much higher :laugh: I'll pm you about interview actually, curious about some things
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I just didn't like how that girl from a 'leading private school' had her years of hard work dismissed like that at all. It's an insightful article but it's made me feel 100000x more nervous, especially since in the context of my school my GCSEs are average so they might have a super harsh approach to me too
I don't go to a private school - but what I will say is that 100% UMS is rare wherever you go, I don't think academics will let you down. Anyone know how they regard state schools which only admit about a handful of applicants every couple of years?
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Ooh! It's now your duty to write us all a poem in this thread each day up 'til - and including - the 10th.
On Reinterview Calls Starting Tomorrow:

argh
argh argh argh
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I don't go to a private school - but what I will say is that 100% UMS is rare wherever you go, I don't think academics will let you down. Anyone know how they regard state schools which only admit about a handful of applicants every couple of years?
It more depends on how good your state school is and how good their results are.
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