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    (Original post by Ninja Student)
    If you don't mind me asking, which school do you both go to?
    :o: i'd rather keep myself anonymous, may i ask why you would like to know?
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    U'll be fine! first year is all about having fun!
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    (Original post by F.I)
    :o: i'd rather keep myself anonymous, may i ask why you would like to know?
    Ah, ok fair enough. I wanted to know since you both commented on Woodhouse but didn't end up going, I assumed you go somewhere better/more convenient (I'll be going Woodhouse this year). More interested in knowing what school S.R goes as his school is making him fear collecting his results.
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    school isn't starting soon enough! i'm super nervous for college too, but i've been really restless all summer!
    I start in the middle of August though, not September...
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    (Original post by Ninja Student)
    Ah, ok fair enough. I wanted to know since you both commented on Woodhouse but didn't end up going, I assumed you go somewhere better/more convenient (I'll be going Woodhouse this year). More interested in knowing what school S.R goes as his school is making him fear collecting his results.
    I have a lot of friends that go woodhouse and honestly they seem to really enjoy it there, so i wouldnt worry. Woodhouse is a big community that offers a variety of clubs and opportunities. The only reason i didnt apply to WH was because it was quite far and i wasnt prepared to travel far for it. Good Luck with your a-levels, i encourage you to make lots of friends and take part in many extra curricular activities but be wary of your a-levels, start work from the first day and also its pays to work hard. GOOD LUCK

    Need any advice, feel free to PM me
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    Hey, im starting college in august and im a bit scared as well! Im very nervous about new settings and people but i get used to them im very paranoid though and i think the worst about everything! But for others i can be optimistic instead of pessimistic like i am with myself and most matters you will settle in well and you will get along with a good few people ,but we can't all expect to have everyone like us =] id be glad if only 1 or 2 did, you'l do great , just need to get used to it! first timers ftw? lol><
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    (Original post by lovexx)
    Go in and be positive!
    If you come into a situtation with a negative attitude then obviously the outcome won't be good. I genuinely believe that everyone has feelings like this before they start college and uni sometimes therefore you will be in the same boat as everyone else. Good luck with it all :o:
    Thank you - I'll have to keep a smile on my face even tho' I'm deep down scared. It takes quite a bit for me to be deeply scared.
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    (Original post by gaaraxangel)
    Hey, im starting college in august and im a bit scared as well! Im very nervous about new settings and people but i get used to them im very paranoid though and i think the worst about everything! But for others i can be optimistic instead of pessimistic like i am with myself and most matters you will settle in well and you will get along with a good few people ,but we can't all expect to have everyone like us =] id be glad if only 1 or 2 did, you'l do great , just need to get used to it! first timers ftw? lol><
    Newbes FTW! :laugh:
    I hope things go well for you hopefully it goes well for me x
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    (Original post by F.I)
    I have a lot of friends that go woodhouse and honestly they seem to really enjoy it there, so i wouldnt worry. Woodhouse is a big community that offers a variety of clubs and opportunities. The only reason i didnt apply to WH was because it was quite far and i wasnt prepared to travel far for it. Good Luck with your a-levels, i encourage you to make lots of friends and take part in many extra curricular activities but be wary of your a-levels, start work from the first day and also its pays to work hard. GOOD LUCK

    Need any advice, feel free to PM me
    Thanks! :] That boosted my confidence about the place whole lot. I'm sure if I go in with the attitude you recommended I'll be fine. Good luck to you too!
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    (Original post by HamsterdanceX)
    Newbes FTW! :laugh:
    I hope things go well for you hopefully it goes well for me x
    don't worry in a few weeks you'l wonder what all the fuss was about and feel silly! Have fun and goodluck x
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    (Original post by F.I)
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    Um there's 2 stages really, you apply and then you find out if you actually have an interview or not, and then if you made it that far you do the interview.

    Interviews are in December sometime, you go to Oxford, stay with the college for 2 to 4 days to do the interviews. Basically you usually have 2 interviews, both with your chosen college. So if you **** up the 1st one don't worry. You have to stay the extra day because you may have an extra 3rd interview with another college selected by them. This is so that if you are deemed good enough but there is no space for you you can go to that college. You may even have 4 interviews. A friend of mine didn't even get interviewed at all by their chosen college. I don't think it is possible to read into the meaning behind the number of interviews you were given as an indication as how likely you are to get in.

    During the interview they ask you a set of questions and you have to answer each one. That is it. No tricks. Don't be surprised however if you are asked questions about your non-related-to-chemistry A level subjects however. There is no friendly chat about yourself just questions. They may ask why chemistry but that's it.

    As for Imperial and UCL interviews you didn't ask but I'll inform you anyway. If your grades and other achievements on paper are extremely good then you will just receive a friendly chat about what you like best in chemistry or your A levels or a set of relatively simple questions. Have something to talk about, and show your outside knowledge . if you don't look so good on paper then the interview will be a bit more Oxbridge style, so they can see if you have potential past what you have already achieved.

    Durham and Warwick don't interview because they are not as prestigious or have as many applicants per place as Imperial/Oxford/UCL so they just look at your grades from GCSE to now. So don't be surprised if you don't get a place at Durham or Warwick if you have poor GCSE's (>5 A*s). So oddly enough if you have lower GCSE/bare minimum A levels I would say your chances are actually higher at the top end of your choices as you get a chance to shine in interview.
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    (Original post by HamsterdanceX)
    Are you dismissing my positivity just because you've had a hard time with college and school? I'm sorry but it seems like it to me.
    YES!
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    (Original post by Ninja Student)
    More interested in knowing what school S.R goes as his school is making him fear collecting his results.
    Hmm... Stalking is imo the way to get neg repped....
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    (Original post by S.R)
    Hmm... Stalking is imo the way to get neg repped....
    I wasn't stalking, that was the second post in this thread.
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    (Original post by Ninja Student)
    I wasn't stalking, that was the second post in this thread.
    You were looking=you were stalking.

    well nvm, I did some stalking of my own and you clearly live in north west so I definitely don't know you.

    But anyway lets move on from the espionage and be friends
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    lol
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    Hey, I'm being realistic here.
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    me too guys. kindly tell me how to manage things. what to expect.
    how to plan studies-specially for semester system.
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    (Original post by S.R)
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    Hi

    I understand what you're saying because my boyfriend has it. However AS is alot more noticeable in boys than in girls. Girls can integrate more by copying others in their peer group so can blend in more which is why less girls get diagnosed (9 boys to every 1 girl apparentely).

    OP, i'm sorry to be blunt but college is extremely difficult for AS people. Friendships don't just 'form' and stick for the whole time for the pure reason that there are hundreds of people in the same year so if they don't get on with someone, they can just find someone else to be friends with at the start of the year. I've been through this alot. Although i talked to so many people in the first month of college, because of my social skills, i don't know how to sustain a conversation so it just fizzled out into nothing so from then onwards, i just didn't bother.

    I have left college with 1 true friend, my boyfriend but hes the perfect friend because he has AS and i adore him because we can talk for hours about nothing (suprisingly):p:

    He also hated college. He got suspended 2 times because of his AS 'aggressive outbursts' and the dislike of having a supply teacher who constantly badgered him about not doing the work or talking his thoughts out loud. But if ALL the teachers you have are aware about you, they should leave you alone.


    As long as you get involved in lots of socities then you will make lots of aquaintances which is better than nothing.


    You may try and explain to people about what AS is but i'm sorry because it's pointless because hardly nobody your own age will understand and will think you are weird.

    Sorry for the rant.
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    I was pretty nervous about starting college, but everyone was really friendly. It's good to not have any friends in your classes in my opinion as it forces you to socialise with new people and make more friends. Everybody is in the same position.
 
 
 

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