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    (Original post by heymanbarca)
    What did you get on your Bmat Hypocrism?
    I can't find my exact results, but this is a ball park:

    Aptitude was just about 7, I think it was 7.2 or 7.3
    Science was between 6 and 7, I think it was 6.4 or 6.5
    And essay was 5A

    (Original post by sango)
    Yes they were. I hate the fact that so many people were predicted 7s so easily yet I get 6s in mocks and get predicted 6s. :hmmm:

    And these same people, including yourself, were the ones who got into Oxford/Cambridge.
    Well, I did get 7s in all my first year mocks except maths (4 ) and my second year mocks except maths (5 ) so that comment isn't really necessary..
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    (Original post by Hypocrism)


    Well, I did get 7s in all my first year mocks except maths (4 ) and my second year mocks except maths (5 ) so that comment isn't really necessary..
    Well fair enough but a certain future-Oxford medic did poorly in his first year mocks but was predicted-stellar grades... There just seemed to have been some glearing inconsistencies, I got 766, 764(Biology :rolleyes: ) in my first year mocks and got predicted 766, 765.
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    (Original post by Hypocrism)
    I can't find my exact results, but this is a ball park:

    Aptitude was just about 7, I think it was 7.2 or 7.3
    Science was between 6 and 7, I think it was 6.4 or 6.5
    And essay was 5A



    Well, I did get 7s in all my first year mocks except maths (4 ) and my second year mocks except maths (5 ) so that comment isn't really necessary..


    Aren´t you supposed to get your predictions, in the first year of IB?, plus if you got a 4 in math how were you predicted a 7? ;D
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    University: Cardiff/Exeter/Birmingham
    Course: Biology
    Date Application sent: December sometime
    Decision: conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 37.
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 34/34/32 respectively
    Higher Level Subjects: Bio, Chem, History.
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    (Original post by heymanbarca)
    Aren´t you supposed to get your predictions, in the first year of IB?, plus if you got a 4 in math how were you predicted a 7? ;D
    We did get them in the first year, I'm really just trying to make myself feel like my insides aren't being slowly sandpapered by a giant ape right now by concentrating on the 7s!

    My maths teachers said that from past experience, none of their pupils get stellar grades in the 1st year mocks because it's a 2 year process to learn the techniques needed for HL maths, but many get 6s or 7s. Most questions can be done using a "sledgehammer" method that takes three times as long, but in the second year you usually begin to see links between topics to find the short-cut methods. That's why they generally inflate their predicted grades depending more on the work ethic of the student.
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    (Original post by Hypocrism)
    I can't find my exact results, but this is a ball park:

    Aptitude was just about 7, I think it was 7.2 or 7.3
    Science was between 6 and 7, I think it was 6.4 or 6.5
    And essay was 5A



    Well, I did get 7s in all my first year mocks except maths (4 ) and my second year mocks except maths (5 ) so that comment isn't really necessary..
    Ditto hahahaha, 4 in HL Math mocks and a low 5 was the highest in the class lol. The 4 improved considerably this year but I am still not looking forward to the real IB HL Math exam.
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    (Original post by LondonTownGirl)
    what was your LNAT score?
    hahaahah not amazing, i got 21/42
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    (Original post by heymanbarca)
    ohhh allright, i get it, your teachers must like you a lot for predicting you 7s in all of your subjects especially maths teachers, but yeah i see where your´e coming from, but did you say many people get 6s or 7s in their second year or what? still undecisive over whether to take math Hl or not;S
    That mark only takes into account the core - your option paper should be easy to get the 7 on and push that up. I was given a 6 for my grade because the option paper would push it up.

    Nobody except the Japanese genius guy in our class got above a 5 in the core papers mocks - but both my teachers assure us that this is normal for HL maths, and that a person getting a 4 in the mock will achieve a 6, or a 7 with a huge amount of work in the last 3 months.
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    (Original post by Hypocrism)
    That mark only takes into account the core - your option paper should be easy to get the 7 on and push that up. I was given a 6 for my grade because the option paper would push it up.

    Nobody except the Japanese genius guy in our class got above a 5 in the core papers mocks - but both my teachers assure us that this is normal for HL maths, and that a person getting a 4 in the mock will achieve a 6, or a 7 with a huge amount of work in the last 3 months.
    Final question lol, did you get all 7s in homeworks and tests/quizzes for the 7 in predicted grades? or is it solemnly based on your mocks? cause im scared for my predicted grades !!!!
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    (Original post by heymanbarca)
    Final question lol, did you get all 7s in homeworks and tests/quizzes for the 7 in predicted grades? or is it solemnly based on your mocks? cause im scared for my predicted grades !!!!
    Well I was getting consistent high marks in most subjects (chem/phys) and normally at least 5 / 6 in homeworks, but that is open book of course and not such a good indicator.
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    University: Aston
    Course: Psychology
    Date Application sent: Dec 14th
    Decision: conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 33
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 33
    Higher Level Subjects: Chem, Bio, Psych

    University: Leicester-First choice
    Course: Psychology
    Date Application sent: Dec 14th
    Decision: conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 33
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 32
    Higher Level Subjects: Chem, Bio, Psych

    University: DMU
    Course: Psychology
    Date Application sent: Dec 14th
    Decision: conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 33
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 30
    Higher Level Subjects: Chem, Bio, Psych

    University: Portsmouth
    Course: Psychology
    Date Application sent: Dec 14th
    Decision: conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 33
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 32
    Higher Level Subjects: Chem, Bio, Psych
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    (Original post by Hypocrism)
    Well I was getting consistent high marks in most subjects (chem/phys) and normally at least 5 / 6 in homeworks, but that is open book of course and not such a good indicator.
    oh alright same i get good on test and quizzes like 6´s and 7´s but not on hw i usually get like 4´s, ;S, just don´t know how much to study, how much do/did you study on like a daily basis? , i study like all the time lol!!!! btw where else did you apply?(universities) as in the universities?
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    University: Oxford
    Course: French & Linguistics
    Date Application sent: 15th October 2010
    Decision: Conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 38 (I think)
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 40 with 7 in French B, and 6 in both English and History
    Higher Level Subjects: French B, English and History
    Standard Level Subjects: Maths Studies, Physics, Economics

    University: Aberystwyth
    Course: Romance Languages
    Date Application sent: 15th October 2010
    Decision: Conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 38 (I think)
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 26 with 5 in French B
    Higher Level Subjects: French B, English and History
    Standard Level Subjects: Maths Studies, Physics, Economics

    University: Warwick
    Course: French & Italian Studies
    Date Application sent: 15th October 2010
    Decision: Conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 38 (I think)
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 36 with 6 in French B
    Higher Level Subjects: French B, English and History
    Standard Level Subjects: Maths Studies, Physics, Economics

    University: Exeter
    Course: French & Italian
    Date Application sent: 15th October 2010
    Decision: Conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 38 (I think)
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 34 with 5 in French B
    Higher Level Subjects: French B, English and History
    Standard Level Subjects: Maths Studies, Physics, Economics

    University: King's College London
    Course: French
    Date Application sent: 15th October 2010
    Decision: Conditional
    IB Points Prediction: 38 (I think)
    Offer conditions (in IB points): 34 with 6 in French B
    Higher Level Subjects: French B, English and History
    Standard Level Subjects: Maths Studies, Physics, Economics

    To be honest, 40 points isn't looking likely. Doing my mocks at the moment. Nightmare.
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    (Original post by rohitronaldo)
    That comes down to the interview much more than predicted grades really....

    No one in their right mind would apply to Oxbridge with a predicted total of less than 38.
    Apparently Cambridge wasn't considering anybody with an IB prediction of less than 42 out of 45.
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    (Original post by Hypocrism)
    Well I was getting consistent high marks in most subjects (chem/phys) and normally at least 5 / 6 in homeworks, but that is open book of course and not such a good indicator.
    what are the grade boundaries for a 7 in your school because it seems as if you´re just strolling past, in my school it´s 85% And above!!
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    (Original post by heymanbarca)
    what are the grade boundaries for a 7 in your school because it seems as if you´re just strolling past, in my school it´s 85% And above!!
    Sounds about the same for us. Remember in actual IB exams, a 7 in chemistry is just under 80%, maths is about 75%, physics is about 70%
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    yesyes i do know that, but you also must bear in mind that you are being graded on a scale so you are basically competing against thousands of other Ib students!
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    (Original post by meganeira)
    Apparently Cambridge wasn't considering anybody with an IB prediction of less than 42 out of 45.
    That's either false information or varies from college to college.

    My friend was pooled and subsequently accepted. He had a 39 predicted.....but the offer is 40 points.
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    (Original post by rohitronaldo)
    That's either false information or varies from college to college.

    My friend was pooled and subsequently accepted. He had a 39 predicted.....but the offer is 40 points.
    Fair enough, that's what I was told that's all.

    Damn. People offered 40 points from Cambridge?! I thought I was taking the option with the lower offers... anyone applied for Oxford and get offered below 40?

    I just find it sickening that A Level students only need 3 As to get into Oxford. Oh well, Aberystwyth it is for me!
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    (Original post by meganeira)
    Fair enough, that's what I was told that's all.

    Damn. People offered 40 points from Cambridge?! I thought I was taking the option with the lower offers... anyone applied for Oxford and get offered below 40?

    I just find it sickening that A Level students only need 3 As to get into Oxford. Oh well, Aberystwyth it is for me!
    Oh some of the Cambridge offers are 42 and the most notable one is the Economics guy who got a 45 offer for Peterhouse College.

    Haha, my Oxford offer is 39 points :P with a 7 in HL Economics. 1 point hardly makes it easier though lol. Man it would suck to miss offers especially after the long application process.

    For me it was: Fill up UCAS and apply --> Take the TSA --> Get called for interview --> Get an offer.
    To miss it after that.......ughhh.
 
 
 
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