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    (Original post by nabeel1231)
    I got into Kings College for Pharmacy with ABB but had a conditional offer of AAB. There are even a few (only a few) people in my year who had offers of AAB but got in with BBB and yeah, proud to say ive just passed my year one exams, onto year two! lol

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    really? thats pretty awesome.

    Was it your firm?
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    (Original post by MichelBraga)
    Both arguments are pretty good, but please, my opinions aren't based on TSR forums. If TSR was my bible, I would be saying that KCL is the worst place in the UK, which is not the case. I was an exchange student at KCL and I chose it because of the whole image KCL has projected abroad, but I was a bit disappointed when I got there. Sure, it was much better than my home university and the experience was great overall, but it was really average in terms of excellence. I didn't like the facitilies (Strand) as you could observe and I felt the teaching to be just ok.

    I visited Warwick and Durham recently, and both impressed me a lot, so I'm biased about this whole discussion, tbh.

    And about the project, I'll quote what one of you mentioned earlier: "KCL invest in their students, 'not' in buildings". Observing the mass layoffs in the last years, and the celebration of new architectural projects and building acquisitions, I have to disagree. As you both must be aware of, KCL lowered their entry standards and decreased its investments in teaching (in general) in the last decade. I don't think a really rich university would do that. In London you see both UCL and Imperial investing in research partnerships with top notch US schools and increasingly attracting more world leading scholars. So, my opinion is that KCL policy now is based on getting more money by providing more "circus" to its students, while the real important thing (teaching and excellence) has been decreasing considerably.

    However, I didn't say that KCL isn't a top notch school. I think that other unis are catching up, and KCL is holding its place much due to its past reputation.
    Arguing that Durham, Warwick and St Andrews are catching up is really different from saying they are better than KCL.
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    My situation is different because I did nursing at King's and also an access course. But the bottom line with King's is, if they love your interview, you get extra points.

    Don't get your hopes up, but don't trash them all just yet either!
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    (Original post by CupcakeDoll)
    My situation is different because I did nursing at King's and also an access course. But the bottom line with King's is, if they love your interview, you get extra points.

    Don't get your hopes up, but don't trash them all just yet either!
    What happened with your situation?
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    (Original post by MichelBraga)
    I respect your opinion, but your course may have a bigger demand than the one I was accepted to.

    It is not the same thing for all courses, but generally, you don't have to beg to get into King's with lower grades. I know one UK student and 3 International ones that were in the same position as the OP and they all managed to get accepted with lower grades.



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    (Original post by Melon girl)
    What happened with your situation?
    For access they ask for 45 credits with at least 30 at distinction and 12 at merit. (Or BBB at A level.)

    I got a conditional offer, although my condition was just to get 45 credits at pass I had a really good time at the interview though. It just sort of went my way, and I walked out knowing I'd made a good impression.

    It was for nursing though, which is a bit different. I heard after I got my offer that if they can see you as a nurse, then they will want you.
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    (Original post by CupcakeDoll)
    For access they ask for 45 credits with at least 30 at distinction and 12 at merit. (Or BBB at A level.)

    I got a conditional offer, although my condition was just to get 45 credits at pass I had a really good time at the interview though. It just sort of went my way, and I walked out knowing I'd made a good impression.

    It was for nursing though, which is a bit different. I heard after I got my offer that if they can see you as a nurse, then they will want you.
    Wow well done! What did you end up getting and how long ago was this?
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    (Original post by Melon girl)
    Wow well done! What did you end up getting and how long ago was this?
    Thank you! I only got 12 at distinction, 21 at merit and 12 at pass! I'd a lot on my plate at the time though. 2011.

    Are you applying for nursing?
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    Does anyone know the start date for Mathematics students/or other courses this year?
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    (Original post by Mathsz0r)
    Does anyone know the start date for Mathematics students/or other courses this year?
    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/ImportantDates.aspx
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    (Original post by CupcakeDoll)
    Thank you! I only got 12 at distinction, 21 at merit and 12 at pass! I'd a lot on my plate at the time though. 2011.

    Are you applying for nursing?
    What's the equivalent of those at A-Level? And so did you report those circumstances to the university.

    And no Medicine, but I know many people who this information could be useful to.
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    (Original post by Melon girl)
    What's the equivalent of those at A-Level? And so did you report those circumstances to the university.

    And no Medicine, but I know many people who this information could be useful to.
    Unfortunately the access grading isn't equivalent to A Level grading. Universities get to decide themselves. E.g. some unis ask for AAA or 45 distinction credits, some ask for BBC and also 45 distinction credits!

    Although access is level 3, they're not worth any UCAS points at all.

    Good luck with medicine!
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    And no, I never discussed other circumstances so it really isn't a factor.

    It's just the excuse I like to give myself as to why I didn't do better (although I didn't actually need to)
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    (Original post by CupcakeDoll)
    Unfortunately the access grading isn't equivalent to A Level grading. Universities get to decide themselves. E.g. some unis ask for AAA or 45 distinction credits, some ask for BBC and also 45 distinction credits!

    Although access is level 3, they're not worth any UCAS points at all.

    Good luck with medicine!
    That's actually very interesting. How do you go about applying to these universities without any UCAS points?
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    (Original post by CupcakeDoll)
    And no, I never discussed other circumstances so it really isn't a factor.

    It's just the excuse I like to give myself as to why I didn't do better (although I didn't actually need to)
    How are you finding the course? Regardless, you're on the course so doing better would have made no difference..
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    (Original post by Melon girl)
    That's actually very interesting. How do you go about applying to these universities without any UCAS points?
    Aaah I actually can't remember! I applied through UCAS but I can't remember how I put this on the form, but I do remember it being straight forward. I still put in GCSE grades etc as normal.

    It has definitely been hard! But then nursing at King's is very academically focused, I know other nursing schools are less so. But practice time is well worth it and is so much fun
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    I got study at King’s at Guy’s campus, passed this year with a first and now going into 3rd year.
    Even though King’s may let people in with a grade lower at A-level, its often those that don’t do as well in exams and finish up with 2:2s.

    King’s exams are hard.
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    (Original post by blue1211823)
    I got study at King’s at Guy’s campus, passed this year with a first and now going into 3rd year.
    Even though King’s may let people in with a grade lower at A-level, its often those that don’t do as well in exams and finish up with 2:2s.

    King’s exams are hard.
    What makes them so hard?
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    i got into kings for math with a cert HE from birkbeck
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    (Original post by Kcl hope)
    Did you or do you know anyone who got into kings without getting the grades, if so, what subject and what grades did they get, please share as I'm lacking any motivation and have no positivity, thanks x
    My sister got into kings biochemistry getting ABB instead of AAB but that was the year they raised the fees and lots of people got into unis with lower grades

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