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    (Original post by jneill)
    The OP has A*A*A* prediction but is overly worried he's not going to get many offers, rather than his ability to make the offers. Hence putting lots of universities with A*AA requirements.
    Yes that is exactly my concern


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Yes that is exactly my concern
    Hence my use of the word "overly"
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    you will get atleast 2-3 offers dw, apply 3 A*aa + oxbrige + insurance
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    If I don't get one of LSE, UCL or Warwick I will probably give up on life and live as a goat farmer in northern Mongolia


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    That's not meant to be snobbish IN ANY WAY it's just I've really got my heart set on one of those three


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    If I don't get one of LSE, UCL or Warwick I will probably give up on life and live as a goat farmer in northern Mongolia
    Warwick has a 60% offer rate. And your chances are much higher.

    (Mongolian cashmere is not to be underestimated...
    http://www1.american.edu/TED/mongolia.htm
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Haha interesting case study so you think Im likely to get Warwick?

    God I hate this speculation I just want to apply and get an answer now lol


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    I'm going to leave you with your goats now...

    Good luck

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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    I can't apply to Oxbridge because:

    Cambridge Economics: too mathematical as I only have AS Further Maths

    Oxford Economics and Management: Ridiculously competitive (8% success rate) and teachers advise not to apply

    Oxford PPE: not good enough at the TSA and not really interested in philosophy or politics that much


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    Definitely give Oxford a go! With A*A*A* prediction you're going to be one of the top people (academically) that apply! So you have every shot!

    Our teachers at school advised people not to go for Oxbridge as its more effort for them and they like being able to say that everyone that applied got in (ie they would only encourage you to apply if they thought it was a strong chance you got in) but ignore them! With those grades you'll always regret it if you don't... Don't let them put you down and stop you achieving your potential!


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    (Original post by mizzsnazzter)
    Definitely give Oxford a go! With A*A*A* prediction you're going to be one of the top people (academically) that apply! So you have every shot!

    Our teachers at school advised people not to go for Oxbridge as its more effort for them and they like being able to say that everyone that applied got in (ie they would only encourage you to apply if they thought it was a strong chance you got in) but ignore them! With those grades you'll always regret it if you don't... Don't let them put you down and stop you achieving your potential!


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    But I already explained my reasons for not applying which aren't to do with my academic ability more to do with the natures of the courses!


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    But I already explained my reasons for not applying which aren't to do with my academic ability more to do with the natures of the courses!
    Except your reason for E+M wasn't to do with the course.

    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    I can't apply to Oxbridge because:
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    Oxford Economics and Management: Ridiculously competitive (8% success rate) and teachers advise not to apply
    Still worth a shot...
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    But I already explained my reasons for not applying which aren't to do with my academic ability more to do with the natures of the courses!


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    Just because it's competitive doesn't mean you shouldn't apply! I was trying to say that academically you're going to be one of the top that apply so you have a good shot at getting in - why not just give it a go?

    You should get offers from the other universities so this one is worth the risk (IMO)


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    (Original post by mizzsnazzter)
    Just because it's competitive doesn't mean you shouldn't apply! I was trying to say that academically you're going to be one of the top that apply so you have a good shot at getting in - why not just give it a go?

    You should get offers from the other universities so this one is worth the risk (IMO)


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    I agree with this, plus infact I know many people who Warwick have rejected, and LSE too but have ended up going to Oxford or Cambridge, so just apply where you want realistically rather than by trying to judge how competitive the course is.
 
 
 
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