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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Really? All my UWC friends say they despise TOK, I'll have to put up with it next year :eek:

    What subjects are you taking next year?
    Well I'm doing the IB so I'm doing HL Chemistry, Econ and ITGS and SL Maths, German and English Literature Well, how much you like TOK is heavily dependent on how good your teacher is. My teacher's really interesting and engaging so TOK isn't as bad however some of my friends don't really like it because of their teacher.
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    (Original post by Nat_LPS)
    Helloo i'm not sure what theory of knowledge is? o.o

    I think my curriculum's going good so far, i'm lucky that i enjoy all the subjects i'm doing anyway
    Loving these tests. Loads of em-its bliss.
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    Theory Of Knowledge (TOK) is a compulsory subject for IB students and it's basically kind of like philosophy as in it's a very 'deep' subject as we try to answer and question a lot of things such as whether something is real/not real, how do we know whether it's real/not real etc.

    Same, I have a lot of assessments too! It's a big jump from the IGCSE workload to be honest, haha. Are you doing A-Levels?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    I got to a moderately successful secondary school in Scotland. The kicker is we have almost no-one on free school meals here.

    Ah fair enough, I might try for both of them. It's been a dream of mine to attend Stanford and I'm prepared to do whatever it takes - this applies to the other unis I'm applying to as well. Also, most top unis have a very nice financial aid scheme where you only pay fees proportionate to your parents income. I wrote a sticky on it in the Study in North America forum, if your interested.
    We also have next to nobody on free school meals, and we send the most people to oxbridge of any state school, so that doesn't help either!

    I've read your sticky before I think Very helpful, but it's not so much a matter of finding the money as not wanting to pay more when I could just go to uni here for less. I'm doing some research into the SATs so that may chance my opinion, though.
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    We also have next to nobody on free school meals, and we send the most people to oxbridge of any state school, so that doesn't help either!

    I've read your sticky before I think Very helpful, but it's not so much a matter of finding the money as not wanting to pay more when I could just go to uni here for less. I'm doing some research into the SATs so that may chance my opinion, though.
    Is this State Grammar or State Comprehensive?
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Is this State Grammar or State Comprehensive?
    Comprehensive. There are no Grammars in my county.
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    Comprehensive. There are no Grammars in my county.
    Really? What county is that?
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Really? What county is that?
    Cambridgeshire
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    Could my fellow year 12s' do my survey on political participation please? It'd be fabulous. Thanks in advance!!

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QG7T8M
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    We also have next to nobody on free school meals, and we send the most people to oxbridge of any state school, so that doesn't help either!

    I've read your sticky before I think Very helpful, but it's not so much a matter of finding the money as not wanting to pay more when I could just go to uni here for less. I'm doing some research into the SATs so that may chance my opinion, though.
    Ah, I see. In a way, that might be an advantage for you - does your school do practice interviews, by chance? Clearly your school is performing fairly well for it to send that amount of people off to Oxbridge, you shouldn't have a problem come actual application time, if you meet the requirements.

    Really? I thought no-one read it, I haven't seen anyone post on the thread.

    It wouldn't be about finding the money, the simple thing about financial aid grants is that you don't pay them back - unlike here. If your parents earn between £65,000 to £98,000 you are given a financial aid grant where your parents only end up paying 10% of their income! No more no less. Obviously anyone earning more than that would have to pay more thus staying here would be the better option for them. EDIT: check out this Harvard site to get an idea of this: http://www.harvard-ukadmissions.co.u...inancial%20aid

    They aren't hard, just basic GCSE level stuff. All you would need to do is work on timing and vocabulary (there can be some obscure words in there). Just doing a practice test once a week should do the trick.

    As for the SAT IIs, you would just choose subjects you do currently at A-level - 2 being the optimal number to take. These, again, are not too difficult either. Practice tests should be enough.

    Sorry for the ramble.
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    (Original post by SophF_rth)
    Could my fellow year 12s' do my survey on political participation please? It'd be fabulous. Thanks in advance!!

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QG7T8M
    i have just answered
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Ah, I see. In a way, that might be an advantage for you - does your school do practice interviews, by chance? Clearly your school is performing fairly well for it to send that amount of people off to Oxbridge, you shouldn't have a problem come actual application time, if you meet the requirements.

    Really? I thought no-one read it, I haven't seen anyone post on the thread.

    It wouldn't be about finding the money, the simple thing about financial aid grants is that you don't pay them back - unlike here. If your parents earn between £65,000 to £98,000 you are given a financial aid grant where your parents only end up paying 10% of their income! No more no less. Obviously anyone earning more than that would have to pay more thus staying here would be the better option for them. EDIT: check out this Harvard site to get an idea of this: http://www.harvard-ukadmissions.co.u...inancial%20aid

    They aren't hard, just basic GCSE level stuff. All you would need to do is work on timing and vocabulary (there can be some obscure words in there). Just doing a practice test once a week should do the trick.

    As for the SAT IIs, you would just choose subjects you do currently at A-level - 2 being the optimal number to take. These, again, are not too difficult either. Practice tests should be enough.

    Sorry for the ramble.
    It's a helpful ramble! We definitely do get practise interviews - lots of them - and talks from oxford and cambridge interview specialist people to talk about the specifics. There's a whole oxbridge programme of specially designed extra work for each subject that takes lots of extra time and effort, but is ultimately very effective. We're very lucky.

    I did a couple of the calculator thingies you linked but none said I would be eligible for more than about $4000 in aid. You do make the SATs seem easier than other people have said, I guess I'll look into them more. I know my college is a centre for sitting them and plenty of people take them each year so it's all well organised,
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    (Original post by techno836)
    i have just answered
    Thank youu!
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    (Original post by SophF_rth)
    Thank youu!
    No problem
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    (Original post by techno836)
    No problem
    How is year 12 life going for you?
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    (Original post by SophF_rth)
    How is year 12 life going for you?
    Not bad, I've been very busy which i enjoy my subjects are going well (going through the testing phase at the moment :rolleyes: ) got a load of mentoring enrichment's too at the moment

    yourself?
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    (Original post by techno836)
    Not bad, I've been very busy which i enjoy my subjects are going well (going through the testing phase at the moment :rolleyes: ) got a load of mentoring enrichment's too at the moment

    yourself?
    Oh gald to hear is! Yeah, mine finishes this week. All results/reports comes next week! :eek:
    mentroting enrichment? :s
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    (Original post by SophF_rth)
    Oh gald to hear is! Yeah, mine finishes this week. All results/reports comes next week! :eek:
    mentroting enrichment? :s
    well i say enrichment :lol: its more like maths tutoring, peer mentoring, literacy mentoring etc.

    i believe on the 24th i have to go to a meeting at school about progress and that should get my grades/scores as the teachers mark them though

    what subjects you doing? Government & politics?
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    Anyone else's college have parents evening? Seems like im too old for that now!:K:
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    (Original post by Cluck)
    It's a helpful ramble! We definitely do get practise interviews - lots of them - and talks from oxford and cambridge interview specialist people to talk about the specifics. There's a whole oxbridge programme of specially designed extra work for each subject that takes lots of extra time and effort, but is ultimately very effective. We're very lucky.

    I did a couple of the calculator thingies you linked but none said I would be eligible for more than about $4000 in aid. You do make the SATs seem easier than other people have said, I guess I'll look into them more. I know my college is a centre for sitting them and plenty of people take them each year so it's all well organised,
    Oh my, I'm jealous. Is your school taking on any new students? The move from Scotland would be well worth it!

    When you say 'extra work for each subject' what exactly do you mean? Would it be preparation for taking those subjects at university?

    Ah, fair enough. If your parents earn that much, I would definitely look into merit scholarships like the Morehead-Cain, Jefferson Scholars, USC scholarships, WashU scholarships, etc. some people have turned down Harvard for the Morehead and Jefferson - granted they are incredibly difficult to get. You essentially get a free education, plus housing, plus a stipend, plus funded enrichment programs to do in the summer.

    Great! Yeah, they really shouldn't put people off. It's multiple choice for the majority of the test (bar the essay and working questions in math), nothing compared to even GCSEs where you had to elaborate on answers.
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    Is bath a good university??
 
 
 
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