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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
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    Did you evolve yet? You've been an adult for a while now.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I should have clarified that:
    "Nobody solely goes to university to fit in"
    Me included. I'm not going to university "solely" to fit in. That's bull****.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Depends on what you mean by the word "genius". Holy ****, some of them can be out of this world.

    They are magical institutions. Their alma mater have revolutionised this world.
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    The alma mater is the university itself, alumni are its graduates.
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    (Original post by DarkAndTwisty)
    You waiting up for grade boundaries too, AG? My sleeping pattern is screwed up already haha so I thought I might as well. The Oxbridge debate here is not providing much entertainment however

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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Yes. Nick Griffin is such a jolly good chap isn't he?


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    He must be clever enough to get in, in the first place. Also clever enough to convince people to support his bull**** policies (well some of them).

    EDIT: Never met an Oxbridger over 30, I'm talking about Oxbridgers between 19 and maybe 25/26 max?
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    Don't want people lecturing me on self hate and psych wards either, crossed that bridge years ago and after much worse things than disappointing grades

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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Also clever enough to convince people to support his bull**** policies (well some of them).
    no, those people are just as stupid and ignorant as him




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    RIGHT IM GONNA PISS OFF FOR A WHILE, not saving the world by arguing on hereeeeee.

    Hope the decent people get what they want

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    (Original post by im so academic)
    I think if you can do that, you're very intelligence. I can't do that! Many Oxbridgers can. I find that quality impressive. :erm:

    We'll see. Put it this way, if I get straight As, you probably won't be getting a PM from me.

    I don't know. Part of me thinks that if I do get into Oxbridge, I'll realise the reality that Oxbridgers are just normal people who happen to be intelligent and hard-working.

    Actually - how would you define intelligence? What makes you think that a person is intelligent?

    I think my definition is incorrect.
    Being able to speak eloquently isn't intelligence, it's often a way of just making yourself appear smarter than you are.

    Intelligence can't really be defined, there are numerous forms.

    Personally to me, intelligence is being able to pick up and apply new concepts quickly and effectively over a range of subjects.

    So I'd be in awe of someone who can do advanced levels (not a levels...) of mathematics, understand the sciences, speak more than one language whilst also being able to communicate and articulate ideas effectively.

    An intelligent person is also who can empathise in my opinion.
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    (Original post by Arva)
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    Oh yeah, that's what I meant.

    But you get what I mean.

    Please, when was the last time you've heard of a Met graduate revolutionising anything besides how to stack cornflake boxes?
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    (Original post by Titus20)
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    I thought people were saying earlier today on this thread, that the boundaries for edexcal and ocr would be published at midnight (just now) :confused:

    so when are they coming out?
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Yes, it is the amalgamation of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge... I know.
    But "going to Oxbridge" is such a bad turn of phrase.

    For the record, I should be going to Oxford, you're correct.
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    (Original post by billyfisher100)
    I agree - How about a late night movie marathon to pass the time. Any suggestions??
    Sounds good, although I don't have any suggestions
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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    You can go on UCAS at about 8 am and find out whether the uni offer has been confirmed, so if your school doesn't open until later (Like mine, which isn't open until 10am) then you can find out whether you're into uni before getting A Level results.

    STEP results are obviously a bit earlier than all of this as you get them at midnight. This is both a blessing and a curse because if you meet the STEP offer you can be fairly comfortable of having got your place but if you haven't then the night won't be enjoyable especially for near misses.
    Ah, that's cool. Will you delay checking your STEP results?
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    Is anyone staying up?
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    I've tried looking through a few pages of different threads and can't find anything so does anyone have any news on the WJEC boundaries?

    I've just seen that apparently WJEC don't release them today. ah well
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    Is anyone staying up?
    Yup. *yawns*



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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Being able to speak eloquently isn't intelligence, it's often a way of just making yourself appear smarter than you are.
    Yes it is, especially if you have top degrees from Oxbridge.

    Intelligence can't really be defined, there are numerous forms.
    Oh please, not the wishy-washy seven intelligences theory. *******s.

    Personally to me, intelligence is being able to pick up and apply new concepts quickly and effectively over a range of subjects.
    Over a range of subjects? I disagree. That discounts quite a few Oxbridgers.

    So I'd be in awe of someone who can do advanced levels (not a levels...) of mathematics, understand the sciences, speak more than one language whilst also being able to communicate and articulate ideas effectively.
    That's perfection, not intelligence.

    An intelligent person is also who can empathise in my opinion.
    OK.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    He must be clever enough to get in, in the first place. Also clever enough to convince people to support his bull**** policies (well some of them).

    EDIT: Never met an Oxbridger over 30, I'm talking about Oxbridgers between 19 and maybe 25/26 max?
    Really? I come across a lot of oxbridge grad teachers in my schools
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    To add to the Oxbridge thing: My sister is at Cambridge, she is still mortal, clever, but nothing too special.

    Also, you shouldn't worry too much about not getting in. If you get in life is not any easier. The first thing my sister was told by her tutor was that she hadn't ever worked hard in her life and that there will be points in her degree where she will cry. She was told that her tutor didn't care about anything other than results and she couldn't care less about home/emotional life.
 
 
 
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