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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Lists are bull****.
    What makes you say that? At least they're based on actual statistics as opposed to the opinions of somebody who has never and will never attend the institutions.
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    What time can you check to see if you get rejected or not tomorrow? I heard u could check on track the night before to see if u got rejected or not?

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    (Original post by Chriswhjay)
    What time can you check to see if you get rejected or not tomorrow? I heard u could check on track the night before to see if u got rejected or not?

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    From 8am tomorrow
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    (Original post by Simog)
    There's definitely some jokes IT guys at edexcel, aqa and OCR all betting on who can hold out the longest. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY IT COULD POSSIBLY TAKE THIS LONG


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    This.

    The should spice things up a bit and upload a fake document. Haha.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Love it when people do that. Shows they've got a wide range of vocabulary and an air of sophistication to go with it.
    Then you'll be swept off your feet quite a lot i'd imagine...

    ****.
    Don't worry, as I said, we can talk about that if you want
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    Has someone actually checked oCr right now?
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    Actuallyyyy, they do too at Oxford, and most likely Cambridge too. When I went for my interview in December, I was waiting outside the room with a fresher who was calming me down and he told me how there was this girl who got in, 4 A*s and all, and he has tutorials with her and she's ridiculously thick. As in he told me how she struggled in every single tutorial she's in - having no idea what was going on. Yeah, she got in, but the guy I spoke to reckons it was because she was taught how to impress at interview.
    Thick relative to other Oxbridge students.
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    Does anyone know if any of the grade boundaries are out yet for Edexcel or AQA? and OCR aswell :Ll
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    True, Harvard.

    But academically - Oxbridge.
    yup
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Then you'll be swept off your feet quite a lot i'd imagine...



    Don't worry, as I said, we can talk about that if you want
    I am impressed with people who have a way with words. Oxbridge seems to graduate a lot of people who can.
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    (Original post by AhmedDavid)
    Does anyone know if any of the grade boundaries are out yet for Edexcel or AQA? and OCR aswell :Ll
    No.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    No.
    Do you go to Oxford or Cambridge, or have you been?
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Not my problem if you find it difficult to get good grades.
    so do you apparently? isn't that what you came here moaning about in the first place?


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    So what's everyone's back up plans if they don't get in? Backpacking here followed by commercial airliner pilot training.

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    (Original post by Chriswhjay)
    So what's everyone's back up plans if they don't get in? Backpacking here followed by commercial airliner pilot training.

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    JSA

    (Honestly, I have no idea. Will check out Clearing, probably)

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    To be honest, the Cambridge / Oxford graduates that I have come across may be smart, but they tend to lack common sense. I spoke to a Law Firm recently about a Law application from Cambridge. He was all good with his education, but he failed on one aspect: common sense.

    I don't like the bickering between the two Universities or the whole I am smarter and greater than you because I attend said Universities. It sickens me because you are indirectly belittling others.

    It's from my perspective that the most "easily" gained A*s and As come from the science subjects or maths. It's not uncommon for other subjects to creep in I am aware of that, but from my understanding it's primarily science or maths. In those subjects you have to be naturally gifted. I enjoy maths, but I am not gifted and I would struggle at A-level and would fall at around the E-D level not because I am stupid. I have known Cambridge and Oxford applicants to have only maths and science based A-levels. It's "easier" to achieve those high grades in those subjects when you are naturally gifted.

    I am more impressed when an Oxford or Cambridge applicant has A levels that do not include Maths or Science. I have more respect for them.
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    I find it surprising that so many oxbridge supporters on here spitting their self righteous nonsense about oxbridge being the only worthwhile universities in the uk. We are all in the same boat regardless of courses and grades, we all want to get in... So please do everyone a favour and take your sanctimonious attitudes elsewhere.

    Peace out.

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    ok my sister is a cam undergrad and also postgrad herself and she got all 1st and 100% scholarship for the phd course. Now she's working for big 4 and still got top in exams for her qualification at company. She's like everyone else or even not as practically good as her husband who graduated from York. She even asks him to help her with her job now and then (and yeah seems like she strangely lacks common sense as well lol) But one thing I can say about her is that she's extremely hard working and passionate about her course and studying in general.

    As for me my AS UMS is very low I even got b and c and I still applied to Cambridge and even though I was ultimately rejected because of that low UMS, I still impressed them at interview and got pooled. Most of people who got fished had high UMS like 93~. So one thing I'm sure about Cambridge is that they are looking for people who is academically excellent or those who are good on paper, not necessarily intelligent. I mean intelligent people got in but it doesn't mean everyone at Cambridge is like different than anyone else. Many people got stressed and had to change uni.

    I mean geez, people! Just enjoy your life why do you have to compare? We are different, we are good at different things. What we should care about is ourselves and our potentials!

    And stop stressing about grade boundaries! Even if there is low raw mark for an A and you remember you've done it well, it might still well turn out to be a C. It does not matter! Don't try to reassure yourself because it's false belief! What matters is the results on Thursday so please Sleep and stop obsessing with this thread! This reminds me of the pool! OMG NIGHTMARE!
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    quick question people: is is normal to be able to see courses available through clearing / adjustment on the universities websites today??
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    :lolwut: They've probably applied for the "easier" subjects to get in, or conversely for Economics and PPE. :rolleyes:
    Law, English and Classics. Incidentally I applied for Economics.

    Idiots exist everywhere; some are just cleverer than others. If you want to be considered an "intellectual", read Dostoevsky. I read that crap back in year 11. Had a notepad an a dictionary next to me. My vocabulary is now incredibly vast. Did I get any cleverer reading that stuff? Hell no. Do people treat me like I did? Yup!

    Throw in a big word here and there and people become infatuated. I used the term "onomastic incongruity" in my Cambridge interview and tbh that's probably what got me the offer. People don't like to admit it but we're all hugely amenable to cognitive prejudice. Many intellectuals are full of **** - especially in the social sciences.
 
 
 

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