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    How is everyone on this thread feeling about their application?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    How is everyone on this thread feeling about their application?
    Anxious about the interview - it basically all boils down to that.
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Anxious about the interview - it basically all boils down to that.
    Good luck. I can't remember your stats but I recall that over 80% of applicants are given a 1st interview .
    Are you doing relevant work exp in ur gap year?
    At least you know that any offers you get will be unconditional!
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    Good luck. I can't remember your stats but I recall that over 80% of applicants are given a 1st interview .
    Are you doing relevant work exp in ur gap year?
    At least you know that any offers you get will be unconditional!
    Yeah I should get an interview (4A*s).

    Considering I'm applying for maths, I won't get the luxury of an unconditional from Cambridge!
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Yeah I should get an interview (4A*s).

    Considering I'm applying for maths, I won't get the luxury of an unconditional from Cambridge!
    Oh, why? Have you not taken STEP yet?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Oh, why? Have you not taken STEP yet?
    Nope!
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Nope!
    Ah cool. Are you gonna be taking just 2 and 3 then?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Ah cool. Are you gonna be taking just 2 and 3 then?
    Think I'll sit all 3
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Think I'll sit all 3
    Nice! So you're offer will be conditional based on STEP.
    Will you need S,S?
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Anxious about the interview - it basically all boils down to that.
    remember though, they take loads of different factors into consideration, so it's not the case that the interview holds a lot more weight than UMS having said that, I am also ridiculously nervous about interview
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Yeah I should get an interview (4A*s).

    Considering I'm applying for maths, I won't get the luxury of an unconditional from Cambridge!
    What college you applying to as most/all colleges hate people taking gap years who are planning to do maths.
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Nice! So you're offer will be conditional based on STEP.
    Will you need S,S?
    Yes - a high hurdle.

    (Original post by PhysicsLeopard)
    remember though, they take loads of different factors into consideration, so it's not the case that the interview holds a lot more weight than UMS having said that, I am also ridiculously nervous about interview
    That's correct. I have a high UMS average across all 4, which I guess will help if I get into the pool. I haven't a clue what else I have going for me though

    (Original post by iano101)
    What college you applying to as most/all colleges hate people taking gap years who are planning to do maths.
    Queens' - they encourage it, even for maths!
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Yes - a high hurdle.
    At least your other places should easy enough .
    Would you say that S,S is harder than your A*s. Will you get a tutor?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    At least your other places should easy enough .
    Would you say that S,S is harder than your A*s. Will you get a tutor?
    Much harder. And no - I'm going solo
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Much harder. And no - I'm going solo
    Good luck. Have you already begun looking at material?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Good luck. Have you already begun looking at material?
    Correct. Made it through 80 STEP I questions so far. However, I've got the MAT next week (for Imperial) which I've been spending time on.
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Correct. Made it through 80 STEP I questions so far. However, I've got the MAT next week (for Imperial) which I've been spending time on.
    Sounds like you've got it all sorted.

    So when they ask what you'll be doing on your gap year, at interview, do you feel that saying you'll be prepping for STEP will be sufficient?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Sounds like you've got it all sorted.

    So when they ask what you'll be doing on your gap year, at interview, do you feel that saying you'll be prepping for STEP will be sufficient?
    All they care about is that I'm keeping my maths up. So prepping for all 3 STEP papers and the AEA, learning extra modules (statistics mainly), some light undergrad level reading and tutoring A-level maths should do it.
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    (Original post by CD315)
    All they care about is that I'm keeping my maths up. So prepping for all 3 STEP papers and the AEA, learning extra modules (statistics mainly), some light undergrad level reading and tutoring A-level maths should do it.
    Yep, that's what I mean. Are you doing AFM then?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Yep, that's what I mean. Are you doing AFM then?
    Not sure yet. My exam board (CCEA) doesn't offer it, so I'd have to see about how I'd get it under MEI or somewhere.
 
 
 
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