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I applied for an open application and interviewed in Hertford.
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/gasp/ im not the only one!! i had four hls though so i had a bit of leeway...
i think cambridge generally gives higher offers. i have a friend who got a 43 offer for economics this year (which is just cruel, as she was 'only' predicted 42). as far as i know oxford rarely gives 777 offers - we were just unlucky i guess.
sorry about the missed offer. out of curiosity, which college did you apply to? have you contacted them to ask whether they could still reconsider?
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Why? are u thinking to apply in the following year?
For which course?
Offer for other courses, say PPE, won't be that high compared to oversubscribed courses such as EM, Law and Medicine.
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Merci!

Finished this year with 41 and 777 in HL, including history. So hopefully I should have a chance!
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Whats STEP?
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My insurance is crap
so I decided to take a gap year or so if I failed to get in there.

My headmaster phoned them last night and they said they'd wait till A-level results day. I already request for a re-mark for some subjects.
So... all I need to do is just to keep my fingers crossed. :yep:

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Oh no I'm really sorry Did you get your insurance?
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(Original post by shinhans31)
Why? are u thinking to apply in the following year?
For which course?
Offer for other courses, say PPE, won't be that high compared to oversubscribed courses such as EM, Law and Medicine.
History and Economics at Oxford for entry in 2009.
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Offer for other courses, say PPE, won't be that high compared to oversubscribed courses such as EM, Law and Medicine.
You seriously think PPE isn't oversubscribed at Oxford? Over the last 3 years, 20.1% of applications were successful. That's only slightly more than the courses you call 'oversubscribed'. Plus, straight Law (not with Law studies in Europe) actually has a higher success rate than PPE. It's one of Oxford's most popular courses.
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No!!! PPE is certainly oversubscribed!
What I wanted to say was, it is rather less oversubscribed when compared to EM.
For EM, only about 10.3% of applications were successful last year.

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You seriously think PPE isn't oversubscribed at Oxford? Over the last 3 years, 20.1% of applications were successful. That's only slightly more than the courses you call 'oversubscribed'. Plus, straight Law (not with Law studies in Europe) actually has a higher success rate than PPE. It's one of Oxford's most popular courses.
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You're all confusing me now:p: I'm trying to decide whether to apply for Cambridge (english) or Oxford (english and modern language) and every other comment trashes each school respectively :rolleyes:
I had to make a decision too but it wasn't SO difficult because I don't want to do the whole modern languages thing. Also, Cambridge struck me as much, much nicer.
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I had to make a decision too but it wasn't SO difficult because I don't want to do the whole modern languages thing. Also, Cambridge struck me as much, much nicer.
Yeah, that's basically what made me decide for Cambridge too I'm not even nearly as good in French as I think I'd need to be for English/Modern and tbh, Cambridge appeals to me much more. Are you applying to Cam now then? College?
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Yeah, that's basically what made me decide for Cambridge too I'm not even nearly as good in French as I think I'd need to be for English/Modern and tbh, Cambridge appeals to me much more. Are you applying to Cam now then? College?
Yeah I am- I will be applying to Trinity but that's highly unlikely as I'm also applying for a choral scholarship (I'm so thick...) so probably elsewhere.

What about you? Best of luck with it all...
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Yeah I am- I will be applying to Trinity but that's highly unlikely as I'm also applying for a choral scholarship (I'm so thick...) so probably elsewhere.

What about you? Best of luck with it all...
No way? I thought about Trinity but I'm prob going for Trinity Hall, Pembroke or Selwyn (prob Trnity Hall though). Well, good luck to you too and hope to see you there
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I was just awe struck my Trinity- the Wren Library, the buildings. Wow...but then the choir is AMAZING so I won't get in on that count, and as the college itself is so amazing I don't doubt a swift rejection. Pembroke is LOVELY though! I visited it and the interior was just gorgeous.
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What's ur IB score?
As far as I know, If you want to apply for a scholarship, you will need to have a very strong academics.

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Yeah I am- I will be applying to Trinity but that's highly unlikely as I'm also applying for a choral scholarship (I'm so thick...) so probably elsewhere.

What about you? Best of luck with it all...
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What's ur IB score?
As far as I know, If you want to apply for a scholarship, you will need to have a very strong academics.
Well no, as he said a choral scholarship. Your singing has to be good! But to apply to Cambridge at all you need strong academics!
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damn, sucks for you guys with score requirements. I got into harvard with a predicted 43. Then, I met an admissions officer and he told me that final IB marks aren't worth a damn. So, I didn't study at ALL... and yet managed to pull a 35 out of my ass :confused: I was worried about not getting the diploma after I wrote the exams, actually.. i think that if you fail to get it harvard puts out on "academic probation" where you need a certain GPA.

*shrugs*
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Well, did you phone to the admission officer after the exam?

(Original post by vadox6466)
damn, sucks for you guys with score requirements. I got into harvard with a predicted 43. Then, I met an admissions officer and he told me that final IB marks aren't worth a damn. So, I didn't study at ALL... and yet managed to pull a 35 out of my ass :confused: I was worried about not getting the diploma after I wrote the exams, actually.. i think that if you fail to get it harvard puts out on "academic probation" where you need a certain GPA.

*shrugs*
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(Original post by vadox6466)
damn, sucks for you guys with score requirements. I got into harvard with a predicted 43. Then, I met an admissions officer and he told me that final IB marks aren't worth a damn. So, I didn't study at ALL... and yet managed to pull a 35 out of my ass :confused: I was worried about not getting the diploma after I wrote the exams, actually.. i think that if you fail to get it harvard puts out on "academic probation" where you need a certain GPA.

*shrugs*
I hate how American universities work like this, since half the time predicted scores are worth jack; it doesn't seem right that you can get into university based upon biased guestimations from your teachers.

High IB scores are worth a little bit though. Most unis will accept a 6 or 7 as extra credit towards certain courses or allow you to skip others altogether, much like AP.
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