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    I loveeeeeee Chemistry! I'm applying for Natural Sciences at Cambridge. I'm going to the Pembroke College open day on 17/04, might be worth checking out?
    Btw are you bio or physical?

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    (Original post by Bude8)
    I loveeeeeee Chemistry! I'm applying for Natural Sciences at Cambridge. I'm going to the Pembroke College open day on 17/04, might be worth checking out?
    Yay, Chemistry! I *may* be going to an Applied Maths and Physics masterclass at Pembroke on the 14th of April, so I probably won't bother going to the open day! What do you like about Pembroke so much? I'm stuck between Sidney, Homerton, Fitz and maybe Queens'. Are you thinking of applying for the Chemistry masterclass that opens on Friday?
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    It's manageable, I guess. :rolleyes: How are you finding your A Levels?
    Music performance sounds scary! I'm thinking Natural Science for university, but I'm not sure what I want to specialise in. I'm really interested in the whole science-behind-music type thing, but I like Chemistry a lot too. Although there's still a tiny part of me saying just to completely change tack and do a music production degree instead!
    I'm finding them really enjoyable! The content is challenging and the exams don't seem too awful! Aha, that's interesting because my EPQ is on how frequencies interact and their applications in pieces of music!(basically:cool:) I don't think music production would pay as much I'm guessing you play then?
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    I'm finding them really enjoyable! The content is challenging and the exams don't seem too awful! Aha, that's interesting because my EPQ is on how frequencies interact and their applications in pieces of music!(basically:cool:) I don't think music production would pay as much I'm guessing you play then?
    Oh I'm so jealous of your EPQ! That sounds amazing! Do you have any recommended reading on that sort of stuff, because I'd be REALLY interested in learning more about it? The only EPQ my school could support me with was one to do with the chemical and geological legacy of local, disused lead mines, but it'll be interesting I guess.

    Haha, that's what everyone says when I suggest music production. :rolleyes: I play guitar, piano, bass and I *try* to sing a bit too, but I really enjoy the whole recording/production process as much as writing music itself. (Knowing how to work the software is a massive bonus for being in a band though, as we get recording time for next to nothing. ) But I don't think I'm really going to be swayed from science. What areas of science are you interested in, if you don't do something music-related?
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    (Original post by drowninginsound)
    Yay, Chemistry! I *may* be going to an Applied Maths and Physics masterclass at Pembroke on the 14th of April, so I probably won't bother going to the open day! What do you like about Pembroke so much? I'm stuck between Sidney, Homerton, Fitz and maybe Queens'. Are you thinking of applying for the Chemistry masterclass that opens on Friday?
    Good shout! I had no idea about the masterclass at all so I'll book for it as soon as they're available!
    Why Pembroke? From the pros and cons:

    • As a scientist: close to all the lecture theatres
    • Accomodation for all 3 years (plus another 3 years if a clinical medical student)
    • Has travel grants and book grants ever year for students
    • Has research grants for summer work for students
    • Very quiet during exam term, which is a bonus for concentration!
    • Strong academic performance (2nd in 2013), without being a massive hot-house. You are still encouraged to do other things.


    Basically, the most pros for me!

    I'm still not sure though, I'll see after the open day. I'm a really versatile person so I'll be happy with any college, really, but I'll apply to the one that appeals to me the most obviously What about you? Why those colleges?

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    Btw are you bio or physical?

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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Good shout! I had no idea about the masterclass at all so I'll book for it as soon as they're available!
    Why Pembroke? From the pros and cons:

    • As a scientist: close to all the lecture theatres
    • Accomodation for all 3 years (plus another 3 years if a clinical medical student)
    • Has travel grants and book grants ever year for students
    • Has research grants for summer work for students
    • Very quiet during exam term, which is a bonus for concentration!
    • Strong academic performance (2nd in 2013), without being a massive hot-house. You are still encouraged to do other things.


    Basically, the most pros for me!

    I'm still not sure though, I'll see after the open day. I'm a really versatile person so I'll be happy with any college, really, but I'll apply to the one that appeals to me the most obviously What about you? Why those colleges?
    Actually the Pembroke masterclass was something offered to certain schools including mine, being from a not great area etc etc, so if you haven't already been told about it then I doubt you can book. :dontknow: But you should definitely try for the Chemistry one!

    Pembroke does sound nice, although I've heard it can be quite hard to get into - not that I try to look at the stats too much! But if it's the one you're keen on then go for it.

    I like Homerton and Fitz because they're a bit more modern (not too keen on the old-fashioned, more ostentatious colleges) and not always mobbed by tourists; Queens' because it's by the river and it's a nice size; Sidney just seemed super great when I went to visit. They weren't open to visitors, but when I explained to the porters that I was thinking of applying they ushered me right in and gave me loads of prospectuses and info! Plus the gardens were lovely.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Good shout! I had no idea about the masterclass at all so I'll book for it as soon as they're available!
    Why Pembroke? From the pros and cons:

    • As a scientist: close to all the lecture theatres
    • Accomodation for all 3 years (plus another 3 years if a clinical medical student)
    • Has travel grants and book grants ever year for students
    • Has research grants for summer work for students
    • Very quiet during exam term, which is a bonus for concentration!
    • Strong academic performance (2nd in 2013), without being a massive hot-house. You are still encouraged to do other things.


    Basically, the most pros for me!

    I'm still not sure though, I'll see after the open day. I'm a really versatile person so I'll be happy with any college, really, but I'll apply to the one that appeals to me the most obviously What about you? Why those colleges?



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    Hello friends, this is my attempt to return to tsr looks like y'all are talking about Cambridge, good sign to come back to ey what is up

    also my return key now works in this chat box

    also going a bit slow ey, we'd've been on mark III or something last year

    (Original post by drowninginsound)
    Yay, Chemistry! I *may* be going to an Applied Maths and Physics masterclass at Pembroke on the 14th of April, so I probably won't bother going to the open day! What do you like about Pembroke so much? I'm stuck between Sidney, Homerton, Fitz and maybe Queens'. Are you thinking of applying for the Chemistry masterclass that opens on Friday?
    Sidney sussex is best college

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    I was previously, Jina! How are you all?! It feels so weird posting on the year 12 thread! haha

    Ooh and sorry if you're disappointed by my reappearance! :/
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    (Original post by drowninginsound)
    Aww, I was about to say snap. Why did you drop Geography?

    I was so p***** with my teachers last year - I took French GCSE in Year 10, and begged them to do the AS in Year 11 but they wouldn't let me, and made me take a different course that was basically equivalent in content! I was so annoyed. I try to keep it up by reading parallel text stories (and not cheating too much...).

    You did A Level Maths early, right?
    Geography was the most boring thing ever :lol: so easy too...

    Oh that's annoying! I'd have done another GCSE language instead of that! You can practise with me if you like

    And yes! I did, resitting C3 though because it was a disaster (well an A but I thought I had full marks in that so need the A*)

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    Actually the Pembroke masterclass was something offered to certain schools including mine, being from a not great area etc etc, so if you haven't already been told about it then I doubt you can book. :dontknow: But you should definitely try for the Chemistry one!

    Pembroke does sound nice, although I've heard it can be quite hard to get into - not that I try to look at the stats too much! But if it's the one you're keen on then go for it.

    I like Homerton and Fitz because they're a bit more modern (not too keen on the old-fashioned, more ostentatious colleges) and not always mobbed by tourists; Queens' because it's by the river and it's a nice size; Sidney just seemed super great when I went to visit. They weren't open to visitors, but when I explained to the porters that I was thinking of applying they ushered me right in and gave me loads of prospectuses and info! Plus the gardens were lovely.
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    Hello friends, this is my attempt to return to tsr looks like y'all are talking about Cambridge, good sign to come back to ey what is up

    also my return key now works in this chat box

    also going a bit slow ey, we'd've been on mark III or something last year



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    I went to the Cambridge Shadowing scheme 2 weeks ago. Best time of my life! I stayed at Newham College and shadowed a history student! XD


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    Bigyolo? ewwww
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    Jealousy.
    Tbh, I'll probably end up taking some biochemistry inclined modules.
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    (Original post by tara8000)
    Sidney sussex is best college
    It's definitely up there for me!

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    Geography was the most boring thing ever :lol: so easy too...

    Oh that's annoying! I'd have done another GCSE language instead of that! You can practise with me if you like

    And yes! I did, resitting C3 though because it was a disaster (well an A but I thought I had full marks in that so need the A*)
    Geography's easy to understand but I don't particularly find it boring. That said, I am dropping it at the end of this year.

    Haha, I'd be up for practising French but I think that your knowledge would be vastly superior to mine.

    At least you have the chance to resit C3. Would be annoying if you'd done it in Year 13 and then you wouldn't really have been able to redo it. An A is really good, but I can see you'd want to try and do better! I know I would. Any tips for the Core modules? I'm aiming for as close to 100 UMS as I can, so if I drop marks in Mechanics it's not so much of a problem.

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    Subject Masterclasses 2014

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    Fair enough, but my teacher seemed to be implying that our school was somehow elligible to apply for these masterclasses. We had to get our letters in by this Friday, but if you can find anything about it online then you'll have done better than me!
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    It's definitely up there for me!



    Geography's easy to understand but I don't particularly find it boring. That said, I am dropping it at the end of this year.

    Haha, I'd be up for practising French but I think that your knowledge would be vastly superior to mine.

    At least you have the chance to resit C3. Would be annoying if you'd done it in Year 13 and then you wouldn't really have been able to redo it. An A is really good, but I can see you'd want to try and do better! I know I would. Any tips for the Core modules? I'm aiming for as close to 100 UMS as I can, so if I drop marks in Mechanics it's not so much of a problem.



    Fair enough, but my teacher seemed to be implying that our school was somehow elligible to apply for these masterclasses. We had to get our letters in by this Friday, but if you can find anything about it online then you'll have done better than me!
    Its an easy A tbh.

    :nah: I'd get you up to my level!

    Tips...

    Take your time
    C1 do not make arithmetic mistakes!
    Make sure you know your concepts
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    I went to the Cambridge Shadowing scheme 2 weeks ago. Best time of my life! I stayed at Newham College and shadowed a history student! XD


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    HEY! I did too! Though I went a week ago 30 jan-1 Feb, stayed at Sidney Sussex following a theology student, omg it was the best(despite wanting to be a philosopher ;p )

    Did you apply for the summer school?

    What things have people applied for? I've applied for so many omg x.x very excited!!!
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    HEY! I did too! Though I went a week ago 30 jan-1 Feb, stayed at Sidney Sussex following a theology student, omg it was the best(despite wanting to be a philosopher ;p )

    Did you apply for the summer school?

    What things have people applied for? I've applied for so many omg x.x very excited!!!
    Oh wow! How was that? What things did you do?

    Oh I didn't realise Cambridge has a summer school! Is there a link?


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