(Original post by lalaberlin)
Damn it, I knew that the Cambridge maths course is really really hard, but I had no idea it's this intense. You do know, however, that Oxford is starting to ask A*AA for maths starting next year?
Are you applying for pure maths or a joint course? and how are you preparations going so far?
add another reason: oxford maths applicants, at least the ones I met in December, are really nice people
Well, they rely on STEP to weed people out. I don't know how the courses compare with each other, really - the impression I've got from reading online things is that they're both intense and very hard work, and Cambridge seems to have more mechanics/physics stuff than Oxford.
I do Advanced Highers: Scots are only asked for AAB
. They aren't raising it next year, which is nice of them.
Well, I've not started preparing yet - more worried about my May exams at the moment. But once we start the next year in June, and we get free periods, my plan is to dedicate a particular slot or two to maths stuff, starting with MAT preparation. And I'm going to do a big maths read in the summer holidays. However, I do have an appalling first draft of a personal statement completed.
Glad to hear everyone's nice!
(Original post by candide)
You don't know what "lots of drinking" means until you've lived in the Hebrides...!!!
Hmmm, I dunno, I guess what I mean is that I want to meet more people who are more like myself. There arent many people out here and less so any with whom you can have a decent discussion on a proper scientific or political topic. (half the staff at my school dont "believe" in evolution.)
Ah right. Non-evolution people are annoying: I have two friends who if they're told that something is more than 6000 years ago, they'll write it down as "8000 years" ago. It's stupid, the Bible doesn't make a lot of sense when taken literally: although I'm religious, it's perfectly possible to believe that there might be a bit/a lot of metaphor in there. Saying you don't believe in evolution is like saying you don't believe in gravity or something.
Our school doesn't have many wee frees. We've got the guitar-playing "Jesus is cool!" evangelicals who have there services in the nearby cinema instead. And then speak in tongues. (And if one of the friends I was talking about in the last paragraph sees this, I'm so dead. But it's true.)