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    (Original post by polthegael)
    I'm sure you have a more specialist word for it though!
    Splunge?
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    (Original post by *Joanna*)
    Me too, but I need an E as well.....really really want to know my results now, but at the same time I don't....
    My pities to both of you. I'm on edge because of AS results on the 19th, and that's just to apply! Hope you both get your grades..
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    (Original post by polthegael)
    You need some E to keep you dancing...? Oh, you mean a grade.. Why an E? Which subject are you doing?

    I got an u/c offer as I did exams last year. I remember waiting for results... NOT FUN! You have my sympathy!

    Best Wishes
    I need A in Bio, Chem and Maths, and the E in French. They don't give a damn bout General Studies! I 'spose it's so I don't drop it, I was rescued from the pool and then deferred so I 'spose they want to make sure that I really deserve to be there...Sympathy much appreciated, not long to wait now though...roll on 19th August!
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    (Original post by Wilde_Oscar)
    My pities to both of you. I'm on edge because of AS results on the 19th, and that's just to apply! Hope you both get your grades..
    Me too. It's still quite a big thing though, whether or not we can apply; if we can, and still don't get in, then at least we can still pass it down to our grandchildren that we were intelligent enough (or at least hard-working and geeky enough) to apply to one of the biggest University institutions in the world. OOO, making myself more nervous by the minute!
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    does anyone know the score for people who miss their offer by a couple of marks? I know its down to the discretion of the colleges themselves but what are the chances of them doing whatever they do? Ive been accepted for law so would they be more/less strict that other subjects?

    thanks for any help
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    (Original post by rockindemon)
    does anyone know the score for people who miss their offer by a couple of marks? I know its down to the discretion of the colleges themselves but what are the chances of them doing whatever they do? Ive been accepted for law so would they be more/less strict that other subjects?

    thanks for any help
    i missed my offer by about half a grade rather than a few marks and i'm still there. that said, i had taken other exams that weren't included in my offer. it also depends on how many people from your year at your college make/miss their offers. i'd say in general that cambridge colleges prefer to rely on what they thought of you at interview, but it's by no means certain that you'll get your place if you miss your grades.
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    (Original post by rockindemon)
    does anyone know the score for people who miss their offer by a couple of marks? I know its down to the discretion of the colleges themselves but what are the chances of them doing whatever they do? Ive been accepted for law so would they be more/less strict that other subjects?

    thanks for any help
    A friend of mine missed his offer in History by oine mark. Christ's had filled all their places for the year, but told him that they would guarantee him a spot if he was willing to take a gap year.
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    (Original post by ASNaC)
    A friend of mine missed his offer in History by oine mark. Christ's had filled all their places for the year, but told him that they would guarantee him a spot if he was willing to take a gap year.
    that's bizarre, considering i'm there now having missed by a lot more. i kind of feel like I should be on an enforced gap year now :confused:
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    (Original post by amateurish)
    that's bizarre, considering i'm there now having missed by a lot more. i kind of feel like I should be on an enforced gap year now :confused:
    I don't know all the ins and outs of it. Christ's in general don't seem to like ASNaCs much, so that may have come into the equation. Or maybe they just really liked you...
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    (Original post by ASNaC)
    I don't know all the ins and outs of it. Christ's in general don't seem to like ASNaCs much, so that may have come into the equation. Or maybe they just really liked you...
    hmm...it would have given our year one arch&anther and two asnacs which I don't suppose they would have been keen on. at least he got a place in the end!
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    I'm hoping to apply for Enlgish in 2005 - not sure about colleges. Either Trinity, Sidney Sussex or Clare but I can't make up my mind!
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    Oooh, let me help you make up your mind! Sidney is GREAT

    On a more serious note, the three colleges have a few main differences which I can try to outline if it'll help. If you want a huge and/or stinking rich college, Trinity fits that; Clare is about medium-sized and Sidney's one of the smallest, and neither of these two is amongst the poorest colleges. Clare is very musical; Trinity's usually right at the top of the academic table. Sidney's average-to-crap for everything, which I personally love cos it means you can take part in everything - it's all very laid-back since we know we're gonna lose anyway

    PS Quick plug to any would-be engineers or historians - I think we came either top of the table or pretty damn close for both Engineering and History this year...
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    why is emmanuel not on your list of colleges.....to make such a blindly obvious mistake suggests stupidty beyond what is acceptable at cambridge....only joking
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    (Original post by Willla2)
    why is emmanuel not on your list of colleges.....to make such a blindly obvious mistake suggests stupidty beyond what is acceptable at cambridge....only joking
    Ha! Emma = bus station noise = urrgh
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    i live in london - traffic noise is a comfort!
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    Oooh, let me help you make up your mind! Sidney is GREAT

    On a more serious note, the three colleges have a few main differences which I can try to outline if it'll help. If you want a huge and/or stinking rich college, Trinity fits that; Clare is about medium-sized and Sidney's one of the smallest, and neither of these two is amongst the poorest colleges. Clare is very musical; Trinity's usually right at the top of the academic table. Sidney's average-to-crap for everything, which I personally love cos it means you can take part in everything - it's all very laid-back since we know we're gonna lose anyway

    PS Quick plug to any would-be engineers or historians - I think we came either top of the table or pretty damn close for both Engineering and History this year...
    Sidney is my favourite at the moment! I went there on an open day and really liked it. Plus the admissions tutor was the only person that gave me a nice reply when I emailed them. I want to go there now though :-( I don't have the patience to wait another year.
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    (Original post by steerpike1985)
    Sidney is my favourite at the moment! I went there on an open day and really liked it. Plus the admissions tutor was the only person that gave me a nice reply when I emailed them. I want to go there now though :-( I don't have the patience to wait another year.
    Ooh, I might have met you then... how bizarre! Glad to hear Sidney is your fave, it shows excellent taste Although to be honest you're better off not going this coming year since there's a lot of building work and disruption going on from now til next summer... You'll probably find it's a nicer place to live come October 2005! (I'm all right cos I'm living out this year, muahaha)
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    Ooh, I might have met you then... how bizarre! Glad to hear Sidney is your fave, it shows excellent taste Although to be honest you're better off not going this coming year since there's a lot of building work and disruption going on from now til next summer... You'll probably find it's a nicer place to live come October 2005! (I'm all right cos I'm living out this year, muahaha)
    The bloke from Sidney who showed as around was a funky, short, slightly podgy, verging-on-bald bloke who studied Philosophy. Know him?! Can't remember his name!
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    Faboba might. He's got an offer from Sidney to study philosophy.
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    (Original post by steerpike1985)
    The bloke from Sidney who showed as around was a funky, short, slightly podgy, verging-on-bald bloke who studied Philosophy. Know him?! Can't remember his name!
    Might have been Ben...
 
 
 
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