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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    I've got no idea sorry I'm technically doing three as Cambridge don't acknowledge my maths A-level because I completed it in year 12.

    Could I ask what subjects you're doing?
    Sorry to bother you but I too will have completed my maths A level in year 12 as I'm currently taking my AS in year 11, if you don't mind me asking what did you get and how do universities react? Because I'm concerned that, like you said, they won't count it. Is it even worth it in that case?
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    (Original post by Littleone2000)
    Sorry to bother you but I too will have completed my maths A level in year 12 as I'm currently taking my AS in year 11, if you don't mind me asking what did you get and how do universities react? Because I'm concerned that, like you said, they won't count it. Is it even worth it in that case?
    Depends on the medical school. Assuming Cambridge haven't changed their policy, then yeah if you don't do an A-level over the two years (i.e. sit some sort of exam in it during year 13) then it won't count towards the fulfilment of your offer. However, I highly doubt that they simply ignore it. Maybe they will give you some extra credit for completing it early (maybe even more so in your case, starting it in year 11)? But yeah, it won't count towards your offer - do you not feel that you could meet any potential offer with your other three subjects though?

    Anyway, I thought AS was being phased out in the next year or so?
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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    Depends on the medical school. Assuming Cambridge haven't changed their policy, then yeah if you don't do an A-level over the two years (i.e. sit some sort of exam in it during year 13) then it won't count towards the fulfilment of your offer. However, I highly doubt that they simply ignore it. Maybe they will give you some extra credit for completing it early (maybe even more so in your case, starting it in year 11)? But yeah, it won't count towards your offer - do you not feel that you could meet any potential offer with your other three subjects though?

    Anyway, I thought AS was being phased out in the next year or so?
    I guess so. But yes, AS is being phased out as with A* to G GCSEs- I'll be in the last year for both. Some subjects such as biology and chemistry are linear but I'm taking them for the full A level anyway, but maths subjects are modular until 2017. It just depends on the subject but I presume all AS levels will be scrapped by 2017 as that year have also got to sit the new GCSEs.
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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    Depends on the medical school. Assuming Cambridge haven't changed their policy, then yeah if you don't do an A-level over the two years (i.e. sit some sort of exam in it during year 13) then it won't count towards the fulfilment of your offer. However, I highly doubt that they simply ignore it. Maybe they will give you some extra credit for completing it early (maybe even more so in your case, starting it in year 11)? But yeah, it won't count towards your offer - do you not feel that you could meet any potential offer with your other three subjects though?

    Anyway, I thought AS was being phased out in the next year or so?
    But that is a very good point, despite studying 5 subjects in year 12 I will have only sat A2 maths, AS further maths and AS politics by the time of applying so no science subjects! I guess that just puts more emphasis on BMAT scores and GCSE.
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    Hey everyone. I have received an offer from cambridge and I wanted to ask those of you who are in your first year what's it like? Is it fun or just all work? How's the accomodation and how do I apply for it and what was freshers like?
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    Hey everyone. I have received an offer from cambridge and I wanted to ask those of you who are in your first year what's it like? Is it fun or just all work? How's the accomodation and how do I apply for it and what was freshers like?
    Well done on your offer!! I'm in first year! OK, so not going to lie to you, there is a lot of work but it depends on what class of grade you want at the end of the year. People who want firsts will obviously work a lot more than those who are OK with a low 2.1/2.2 (2.2 is NOT a bad class btw, especially for medicine!)

    Fun is a word I would use to describe my first year so far - but that's because I absolutely love what I'm studying so I call learning 'fun' but more conventional fun is definitely achieved by anyone who wants to - you can easily go out once a week, got to a formal once every two weeks and chill with your friends regularly and do very well! But some people are perfectly happy to have a small circle of friends and spend much more time in the library, and others want to chill out even more than I just described and perhaps just work harder over the holidays. It's really up to you.

    Accommodation is individual to the college so kind of pointless asking a general university thread.

    Freshers 'week' is not even a week, but I still had an awesome time personally, just not as wild as it might've been at another uni - although maybe it could've been if I hung out with certain people haha.
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Well done on your offer!! I'm in first year! OK, so not going to lie to you, there is a lot of work but it depends on what class of grade you want at the end of the year. People who want firsts will obviously work a lot more than those who are OK with a low 2.1/2.2 (2.2 is NOT a bad class btw, especially for medicine!)

    Fun is a word I would use to describe my first year so far - but that's because I absolutely love what I'm studying so I call learning 'fun' but more conventional fun is definitely achieved by anyone who wants to - you can easily go out once a week, got to a formal once every two weeks and chill with your friends regularly and do very well! But some people are perfectly happy to have a small circle of friends and spend much more time in the library, and others want to chill out even more than I just described and perhaps just work harder over the holidays. It's really up to you.

    Accommodation is individual to the college so kind of pointless asking a general university thread.

    Freshers 'week' is not even a week, but I still had an awesome time personally, just not as wild as it might've been at another uni - although maybe it could've been if I hung out with certain people haha.
    Thank you!!! Yeh I do enjoy learning but just a bit snowed under with work at the moment so I guess that's why I'm asking. Why isn't freshers week longer?
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    (Original post by hopefulmedic97)
    Thank you!!! Yeh I do enjoy learning but just a bit snowed under with work at the moment so I guess that's why I'm asking. Why isn't freshers week longer?
    Cambridge weeks start and end on Thursdays...so most people arrived on Thursday, but introductory lectures started on Tuesday/Wednesday. Just how it is.
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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    Cambridge weeks start and end on Thursdays...so most people arrived on Thursday, but introductory lectures started on Tuesday/Wednesday. Just how it is.
    Did some people arrive earlier than that it is that when everyone arrived?
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    (Original post by hopefulmedic97)
    Did some people arrive earlier than that it is that when everyone arrived?
    I personally arrived on the saturday and lectures properly began on the thursday, as thursday is the start of the week for some reason!
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    I personally arrived on the saturday and lectures properly began on the thursday, as thursday is the start of the week for some reason!
    Hahaha sounds odd!! Thank you!! I really hope I get the grades!!! Maybe see you next year?
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    (Original post by igor_karkaroff)
    Hey guys, my scores are ; S1:6.5 S2:6.9 S3:4A and I'm an international applicant applying to Gonville and Cauis. Any views on whether I stand a chance for an interview?

    Thanks in advance
    Nah you'll defo get rejected m9
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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    Nah you'll defo get rejected m9
    Hey thanks for the boost of confidence
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    Hey thanks for the boost of confidence
    np m10
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    Yo guys when do we get our results? During May Week isn't it?
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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    Yo guys when do we get our results? During May Week isn't it?
    Back in the day, we found out our 2nd MB pass/fail results in May Week, but Tripos results came after the end of term. Your DoS should be able to tell you.
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    (Original post by Rhetorical Hips)
    Yo guys when do we get our results? During May Week isn't it?
    Part IA? 21/06/16 according to the Cambridge website.

    http://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac....ents-timetable

    2nd MB stuff will almost certainly appear on CamSis before then. If you click "When can I view my results?" on CamSis, it might give you the exact dates.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Back in the day, we found out our 2nd MB pass/fail results in May Week, but Tripos results came after the end of term. Your DoS should be able to tell you.
    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    Part IA? 21/06/16 according to the Cambridge website.

    http://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac....ents-timetable

    2nd MB stuff will almost certainly appear on CamSis before then. If you click "When can I view my results?" on CamSis, it might give you the exact dates.
    Ah, thanks guys
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    (Original post by lilixxx1000)
    Yey it's been made!

    Grades:
    iGCSE: 9A* 1A
    AS: 4A
    Biology 284/300 (getting a photocopy of my coursework as that's where I lost all those marks)
    Chemistry 300/300
    Economics 200/200
    Maths 485/500 (doing further maths AS across both years which is why I did 5 modules this year. So next year I'll have 4 A2 and 5 AS grades)
    SUMS average is 97, average across all 4 is 98 if I've calculated correctly.
    Not dropping anything at A2 - currently predicted A*A*A*A but should go up to 4A* as I got full UMS in econ.
    Doing an EPQ on gene doping in sport.

    Work experience and volunteering (what I'm putting in my PS):
    2 weeks shadowing in paeds department of a hospital
    2 weeks shadowing a doctor in India
    3 days at a GP
    Weekly volunteering at a centre for disabled children
    1 week volunteering at a psychogeriatric home

    In terms of colleges I've narrowed it down to 4: Christ's, Clare, Caius and Magdalene
    I'm leaning towards Christ's atm but would like any opinions!!
    WOW! People like you are my inspiration
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    WOW! People like you are my inspiration
    Haha thanks :P I'm just finishing my first year at Christ's so let me know if you have any questions
 
 
 
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