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    Just received my offer from KCL so that's Firm:KCL Insurance:Leicester
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    Just received my offer from KCL so that's Firm:KCL Insurance:Leicester
    Congratulations!!!!
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    (Original post by Jacobjj21)
    Just received my offer from KCL so that's Firm:KCL Insurance:Leicester
    Congrats! How long ago did you apply & what are your grades / LNAT score?
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    Congratulations!!!!
    Thank you
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    (Original post by mitchriding)
    Congrats! How long ago did you apply & what are your grades / LNAT score?
    Thanks. Sent it off Novemeber then sat my LNAT December 11th. As grades were AACC and predicted A2 A*AA. LNAT score of 29.
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    So excited to have received my offer from KCL!!
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    So excited to have received my offer from KCL!!
    Nice one you putting it down as firm?
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    (Original post by Jacobjj21)
    Nice one you putting it down as firm?
    Not sure at the moment ... waiting to hear from Nottingham
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    (Original post by jra97)
    My LNAT was 26
    I got offers for
    Leeds 5th Nov
    Notts 27th Nov
    York 17th Dec
    Bristol 6th Jan
    My LNAT was 21, predicteds in IB were 41/45 GCSE'S were pretty average. JUst got rejected from King's anyone knows the reason because they only told me that that my application was unsuccessful.
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    My LNAT was 21, predicteds in IB were 41/45 GCSE'S were pretty average. JUst got rejected from King's anyone knows the reason because they only told me that that my application was unsuccessful.
    Heavy emphasis upon LNAT at king's, I've not seen a succesful applicant get below 23/24
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    If I get rejected by the University of Nottingham ill be firming Birmingham AAA and insuring Leicester AAB
    I'm taking English Literature Philosophy and Sociology. Predicted AAB as my english teacher is too stingy to predict me an A. She won't advise me on how to get an A.
    However I'm aiming for the best possible results so I want A*A*A*. To excel my learning and having the desire to study more A levels I plan to take History and Physics later on after this year possibly third year. I want a perfect academic profile for my A Levels as my GCSES are rubbish compared to my A Levels


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    Hey goodluck with everything! I currently take English Literature, Philosophy and History. I am going to be firming Coventry and putting De Montfort as my insuranceI got a B in English at AS , A in exam but C in coursework. I think the key to getting an A is to look at the examiner reports and try and get a few model answers online related to what you want to do. Group things into themes and try and link quotations together, i got that advice from another TSR member and I feel like it could actually help to an extent. Also use essay titles as your basis. Get past questions online and write a plan as to how you would answer the question, in the process you are revising because you have to think about what texts to use. Hopefully that will be of some help to you. English is a tricky one but I'm sure you will be fine.I just want to know how you get the motivation to revise after a long day at college/sixth form, I want to aim for the best but i don't get the willpower or energy to do any work. What is the key to revising and success for you? And aww don't worry about it hun, if your a levels are good it will overshadow your performance at GCSE.
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    Heavy emphasis upon LNAT at king's, I've not seen a succesful applicant get below 23/24
    ok.. thanks

    What do you think about Durham and Nottingham, is it the same with them too
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    Hey goodluck with everything! I currently take English Literature, Philosophy and History. I am going to be firming Coventry and putting De Montfort as my insuranceI got a B in English at AS , A in exam but C in coursework. I think the key to getting an A is to look at the examiner reports and try and get a few model answers online related to what you want to do. Group things into themes and try and link quotations together, i got that advice from another TSR member and I feel like it could actually help to an extent. Also use essay titles as your basis. Get past questions online and write a plan as to how you would answer the question, in the process you are revising because you have to think about what texts to use. Hopefully that will be of some help to you. English is a tricky one but I'm sure you will be fine.I just want to know how you get the motivation to revise after a long day at college/sixth form, I want to aim for the best but i don't get the willpower or energy to do any work. What is the key to revising and success for you? And aww don't worry about it hun, if your a levels are good it will overshadow your performance at GCSE.
    Thanks. That's what I do for english literature. I know pretty much all the gothic terms by heart. I make notes on different themes and quotes to go with them- language form and structure. For frankenstein I found quotes for characterisation of both victor and the monster in terms of many aspects by looking at past questions such as the doppelganger and the unknown.
    For Ao3 again I look at different themes. I also look at other gothic texts such as Draucla and try and link them together with my gothic texts. I'm doing Wuthering Heights Frankenstein and Bloody chamber. I also look at gothic paintings such as the nightmare(research it). You can get really high marks by referring to othet sources to support your argument.
    Ao4 look at history and psychology different theories that you can talk about and link it to your point. I talked about the french revolution and linked it to wuthering heights on the question that human beings are naturally inclined to have a ego and people are bound to desire for revenge to protect that ego.

    Overall, I have big future plans. I already know which law firms I want to work for so therefore it's not hard for me to work extra. I'm a dedicated person. The key thing to revise is study the texts memorise the quotes and attempt past questions every day.
    You can aim for an A. Why don't you improve your coursework? If you can get an A in the exam,surely you can get a A in the coursework. Apparently according to my teacher my comparative essay is undergraduate material

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    Thanks. That's what I do for english literature. I know pretty much all the gothic terms by heart. I make notes on different themes and quotes to go with them- language form and structure. For frankenstein I found quotes for characterisation of both victor and the monster in terms of many aspects by looking at past questions such as the doppelganger and the unknown.
    For Ao3 again I look at different themes. I also look at other gothic texts such as Draucla and try and link them together with my gothic texts. I'm doing Wuthering Heights Frankenstein and Bloody chamber. I also look at gothic paintings such as the nightmare(research it). You can get really high marks by referring to othet sources to support your argument.
    Ao4 look at history and psychology different theories that you can talk about and link it to your point. I talked about the french revolution and linked it to wuthering heights on the question that human beings are naturally inclined to have a ego and people are bound to desire for revenge to protect that ego.

    Overall, I have big future plans. I already know which law firms I want to work for so therefore it's not hard for me to work extra. I'm a dedicated person. The key thing to revise is study the texts memorise the quotes and attempt past questions every day.
    You can aim for an A. Why don't you improve your coursework? If you can get an A in the exam,surely you can get a A in the coursework. Apparently according to my teacher my comparative essay is undergraduate material

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    Thank you very much you have actually really motivated me you have no idea. I learnt some new things myself. Well I dont know but for some reason I really struggle with coursework. This year i got a C again and im struggling with the comparative coursework piece. I do Macbeth, Bloody Chamber and Frankenstein. I never knew for A04 that you could do historical and psychological things and I also didnt know that would increase your mark. How do you go about learning your quotations off my heart, I am really struggling to do that. I am going to focus on this years coursework and work on improving that. And by looking at other sources such as that painting do you refer to it and say the gothic concepts that you can derive from that and link it to your text?
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    I have offers from Nottingham (AAA) and QMUL (A*AA), and have been rejected by UCL (because of my 300-worded essay) and KCL (rejected me a day after they received a transcript of Eng IGCSE certificate; it was a B). I got 4A*, 1A, 3B, and 1C in my IGCSES, I'm predicted A*AAA for a-levels (sitting AS and A2 together this may/june), and received 27 for LNAT.

    What are my chances of receiving an offer from Durham?
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    I have offers from Nottingham (AAA) and QMUL (A*AA), and have been rejected by UCL (because of my 300-worded essay) and KCL (rejected me a day after they received a transcript of Eng IGCSE certificate; it was a B). I got 4A*, 1A, 3B, and 1C in my IGCSES, I'm predicted A*AAA for a-levels (sitting AS and A2 together this may/june), and received 27 for LNAT.

    What are my chances of receiving an offer from Durham?
    Nobody knows.. None of the people in this thread are admission tutors at Durham. Well done on QMUL and Notts though!

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    Nobody knows.. None of the people in this thread are admission tutors at Durham. Well done on QMUL and Notts though!

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    Thank you If I do not receive an offer from Durham, and it's down to QMUL and Notts, which one do you reckon I should choose?
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    Thank you If I do not receive an offer from Durham, and it's down to QMUL and Notts, which one do you reckon I should choose?
    Notts is cheaper and more fun imo. I'd say their rep amongst law firms is quite a bit better too, so many friends have told me about networking dinners/presentations with solicitors.
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    Thank you very much you have actually really motivated me you have no idea. I learnt some new things myself. Well I dont know but for some reason I really struggle with coursework. This year i got a C again and im struggling with the comparative coursework piece. I do Macbeth, Bloody Chamber and Frankenstein. I never knew for A04 that you could do historical and psychological things and I also didnt know that would increase your mark. How do you go about learning your quotations off my heart, I am really struggling to do that. I am going to focus on this years coursework and work on improving that. And by looking at other sources such as that painting do you refer to it and say the gothic concepts that you can derive from that and link it to your text?
    Coursework is quite difficult. What texts are you doing for your comparative essay? To get an A in your coursework, you have to be concise with each of the assessment objectives in each paragraph. AO1 is a really big one as your argument has to be very strong. Structure has to be strong too. The way I structure my paragraphs is:

    Presenting the point- what is your first viewpoint in the argument?
    Evidence- Use many quotes from your texts and how does the writer present this? Use language, form and structure to do this.
    Analyse or evaluate that quote/s by narrowing down the quote to phrases. What interpretations could you form from these phrases?
    Use additional quotes to support your point and analyse them.

    I'll give you an example of a Frankenstein essay I did and I got 25/30. Here half of it: First paragraph is introduction:

    Suffering is a key theme in gothic novels. Suffering has been portrayed throughout Frankenstein. The creature is, by far, the character that had suffered the most throughout the novel. Abandoned by Frankenstein post creation, Shelley characterises creature as almost human-like, comparing him to a lost infant without a nurturing parent to protect them. Through his actions and dialogues, Shelley evokes sympathy within the creature, making the readers understand that his suffering of isolation is undeserved. Contextually, in the past, including the Victorian times, those who were seen as 'abnormal' or 'subhuman' were sent to mental asylums because they needed to be secluded from the 'healthy society'. Similarly, the creature is abandoned by Frankenstein due to be viewed as a abomination. Also, the encounter with villagers and their reaction was attacking him, forcing him into isolation; he was viewed as 'dangerous' again by the 'healthy society'. However, his creator, Frankenstein deserves the suffering due to his similarities with Judas and how Judas betrayed Jesus(Justine). Mary Shelley also creates this idea or theme that the creator is as bad as their creation- the actions of the parent figure would be mimicked by their child. Therefore, it seemly explores the theme of deprivation and isolation where the creature is neglected by Frankenstein.
    The suffering of the creature is undeserved as Shelley characterises and creates the impression that the creature is like an infant- exploring the environment and not resisting to temptations. For example, in Volume 2 Chapter 3, the creatures discovers fire- " I quickly collected some branches; but they were wet and would not burn. I was pained at this." Overall, looking at the creature's discovery of fire, it shows the creature exploring the world and it's environment. The same way, an infant is brought on the world and explores the world to grow up and develop into a human being. Contextually, in psychology according to Mary Ainsworth, infants who use their mothers as a safe base for exploring their environment, are those who have secure attachments with their mothers, as they are quite close to their mother and are afraid without their mother. Ainsworth stated that those who infants who are insecure avoidant explore the environment without the presence of their mother- not forming a strong secure attachment with their mother. Similarly, the creature would be classified as insecure avoidant as he never formed an attachment with Frankenstein- this is called privation. This creates sympathy for the creature as he is like an insecure infant without a 'mother' to protect him-' I was pained at this.'-This creates an impression that he has no love or comfort by anyone- nobody to soothe is pain and prevent any harm coming to him.Looking at the concept of fire- fire symbolises many aspects and themes. The main theme is that fire is dangerous. Fire is lively, colourful and full of warmth- but a slight touch from it and it could burn a person-' I was pained at this.' The creature is portrayed as an infant by Shelley. Like an infant, the creature had this temptation to feel and play with the fire- which was dangerous. Like an infant, the creature is tempted to play with the fire without knowing the danger. In my opinion, the fire represents the dangerous and corrupt society- the outside world of the humans. Shelley might of used this discovery of fire as microcosm. The fire is the corrupt and dangerous society. The creature is the infant exploring the dangerous and corrupt society. Like infants, the creature is exploring the environment and is therefore vulnerable to harm. Without a 'mother' to protect them, the suffering of the creature is undeserved because as an infant, it is helpless but to enter this dangerous society and survive, facing all pains.

    AO2: Language, form and structure- language techniques such as hyperbolic or metaphorical language. Form- E.G. Frankenstein is kind of like a epistolary novel- novel formed by letters and diary entries- it helps the reader have the insight of different perspectives. We have multiple narrators. I remember a question saying that good and evil is not clear in Frankenstein. Due to multiple narrators, we have biased perspectives- is Victor evil or is the monster evil? Structure- Bronte uses cyclical repetition- she doubles the plot devices- e.g. Frankenstein's scientific exploration and Walton's scientific exploration.
    Critical readings is also good. If you want a high grade in your coursework, use viewpoints of critics that have commented on your texts. It is really useful and you should reference them too.
    Ao3- you asked about how to reference paintings. Research the nightmare and see what does the painting symbolise. The link I made is that the painting links to Elizabeth's death in Frankenstein.
    A04- Refer to the industrial revolution, Paradise Lost, Ancient Mariner, social conventions of Victorian women etc.

    Now how to memorise quotes: Don't try and memorise loads of quotes. Try and focus on key parts of the texts. Look at the past questions so you have a clear understanding of what evidence they are looking for.

    Feel free to ask me any more advice. I have got loads of notes on Bloody Chamber and Frankenstein. I might be studying Macbeth next week or Dr Faustus.
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    Really interesting study done by Chamber student and The Times into what universities Law Firms appear to prefer. They interviewed thousands of trainee solicitors and noted down what universities each came from. Might be useful those struggling to decide what university to firm and what university is more respected by Magic circle firms.

    results from the Chamber Student and The Times are listed in the thread linked below

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...9#post62824739
 
 
 
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