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    (Original post by tara8000)
    oooh, I've forgotten, are you for oxford or Cambridge?
    Oxford by far.

    Purely because Cambridge is for liberals. :unimpressed:
    (I kid of course. It's more to do with Oxford being more suited for my course, my preferable life and my career than Cambridge. Their debating society is also one of the best in the UK and likely the world, with renowned speakers for a whole range of subjects. )

    (Original post by zed963)
    Oh sheesh. I haven't followed tech for a while, it moves too fast.
    I was just interested to know where you got this picometre sized transistor information from since all evidence proves otherwise, that's all. Hence the "curious" smiley.
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    I love how technology is advancing. Computer part prices are cheap as hell now.
    I think I'll build another one for uni.
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    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Oxford by far.

    Purely because Cambridge is for liberals. :unimpressed:
    (I kid of course. It's more to do with Oxford being more suited for my course, my preferable life and my career than Cambridge. Their debating society is also one of the best in the UK and likely the world, with renowned speakers for a whole range of subjects. )
    What course do you want to study+renowned speakers like....
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    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Figured you'd like the Oxford UNIQ program. So you've made up your mind about the Chemistry course then?
    Definitely Chemistry for the UNIQ I think

    (Original post by EduWiz)
    Whats the uniq thing
    :erm: Aurorae, can you link it?

    It's awesome. I should sleep though...
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    Night guys, I'm off to bed.
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    (Original post by zed963)
    Night guys, I'm off to bed.
    Goodnight
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    hey guys! as a full blown yr11 I'm allowed to hang out here, right?
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    (Original post by shaylux)
    hey guys! as a full blown yr11 I'm allowed to hang out here, right?
    You sure are! Someone will interrogate you shortly :party: I'm off to sleep

    Fill in this:
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    (Original post by shaylux)
    hey guys! as a full blown yr11 I'm allowed to hang out here, right?
    Welcome to :tsr2:
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    (Original post by shaylux)
    hey guys! as a full blown yr11 I'm allowed to hang out here, right?
    Just finalising your e-passport then you're welcome to stay!
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    I love how technology is advancing. Computer part prices are cheap as hell now.
    I think I'll build another one for uni.
    I'm kind of torn between getting a decent laptop or a desktop for Uni. Laptops are brilliant for portability but Desktops have that raw performance.

    Still, I'm looking forward to having current supercomputing-level performance in a portable (laptop?) format in the future. Here's hoping Moore's law keeps working its magic.

    (Original post by EduWiz)
    What course do you want to study+renowned speakers like....
    For Oxford, I'd choose Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).

    I'll quote off the Oxford Union website:

    "The Union attracts figures from all walks of life and continues to maintain its unparalleled reputation for international guests and speakers. A number of British Prime Ministers have been Members or Officers of the Union: Tony Blair, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Harold Macmillan (Lord Stockton), Anthony Eden, Clement Attlee, H.H Asquith, the Marquess of Salisbury, the Earl of Rosebery, and William Ewart Gladstone.

    Many others have been Cabinet Ministers, including in recent times such figures as Lord Hailsham, Tony Benn, Gerald Kaufman, Lord Heseltine, William Hague, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.

    Perhaps the most unique feature of the Oxford Union is the opportunity members have to meet, listen and to question some of the world’s most famous and interesting people in our renowned ‘speaker meetings’. The Union attracts the most well-renowned speakers from all walks of life and especially in the world of politics: guests have included the US Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and the UK Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and Sir John Major. Other international leaders and notable figures include the former US Presidential nominee Senator John McCain, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, the Reverend Ian Paisley Yasser Arafat, Russian politician and former finance minister Grigory Yavlinsky, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, US Attorney General and Senator Robert Kennedy, former speaker of the House of Representatives and Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Last year alone, our guests included former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, former Home Secretary David Blunkett, Attorney-General Dominic Grieve QC, Home Secretary Theresa May, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.

    Since Albert Einstein’s visit to the Union in the 1920s, discussions about science have also been a regular part of the agenda with Professor Stephen Hawking, Lord Robert Winston and Dr Jane Goodall all having spoken. Recently, science has started to take an even more prominent place with biologist Richard Dawkins, debating creationist AE Wilder-Smith during the Huxley Memorial Debate and Ben Goldacre, Jim Al-Khalili, Simon Singh and Baroness Greenfield all speaking this year."
    You can see their Youtube channel here.


    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Definitely Chemistry for the UNIQ I think



    :erm: Aurorae, can you link it?

    It's awesome. I should sleep though...
    Oxford University UNIQ Website

    It's for Year 12s and the next one starts next year when we'll be in college. :awesome:
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    (Original post by shaylux)
    hey guys! as a full blown yr11 I'm allowed to hang out here, right?
    Hello!
    Beware the trolls :ninja:
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    (Original post by Aurorae)
    I'm kind of torn between getting a decent laptop or a desktop for Uni. Laptops are brilliant for portability but Desktops have that raw performance.

    Still, I'm looking forward to having current supercomputing-level performance in a portable (laptop?) format in the future. Here's hoping Moore's law keeps working its magic.
    If you're one of those fake Asians that don't play games then pretty much any laptop you can pick up from Currys etc. will be fine for uni.

    But if you're a fun guy and you know how to have fun, you might want a desktop. Tbh, the power:size ratio for a laptop is still very good and almost comparable to a desktop's. Depends on the uni course though, both are very good and sensible choices.
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    yaaay thankyou!
    GCSEs: okay here goes, with my predictions although I think a couple are a little optimistic.
    Maths A
    English A*
    Biology A*
    Chemistry A*
    Physics A*
    French A*
    German already got my A*
    History A*
    Geography B, despite A* in all the mocks
    Art A*
    I feel like I'm missing something..

    A Level Choices: Urmm English lit, classical civilisation, German & History.
    University Plans: English.. somewhere, maybe Edinburgh.

    but yeah, I'd love to just chill here with you guys!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    You sure are! Someone will interrogate you shortly :party: I'm off to sleep

    Fill in this:
    GCSEs: (and predictions if you want)
    A Level Choices: (or IB :eek:)
    University Plans: (if you have any)

    Anything else!
    Enjoy your stay
    GCSEs (Grade) {Prediction}:

    English- (A) {A*}
    Maths- (A) {A*}
    Core Science- (B) {A}
    Additional Science - (A) {A*}
    IFS - (A*) {A*}
    Geography (B)
    BTEC ICT- (Distinction* Distinction*)
    BTEC Business (Pass)


    A Level Choices:

    Maths
    Further Maths
    Economics
    Physics

    University Plans: (if you have any)
    Computer Science at Cambridge University (:afraid:)


    How much of an effect will GCSE results have on my admission to Cambridge?
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    (Original post by shaylux)
    hey guys! as a full blown yr11 I'm allowed to hang out here, right?
    Welcome to TSR and the Year 11 thread! :woo:
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    (Original post by shaylux)
    hey guys! as a full blown yr11 I'm allowed to hang out here, right?
    Ello ello ello! Welcome.


    ~We live in an age of smart phones and stupid people.
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    (Original post by Vionar)
    No. I may actually throw up if I do.
    Dude just do it, be all like **** it and do it
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    (Original post by Aurorae)
    Welcome to TSR and the Year 11 thread! :woo:
    Hey, I'm pretty new to this so what do I do on the thread?
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    (Original post by shaylux)
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    :awesome: I love languages!

    (Original post by Leechayy)
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    Hey! Welcome!

    Well with Cambridge GCSEs are still important but priority really is AS UMS scores!
 
 
 
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