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    That's amazing. What did you get at AS?
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    Thanks! Just as I read this I got an email saying my track had changed haha, unconditional offer for history too, woop!!
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    That's amazing. What did you get at AS?
    AABB predicted A*A*A
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    I'm also applying to Oxford, doing the HAT next Wednesday! I'm worrying that I haven't practiced all papers yet, and only have a few days! Is anyone else sitting it, and if so how are you finding the prep?
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    (Original post by mslader)
    I'm also applying to Oxford, doing the HAT next Wednesday! I'm worrying that I haven't practiced all papers yet, and only have a few days! Is anyone else sitting it, and if so how are you finding the prep?
    I think the source questions on the HAT require you to have a sharp mind on the day of the exam, but i thought I'd revise my history topic from last year ( The Norman Conquest) for the essay question ... not going too well though to be honest How are you preparing ?
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    (Original post by Ghazal_)
    I think the source questions on the HAT require you to have a sharp mind on the day of the exam, but i thought I'd revise my history topic from last year ( The Norman Conquest) for the essay question ... not going too well though to be honest How are you preparing ?
    I quite like the source ones, it's hard to practice for those so I'm not too worried. I'm doing the same and revising Russia in revolution, but I've been so I'll for two weeks, I'm laying in bed with my notes struggling to even read! It's supposed to test on your existing skills I guess
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    (Original post by mslader)
    I quite like the source ones, it's hard to practice for those so I'm not too worried. I'm doing the same and revising Russia in revolution, but I've been so I'll for two weeks, I'm laying in bed with my notes struggling to even read! It's supposed to test on your existing skills I guess
    They're really interesting aren't they ?And if you're ill then first priority is to recover for Nov 4th, don't stress yourself out too much because as you say ultimately it's about your skills
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    (Original post by Ghazal_)
    They're really interesting aren't they ?And if you're ill then first priority is to recover for Nov 4th, don't stress yourself out too much because as you say ultimately it's about your skills
    Exactly what I'm trying to do! So hard when you know you have all this work- feel so lazy just laying around haha
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    (Original post by mslader)
    Exactly what I'm trying to do! So hard when you know you have all this work- feel so lazy just laying around haha
    I can imagine , though I had one of those days this week even though I'm not Ill 😂 Are you applying for single honors history ?
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    I can imagine , though I had one of those days this week even though I'm not Ill 😂 Are you applying for single honors history ?
    Just one day, you're doing well! It's every day for me. Yep, got 4/5 offers back which is so exciting
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    Just one day, you're doing well! It's every day for me. Yep, got 4/5 offers back which is so exciting
    Thank you ! But judging by the fact that you've had such a brilliant response from all your unis , I'd say you don't have to worry about it well done ! I've got an offer from Glasgow for history and lit , waiting on Edinburgh, Durham + stAndrews
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    (Original post by Ghazal_)
    Thank you ! But judging by the fact that you've had such a brilliant response from all your unis , I'd say you don't have to worry about it well done ! I've got an offer from Glasgow for history and lit , waiting on Edinburgh, Durham + stAndrews
    Thank you! Wow you're applying to all the top ones, good on you. Got to aim high. What are your predicted grades?
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    Thank you! Wow you're applying to all the top ones, good on you. Got to aim high. What are your predicted grades?
    So are you - I think that even applying to Oxford requires you to have a certain amount of guts so high five - and A* A* A how about you ?
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    Hi! I'm sitting the HAT on Wednesday too! Unfortunately my school don't really have any recent history applicants so I haven't received any help with it!
    I've looked over the past papers and written some notes on some of the questions but I haven't actually tried a full timed past paper or answered any of the questions in essay form yet, so don't worry, I'm very unprepared as well!
    Gonna try and look over the Russian Revolutions today for the own knowledge question!
    But like you both said, hoping it comes down to skills in the end cause I'm not feeling very confident haha


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    Hi! I'm sitting the HAT on Wednesday too! Unfortunately my school don't really have any recent history applicants so I haven't received any help with it!
    I've looked over the past papers and written some notes on some of the questions but I haven't actually tried a full timed past paper or answered any of the questions in essay form yet, so don't worry, I'm very unprepared as well!
    Gonna try and look over the Russian Revolutions today for the own knowledge question!
    But like you both said, hoping it comes down to skills in the end cause I'm not feeling very confident haha


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    We should all discuss it afterwards but maybe that'd make things worse ! And i know I'm saying this way too much but sometimes all you need is a clear head to look at things in a certain way ... when you look at the mark schemes the answers are almost logical , yet perhaps we (History applicants) have a tendency to read too deeply into everything haha, i hope we all do well
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    (Original post by Ghazal_)
    So are you - I think that even applying to Oxford requires you to have a certain amount of guts so high five - and A* A* A how about you ?
    Precisely! Everyone knows how competitive it is and I understand people dedicate their lives to going there so I wouldn't be devastated if I didn't get far. Exactly the same
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    (Original post by Ghazal_)
    We should all discuss it afterwards but maybe that'd make things worse ! And i know I'm saying this way too much but sometimes all you need is a clear head to look at things in a certain way ... when you look at the mark schemes the answers are almost logical , yet perhaps we (History applicants) have a tendency to read too deeply into everything haha, i hope we all do well
    I totally agree. Whenever I look at the source questions it gets so deep and I look at the mark scheme and think "how didn't I see that?!" Maybe when we're in there and it's the real thing it'll force us to see better, I always find that with exams
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    Precisely! Everyone knows how competitive it is and I understand people dedicate their lives to going there so I wouldn't be devastated if I didn't get far. Exactly the same
    Oh yeah I completely agree! I think it's a great opportunity, but at the same time there are other unis I would be completely happy to go to!

    And yeah that would be great if we could all discuss it after! Just wondering, if you both have actually done past papers, how did you find the timing? Were you rushed to get finished or was it ok?

    And also where else did you apply? good luck with your applications!


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    Precisely! Everyone knows how competitive it is and I understand people dedicate their lives to going there so I wouldn't be devastated if I didn't get far. Exactly the same
    (Original post by mslader)
    I totally agree. Whenever I look at the source questions it gets so deep and I look at the mark scheme and think "how didn't I see that?!" Maybe when we're in there and it's the real thing it'll force us to see better, I always find that with exams
    Exactly - I know there are people who are much more academically gifted/ brilliant applying , and in all fairness credit to them for working so hard! If i'm honest I'll be really gutted if I don't even get an interview , but we'll see Aha yay we've got the same predicted grades ! I'll be off now , need to do a spot of shopping but let me know how you got on
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    (Original post by Sherlockie)
    Oh yeah I completely agree! I think it's a great opportunity, but at the same time there are other unis I would be completely happy to go to!

    And yeah that would be great if we could all discuss it after! Just wondering, if you both have actually done past papers, how did you find the timing? Were you rushed to get finished or was it ok?

    And also where else did you apply? good luck with your applications!


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    We definitely should! Everyone will have different essays but the source questions should have similar points. I've usually done it within the 2 hours but haven't been super strict on timing myself yet. I find the first two parts of question 1 quite quick to do, so timing it is ok

    I applied to Durham, York, Leeds and Birmingham. Got an offer from all and an unconditional from Birmingham! What about you? Good luck x
 
 
 
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