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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    We agree with colourtheory and would apply in your position.
    2 things: Do you know of any colleges which ask you for your module UMS scores during interview for mathematics?

    For mathematics, does it matter which college you go to in terms of how you will be taught- what will be done university wide and what will be taught through your college fellows?
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    Hi guys,
    After getting my A level results and achieving 2A* and 2As, do you guys think it would be wise to take a gap year and apply to Oxford to do either History or PPE?
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    (Original post by Eux)
    2 things: Do you know of any colleges which ask you for your module UMS scores during interview for mathematics?

    For mathematics, does it matter which college you go to in terms of how you will be taught- what will be done university wide and what will be taught through your college fellows?

    Gavin Lowe of the Math Institute has an official account on TSR and may pick up this query - but Brasenose does not ask for ums scores and we do not know of colleges who do.

    We have a quota of 6 for Maths and Brasenose has three Tutors specialised in Pure Maths, Applied Maths, and Maths/Stats. For years 1-3, our students go to Lectures provided at the Maths Institute and mainly have college Tutorials (tutes) that work on problem sheets. The Maths Institute coordinates the setting of practice exams ('collections') at the start of each Term. The Tutors will discuss these with our students. In year 4, the masters year, teaching is provided by classes at the Maths Institute and students may or may not continue to receive teaching from college Tutors depending on choices.

    The above may vary if colleges have a different admissions quota where one of the three branches (Pure, Applied, Stats) is provided at a different college - but we are not sure about this and Gavin may be able to comment further.
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Gavin Lowe of the Math Institute has an official account on TSR and may pick up this query - but Brasenose does not ask for ums scores and we do not know of colleges who do.

    We have a quota of 6 for Maths and Brasenose has three Tutors specialised in Pure Maths, Applied Maths, and Maths/Stats. For years 1-3, our students go to Lectures provided at the Maths Institute and mainly have college Tutorials (tutes) that work on problem sheets. The Maths Institute coordinates the setting of practice exams ('collections' at the start of each Term. The Tutors will discuss these with our students. In year 4, the masters year, teaching is provided by classes at the Maths Institute and students may or may not continue to receive teaching from college Tutors depending on choices.

    The above may vary if colleges have a different admissions quota where one of the three branches (Pure, Applied, Stats) is provided at a different college - but we are not sure about this and Gavin may be able to comment further.
    Thanks, could you tag Gavin or give me his username so i can ask him?
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    (Original post by Eux)
    2 things: Do you know of any colleges which ask you for your module UMS scores during interview for mathematics?

    For mathematics, does it matter which college you go to in terms of how you will be taught- what will be done university wide and what will be taught through your college fellows?
    You might want to ask OxfordMathsDept who have a TSR account (and btw Gavin Lowe is in the Computer Science Department).

    Things - for maths at least - are much more similar across colleges than different. Lectures, problem sheets, online notes are all provided by the Department. Tutorials in years 1 and 2 largely work alongside those lectures and are based on the centrally provided problem sheets. In years 3 and 4 intercollegiate classes take over as the options become too specialized for a single college to be able to cope.
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    (Original post by Eux)
    Thanks, could you tag Gavin or give me his username so i can ask him?
    He's in the Computer Science Department, so not ideally placed to answer. See my other response, or feel free to ask me, as I'm also in the Maths Dept.
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    (Original post by RichE)
    You might want to ask OxfordMathsDept who have a TSR account (and btw Gavin Lowe is in the Computer Science Department).

    Things - for maths at least - are much more similar across colleges than different. Lectures, problem sheets, online notes are all provided by the Department. Tutorials in years 1 and 2 largely work alongside those lectures and are based on the centrally provided problem sheets. In years 3 and 4 intercollegiate classes take over as the options become too specialized for a single college to be able to cope.
    Our apologies to exalted member gavinlowe who is indeed in Computer Science. And thanks for this extra detail, especially in relation to year 3.
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    Ok, this is a bit of an odd question, but, I am wondering if since I was formerly a hairdresser and undertook many brand certified hairdressing related courses and seminars, should I include those certificates in my UCAS application with my education? While the topic itself isn't relevant to what I am applying to do, it does demonstrate my dedication and integrity to my endeavours, but I am also not an academic expert and would love to have you input on this. Thank you! x
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    GCSE: 8A* 2A
    AS LEVEL: 3A (pre-u physics is a 2 year course)
    COURSE: Chemistry
    COLLEGE: Christchurch
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    (Original post by DanielKirrane)
    GCSE: 8A* 2A
    AS LEVEL: 3A (pre-u physics is a 2 year course)
    COURSE: Chemistry
    COLLEGE: Christchurch
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3504027
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    (Original post by mattgreen986)
    Hey,
    GCSEs: 5A* 6As
    AS Levels: 3As and B: however, I got 100% in history and 99% in politics. (economics is getting remarked which was the B)
    My predicted grades: A*A*A*
    Subject: History
    I was wondering whether it is worth me applying to Oxford. My teacher seems to think I would do well on the HAT, and that will mean that my GCSEs won't look that bad relatively. Also, my teacher has suggested that my referee put my UMS in my academic reference as they are a vast improvement on my GCSEs showing my improvement. Is this worth doing?
    Your GCSEs are fine in the first place. GO FOR IT!
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    You didn't say which course you want to apply for?
    Wanted to do Natural Sciences at Cambridge so now I'm not sure about an Oxford course but most probably Physics and Philosophy
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    I was disappointed at the lack of chat from this years cohort of applicants - they didn't even make it beyond Mk I :sadnod:

    I expect better of you.

    Cambridge are on Mk II already! :headfire:
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    I was disappointed at the lack of chat from this years cohort of applicants - they didn't even make it beyond Mk I :sadnod:

    I expect better of you.

    Cambridge are on Mk II already! :headfire:
    Yeah but they're probably all talking about pokemon or something
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    (Original post by Eux)
    Yeah but they're probably all talking about pokemon or something
    Are you suggesting there is something wrong with Pokemon.... :unimpressed:

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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    I was disappointed at the lack of chat from this years cohort of applicants - they didn't even make it beyond Mk I :sadnod:

    I expect better of you.

    Cambridge are on Mk II already! :headfire:
    Mind you, we are already past posts 8000 mark :sexface:

    (Original post by Eux)
    Yeah but they're probably all talking about pokemon or something
    Indeed pretty random stuff but Pokemon hasn't been one of them surprisingly. :ahee:

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    Anybody here applying or know of Magdalen College? I'm thinking of applying there for History and Politics as they have the best History reputation, but my only source of knowledge about it is my teacher who studied Law there 20 years ago. It's definitely very pretty at least

    What other colleges have an equally good History/Politics rep?
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    (Original post by antigone-)
    Anybody here applying or know of Magdalen College? I'm thinking of applying there for History and Politics as they have the best History reputation, but my only source of knowledge about it is my teacher who studied Law there 20 years ago. It's definitely very pretty at least

    What other colleges have an equally good History/Politics rep?
    There's not really such a thing as 'the best History reputation' or 'good History/Politics rep'. All the colleges have excellent teaching, and the lectures are faculty based.

    It's much better to choose a college based on things like:
    Location, Cost of accommodation, Years of accommodation given, Size of college in terms of grounds, Size in terms of students, How formal the college is, and my personal fave - the college scarf :P
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    Are you suggesting there is something wrong with Pokemon.... :unimpressed:

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    I concur that pokemon is awesome thank you
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    There's not really such a thing as 'the best History reputation' or 'good History/Politics rep'. All the colleges have excellent teaching, and the lectures are faculty based.

    It's much better to choose a college based on things like:
    Location, Cost of accommodation, Years of accommodation given, Size of college in terms of grounds, Size in terms of students, How formal the college is, and my personal fave - the college scarf :P
    Haha okay thanks! I know Magdalen is pretty central (I think), they're large and provide all 3 years which is good I guess

    How about if I reword that to colleges with large intakes of History/History and Politics students?
 
 
 
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