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    (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
    Aaah! I've done it - I've firmed Manchester and picked Sheffield as my insurance! I'm really happy: I love both, just need to get the grades now ey
    Most likely going to do the same!
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    (Original post by TheAlchemistt)
    Most likely going to do the same!
    What are your offers? :P
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    (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
    What are your offers? :P

    Interviews for both yet aha, I have offers from bath and liverpool though.
    Hopefully if i do well on my interviews, ill be firming Manchester
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    (Original post by TheAlchemistt)
    Interviews for both yet aha, I have offers from bath and liverpool though.
    Hopefully if i do well on my interviews, ill be firming Manchester
    Aaah, right Don't worry about it; if they've offered you an interview then you would have gotten an offer, at least that's what they said for Sheffield
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    (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
    Aaah, right Don't worry about it; if they've offered you an interview then you would have gotten an offer, at least that's what they said for Sheffield
    Oh thats good, im pretty nervous about them both
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    (Original post by TheAlchemistt)
    Oh thats good, im pretty nervous about them both
    Don't be: I was so nervous before them too, especially Manchester because that was my first interview and I've never had an interview for anything before! But it is honestly informal (can't say the same for York though): my interviewer asked me about organic chemistry and told me to draw out a reaction mechanism. But then he didn't know if I was right either because he specialised in inorganic chemistry, so he couldn't remember! Quite funny actually
    I think it's just to see how you communicate/think You will definitely get an offer though
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    (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
    Don't be: I was so nervous before them too, especially Manchester because that was my first interview and I've never had an interview for anything before! But it is honestly informal (can't say the same for York though): my interviewer asked me about organic chemistry and told me to draw out a reaction mechanism. But then he didn't know if I was right either because he specialised in inorganic chemistry, so he couldn't remember! Quite funny actually
    I think it's just to see how you communicate/think You will definitely get an offer though
    Thanks for the advice, hopefully it go well.
    The only thing i dont understand about manchester is why ask for AAA for the MChem and only ABB for the bsc when in both you need 60% to stay on the Mchem/or transfer to the Mchem :c
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    (Original post by TheAlchemistt)
    Thanks for the advice, hopefully it go well.
    The only thing i dont understand about manchester is why ask for AAA for the MChem and only ABB for the bsc when in both you need 60% to stay on the Mchem/or transfer to the Mchem :c
    Isn't that what all unis do though? Ask for higher grades for the mChem? In that case, I also have no idea :/
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    (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
    Isn't that what all unis do though? Ask for higher grades for the mChem? In that case, I also have no idea :/
    Yeh but most only ask for AAB for the Mchem, but manchester is the only one who ask for two grade's higher :c
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    Yeh but most only ask for AAB for the Mchem, but manchester is the only one who ask for two grade's higher :c
    I think it's just because of the university name tbh :/
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    (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
    I think it's just because of the university name tbh :/
    I guess, hopefully they will let me on the MChem with AAB
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    (Original post by TheAlchemistt)
    I guess, hopefully they will let me on the MChem with AAB
    Oooh, I don't think I've ever heard of anyone getting a lower offer than the standard AAA :/ Then again, plenty of people on here have from other unis though
    Manchester is a massive risk for too too - there's no way I'm going to get A in maths. But I'm hopefully aiming for A* in chem and bio. If not, then I hope I'll be off to Sheffield!
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    (Original post by RoseBrilliante)
    Oooh, I don't think I've ever heard of anyone getting a lower offer than the standard AAA :/ Then again, plenty of people on here have from other unis though
    Yeh, hopefully it all goes well and we both yet in
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    I guess, hopefully they will let me on the MChem with AAB
    If your firm manchester and don't get AAA then they will put you onto the BSc if you get at least ABB, so at least there is a little less pressure!
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    Oh thats good, im pretty nervous about them both
    Sheffield will almost certainly give you an offer. My friend couldn't be bothered to go to his interview, so called them and said he couldn't go on that day because he had coursework, and they gave him an offer anyway!
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    (Original post by Coral Reafs)
    Wat was ur chemistry teachers reason?

    When choosing firms, can u choose ur insurances later on? Or do u hav to choose firm & insurance in one go?

    Haha that tactic sounds ominousss.... Ur not planning on holding the admissions tutor at gunpoint after they leave work right? :P kidin l0l

    Y dnt u just insure the AAB from UCL?

    Given ur %, wnt u only need like low Bs in 2 subjects to meet the AA part of ur offer?
    Psshh, an A* in maths shud b nothinnn

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    He said something along the lines of Imperial have better research and facilities (ie labs).

    I wanted to only do my firm but I don't think you can. I had a look on UCAS and I think it requires you to pick both firm and insurance at the same time. I'm not 100% sure though!

    I'll let you in on it depending upon whether or not it works

    I was considering that, but I just really loved Imperial, more than UCL whose department was cosy and friendly, but I just can't imagine myself going there for some reason. Imperial just seems right for me.

    I haven't really decided which subject to really gun for the A*, so just working towards that in chemistry and maths. Then in further maths I'm just hoping for an A haha, but that was my lowest % for all my AS, like in the low 80's I think, so I have to do well in FP2 which I just despise.
    Your unconditional must feel amazing, knowing that there are no exams that stand in the way of achieving your offer.
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    He said something along the lines of Imperial have better research and facilities (ie labs).

    I wanted to only do my firm but I don't think you can. I had a look on UCAS and I think it requires you to pick both firm and insurance at the same time. I'm not 100% sure though!

    I'll let you in on it depending upon whether or not it works

    I was considering that, but I just really loved Imperial, more than UCL whose department was cosy and friendly, but I just can't imagine myself going there for some reason. Imperial just seems right for me.

    I haven't really decided which subject to really gun for the A*, so just working towards that in chemistry and maths. Then in further maths I'm just hoping for an A haha, but that was my lowest % for all my AS, like in the low 80's I think, so I have to do well in FP2 which I just despise.
    Your unconditional must feel amazing, knowing that there are no exams that stand in the way of achieving your offer.
    Well in one way ur teacher may be right in that oxford are slightly swayed towards being a little more theoretical in their approach to teaching.

    Maths is the easiest A* out of the 3 ur doing and doing FM just gived u that extra maths practice so ur likely to get very high ums in maths regardless.

    Haha ok ill he anticipating the wait for ur insurance planz

    I felt that the UCL department was like that too, it was really nice, i liked their chemistry building aswell. Imperial had a really nice chemistry department too.

    Aha i dont know why but at imperial the atmosphere was somewhat different; it felt more academic. Did u get this too?

    Why u h8 fp2? R u doing fp3 aswell? Wats ur favorite type of maths? Mines pure

    Yeh i guess the unconditional feels alright. I just relax these days l0l, thinking about not having any exams.
    Although i may complete FM and Additional FM for fun just incase i go to imperial as i hear their course is verryy maths based.

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    You'll all be fine Do any of you think that the grade boundaries will move this year considering it's the first year that all exams (excluding a very small number) have to be in the June series or do you think there'll be no effect??
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    (Original post by Coral Reafs)
    Well in one way ur teacher may be right in that oxford are slightly swayed towards being a little more theoretical in their approach to teaching.

    Maths is the easiest A* out of the 3 ur doing and doing FM just gived u that extra maths practice so ur likely to get very high ums in maths regardless.

    Haha ok ill he anticipating the wait for ur insurance planz

    I felt that the UCL department was like that too, it was really nice, i liked their chemistry building aswell. Imperial had a really nice chemistry department too.

    Aha i dont know why but at imperial the atmosphere was somewhat different; it felt more academic. Did u get this too?

    Why u h8 fp2? R u doing fp3 aswell? Wats ur favorite type of maths? Mines pure

    Yeh i guess the unconditional feels alright. I just relax these days l0l, thinking about not having any exams.
    Although i may complete FM and Additional FM for fun just incase i go to imperial as i hear their course is verryy maths based.

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    I personally much prefer a more practical-heavy course, but I guess the idiom applies, "you can't have your cake and eat it too".

    I think Maths is probably the easiest too, I just honestly haven't revised for it at all. I think I'm spending too much time on chemistry and FM.

    Yeah definitely. I thought the UCL department, apart from the rude security guard lol, was really more of a close-knit community and so friendly. And as you said, Imperial was better equipped but a bit more serious, which doesn't put me off tbh.

    FP2 is horrible. I'm the opposite to you. I just despise pure maths. I find it tedious, repetitive and just a bit dry. I love mechanics, and decision is okay, where you can apply maths to real-life situations and solve all sorts of really cool problems. Love that sort of thing.
    So you're just sitting at home till October? hahaha. I would probably select a few relevant topics from FM and just do that, topics such as matrices, complex numbers, differential equations, polar co-ordinates, etc. I've only seen Imperial and Oxford have a whole separate module for just maths, most other universities just have it as a small topic.
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    You'll all be fine Do any of you think that the grade boundaries will move this year considering it's the first year that all exams (excluding a very small number) have to be in the June series or do you think there'll be no effect??
    I'm hoping the grade boundaries will fall below the average. I think they probably will. Bit annoying since we're the first year, so we've yet to see the effect of taking all the exams in June. Would seem more logical for them to fall though, right?
 
 
 
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