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    Any Cantabs heard of an Engineer switching to Nat Sci? It doesn't say so on the department's website, but I've got the impression that you can change to any other course which has a decent amount of similarities in the skills required from the posts here
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    (Original post by alwaysalex)
    Thanks so much for this info. Do you know if she had to repeat the first year? I have been thinking about medicine but I have a feeling that a few years ago they stopped all transfers into medicine. I would probably transfer into bio natsci.
    She did indeed have to repeat the first year. I'm not sure about university wide rules, but I know that my own college does not allow transfers into medicine, for what it's worth.
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    (Original post by DomStaff)
    Not necessarily. At the Easter school I met some people from Trinity and they weren't any better than anybody else; one even said to me 'it's not even harder to get in, everyone just thinks it is'. (Opinion, not fact.) Obviously for something like maths you will get the crazily clever foreign IMO mathematicians applying there (probably) but it doesn't mean that it is SO much harder for everyone else.

    If you're good enough for Cambridge you'll probably just get pooled if they can't offer you a place.

    Apply for where you want to go and don't try and play statistics.
    Thank you so much for the encouragement

    How was your Easter School experience?
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I would go as far as saying getting in is easier then making the offer(for maths) for other subjects it is much harder to get the offer then nearky all make the offer.


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    Do you mean it is easier to get an offer than meeting the grades/STEP?
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Any Cantabs heard of an Engineer switching to Nat Sci? It doesn't say so on the department's website, but I've got the impression that you can change to any other course which has a decent amount of similarities in the skills required from the posts here
    The one guy I know who did sciences at Cam applied for Comp Sci, did a year of it, and decided he wanted to switch to Physics, which his tutors were perfectly happy with. I know it's not specifically what you're talking about, but I've also got the impression that they're very flexible, once you're in (if you have good reasons).
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    (Original post by Actaeon)
    The one guy I know who did sciences at Cam applied for Comp Sci, did a year of it, and decided he wanted to switch to Physics, which his tutors were perfectly happy with. I know it's not specifically what you're talking about, but I've also got the impression that they're very flexible, once you're in (if you have good reasons).
    Compsci's who do physics in the first year do all the physics already that Nasci's do and engineering would be a slightly different as the courses have no overlap in terms of lectures.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    I would go as far as saying getting in is easier then making the offer(for maths) for other subjects it is much harder to get the offer then nearky all make the offer.
    (Original post by Melanie Leconte)
    Do you mean it is easier to get an offer than meeting the grades/STEP?
    In 2014 there were 1,336 Maths applicants.
    * 532 received offers (i.e. 40% of applicants)
    * 236 acceptances (i.e. 44% of offers)

    So in 2014 it was slightly harder to get an offer than to be accepted. But only just. Basically, yeah, achieving a Maths offer is tough! :eek:

    Edit to add: but overall it kind of works out. Maths success rate (acceptance/applicant) is 18%. Engineering is 15%. You Mathmos have it easy
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    (Original post by jneill)
    In 2014 there were 1,336 Maths applicants.
    * 532 received offers (i.e. 40% of applicants)
    * 236 acceptances (i.e. 44% of offers)

    So in 2014 it was slightly harder to get an offer than to be accepted. But only just. Basically, yeah, achieving a Maths offer is tough! :eek:

    Edit to add: but overall it kind of works out. Maths success rate (acceptance/applicant) is 18%. Engineering is 15%. You Mathmos have it easy

    That's one way to look at it
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    (Original post by jneill)
    In 2014 there were 1,336 Maths applicants.
    * 532 received offers (i.e. 40% of applicants)
    * 236 acceptances (i.e. 44% of offers)

    So in 2014 it was slightly harder to get an offer than to be accepted. But only just. Basically, yeah, achieving a Maths offer is tough! :eek:

    Edit to add: but overall it kind of works out. Maths success rate (acceptance/applicant) is 18%. Engineering is 15%. You Mathmos have it easy
    its actually harder to meet the offer as in the 2013-14 round although 236 were accepted only 170 met the 1,1 offer. So meeting the offer is statistically harder than to get the offer, and most people would agree with this

    170/532=32% offer meeting rate!

    Edit:The 170 stat cant be seen from graphs as whole theres only about 20 summer pools, that is people acceptrd by another college after missing their offer. About double that number are actually accepted from their own college even though they miss their offers
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    (Original post by jneill)
    In 2014 there were 1,336 Maths applicants.
    * 532 received offers (i.e. 40% of applicants)
    * 236 acceptances (i.e. 44% of offers)

    So in 2014 it was slightly harder to get an offer than to be accepted. But only just. Basically, yeah, achieving a Maths offer is tough! :eek:

    Edit to add: but overall it kind of works out. Maths success rate (acceptance/applicant) is 18%. Engineering is 15%. You Mathmos have it easy
    When i went to my interview the people showing me aroubd were natscis and a english lit person and they said mathmos are the smartest overall 😉. I shall agree on bias if i make it if not everyone doing maths at warwick is the best.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    When i went to my interview the people showing me aroubd were natscis and a english lit person and they said mathmos are the smartest overall 😉. I shall agree on bias if i make it if not everyone doing maths at warwick is the best.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yh I agree with you, but I've done STEP with some of these Trinity guys and they like 3 step questions within an hour (III). Even the pooled ones were really good. Btw you saying they werent good as anyone else is because you are just as good! How was the easter school btw? Posted from TSR Mobile
    Better to reply late than never!
    To be fair I've done 3 in an hour before but probably on one of the mid 2000s paper - let's see if I can for the 2011-14 papers! (Highly doubt it!) (Really, like no chance.)

    The Easter school was good, yeah. Definitely confirmed cambridge Maths is what I want to do. Siklos is such a good lecturer, looking forward to having him in the future.

    (Original post by ClickItBack)
    I do think Trinity mathmos are, on average, better than the average Cam mathmo, but - at least in my year - there was still a reasonable tail of them who didn't do particularly well in Tripos.
    Yeah, I think you're probably right. Your experience of multiple years trumps my 5 day experience.
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    (Original post by DomStaff)
    Better to reply late than never!
    To be fair I've done 3 in an hour before but probably on one of the mid 2000s paper - let's see if I can for the 2011-14 papers! (Highly doubt it!) (Really, like no chance.)

    The Easter school was good, yeah. Definitely confirmed cambridge Maths is what I want to do. Siklos is such a good lecturer, looking forward to having him in the future.



    Yeah, I think you're probably right. Your experience of multiple years trumps my 5 day experience.
    Yeh ive done that aswell III2001 but these two guys do it all the time it is scary.


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    I want to sit STEP1,2 papers this year( because I have been preparing this year and I can manage grade 1), but I am not an offerholder(I didn't apply yet).I was just wondering if I can take STEP this year ,take a good mark , mention this on the application(I think it would an advantage)and if I get an offer,omit STEP2? I have the registration form, but it is asking the university I have applied to/got an offer (and I didn't).Please help me ,it is urgent...the deadline is on 30/4.
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    Feel so stupid to be worrying about meeting my offer when mathmos have STEP haha
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Feel so stupid to be worrying about meeting my offer when mathmos have STEP haha
    We can all worry! Only yesterday I thought ****, I'm not even in Cambridge... Still actually need to get the grades

    Has anyone got a step paper I can have a look at?
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    (Original post by Vesniep)
    I want to sit STEP1,2 papers this year( because I have been preparing this year and I can manage grade 1), but I am not an offerholder(I didn't apply yet).I was just wondering if I can take STEP this year ,take a good mark , mention this on the application(I think it would an advantage)and if I get an offer,omit STEP2? I have the registration form, but it is asking the university I have applied to/got an offer (and I didn't).Please help me ,it is urgent...the deadline is on 30/4.
    If you are good enough to get 1/S then do it as it will pretty much guarantee a place I believe. But if you don't take STEP II then you will have to take them in Yr 13 before entry to Cambridge. You will have to take STEP II/III at one point. I would take STEP I if I was in your position as I wish I did it last year just for the practice but if you think you can get an S in STEP I then go for it. You got nothing to lose adn if you do bad i believe the user by the name shamika said you do not have to declare and they wouldnt know either.


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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Feel so stupid to be worrying about meeting my offer when mathmos have STEP haha
    Whats your offer? A*A*AA? Pembroke engineering right?


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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    We can all worry! Only yesterday I thought ****, I'm not even in Cambridge... Still actually need to get the grades

    Has anyone got a step paper I can have a look at?
    You do further maths i believe.
    http://www.mathshelper.co.uk/STEP%20III%202007.pdf


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    If you are good enough to get 1/S then do it as it will pretty much guarantee a place I believe. But if you don't take STEP II then you will have to take them in Yr 13 before entry to Cambridge. You will have to take STEP II/III at one point. I would take STEP I if I was in your position as I wish I did it last year just for the practice but if you think you can get an S in STEP I then go for it. You got nothing to lose adn if you do bad i believe the user by the name shamika said you do not have to declare and they wouldnt know either.
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    STEP1,2 are much easier than STEP3(I wanted to sit STEP3 as well, but maybe I will get 1 or 2...these are my grades most of the time).But if shamika is right, I should definetely sit STEP3 too!(right?)So about STEP1 it is not required so you only sit this for practicing, and an S/1 in STEP2 will guarantee you a place even in Trinity???That would awesome!
    I have seen Trinity tests and they are quiet easier and smaller than STEP's questions.So why Trinity is considered so difficult for Maths? What qualification should you have for Trinity that other colleges don't require?As far as I am concerned, all colleges have the same difficulty,am I wrong?
 
 
 
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