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dartsab
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Hi people,

I am still struggling at the stage of choosing the 5 universities.

The universities that I am interested in are:

UCL
LSE
Warwick
Imperial
Notts
Bristol
and Birmingham.


Since my school does not allow students to know their predicted grades before sending applications to UCAS, I predict myself to get 36minimum to 40maximum. I took the Economics SL and Mandarian SL exams last year and both received a 7.

I have narrowed my uni choices down to:

1. LSE
2. Warwick
3. Imperial
4. Bristol
5. Birmingham

I am really worried about not getting offers from these uni.

Please advise me.

Thanks.
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Joy Division
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What course are you applying for?

You can't do Economics at Imperial.
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dartsab
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What course are you applying for?

You can't do Economics at Imperial.
Economics and Statistics or similar courses.

Why can't I apply to Imperial? I thought they offer Economics.
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You might want to look again.
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dartsab
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(Original post by Joy Division)
You might want to look again.
My bad.
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I think they offer something like Financial statistics/engineering/mathematics but that isn't Economics. :dontknow:
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Birmingham is really nice I've been there a few times for some lectures and courses, I think they're looking fo ABB?
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Birmingham is really nice I've been there a few times for some lectures and courses, I think they're looking fo ABB?
It's AAB this year (for Economics), although that's a bit irrelevant since OP is doing IB.
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When should I send my application form?
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Since you're not applying to Oxbridge, you can send the application off anytime before the 15th January. If you want equal consideration that is.
Personally, I think you need to do some more research about the course seeing as you thought Imperial offered it...
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(Original post by Oldboy5745)
Since you're not applying to Oxbridge, you can send the application off anytime before the 15th January. If you want equal consideration that is.
Personally, I think you need to do some more research about the course seeing as you thought Imperial offered it...
I agree.
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(Original post by Joy Division)
It's AAB this year (for Economics), although that's a bit irrelevant since OP is doing IB.

Ohh my bad, I didn't read
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(Original post by dartsab)
Hi people,

I am still struggling at the stage of choosing the 5 universities.

The universities that I am interested in are:

UCL
LSE
Warwick
Imperial
Notts
Bristol
and Birmingham.


Since my school does not allow students to know their predicted grades before sending applications to UCAS, I predict myself to get 36minimum to 40maximum. I took the Economics SL and Mandarian SL exams last year and both received a 7.

I have narrowed my uni choices down to:

1. LSE
2. Warwick
3. Imperial
4. Bristol
5. Birmingham

I am really worried about not getting offers from these uni.

Please advise me.

Thanks.
What subjects have you got at HL and which at SL?
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dartsab
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What subjects have you got at HL and which at SL?
At Higher Level, I have:

Mathematics
English
Business Studies

At Standard Level, I have:

Economics (7 in May 2009 exam)
Mandarin B (7 in May 2009 exam)
Chemistry

I think the school is going to predict me:

Mathematics HL 6
English HL 5
Business Studies HL 6
Chemistry 7
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(Original post by dartsab)
At Higher Level, I have:

Mathematics
English
Business Studies

At Standard Level, I have:

Economics (7 in May 2009 exam)
Mandarin B (7 in May 2009 exam)
Chemistry

I think the school is going to predict me:

Mathematics HL 6
English HL 5
Business Studies HL 6
Chemistry 7
So you have economics and business studies?
And is Mandarin your native language?
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So you have economics and business studies?
And is Mandarin your native language?
Yes, I take the two courses and Mandarin is my first language.
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Yes, I take the two courses and Mandarin is my first language.
Then that is 2 seriosu issues:
i)Economics and Business overlap
ii)Mandarin is your first langauge.

So by top 11 uni standards that looks like 4 subjects rather than 6. So contact your target unis to see how badly that effects your chances.
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dartsab
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(Original post by Paulwhy)
Then that is 2 seriosu issues:
i)Economics and Business overlap
ii)Mandarin is your first langauge.

So by top 11 uni standards that looks like 4 subjects rather than 6. So contact your target unis to see how badly that effects your chances.
Why is Madarin as my first language a serious issue?
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(Original post by dartsab)
Why is Madarin as my first language a serious issue?
if it is your native, mother tongue, then it is obviously going to be very easy for you to get a higher grade
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(Original post by neomilan)
if it is your native, mother tongue, then it is obviously going to be very easy for you to get a higher grade
Yep, but actually this explanation is retarded. Let's say a kid was forced to study Maths the day he was born (a bit exaggerated) then obviously it will be very easy for him to get a higher grade. How come a language in which you had no prior knowledge would be more respected? Just because it's not your mother tongue? Nonsense. If you start studying a new language automatically you will start with the basics and if the language is your native language you will automatically be forced to study it in more depth and usually analyse literature as well, so the difficulty increases gradually.
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