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    (Original post by alexander87)
    ye most NatSci ppl apply to cambridge, because camb and durham is the only 2 decent please offers it. (and all offer are three As.)
    Your mathematics must be good enough to apply for natural science, during my interview about 20% time is testing my math abilities.
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    (Original post by alexander87)
    i thought for all the subjects if u continue to the 4 year u will get the MSci degree. (except the general science option)
    No - Cambridge does not offer a 4th year MSci in a lot of the Biological options (Pharmacology, Genetics, Pathology etc). If you want to do research, I'm not sure if you have to do an MPhil first or go straight into a PhD.
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    (Original post by alexander87)
    i thought for all the subjects if u continue to the 4 year u will get the MSci degree. (except the general science option)



    ye biological science sometimes ask for lower offers, inthe perspects, it says physical nature science AAA and biological AAA/AAB. So maybe it is better to just apply biological and just do physical once u get here . i am pretty certain it would work, but u need to have biology though. (and don't tell them u switch to physical asa u get here .

    u right about math aren't exactly essential at A level. but a quarter of interview is about math, So unless u are super talent at it, take it to A-level.
    The Maths for Bio NatSci interviews I think is a lot easier - I've heard a few of Willa's Physical NatSci interview questions and others and the Maths ones there all sound really hard, whereas the Bio ones with the 5 options I had, none of them looked toooo hard. Defo nowhere near as hard as the Physical ones. But I suppose it would make sense! Although I still completely KILLED myself in the Maths part of the interview

    LOL if you're not talented in Maths, take it to A-Level I think you'd struggle to get an A in it - and a high A at that seeing as Cam gets your UMS. I dropped Maths precisely because I knew I'd so fail it at A-Level - which is also why Cam was never for me With A-Level you need talent to get a good grade I think, beside intelligence.

    But yeh I agree if you aim for Cam you might as well take Maths to A-Level - save you the sturggle when you get to your first year seeing as it's compulsory! And I've heard with Physical NatSci - which I'm pretty sure requires Maths A-Level anyway - even people who've completed Further Maths struggle.

    Oh and Helenia is right - not all NatSci options have a 4-year option. It shows you that in the prospectus. I know Physics and Biochem has though.
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    I've heard rumours that it is a really bad course.
    Rumours are usually false.

    Natural Sciences is a great subject because it's a pyramid-based subject, in that you generalise you knowledge in the first year, if I can say so, and then gradually specialise in the area you enjoy most. It allows you to explore almost all corners of science before you choose which corner you want to excel in.

    And of course, the university is largely responsible for the quality and enjoyment of this course.

    I am actually planning to apply for NatSci in Cambridge University, which is, to say the least, quite an attractive course.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    No - Cambridge does not offer a 4th year MSci in a lot of the Biological options (Pharmacology, Genetics, Pathology etc). If you want to do research, I'm not sure if you have to do an MPhil first or go straight into a PhD.
    You can go straight into a PhD apparently - the first year of your PhD can then count as an MPhil if your work is not good enough to progress through the rest of the PhD But I think if you're applying elsewhere you probably have to do a Master's first (should really start looking into this!).
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    You can go straight into a PhD apparently - the first year of your PhD can then count as an MPhil if your work is not good enough to progress through the rest of the PhD But I think if you're applying elsewhere you probably have to do a Master's first (should really start looking into this!).
    Did you get Path for next year?
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    (Original post by blah888)
    Rumours are usually false.

    Natural Sciences is a great subject because it's a pyramid-based subject, in that you generalise you knowledge in the first year, if I can say so, and then gradually specialise in the area you enjoy most. It allows you to explore almost all corners of science before you choose which corner you want to excel in.

    And of course, the university is largely responsible for the quality and enjoyment of this course.

    I am actually planning to apply for NatSci in Cambridge University, which is, to say the least, quite an attractive course.
    no. Sorry. You misinterpreted what I said.
    I think the natural sciences course is great. I'm applying to cam and durham for nat sci. I meant the course at UCL is not very good/well structured. Only 30 applied last year or something?? I might be wrong.
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    no. Sorry. You misinterpreted what I said.
    I think the natural sciences course is great. I'm applying to cam and durham for nat sci. I meant the course at UCL is not very good/well structured. Only 30 applied last year or something?? I might be wrong.
    it hasnt been done before so how can anyone know if its a not good? everyone as far as im aware (like i did) applied for physical sciences (similar to natsci but without the bio) and was only told about natsci at the interview day and were offered a choice of which to apply for!
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    (Original post by Widowmaker)
    no. Sorry. You misinterpreted what I said.
    I think the natural sciences course is great. I'm applying to cam and durham for nat sci. I meant the course at UCL is not very good/well structured. Only 30 applied last year or something?? I might be wrong.
    I see, sorry then.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Did you get Path for next year?
    Yeah I'm very excited! Did you get onto the course you wanted? - did you go for MOD in the end?
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    Yeah I'm very excited! Did you get onto the course you wanted? - did you go for MOD in the end?
    No, I decided that fascinating though I'm sure it would be, I wanted to do something more purely scientific for a year before heading off to clinical. So I'm doing BBS Pharmacology, probably with Medicine, Ethics and Law as my 5th paper. Kinda wishing I'd picked Path though now
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    I'd just like to know if ne1 is doing or has got an offer from Emmanuel for natsci and want to specialise in physics, because it says on theirProspectus supplement that they may ask for STEP maths, is this true, plus was ne1 asked for any AEAs
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    (Original post by rpotter)
    I'd just like to know if ne1 is doing or has got an offer from Emmanuel for natsci and want to specialise in physics, because it says on theirProspectus supplement that they may ask for STEP maths, is this true, plus was ne1 asked for any AEAs
    A better place to ask this would be in the Oxbridge subforum, because Willa should be able to tell you (he's doing PhysNatSci/CompSci at Emmanuel) but I would imagine if they said so in their prospectus, it's probably true!

    Helen - sounds really interesting!
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    You don't need Maths past GCSE if you are going to do Biological Nat Sci at Cambridge. You can take Elementary Maths for Biologists which only requires GCSE knowledge.

    It's pretty common for people to do at least one biological module without having A-level biology. I don't personally know anyone doing ALL biological without A-level bio, but I know some people who are switching to fully bio for 2nd year who don't have A level bio.
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    Can i ask you guys what your GSCE's in Science are? All A*'s right? Damn i've had my heart set on NatSci and even choose my specifications and then bloody got AA in double science i'm screwed.
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    (Original post by ~the_one~)
    Can i ask you guys what your GSCE's in Science are? All A*'s right? Damn i've had my heart set on NatSci and even choose my specifications and then bloody got AA in double science i'm screwed.
    That's rubbish. I got As in all the sciences (I took separate sciences but if you can't do that at you're school that's not your fault) and I got in. If you're likely to get As at A-Level then there's no reason you shouldn't apply if you want to.
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    That's rubbish. I got As in all the sciences (I took separate sciences but if you can't do that at you're school that's not your fault) and I got in. If you're likely to get As at A-Level then there's no reason you shouldn't apply if you want to.
    Yea my school doesn't offer triple science. Thanks for the post - yay i feel better now!
    What NatSci are you doing (chem, bio, physics?)?

    p.s. O im from Sauf Lon'on too - cool
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    (Original post by Da Mouse)
    Is it just me or do the majority of people who want to do Natsci apply to cambridge? - oh and maths is a must!!!!! My friend had to do an extra maths As level during her As cos she only did 2 sciences. It was only during her interview that she was told that if she wants to get into Cambridge, she has to do an extra science subject :s: poor soul!
    Most NatSci people might appear to apply to Cambridge, as if you want to do a Science at Cambridge you have to do NatSci. Physics, Biology and Chemistry are not singly offered.
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    (Original post by ~the_one~)
    What NatSci are you doing (chem, bio, physics?)?
    I'm a Physical NatSci. I'm starting my second year in October and I'm going to do double Physics and Maths as my options unless I have a sudden, overwhelming change of heart towards Materials or Chemistry, which isn't very likely.
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    wat exactly do u do in materials??
 
 
 
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