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    (Original post by Tek)
    Exactly. Of course entry requirements at Oxbridge are higher than at Nottingham.
    How do you know... you haven't even started applying
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    The average offers for Oxbridge are higher than the average offers for any other uni. As for the English thing a girl on my staircase is reading English and her offer from Oxford was AAAA.

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    generally entry requirements reflect the demand for the course, not course quality at all, so this arguement is really irrelevant.
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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    How do you know... you haven't even started applying
    So just because I haven't started applying I must therefore have little knowledge of a subject? :rolleyes:

    The point remains that quantity does not mean quality.
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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    The average offers for Oxbridge are higher than the average offers for any other uni. As for the English thing a girl on my staircase is reading English and her offer from Oxford was AAAA.

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    Maybe they didn't want her as much as other people, so they made her offer higher. it's the same at most good universities where demand for places is high.
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    generally entry requirements reflect the demand for the course, not course quality at all, so this arguement is really irrelevant.
    Exactly...Good point
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    (Original post by Tek)
    So just because I haven't started applying I must therefore have little knowledge of a subject? :rolleyes:

    The point remains that quantity does not mean quality.
    please read my above comment on that statement.
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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    How do you know... you haven't even started applying
    erm statistics???? tables? COMMON SENSE?
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    I hope you are all getting Valium for Christmas.

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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    Exactly...Good point
    true, very true..........
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    (Original post by Allotriophagy)
    I hope you are all getting Valium for Christmas.

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    oh god me too, lord knows i need it!
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    Maybe they didn't want her as much as other people, so they made her offer higher. it's the same at most good universities where demand for places is high.
    Yes but AAAA is abnormally high for a non-science/medical course and I believe only offers like that would be given at Oxford or Cambridge. A guy I know was offered AAAA plus merits in two advanced extension awards for medicine at Emmanuel College Cam. He turned it down.

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    I hope you are all getting Valium for Christmas.

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    hehe my mother put the order in yesterday

    lets stop with the notts vs oxbridge stuff, yes it is quantity vs quality blah blah
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    (Original post by hildabeast)
    Yes but AAAA is abnormally high for a non-science/medical course and I believe only offers like that would be given at Oxford or Cambridge. A guy I know was offered AAAA plus merits in two advanced extension awards for medicine at Emmanuel College Cam. He turned it down.

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    no, english is also horrible oversubscribed everywhere.

    again, this just reflects the demand for courses at all good universities.
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    what is the subject of this thread?
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    please read my above comment on that statement.
    Let me rephrase. The quantity of applicants has no reflection on their ability: many people who apply to Oxbridge will be getting AAA at A Level whereas at Nottingham this might be ABB.
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    no, english is also horrible oversubscribed everywhere.

    again, this just reflects the demand for courses at all good universities.
    I'm not saying it would never happen but I have never come across anyone being offered AAAA for an English course anywhere other than Oxford or Cambridge. Have you?

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    (Original post by Ensocopier)
    Exactly...Good point
    thank you *doffs hat*

    jools, on behalf of all us angry people, i apologise for hyjacking your thread. mods, you have permission to delete all our irrelevent bickering!
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    offers/rejection... until the slightly extremist views came in and boom long winded argument
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    (Original post by matouwah)
    what is the subject of this thread?
    oxbridge rejections/offers
 
 
 
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