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    Huh that is weird...they gave me an offer within a week of applying last year...

    I don't know why they wouldn't give you an offer though? :confused:

    Pretty harsh tbh.
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    but they only get to see my predicted grades of the subjects im carrying on to a2?
    i will be so annoyed if it is my b in maths that means i got rejected. i got 95 in c1 and 84 in s1 but 60 in c2. i have restat c2 and from looking at solutions on here and speaking to my maths teacher i have got about 70/75 which should be 90+ums.
    i have also done bronze and silver d of e and am doing gold. and im deputy head boy at my school and have raised nearl£10k for leukemia research
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    (Original post by mouldy)
    but they only get to see my predicted grades of the subjects im carrying on to a2?
    i will be so annoyed if it is my b in maths that means i got rejected. i got 95 in c1 and 84 in s1 but 60 in c2. i have restat c2 and from looking at solutions on here and speaking to my maths teacher i have got about 70/75 which should be 90+ums.
    i have also done bronze and silver d of e and am doing gold. and im deputy head boy at my school and have raised nearl£10k for leukemia research


    Thats largely irrelevant.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
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    Thats largely irrelevant.
    i agree i only stated it because someone had previously said on the thread.

    D of E? voluntary?
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    im really glad its not just me in this situation! i got rejected yesterday too

    got aaaac (maths, economics, accounting, economics based extended project, english language) at as,

    predicted A (maths), A (economics), A* (accounting) at A2.

    and my teachers were all impressed with my ps :/

    im just really glad i didnt wana go id have been really gutted and im sorry for those of you that actually wanted to go and got rejected!

    im gona ask em why
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    (Original post by mouldy)
    i agree i only stated it because someone had previously said on the thread.

    D of E? voluntary?
    Ah right, I didn't notice that, but that would have unlikely affected their decison.
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    Maybe there's some sort of extra requirement in the small print?

    I was going to apply for English at Edinburgh before seeing a small orange box on one of the prospectus' last pages that said a foreign language at GCSE was required, which I didn't have.

    Could just be something like that?
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    It seems alot of rejections went on yesterday.
    It makes me feel slightly better that clearly a lot of strong candidates were also unsuccessful.

    Has anyone applied to LSE or York?
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    (Original post by abcdefgH18)
    It seems alot of rejections went on yesterday.
    It makes me feel slightly better that clearly a lot of strong candidates were also unsuccessful.

    Has anyone applied to LSE or York?
    Yeah I got an offer from york early in december
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Well you:
    i)got GCSE gade b
    ii) AS subjects (Maths, Business, Economics and General studies) include 2 less preffered subjects: Business and General studies.
    ii) Business and Economics overlapp
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...10&postcount=1

    But it looks like Sheffield should be moved up from post 3 of TAELT 2010. i.e. sheffield is significantly harder to get into c.f. previous years.
    How are your other applications going?
    Lol i was going to suggest you move them up in the next TAELT :p:, the only reason i can think of them rejecting strong applicants is them feeling like their wasting offers on those who are obviously not going to firm or insure them. Because even if they ask asked for B at maths GCSE and you got a C id expect them to still make offers, even a poor PS should still get you can offer.. :iiam:
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    (Original post by Summer of 69)
    Yeah I got an offer from york early in december
    Me too
    for economics?
    have you had offers for anywhere else?
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    Lol i was going to suggest you move them up in the next TAELT :p:
    I will do it once I can work out where to put them.


    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    the only reason i can think of them rejecting strong applicants is them feeling like their wasting offers on those who are obviously not going to firm or insure them.
    I really don't think Sheffield are rejecting students because they think they are 'too good' for them.

    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    Because even if they ask asked for B at maths GCSE and you got a C id expect them to still make offers, even a poor PS should still get you can offer.. :iiam:
    Appears that in reallity Sheffield are not just wanting their minimum requriements but looking for more than that.
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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    Huh that is weird...they gave me an offer within a week of applying last year...
    Do they have too many students in your year?

    (Original post by bigmo7)
    I don't know why they wouldn't give you an offer though? :confused:

    Pretty harsh tbh.
    They had already raised their entry requirements.
    So is harder this year.
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    (Original post by Summer of 69)
    im really glad its not just me in this situation! i got rejected yesterday too
    Yes.
    Commiserations.
    was it BA or BSc?

    (Original post by Summer of 69)
    got aaaac (maths, economics, accounting, economics based extended project, english language) at as,

    predicted A (maths), A (economics), A* (accounting) at A2.

    and my teachers were all impressed with my ps :/

    im just really glad i didnt wana go id have been really gutted and im sorry for those of you that actually wanted to go and got rejected!

    im gona ask em why
    Obvious weakest point is Accounting.
    (What were your GCSE grades BTW?)
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    (Original post by mouldy)
    but they only get to see my predicted grades of the subjects im carrying on to a2?
    i will be so annoyed if it is my b in maths that means i got rejected. i got 95 in c1 and 84 in s1 but 60 in c2. i have restat c2 and from looking at solutions on here and speaking to my maths teacher i have got about 70/75 which should be 90+ums.
    i have also done bronze and silver d of e and am doing gold. and im deputy head boy at my school and have raised nearl£10k for leukemia research
    You are correct that Unis only know the grades you give on UCAS. But they can make negative inferences from non-disclosure.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Do they have too many students in your year?
    Tbh I wouldn't know...~300 I guess...that's not really too many for a Uni like Sheffield though.

    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    They had already raised their entry requirements.
    So is harder this year.
    :holmes:
    I guess it is an indication that they have.
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    (Original post by bigmo7)
    Tbh I wouldn't know...~300 I guess...that's not really too many for a Uni like Sheffield though.
    It may be more than they wanted
    (and the Gov is prepared to pay for).
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    My only guess is the personal statement was below par? Or a poor reference?
    Shocked for you D:
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    guessing you dropping out of soton then?
    :yes:

    Well, at the end of this year. May as well stick it out.
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    (Original post by .ACS.)
    :yes:

    Well, at the end of this year. May as well stick it out.
    good luck was it really that bad lol.
 
 
 
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