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    (Original post by trollman)
    well ppe at oxford :rolleyes: but thats not going to happen,
    Why not?
    i.e. if you were to re-apply with maths and econs you might get a positive response.

    (Original post by trollman)
    im not sure ill have to have a think about it, i was even considering doing physics!

    yes my application is fairly weak a level choice wise, but my school didnt offer economics!
    I see.
    So would econ A-level be a gap year option?
    If not is business A-level?


    (Original post by trollman)
    im just going to hold on for york and hope for the best - i do actually really like york i think i would be very happy there
    yes York is well known for PPE.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Why not?
    i.e. if you were to re-apply with maths and econs you might get a positive response.


    I see.
    So would econ A-level be a gap year option?
    If not is business A-level?



    yes York is well known for PPE.
    hmm well i got to an interview this year which was only 14 people for 7 places (i think they said only top 40% of applicants got interviewed) which means i looked good on paper, and my TSA result was ok i.e 60 is average so 64.8 is alright! but it was the interviews that i messed up, so i spose id have more of a chance now ive experienced an interview! before it i didnt even have a mock one, or anyone to talk ppe with :/ lol.

    well im not sure how much i would want to study in my gap year, i would definitely do full maths a level, i don't know if i would do full economics A level, however my school did start a new course this year economics and business which i think i should breeze through considering i know some people who got As who aren't that good academically so that could be an option.

    yes, if i ignore prestige and job prospects etc, i actually felt more at home in york than anywhere else, so i would be over the moon to go there! i just have to wait and see! and try not to worry too much reapplying is pointless if i mess up my a levels!
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    (Original post by trollman)
    hmm well i got to an interview this year which was only 14 people for 7 places (i think they said only top 40% of applicants got interviewed) which means i looked good on paper, and my TSA result was ok i.e 60 is average so 64.8 is alright! but it was the interviews that i messed up, so i spose id have more of a chance now ive experienced an interview! before it i didnt even have a mock one, or anyone to talk ppe with :/ lol.
    Yes, experience is very useful.

    (Original post by trollman)
    well im not sure how much i would want to study in my gap year,
    What else would you like to do?

    (Original post by trollman)
    i would definitely do full maths a level, i don't know if i would do full economics A level, however my school did start a new course this year economics and business which i think i should breeze through considering i know some people who got As who aren't that good academically so that could be an option.
    Yes that course sounds like a great choice for you.

    (Original post by trollman)
    yes, if i ignore prestige and job prospects etc, i actually felt more at home in york than anywhere else, so i would be over the moon to go there! i just have to wait and see! and try not to worry too much reapplying is pointless if i mess up my a levels!
    It is certainly not something to worry about. The point is that you have clear options for strengthening your application if you choose to re-apply. A lot of applicants are not so lucky: for example if they are short of GCSE A*s then not a lot they can do about that. Whilst you have an excellant GCSE position ( 8 GCSE A*s) and good A-level grades and subjects already and oppurtunities to get extra A-levels that are more specific preperation for PPE.
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    (Original post by trollman)
    well ppe at oxford :rolleyes: but thats not going to happen, im not sure ill have to have a think about it, i was even considering doing physics!

    yes my application is fairly weak a level choice wise, but my school didnt offer economics!

    im just going to hold on for york and hope for the best - i do actually really like york i think i would be very happy there
    if you havent done a maths a level and got a high A (and depending on the place further maths a level with an A) a physics uni course will rape you lol :p:
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Yes, experience is very useful.


    What else would you like to do?


    Yes that course sounds like a great choice for you.


    It is certainly not something to worry about. The point is that you have clear options for strengthening your application if you choose to re-apply. A lot of applicants are not so lucky: for example if they are short of GCSE A*s then not a lot they can do about that. Whilst you have an excellant GCSE position ( 8 GCSE A*s) and good A-level grades and subjects already and oppurtunities to get extra A-levels that are more specific preperation for PPE.
    well id like to go to australia for a while see my family and work ( i currently work at waitrose)

    so you think that business and economics is alright? or should i self study economics?

    yeh im gonna stay positive and i spose my grades look good in context as well as i am in a normal school state comp! just have to be optimistic and see what happens!

    Thanks paul!
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    update rejection from LSE gap year inevitable
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    (Original post by trollman)
    well id like to go to australia for a while see my family and work ( i currently work at waitrose)
    Just need to think about how to fit that all in: 2 full A-levels in a year is a lot of work. So need to work out how to fit that all in.

    (Original post by trollman)
    so you think that business and economics is alright? or should i self study economics?
    Business and Economics is fine. (Make sure the reference explains that school not offer econ).

    (Original post by trollman)
    yeh im gonna stay positive and i spose my grades look good in context as well as i am in a normal school state comp! just have to be optimistic and see what happens!

    Thanks paul!
    (Original post by trollman)
    update rejection from LSE gap year inevitable
    Sorry to hear that.
    But as I talked about last night unlike with many applicants, your destiny is in your hands.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Just need to think about how to fit that all in: 2 full A-levels in a year is a lot of work. So need to work out how to fit that all in.


    Business and Economics is fine. (Make sure the reference explains that school not offer econ).




    Sorry to hear that.
    But as I talked about last night unlike with many applicants, your destiny is in your hands.
    yeh, i think i would do the economics to AS and maths to A2 just so i don't get overloaded, imagine the pain of taking a year out then getting poor grades and missing offers :rolleyes:

    i probably should have had that in my reference this year, when i picked my a levels i originally chose politics, economics physics and history, but the school sacked the politics and economics teacher to i had to pick new a levels i dare say things may have worked out a little different if that had not happened.

    i am the master of my own destiny so to speak! thank god i didnt slack at GCSE because there is no going back!

    edit: i can also use the extra time to really go over my personal statement, in my feedback from warwick i was told that my obvious interest in ppe wasnt enough and my ps didnt show diverse and broad reading :/ or words to that effect!
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    I got rejected from Manchester Economics Bsc cuz "A level mathematics is required for the course and the romanian baccalaureate is not considered equivalent" although we do Calculus from 11th grade, polynomials and matrices . We kinda cover 95% Uni Calculus course and 50% Further Calculus(1st year) course in high school.
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    (Original post by watami)
    I got rejected from Manchester Economics Bsc cuz "A level mathematics is required for the course and the romanian baccalaureate is not considered equivalent" although we do Calculus from 11th grade, polynomials and matrices . We kinda cover 95% Uni Calculus course and 50% Further Calculus(1st year) course in high school.
    Well A level maths isnt just calculus, that may be the reason. Whilst calculus is important in economics it isnt the only maths that is used.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Then Manchester looks a step up:
    i) Leeds Met does not even make it to TAELT.
    ii) So am I right in thinking your current course is not straight economics?
    iii) Times Economics League Table has Leeds Met in 64th position.
    iv) Manchester is in the 30s for economics.

    So that would all suggest that transferring is a good idea.


    hope you dont mind the longish post but i just wanted to ask you people one more thing..

    a few people have mentioned that doing the BScEconomics course is better than doing the BAEcon in terms of breaking into IB (and from this i also assume it is better for people wanting to get into the financial industry, the 'city jobs' etc?? )..

    well, as i have mentioned i have an offer from manchester uni to study BAecon for next year, not the BSc.. and seeing as A-level maths is a must i dont think i'll be able to get onto it.

    However, i have found out the university of bradford (which is pretty local) offer the BSc in economics..

    i just wanted to know what you lot think would be the best choice. Am i better off going to manchester to do the BAeconomics, or going to bradford to do the BScEconomics course??

    i know manc as a uni is much better etc.. but bradford do offer the BSc.. what would be the better choice, not only in terms of getting into IB but also providing better opportunities career-wise??

    lol i hope everything i said makes sense..please say if any of it doesn’t.. and thanks for any help.
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    (Original post by trollman)
    update rejection from LSE gap year inevitable

    oh and sorry to hear that mate.
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    hope you dont mind the longish post but i just wanted to ask you people one more thing..

    a few people have mentioned that doing the BScEconomics course is better than doing the BAEcon in terms of breaking into IB (and from this i also assume it is better for people wanting to get into the financial industry, the 'city jobs' etc?? )..

    well, as i have mentioned i have an offer from manchester uni to study BAecon for next year, not the BSc.. and seeing as A-level maths is a must i dont think i'll be able to get onto it.

    However, i have found out the university of bradford (which is pretty local) offer the BSc in economics..

    i just wanted to know what you lot think would be the best choice. Am i better off going to manchester to do the BAeconomics, or going to bradford to do the BScEconomics course??

    i know manc as a uni is much better etc.. but bradford do offer the BSc.. what would be the better choice, not only in terms of getting into IB but also providing better opportunities career-wise??

    lol i hope my everything i said makes sense..pls mention if any of it doesn’t.. and thanks for any help.
    Manchester BA would be better than anything at Bradford and a few people actually change to the Bsc after first year so you can hope to do that if you want
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    (Original post by Davidosh)
    Manchester BA would be better than anything at Bradford
    lol thats what i thought, just needed someone to say it.. if that makes sense.

    (Original post by Davidosh)
    and a few people actually change to the Bsc after first year so you can hope to do that if you want
    ahh thats good to know.

    cheers
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    hope you dont mind the longish post but i just wanted to ask you people one more thing..

    a few people have mentioned that doing the BScEconomics course is better than doing the BAEcon in terms of breaking into IB (and from this i also assume it is better for people wanting to get into the financial industry, the 'city jobs' etc?? )..

    well, as i have mentioned i have an offer from manchester uni to study BAecon for next year, not the BSc.. and seeing as A-level maths is a must i dont think i'll be able to get onto it.

    However, i have found out the university of bradford (which is pretty local) offer the BSc in economics..

    i just wanted to know what you lot think would be the best choice. Am i better off going to manchester to do the BAeconomics, or going to bradford to do the BScEconomics course??

    i know manc as a uni is much better etc.. but bradford do offer the BSc.. what would be the better choice, not only in terms of getting into IB but also providing better opportunities career-wise??

    lol i hope everything i said makes sense..please say if any of it doesn’t.. and thanks for any help.
    well:
    i)Unis are not restricted in terms of how they use BSc and BA labels. So yes generally BSc courses are more quantative.
    But certainly not definite.
    And in this case I have big doubts...
    ii)Bradford are 56th out of 58 unis on TAELT.
    iii)Bradford has been in clearing for the last 3 years and in extra last year.
    iv)Bradford don't ask for Maths A-level. And I don't see them being in a position to select students to enable to offer a strongly quantative course.

    So go for Machester even if it is "only" the BA.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    well:
    i)Unis are not restricted in terms of how they use BSc and BA labels. So yes generally BSc courses are more quantative.
    But certainly not definite.
    And in this case I have big doubts...
    ii)Bradford are 56th out of 58 unis on TAELT.
    iii)Bradford has been in clearing for the last 3 years and in extra last year.
    iv)Bradford don't ask for Maths A-level. And I don't see them being in a position to select students to enable to offer a strongly quantative course.

    So go for Machester even if it is "only" the BA.

    I did think manc would be the better choice.. but as i mentioned, i just needed some kind of reassurance.. so thanks for that.
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    (Original post by trollman)
    i have an offer from manchester for economics and politics BA! i liked the look ofthe course until i went!

    the first year you have to do 1 economics module 1 politics and 1 sociology WTF! lol

    i have to say id rather not get a degree with"economics and social studies" on it! it just sounds like a doss!

    i also went to the open day on wednesday i have to say i wasnt that impressed! its really annoying cuz its my only offer
    So hold on....at the end of your course when you graduate, will your degree/certificate say 'BA economics and politics' or 'BA economics with social studies' (etc) ? :eek:

    I enrolled in Ba Economics straight for 2010 entry - but if my degree says something like 'social studies' at the end of it, then it sounds abit 'naff'. Is this for all Ba courses? or only if you do social modules?
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    (Original post by mr_qwerty)
    So hold on....at the end of your course when you graduate, will your degree/certificate say 'BA economics and politics' or 'BA economics with social studies' (etc) ? :eek:

    I enrolled in Ba Economics straight for 2010 entry - but if my degree says something like 'social studies' at the end of it, then it sounds abit 'naff'. Is this for all Ba courses? or only if you do social modules?
    Nope Manchester Ba is the only one i know to do this, my economics degree is a Ba but will only have Economics (with Econometrics) not because its a Ba but because of the modules i chose . From reading this thread Manchester's will say 'with social studies' BA (Econ) 'Economics and Social Studies' specialising in XXX (econ, politics etc.) (Jabed786 response)

    It doesnt sound totally naff, however if you feel that it will adversely affect your chances of getting a job or simple dont like the module choices i would suggest applying again next year since once you graduate this degree will be with you for the rest of your life.

    However have you looked at the modules? From what ive seen the degree title corresponds to the modules you choose.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    my economics degree is a Ba but will only have Economics (with Econometrics) not because its a Ba but because of the modules i chose
    Thanks for the reply - much appreciated. This would change my decision; i was going to firm manc, but now I may put it as my insurance.

    Just one final last question...

    So what if I choose sepcific modules then am i able to 'escape' the social studies tag? (like in the way you did)

    I was offered my manchester to change to 'Ba economics with finance', so even still would I end up with social studies in my degree? even if i selected all the quantitative and economics modules?

    Hmmm....i think my best bet is to call up the manc econ department to get clarification. Anyway, I got an open day next week too, so i'll make sure I find out what im getting myself into, lol.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by mr_qwerty)
    Thanks for the reply - much appreciated. This would change my decision; i was going to firm manc, but now I may put it as my insurance.

    Just one final last question...

    So what if I choose sepcific modules then am i able to 'escape' the social studies tag? (like in the way you did)

    I was offered my manchester to change to 'Ba economics with finance', so even still would I end up with social studies in my degree? even if i selected all the quantitative and economics modules?

    Hmmm....i think my best bet is to call up the manc econ department to get clarification. Anyway, I got an open day next week too, so i'll make sure I find out what im getting myself into, lol.

    Thanks.
    It seems like all their Ba Economic course will be titled 'BA (Economic & Social Studies)' and then with a specialisation of 'Accounting and/or Finance' this is from their word document showing what modules you get to pick. So id imagine even if you picked all the mathematical modules you'd still end up with the same degree title.

    Only change your decision after youve gone to the open day, Even though ive looked on the site and module choices there's nothing better than actually asking those at the uni what the course entails.
 
 
 
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