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    Getting accepted after failing to meet your offer conditions is unusual, but not unheard of. It tends to happen when the applicant is under certain circumstances that would affect their exam performance. Hope that helps
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    (Original post by rm1234)
    How about for IB offers? My offer is 40 points, 7/6/6 at HL (which is much harder than A*AA at A-level, mind you.

    I'm confident of getting 7/6/6 in my HLs and 7/7/5 in my SLs and 3 core points, which makes 41 points (up one on the overall offer) but down one on the HL part of the offer. Will I still get in?

    I'm an international student, applying to Robinson by the way, if that makes any difference...
    Don't complain about the 40 points - I hold an offer of 42 points with 7/6/6 at HL! I wish both of us best of luck though!

    I know I can get my 7/7/6 at HL, but believe it or not it's my SL's that are worrying me ... My predictions right now tell me 40 points + 2 bonus points = 42 points. I really hope I'm right. My teachers predicted me 44/45, but whether I will actually get this in the final exam I don't know.

    I really hope they will reconsider me if I don't meet my offer, which is likely. How come the IB offers differ so much? One of my friends got an offer of 38 :confused:
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    (Original post by Verden)
    Don't complain about the 40 points - I hold an offer of 42 points with 7/6/6 at HL! I wish both of us best of luck though!

    I know I can get my 7/7/6 at HL, but believe it or not it's my SL's that are worrying me ... My predictions right now tell me 40 points + 2 bonus points = 42 points. I really hope I'm right. My teachers predicted me 44/45, but whether I will actually get this in the final exam I don't know.

    I really hope they will reconsider me if I don't meet my offer, which is likely. How come the IB offers differ so much? One of my friends got an offer of 38 :confused:
    Hey I have 42 with 7/7/6 at HL that's even worse! It's ok though I already have it, I did November 09. But predictions are always generous, I was predicted 45 lol ... got 43 though so it's ok. And I know of people who got 38 too but I think this year they're being really hard on us IB-ers!
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    Not to be the voice of doom, but I got rejected after pretty narrowly missing my offer (got AAB), and that's despite getting full marks in most of my English modules and in my AEA. So, er, work hard!
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    I missed my offer- they wanted an A in AS Further Maths, I got a B by about 11 UMS marks I think... still got in though. Might have had something do with the merit in Chemistry AEA, I don't really know.
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    (Original post by Verden)
    Don't complain about the 40 points - I hold an offer of 42 points with 7/6/6 at HL! I wish both of us best of luck though!

    I know I can get my 7/7/6 at HL, but believe it or not it's my SL's that are worrying me ... My predictions right now tell me 40 points + 2 bonus points = 42 points. I really hope I'm right. My teachers predicted me 44/45, but whether I will actually get this in the final exam I don't know.

    I really hope they will reconsider me if I don't meet my offer, which is likely. How come the IB offers differ so much? One of my friends got an offer of 38 :confused:
    I guess I shouldn't be complaining at all really, I did get an offer from Cambridge. Is your HL 7/7/6 or 7/6/6/ (I saw the ffirst in your sig but the second in your message).

    If you were 7/6/6 I'd switch with you though.
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    My IB offer is 776 aswell, with 40 total. My friend has an offer for Jesus in economics for 40 and 777 at HL... For me it I think I can make the offer, probably getting the 6 in maths.
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    I am very curious about how they handle the IB, too. Practically every comparison I've read between IB and the A-levels suggests that a 7 at HL is much harder to get than an A, so I would assume equivalent to an A*. Yet they give 777? Strikes me as more than a little unfair. Not that I'm complaining; I'd still rather do the IB.

    Or maybe I am complaining a little. 777 is harsh. D:
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    From the Cambridge Summer Pool information:
    http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...summerpool.doc

    2...independent school applicants are, on the whole, more successful than state school applicants in meeting offers, especially if these include STEP. A little flexibility can help in efforts to widen access....

    3 With the exception of applicants for Mathematics (with Physics), all applicants who have achieved three A grades ... should be pooled – for example, if they have failed to meet ... STEP/AEA grades. Such applicants may well meet the criteria ...at another College...Similarly, applicants who have slipped to a B in an A-level but performed well in STEP/AEA may meet the criteria set by Colleges that use these examinations in alternative offers.

    4 Previous experience shows there is little point placing in the Summer Pool an applicant for Mathematics who has scored worse than 1/3 or 2/2 in STEP without clear mitigating circumstances. For an applicant for Mathematics with Physics the pooling criterion could be lowered to 2/3 in STEP if it is clear that they wish ultimately to specialise in Physics; Colleges do occasionally make such applicants offers for admission to read Natural Sciences rather than Maths with Physics.

    5. In order to ensure that Engineering numbers are maintained; please pool any applicant for Engineering who has obtained A grades in Mathematics and Physics.

    So if you want to get in having missed your grades: you would ideally be from a poorly performing school, have mitigating circumstances, be applying for Engineering, have a good STEP/AEA and be OK about swapping to a less competitive college. How they will treat A*A*B results this year is anybody's guess.
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    (Original post by Colmans)
    From the Cambridge Summer Pool information:
    http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...summerpool.doc

    2...independent school applicants are, on the whole, more successful than state school applicants in meeting offers, especially if these include STEP. A little flexibility can help in efforts to widen access....

    3 With the exception of applicants for Mathematics (with Physics), all applicants who have achieved three A grades ... should be pooled – for example, if they have failed to meet ... STEP/AEA grades. Such applicants may well meet the criteria ...at another College...Similarly, applicants who have slipped to a B in an A-level but performed well in STEP/AEA may meet the criteria set by Colleges that use these examinations in alternative offers.

    4 Previous experience shows there is little point placing in the Summer Pool an applicant for Mathematics who has scored worse than 1/3 or 2/2 in STEP without clear mitigating circumstances. For an applicant for Mathematics with Physics the pooling criterion could be lowered to 2/3 in STEP if it is clear that they wish ultimately to specialise in Physics; Colleges do occasionally make such applicants offers for admission to read Natural Sciences rather than Maths with Physics.

    5. In order to ensure that Engineering numbers are maintained; please pool any applicant for Engineering who has obtained A grades in Mathematics and Physics.

    So if you want to get in having missed your grades: you would ideally be from a poorly performing school, have mitigating circumstances, be applying for Engineering, have a good STEP/AEA and be OK about swapping to a less competitive college. How they will treat A*A*B results this year is anybody's guess.
    Oooo Bubblefyfe and I go to the same school, and it's very much poorly performing I'm prayyyying I meet my offer
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    (Original post by rm1234)
    I guess I shouldn't be complaining at all really, I did get an offer from Cambridge. Is your HL 7/7/6 or 7/6/6/ (I saw the ffirst in your sig but the second in your message).

    If you were 7/6/6 I'd switch with you though.
    Sorry, I mistyped it earlier; my offer is 42 with 7/7/6 at HL.

    I'm freaking out.

    I hope we both make it!
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    (Original post by Verden)
    Sorry, I mistyped it earlier; my offer is 42 with 7/7/6 at HL.

    I'm freaking out.

    I hope we both make it!

    Chin up. Work hard

    Seriously though, good luck. (and to everyone else who got Cambridge offers - hope I'll be able to be there as well!)
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    My offer for engineering is A*A*AA (A* in further math and physics A in maths and chemistry). I 'm really worried about physics .
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    I want to thank everyone who responded, and commiserate with people who have similar or higher offers
    I'm just going to put the work in and hope for the best, it's good to have something to work towards anyway
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    just one thing here, dont think its being said yet.
    this yr, due to the education funding cut, all universities will be on their guard about admissions. if they over suscribe, they not only dont get any funding for the over heads but they would have to pay a fine as well.

    most universities give out a few more offers than places, as many ppl decline, sine they have multiple offers. obviously oxbridge are different, their margines are much smaller as they're often ppl's firm choice on uas. but, on a selwyn open day, they sed tht they would be making more offers than places due to the new introduction of the A* grade, cos they sed tht, they would expect the A* to be an eliminator; a tool to pick out the best. if so, then they would not take you in if you missed the A*, as it would defeat the point.

    obviously, not all colleges are the same, so what applys to one can't be generalised to all.

    just a thought.
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    oh yeah, best of luck on thursday!!! i hope UMS saves my ass again.
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    (Original post by Fanganesium)
    oh yeah, best of luck on thursday!!! i hope UMS saves my ass again.
    You too I'm praying everyone did really crap in the English exam
 
 
 
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