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    (Original post by Good Apollo)
    The only other thing I can think of is that you may have really good GCSEs?
    I said in the first post that I had pretty poor GCSEs, a couple of A*, 4 A, 3 B and a C.
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    He looks like an utter ****, maybe that's the problem.
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    (Original post by Bhumbauze)
    He looks like an utter ****, maybe that's the problem.
    HAHAHAHAHA:toofunny: I thought he looked a bit strange.
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    People like him have to know that even with good grades, you can still get rejected!

    I don't know why he's getting an article written about him when there are thousands of other applicants getting rejected with even better grades :erm: Life goes on!

    This UCAS system is really a lottery sometimes.....we just send it off and hope!
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    somebody call this kid a WHAAAAAMMMBULANCE. He wasn't what they were looking for in a student, no need to go to the paper about it.
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    A levels & GCSEs may need to get harder/ Universities should open up a few more spots/ all universities should have there own admission tests.

    That's what i reckon needs to be done.
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    (Original post by domino0806)
    You can't get A*s at AS level.. :rolleyes:
    (Original post by TylerDurden)
    Can't get A* at AS level..
    (Original post by saintjimmyz)
    Ignore that - I had forgotten that they had not actually started to award A*s yet - my mistake. My other points still stand though.
    Need I say more? Although my original post and that one were on seperate pages, so you guys may not have seen this second one.

    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    eh? Most grammar schools I know (including the one I went to) had a fantastic array of extra-curricular activities compared to most other state schools I've seen.
    You are right there, but in my experience there are two types of people at grammar schools: those who have the time for extra curricular activities and work experience, and those who prefer to focus on their grades. Judging by the faith this guy seems to have in his grades, I would guess he is the second type. However that is just an educated guess based on sweeping generalisations.

    On the subject of university entrances, a friend of mine was initially rejected from studying medicine at cambridge, warwick, durham, hull and another university despite straight A*s at GCSE and very very high As at A level, and vast amounts of work experience, and high level sporting coaching awards. He took a gap year, did more work experience, had a part time job, even volunteered to teach in a school in africa for 3 months. He made the same set of applications the next year, and was offered places at all of his choices.

    Just something to think about...
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    It really gets on my wick when people moan on about the fact that of course anyone can get a Cambridge rejection but you'd think one of the others would have made an offer etc etc. In terms of applications per place the likes of Durham and Warwick are more competitive than Cambridge, and also they're judging by their own criteria, not waiting around to see who Cambridge don't want. Most of the people they will have been rejecting will have perfect grades - it's nonsense to bleat about not getting an offer from any super-competitive uni.
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    (Original post by megaduck)
    It really gets on my wick when people moan on about the fact that of course anyone can get a Cambridge rejection but you'd think one of the others would have made an offer etc etc. In terms of applications per place the likes of Durham and Warwick are more competitive than Cambridge, and also they're judging by their own criteria, not waiting around to see who Cambridge don't want. Most of the people they will have been rejecting will have perfect grades - it's nonsense to bleat about not getting an offer from any super-competitive uni.
    I agree with you in that there are other universities apart from Oxbridge that are extremely competitive. I believe that most people think that Oxbridge is more competitive (even though it doesn't have the most applicants per place compared to other universities) because the standard of candidates that apply to Oxbridge is perceived to be higher than other universities.
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    What it must be like, to be up your own arse so much you complain to the media because you got rejected from an elite uni. You may be an outstanding student, but so were the 1000 others who applied for the course.
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    (Original post by Zungie)
    What it must be like, to be up your own arse so much you complain to the media because you got rejected from an elite uni. You may be an outstanding student, but so were the 1000 others who applied for the course.
    Not really if someone has excellent qualifications they have earnt them and deserve that place. The system is fair but that doesn't mean it is free from making mistakes in the case of minority of candidates.
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    (Original post by afridi10)
    Not really if someone has excellent qualifications they have earnt them and deserve that place. The system is fair but that doesn't mean it is free from making mistakes in the case of minority of candidates.
    I was also illustrating the point he must have personality flaws too. Intelligence has no indication on someone's personality.
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    (Original post by afridi10)
    Not really if someone has excellent qualifications they have earnt them and deserve that place. The system is fair but that doesn't mean it is free from making mistakes in the case of minority of candidates.
    Just because someone has excellent qualifications and has earned them, who hasn't, it doesn't mean they deserve a place. What Zungie said still stands, other applicants are just as qualified as he is.
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    (Original post by afridi10)
    Not really if someone has excellent qualifications they have earnt them and deserve that place. The system is fair but that doesn't mean it is free from making mistakes in the case of minority of candidates.
    Where's the mistake here though? The lad applied for a course where only a small minority of applicants get offers, and he didn't get any offers (or rather he hasn't yet). It would only be a mistake if the unis hadn't realised how good his qualifications were, or if people who didn't meet their criteria as well got offers and he didn't. As it is, chances are the people who got offers met the criteria (and that's all the criteria, not just the grades) better than he did, as competition is so tough. No mistake at all.
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    I know Robert Kehoe. He's in the same year as me at the same school. I am predicted 3 A*s and an A and I got rejected from Oxbridge as well but I just accepted that fact and moved on.
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    (Original post by Gemini92)
    I know Robert Kehoe. He's in the same year as me at the same school. I am predicted 3 A*s and an A and I got rejected from Oxbridge as well but I just accepted that fact and moved on.
    Do you know whether it was the school who contacted the press, or himself?
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    (Original post by doivid)
    Do you know whether it was the school who contacted the press, or himself?
    I'm not sure but I think it was him. The school wouldn't make that much of a fuss.
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    Found out that it was him that contacted the media not the school.
 
 
 
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