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    (Original post by Seer)
    Yes. As in worst gcses, A levels.
    I doubt that very much. Typical offers are normally AAA/AAB. By my reckoning, this is very qualified.
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    (Original post by Seer)
    Awww, a shame after that monumental two line effort :P
    lol! ive gotten so lazy over the holidays...done no work!
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Yes, I agree, and I expect I shall be extremely disappointed if I don't get in, and whilst I shall work very hard and use every underhand! trick to ensure that does not happen, I can in the end only do my best.
    I think if you work your hardest you can only be so upset. I reckon I'll be truly gutted if I don't get in knowing I could have worked so much harder and been much more prudent about choosing colleges; still, it's all my fault in the end.
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    (Original post by Tina)
    my school just brought in some woman from cam who basically gave us a talk repeating the stuff on interviews from the website. one of my teachers who went to cam was a lot more helpful and just gave me loads of good personal advice. i wouldnt rely on ur school to much, tho having said that i met some people at my interview who were given loadz of prep at their private schools.
    My college arranged mock interviews with the Cambridge colleges.
    I didn't attend any, felt it would make my real one too rehearsed!
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    (Original post by Tina)
    my school just brought in some woman from cam who basically gave us a talk repeating the stuff on interviews from the website. one of my teachers who went to cam was a lot more helpful and just gave me loads of good personal advice. i wouldnt rely on ur school to much, tho having said that i met some people at my interview who were given loadz of prep at their private schools.
    They reckon the interviewers can see through all the preparation that some schools give. I would say they will be much more impressed with someone who has performed well without all the additional 'gloss' - as they should be!
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    (Original post by lizzzy`)
    The best you can do is get perfect module marks so that you get an interview, the find out all you can about your interviewers etc and their research so that you can wow them into offering you a place good luck.
    Yes - research your interviewers, read their books, suggest conclusions reached in said books, then deny having read them
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    i honestly think preparation is not that important....just be prepared mentally to have anything thrown at you ( eeasy huh? ) i didnt get any questions i expected but had to think on the spot more than anything.
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    (Original post by Mentally Ill)
    I doubt that very much. Typical offers are normally AAA/AAB. By my reckoning, this is very qualified.
    I'm talking about in comparison to those at the university. Obviously AAA/AAB are high qualifications when compared to national statistics, but AAB against all other Oxbridge undergrads?
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    They reckon the interviewers can see through all the preparation that some schools give. I would say they will be much more impressed with someone who has performed well without all the additional 'gloss' - as they should be!
    couldnt agree more
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    They reckon the interviewers can see through all the preparation that some schools give. I would say they will be much more impressed with someone who has performed well without all the additional 'gloss' - as they should be!
    Definitely. They can also spot the 'doctored-for-£100' personal statements a mile away.
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    (Original post by yawn1)
    They reckon the interviewers can see through all the preparation that some schools give. I would say they will be much more impressed with someone who has performed well without all the additional 'gloss' - as they should be!
    thats what my teacher told me. i havent got a clue as to how well i did...but at least i was myself.....perhaps more nervous but still my self!
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    (Original post by lizzzy`)
    Definitely. They can also spot the 'doctored-for-£100' personal statements a mile away.
    ohhhh! those companies make me so mad.....i mean it is soo cheating the system!
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    Having said that, a little prep is very helpful. Just don't go OTT
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    I think as well should be one word.
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    (Original post by Tina)
    ohhhh! those companies make me so mad.....i mean it is soo cheating the system!
    Cheating the system, or a little extra help?

    What if I told you that I knew my prospective interviewer as a family friend?
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    thats what my teacher told me. i havent got a clue as to how well i did...but at least i was myself.....perhaps more nervous but still my self!
    If they only want u 4 some fake preped image of urself u give them and not u 4 who and what u really r...then ask yourself, would u really want to go there??
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    (Original post by Seer)
    I think if you work your hardest you can only be so upset. I reckon I'll be truly gutted if I don't get in knowing I could have worked so much harder and been much more prudent about choosing colleges; still, it's all my fault in the end.
    id feel worse if it hought it was my fault.....bcoz id be giving myself guilt trips. id rather give it my all and then think well it could have been down to luck or something.
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    (Original post by Tina)
    ohhhh! those companies make me so mad.....i mean it is soo cheating the system!
    I know! They charge extortionate amounts of money. But at the end of the day, it's down to you at interview, and no amount of money can save you if you do terribly.
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    (Original post by al65)
    Ppl I am 100% certain that ALL the colleges post their replies tomorrow (30th) for all the subjects...I rang around asking at around 3/4 different colleges (Sad...I know!) and all said the same thing and said they'd all agreed to post together 1st class.

    We should all get letters same time on Wednesday!!

    Good luck!
    If it is late, is there post on New Years Day? If it didnt come on the Wednesday and I had to wait until the Friday that would be real bad!
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    (Original post by *dave*)
    If it is late, is there post on New Years Day? OMG If it didnt come on the Wednesday and I had to wait until the Friday I would scream!
    Nah new years is a bank holiday
 
 
 

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