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    (Original post by Tek)
    Cheating the system, or a little extra help?

    What if I told you that I knew my prospective interviewer as a family friend?
    well thats not ur fault....but i still think its unfair to everyone else.
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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!
    No post on new yrs day...if it gets lost then itll be friday
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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!
    Where have you applied, Dave?
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Cheating the system, or a little extra help?

    What if I told you that I knew my prospective interviewer as a family friend?
    I'd say it's unfair but then that's just the way it goes.
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    (Original post by Seer)
    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?
    Well I cannot pretend to know about the quals of those at the uni at present.....but I would have thought that all other subjects will be very similar. I know many people who received AAB and even ABB offers in subjects you would percieve has the highest calibre. I have never know of anyone to recieve a lower offer than AAB in "lower" calibre subjects.

    I think there is marginal difference (if any) in the calibre of a Classics student and a Law student.
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Cheating the system, or a little extra help?

    What if I told you that I knew my prospective interviewer as a family friend?
    It doesn't harm. But remember interviewers have to be as fair as possible, regardless (depending on the integrity of said interviewer, of course!) so don't perform in the interview banking on the fact that the interviewer/family friend will offer you a place on the grounds that he is a family friend
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Cheating the system, or a little extra help?

    What if I told you that I knew my prospective interviewer as a family friend?
    ahh...so u haven't chosen peterhouse coz it's the college u like most then
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    (Original post by Tina)
    well thats not ur fault....but i still think its unfair to everyone else.
    Easy way to avoid the problem - don't apply to that college.
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    (Original post by al65)
    ahh...so u haven't chosen peterhouse coz it's the college u like most then
    Truth be told!
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    Just because a course has quite a low applications to places ratio doesn't necessarily mean that the applicants are less well qualified, and the university examinations haven't been made any easier because of it.... I'm sure if you looked at Oxbridge classicists' GCSEs/A-levels they would be about as high as any other Oxbridge students'.

    The number of applicants for classics has been significantly increasing over the past couple of years, owing to more state schools offering at least Latin, unis starting to accept students with no linguistic knowledge, and the subject seems to be losing its old-fashioned image.
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    (Original post by Mentally Ill)
    Well I cannot pretend to know about the quals of those at the uni at present.....but I would have thought that all other subjects will be very similar. I know many people who received AAB and even ABB offers in subjects you would percieve has the highest calibre. I have never know of anyone to recieve a lower offer than AAB in "lower" calibre subjects.

    I think there is marginal difference (if any) in the calibre of a Classics student and a Law student.
    I'd bet a large sum of money the average Philosopher/Economist/PPEist/Lawyer/Medic has higher grades than the average Classicist.
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    (Original post by al65)
    No post on new yrs day...if it gets lost then itll be friday
    Isn't there post on 1 Jan?
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    (Original post by al65)
    ahh...so u haven't chosen peterhouse coz it's the college u like most then
    I don't know any admissions staff at Peterhouse actually.
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Easy way to avoid the problem - don't apply to that college.
    well at the end of the day....the system wont be completely unfair ad sometimes you can give it your all but just happen to be unlucky
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    (Original post by Seer)
    I'd bet a large sum of money the average Philosopher/Economist/PPEist/Lawyer/Medic has higher grades than the average Classicist.
    Do you have higher grades than Alexander?
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    (Original post by lizzzy`)
    Isn't there post on 1 Jan?
    i dont think so....but its weird coz my cozin who went to emma said he got his on new years day???!!!!! this was like 4/5 yrs ago?
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    Just because a course has quite a lot of offers to places doesn't necessarily mean that the applicants are less well qualified.... I'm sure if you looked at Oxbridge classicists' GCSEs/A-levels they would be about as high as any other Oxbridge students'.

    The applicants for classics have been significantly increasing over the past couple of years, owing to more state schools offering at least Latin, unis starting to accept students with no linguistic knowledge, and the subject seems to be losing its old-fashioned image.
    Which is why I said it isn't necessarily true, just more likely. For example, look on the Ox website at the biography of a Theologian. She 'only' did 3 A levels, 2 of them weren't academic, Art and Theatre Studies.
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    (Original post by Seer)
    I'd bet a large sum of money the average Philosopher/Economist/PPEist/Lawyer/Medic has higher grades than the average Classicist.
    I would too. It's because well, as an economist/medic/lawyer you will rarely be on the bread line, but what would a Classics graduate do?
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    (Original post by Tek)
    I don't know any admissions staff at Peterhouse actually.
    yea but the notes from the interviewer are the major factor in an admin tutors decision
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Do you have higher grades than Alexander?
    Dunno But I'm a lazy ******* so I don't count
 
 
 
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