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I don't know what they are feeling bad about, they got good grades!!

I don't think people realise that the number who get A*/A's isnt as big as its been made out to be!!
I agree! I think before you come on here you think A/B/C grades are very good but then we you are on here you think they aren't very good after all. But if we are going to compare our results with other people we should do it against the people in our school.
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If Eeyore had straight Cs, then yeah, it would probably not be worth her time applying. However I know what GCSE grades she got and they're pretty good. Better, in fact, than hk_ghetto (no offence to you m'dear, hope you don't mind me using you as an example) who has, if I remember correctly, just got an offer from Trinity Cambridge. No mean feat.

I wish people would stop putting potential applicants down like this. Bono and Tek, neither of you have been through the process. Even people who have couldn't possibly presume to speak for an admissions tutor! Just try to be a bit more supportive, eh?

But yeah, Eeyore, the interviews are what count so prepare as best you can for them by having as thorough a knowledge of your subject as you can
All I did was point out that Eeyore may be at a disadvantage because she didn't meet the GCSE Matriculation requirements of having a "language other than English". At no point did I tell her "not to apply" - I suggest you re-read this thread from the beginning.
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They are really good Are you home schooled or are you at school?
Thanks, I'm home schooled. Going to school in september though :eek:
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All I did was point out that Eeyore may be at a disadvantage because she didn't meet the GCSE Matriculation requirements of having a "language other than English". At no point did I tell her "not to apply" - I suggest you re-read this thread from the beginning.
A language at GCSE is a requirement for CAMBRIDGE not Oxford.
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All I did was point out that Eeyore may be at a disadvantage because she didn't meet the GCSE Matriculation requirements of having a "language other than English". At no point did I tell her "not to apply" - I suggest you re-read this thread from the beginning.
Ahhhhh. yes.

Very good point Tek - No C Grade at GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language.

Thats a good point........

Just to show that it is important - A person in my school got rejected from a top uni FOR ENGINEERING - by not having a C Grade at GCSE in French/german (choices at my school).
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Thanks, I'm home schooled. Going to school in september though :eek:
Well good luck . You'll have good memories of school after you've finished as you got out of the awful secondary school stage.
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I mean there shouldn't be sibling rivallry just cos I got slightly better grades than you.
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A language at GCSE is a requirement for CAMBRIDGE not Oxford.
Is it? I thought both.

I think it oxford it depends on which degree - e.g.) you may get away with it in a sciencey degree....
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Ahhhhh. yes.

Very good point Tek - No C Grade at GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language.

Thats a good point........

Just to show that it is important - A person in my school got rejected from a top uni FOR ENGINEERING - by not having a C Grade at GCSE in French/german (choices at my school).
In that case I only just scrapped into Cambridge with my C grade in Spanish despite the fact I have got A*s at GCSE and A's at A level dor Greek and Latin.
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Ahhhhh. yes.

Very good point Tek - No C Grade at GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language.

Thats a good point........

Just to show that it is important - A person in my school got rejected from a top uni FOR ENGINEERING - by not having a C Grade at GCSE in French/german (choices at my school).
That's really pathetic. Even if you have a Grade C in a language, it means all you can do is make a short pointless sentence so you aren't going to be able to talk it at Cambridge anyway. Not that you need to.
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That's really pathetic. Even if you have a Grade C in a language, it means all you can do is make a short pointless sentence so you aren't going to be able to talk it at Cambridge anyway. Not that you need to.
Yes I agree - But I don't make up these pathetic rules.
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That's really pathetic. Even if you have a Grade C in a language, it means all you can do is make a short pointless sentence so you aren't going to be able to talk it at Cambridge anyway. Not that you need to.
I don't think that's really the point of the requirement. I suspect it's probably because they like to see a fully-rounded education, and languages require a degree of skill and effort.
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That's really pathetic. Even if you have a Grade C in a language, it means all you can do is make a short pointless sentence so you aren't going to be able to talk it at Cambridge anyway. Not that you need to.
Exactly, its a joke of a rule..
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Is it? I thought both.

I think it oxford it depends on which degree - e.g.) you may get away with it in a sciencey degree....
I have checked, and there is no such requirement at Oxford.
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Well good luck . You'll have good memories of school after you've finished as you got out of the awful secondary school stage.
Aww thanks, I'm sure I'll die at some point, though! I am totally shy
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I don't think that's really the point of the requirement. I suspect it's probably because they like to see a fully-rounded education, and languages require a degree of skill and effort.
Yeh and then they go and take 4 science subjects at A-level.
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I have checked, and there is no such requirement at Oxford.
Then there's nothing to be worried about then!

You have good grades and you seem a good person! Good luck
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I mean there shouldn't be sibling rivallry just cos I got slightly better grades than you.
Ah, right. There isn't. I'm just saying that people automatically assume that you are more intelligent than me because you have A*s and I don't, it's just the way people's minds work. :mad:
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Yeh and then they go and take 4 science subjects at A-level.
Thats my point, its a joke.

You could do engineering - Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, yet this joke of a rule would still apply. :confused:
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Aww thanks, I'm sure I'll die at some point, though! I am totally shy
nah, you won't die. I didn't!
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