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np

I would say my grades are fairly decent, but nothing "special" by any stretch of the imagination.

Although i feel that I will do well at AS, devoting a bit more time and working harder...
AS is dead easy compared to A level. I seriously didnt do that much work, there is no need esp in computing, its so easy at AS level.
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AS is dead easy compared to A level. I seriously didnt do that much work, there is no need esp in computing, its so easy at AS level.
yes.....true.
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yes.....true.
Saying that I got 243/300 points in both years. I was actually lazy in both years, just doing enough...it can be done!!
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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
Perhaps I should clarify my earlier comments. Sorry. Sure, the factors I listed are going to have some impact - but not nearly to the extent of the interview and personal statement. These, far more than any exam grades, are goibg to show them whether or not you meet their primary admissions criteria: i.e. are you passionate about your subject? And I agree completely with MadNatSci that there's a certain arrogance on the part of Tek and Bono in making these comments, which put people off, without having ever been there themselves!
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Perhaps I should clarify my earlier comments. Sorry. Sure, the factors I listed are going to have some impact - but not nearly to the extent of the interview and personal statement. These, far more than any exam grades, are goibg to show them whether or not you meet their primary admissions criteria: i.e. are you passionate about your subject? And I agree completely with MadNatSci that there's a certain arrogance on the part of Tek and Bono in making these comments, which put people off, without having ever been there themselves!
You're mistaken. All I said was that Cambridge require a foreign language at GCSE; I also said I did not know if this were true about Oxford. I suggest you learn how to read.
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And Eeyore, why did you ask us what your chances of getting into Oxford were, then throw a tantrum because we picked up on a few minor flaws?

Were you really just after an ego massage?
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Were you really just after an ego massage?
Probably although she may as well apply, no harm in a free holiday. Or do only a certain amount get to have a holiday?
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Probably although she may as well apply, no harm in a free holiday. Or do only a certain amount get to have a holiday?
I don't think it should be called a "holiday".
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I don't think it should be called a "holiday".
I do and a very good one at that. All you have to pay is travel and 15/20 pound or however much it costs and you get a free room with free food! That'd cost a tourist at least £200.
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I do and a very good one at that. All you have to pay is travel and 15/20 pound or however much it costs and you get a free room with free food! That'd cost a tourist at least £200.
Think what you have to do whilst on the "holiday".
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Think what you have to do whilst on the "holiday".
Just meet a bunch of professors and other clever tutors and say how much you love your subject then answer a few questions and then the days are yours.

I can always spot a bargain when I see one
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Just meet a bunch of professors and other clever tutors and say how much you love your subject then answer a few questions and then the days are yours.
:rolleyes:
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Well, it cost us £200 to travel there, for the accommodation for my parents and their food and to travel back. Quite a big expense, actually!
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:rolleyes:
Am I right in thinking you only spend a day at Cambridge?
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Well, it cost us £200 to travel there, for the accommodation for my parents and their food and to travel back. Quite a big expense, actually!
But just for you, the price has to be a lot cheaper?
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OK, well if it was just me I would have travelled up on the train (6-8 hours), had my exam at 6pm, had my dinner at 7 and then went to bed (or at least tried). Woke up at 8, had first interview at 9.15, second interview at 10.30, third interview at 12. Go home (6-8 hours).

Not a holiday at all!
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OK, well if it was just me I would have travelled up on the train (6-8 hours), had my exam at 6pm, had my dinner at 7 and then went to bed (or at least tried). Woke up at 8, had first interview at 9.15, second interview at 10.30, third interview at 12. Go home (6-8 hours).

Not a holiday at all!
Agreed, it doesn't sound that much fan after all
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I am a chinese girl . i applied for the Mst in English Lit and have been interviewed by a professor a few days ago.

i am quite upset about the result of my application. could any of you be so kind as to give me some advice concerning the application of Mst in English Literature.
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