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    (Original post by VCR)
    A2 Predictions:
    Further Maths: A*
    Maths: A*
    Economics: A*
    French: A*

    AS:
    Economics 186/200
    Further Maths: 497/500
    French: 200/200

    GCSEs:
    10 A*s

    So I'm hoping those put me in with a good chance. I've heard of people with similar, and better, grades getting 4 or more rejections though due to over-competitive choices though, which is making me worry a little!
    Mans absoultely merked exams! alie
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    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    Hey does anyone know if it is only Investment banks that look at the so called 'target unis' much more favourably. In other words, do other firms do the same thing. In order to get a good job in finance, would it severely damage ones chances if they do not come from a target uni?
    It's only for FO IB roles where the target 6 are 'important; and you can still get in from other universities providing you do well.
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    (Original post by VCR)
    I've just had a last-minute panic and switched from Trinity Hall to Gonville & Caius. You?
    Which maths modules did you do btw?
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    It's only for FO IB roles where the target 6 are 'important; and you can still get in from other universities providing you do well.
    so careers on the same level as financial traders, brokers, i.e. other jobs within finance with a good pay (sorry it sounds blunt but I am not going to beat around the bush lol) are open to people fromnon top 5 unis then?

    And if so, would non-top 10 be pushing it? thanks
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    Hi guys could you weigh up my chances for applying to economics at Durham , Sheffield , Nottingham . Predicted A*A*A in history , politics and economics .And PPe at Warwick and Oxford .

    AS A in history 100% , 92% politics A , Economics A 88% , Maths B 78% .

    Gcses 6A* 3As and and an A* in IGCSE maths.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    It's only for FO IB roles where the target 6 are 'important; and you can still get in from other universities providing you do well.
    what are these target 6 then?

    oxbridge, lse, ucl, warwick....?
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    (Original post by zxh800)
    Which maths modules did you do btw?
    C1, C2, C3, S1 and M1.
    100, 98, 100, 100 and 99 respectively. I wish I'd done more last year to be honest, but I didn't have the option unfortunately.
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    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    so careers on the same level as financial traders, brokers, i.e. other jobs within finance with a good pay (sorry it sounds blunt but I am not going to beat around the bush lol) are open to people fromnon top 5 unis then?

    And if so, would non-top 10 be pushing it? thanks
    Obviously you want to go to the best uni possible, but if you have a 1st from a university in a top university with a good 'brand name' then you can chase after whatever job you want, it may be a bit more difficult but it's certainly not off limits at all. Only the very top graduate schemes really discriminate against the university, once you get in I think it matters a lot less.
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    (Original post by jacky23)
    what are these target 6 then?

    oxbridge, lse, ucl, warwick....?
    ICL

    But all of this stuff is just random hype, you should just do the best degree you can and then worry about all that later
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    (Original post by jacky23)
    what are these target 6 then?

    oxbridge, lse, ucl, warwick....?
    Yes I think the 6th is between Nott/Durham even tho Durham's course isn't the most quantitive
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    (Original post by VCR)
    C1, C2, C3, S1 and M1.
    100, 98, 100, 100 and 99 respectively. I wish I'd done more last year to be honest, but I didn't have the option unfortunately.
    Phwoar, congratulations mate.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Obviously you want to go to the best uni possible, but if you have a 1st from a university in a top university with a good 'brand name' then you can chase after whatever job you want, it may be a bit more difficult but it's certainly not off limits at all. Only the very top graduate schemes really discriminate against the university, once you get in I think it matters a lot less.
    hmmm- Do you think it is applying to 5 of the unis in the top 7, and then reapplying if you get rejected from all of them. I do
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    where does bristol, bath and nottingham come in the ranks then?
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    I have a bad feeling about applying to Edinburgh, but I guess it's worth throwing up a hail Mary among my five choices. My personal statement is going to be awful but my grades look good.
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    Just apply to universities that you believe will give you a great education and one that you will enjoy. People should not focus so much on rankings, after a while it becomes an unhealthy obsession
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    What Cam colleges everyone applying to ?
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    Any ideas where to put UMS scores yet? I'm still unsure about doing it on the form...
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    (Original post by jamiepango)
    Just apply to universities that you believe will give you a great education and one that you will enjoy. People should not focus so much on rankings, after a while it becomes an unhealthy obsession
    This.
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    I'm emailing my UMS to UCL the day I apply.
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    (Original post by Tremmel Smith)
    Hi guys could you weigh up my chances for applying to economics at Durham , Sheffield , Nottingham . Predicted A*A*A in history , politics and economics .And PPe at Warwick and Oxford .

    AS A in history 100% , 92% politics A , Economics A 88% , Maths B 78% .

    Gcses 6A* 3As and and an A* in IGCSE maths.
    You're in pretty much the same situation as me, I got 5As at AS and A*A*A*A predictions, 6A*s, 4As at GCSE. I'm applying for PPE at Oxford, Durham, Warwick, York and Manchester. I would advise you to apply for PPE or at least two of those subjects for all your unis, so there is consistency in your statement. Alternatively apply for E&M.

    But I think your chances are good, obviously most of it comes down to the TSA and the interview. Loads of people get in with 5 or less A*s at GCSE. Which college are you thinking about?
 
 
 
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