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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    Interestong, at my school of the (approx.) 7 pooled only 1 wasn't fished (had another interview but didn't get an offer )
    For Economics?
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    (Original post by Groat)
    For Economics?
    1 economics, 1 med, 1 architecture, 1 English, 1 geography, then others I can't remember it might have been 6 in 2 non fished actually because 1 economist I included and pooled actually wasn't.

    Just Realised you guys might have been talking about numbers fished for econ, is it substantially different for all subjects?
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    1 economics, 1 med, 1 architecture, 1 English, 1 geography, then others I can't remember it might have been 6 in 2 non fished actually because 1 economist I included and pooled actually wasn't.

    Just Realised you guys might have been talking about numbers fished for econ, is it substantially different for all subjects?
    Yes it is very very different. Economics has vastly more applicants and a good number will meet autopooling criteria, meaning the pool is saturated with good applicants.
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    1 economics, 1 med, 1 architecture, 1 English, 1 geography, then others I can't remember it might have been 6 in 2 non fished actually because 1 economist I included and pooled actually wasn't.

    Just Realised you guys might have been talking about numbers fished for econ, is it substantially different for all subjects?
    Yeah it is, Economics at my school 7 pooled, none of us fished. Natural sciences and Maths though seemed to have more people fished. I think its because most colleges already have quality applicants for economics, and are struggling to pick anyway, so don't need to look into the pool.
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    In 2011 23 people got offers through the winter pool, although there aren't any official statistics on how many people were pooled for Economics
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    In 2011 23 people got offers through the winter pool, although there aren't any official statistics on how many people were pooled for Economics
    That is around 10% of total offers for economics, I'm pretty sure the average subject fills around 30% of its offers from the pool (if I can remember my statistics correctly, don't shoot me down). And when you consider how many more applicants it has, and how many more people there will be in the pool it becomes apparent how low your chances are from the pool.
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    1 economics, 1 med, 1 architecture, 1 English, 1 geography, then others I can't remember it might have been 6 in 2 non fished actually because 1 economist I included and pooled actually wasn't.

    Just Realised you guys might have been talking about numbers fished for econ, is it substantially different for all subjects?
    I don't think that i've seen a subject that is harder to get an offer from the pool than economics. Pretty much ALL pooled applicants have 95%+ and it makes it incredibly hard. I'd go as far as to say that economics is the hardest subject to get a pool offer from (barring medicine)
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    COME TO THE DARK SIDE.
    Chose UCL for eco&stats in the end.

    Firmed it a few hours ago.

    Thanks all,

    David
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    (Original post by crazy1234)
    Yeah it is, Economics at my school 7 pooled, none of us fished. Natural sciences and Maths though seemed to have more people fished. I think its because most colleges already have quality applicants for economics, and are struggling to pick anyway, so don't need to look into the pool.

    (Original post by Tateco)
    That is around 10% of total offers for economics, I'm pretty sure the average subject fills around 30% of its offers from the pool (if I can remember my statistics correctly, don't shoot me down). And when you consider how many more applicants it has, and how many more people there will be in the pool it becomes apparent how low your chances are from the pool.

    (Original post by Extricated)
    I don't think that i've seen a subject that is harder to get an offer from the pool than economics. Pretty much ALL pooled applicants have 95%+ and it makes it incredibly hard. I'd go as far as to say that economics is the hardest subject to get a pool offer from (barring medicine)
    Oh thats a fair point, i should have thought of that i would have thought maths too, but then that has different auto-pooling requirements doesnt it?
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    Oh thats a fair point, i should have thought of that i would have thought maths too, but then that has different auto-pooling requirements doesnt it?
    Maths and Medicine have different criteria. And Maths give out twice as many offers to places due to the extra hurdle of step.
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    Oh thats a fair point, i should have thought of that i would have thought maths too, but then that has different auto-pooling requirements doesnt it?
    Maths is probably one of the easiest subjects to get an offer for if you look good on paper.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Maths is probably one of the easiest subjects to get an offer for if you look good on paper.
    its just meeeting it haha
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    its just meeeting it haha
    that's why at Warwick everyone predicted above AAB is given an offer... with most not meeting it D:
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    that's why at Warwick everyone predicted above AAB is given an offer... with most not meeting it D:
    yeah i heard about that, do they generally give harder step offers than Cambridge?
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    yeah i heard about that, do they generally give harder step offers than Cambridge?
    No Cambridge offers are harder but Warwick offers are still very difficult to achieve...
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    yeah i heard about that, do they generally give harder step offers than Cambridge?
    :curious: most get the standard offer as advertised...

    I have heard of Warwick giving much higher offers like A*A*A for some subjects but i cant remember which

    Anyway, for Maths at Warwick you need at least 2 in one STEP paper(if you get A*s in both Maths and Further) or 1(if you only get an A in FM) whereas Cambridge varies on college but mostly they ask for a 1 in both STEP II and III which is a lot harder to meet
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    No Cambridge offers are harder but Warwick offers are still very difficult to achieve...

    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    :curious: most get the standard offer as advertised...

    I have heard of Warwick giving much higher offers like A*A*A for some subjects but i cant remember which

    Anyway, for Maths at Warwick you need at least 2 in one STEP paper(if you get A*s in both Maths and Further) or 1(if you only get an A in FM) whereas Cambridge varies on college but mostly they ask for a 1 in both STEP II and III which is a lot harder to meet
    thanks guys
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    I have official Cambridge pool stats for eco, I'll post them here soon. They came with my feedback letter.
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    (Original post by WalkerPrince)
    I have official Cambridge pool stats for eco, I'll post them here soon. They came with my feedback letter.
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    Oh no what are we going to do then :cry2:
 
 
 
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