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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Sounds stupid to me. Oxford say they understand if your PS is solely economics for that course, but it doesn't make sense that universities actively discriminate like that. Why does it matter if it has a small amount of management in? Surely they can understand that people might want to apply to slightly different courses at different places...
    I'm guessing that it's more because if you mention Management and apply to UCL or whatever, it's highly likely that you applied to Oxford. From their side it's a waste of an offer because should you get one from Oxford, they're an insurance.
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    (Original post by Psychotic546)
    I'm guessing that it's more because if you mention Management and apply to UCL or whatever, it's highly likely that you applied to Oxford. From their side it's a waste of an offer because should you get one from Oxford, they're an insurance.
    Suppose it makes sense from that point of view I find it very strange that Oxford don't offer straight economics, with it being such a popular subject.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
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    do you think its possible to create some sort of table listing the universities people have got in for economics and their predicted grades etc?
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    (Original post by alnov)
    do you think its possible to create some sort of table listing the universities people have got in for economics and their predicted grades etc?
    Okay...

    Everyone post their predicted grades (and subjects for AS) as well as subjects for A2 and the universities you are thinking of applying to


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    Predicted AS grades (and subjects):
    Subjects for A2):
    Universities likely to apply to:
    Extras:

    Quote me with a "." and leave it in that format and then I'll add you
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    You already have your predicted A2? Thought we got them after AS results.
    Would also be better if we waited for results day to post those things?
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    (Original post by Psychotic546)
    You already have your predicted A2? Thought we got them after AS results.
    Would also be better if we waited for results day to post those things?
    It's my personal predictions... but you can if you want, someone just asked
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    It's my personal predictions... but you can if you want, someone just asked
    Wouldn't want to predict my grades, just sets you up to fail
    Mind you for Cambridge you need to predict your UMS
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    It's my personal predictions... but you can if you want, someone just asked
    I was actually thinking of a table for last years applicants but I guess this will help people as well after we get our predicted grades.
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    (Original post by alnov)
    I was actually thinking of a table for last years applicants but I guess this will help people as well after we get our predicted grades.
    No way am I making a massive table of all of last years applicants, sorry!
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    (Original post by Psychotic546)
    Wouldn't want to predict my grades, just sets you up to fail
    Mind you for Cambridge you need to predict your UMS
    Changed it to predicted AS grades only...
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Changed it to predicted AS grades only...
    Predicted AS grades don't really give much of an indicator of a applicant's strength though.

    I've already achieved 4 As at AS (and a B in critical thinking) but my profile is no where near as strong as many who post in this thread.

    I guess there's not much you can do about it though if you guys haven't got your predictions, could maybe add GCSEs to the table and any particuarly relevant work experience (the kind of stuff you would actually include in an economics PS) / extra curriculars.
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    (Original post by Competencies)
    Predicted AS grades don't really give much of an indicator of a applicant's strength though.

    I've already achieved 4 As at AS (and a B in critical thinking) but my profile is no where near as strong as many who post in this thread.

    I guess there's not much you can do about it though if you guys haven't got your predictions, could maybe add GCSEs to the table and any particuarly relevant work experience (the kind of stuff you would actually include in an economics PS) / extra curriculars.
    If you want to suggest a format then I'll roll with it, I'm not going to sit here all night trying to think of a way to do it
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    If you want to suggest a format then I'll roll with it, I'm not going to sit here all night trying to think of a way to do it
    Haha sorry for slating you for trying
    I think just wait till results day?
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    If you want to suggest a format then I'll roll with it, I'm not going to sit here all night trying to think of a way to do it
    I'd go with something like:

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    Achieved GCSE grades (could potentially add subjects as there will be some people with say A*s in ICT and to be honest I doubt many universities will give a **** about that).

    Predicted AS grades (and subjects) (could also mention if you are at a private/state school).

    Subjects for A2 (include any AS subjects you may pick up).

    Work experience (only work experience you would actually include on an economics personal statement, admissions won't give a **** if you've done work experience at an IB etc.)

    Extra curriculars (such as DofE, again, only stuff you would actually include on an economics personal statement).

    Likely university choices.

    I think that kind of format would give a better indicator of a candidate's strength but then I'm not sure if everyone would be comfortable posting so much information.
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    (Original post by Competencies)
    I'd go with something like:

    Username

    Achieved GCSE grades (could potentially add subjects as there will be some people with say A*s in ICT and to be honest I doubt many universities will give a **** about that).

    Predicted AS grades (and subjects) (could also mention if you are at a private/state school).

    Subjects for A2 (include any AS subjects you may pick up).

    Work experience (only work experience you would actually include on an economics personal statement, admissions won't give a **** if you've done work experience at an IB etc.)

    Extra curriculars (such as DofE, again, only stuff you would actually include on an economics personal statement).

    Likely university choices.

    I think that kind of format would give a better indicator of a candidate's strength but then I'm not sure if everyone would be comfortable posting so much information.
    I personally wouldn't want to post all that. I think stick with the format I have done and just add a "anything else you want to say" section?

    (Original post by Psychotic546)
    Haha sorry for slating you for trying
    I think just wait till results day?
    No problem
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    Have a pretty strong academic profile, and looking forward to explaining why i want to study economics in my personal statement.

    However, i have very little extra curricular to mention, no relevant work experience and im struggling to include anything on the non-academic "third" of my personal statement.

    Is it really worth voluntaring at a charity shop?

    Any suggestiona on what i could do which would help my situation will be much appreciated.
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    (Original post by MyBrainNeedsBreaks)
    Have a pretty strong academic profile, and looking forward to explaining why i want to study economics in my personal statement.

    However, i have very little extra curricular to mention, no relevant work experience and im struggling to include anything on the non-academic "third" of my personal statement.

    Is it really worth voluntaring at a charity shop?

    Any suggestiona on what i could do which would help my situation will be much appreciated.
    Other than the obvious feeling of helping humanity, volunteering at a charity shop is useless in terms of applying for Economics. Anyway, so how strong an academic profile are we talking ?
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    (Original post by MyBrainNeedsBreaks)
    Have a pretty strong academic profile, and looking forward to explaining why i want to study economics in my personal statement.

    However, i have very little extra curricular to mention, no relevant work experience and im struggling to include anything on the non-academic "third" of my personal statement.

    Is it really worth voluntaring at a charity shop?

    Any suggestiona on what i could do which would help my situation will be much appreciated.
    My non-academic stuff is certainly not a third. I have a paragraph about extra activities relating directly to economics, but only a very small section (300 characters) about my hobbies, I don't really see what it adds to my application (would appreciate it if someone from PS help could confirm/reject this comment)

    EDIT: I pretty much only mention my hobbies, including young enterprise within that list, as I don't think young enterprise is actually directly relevant to economics...
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    My non-academic stuff is certainly not a third. I have a paragraph about extra activities relating directly to economics, but only a very small section (300 characters) about my hobbies, I don't really see what it adds to my application (would appreciate it if someone from PS help could confirm/reject this comment)
    Hard to say without knowing exactly what you're talking about, but if it's not relevant to your course, why you want to study it, or why you'd be suitable, then it really doesn't add anything at all.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Hard to say without knowing exactly what you're talking about, but if it's not relevant to your course, why you want to study it, or why you'd be suitable, then it really doesn't add anything at all.
    Okay, I'm going to work on it for about another week or so and then I'll post it up and get it torn apart (hopefully )
 
 
 
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