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    (Original post by ms93)
    Predicted A* for Maths
    Predicted A for Economics
    Dropped French AS, got B.
    Finished RS A2 a year early got B 2 marks off an A
    Taking my AS and A2 further maths

    You?
    Wow!! These all sound great Well done!!! They sound good enough for the best unis so why will it be risky?

    I dont know my predicted grades yet but I got:: ABCC for AS, and am going to drop one of the Cs and resit the other!!
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    Hehe, I was gonna match you completely but I went to Bristol and didn't like it as much as I thought. Too much city, and I've been in London all my life... time for a change

    So I decided to replace it with a backup, and I liked Kent when I visited a few years back. It's got a good place on the tables, very reasonable entry requirements, why not?
    That's uncanny! To be honest, I've been thinking of replacing Bristol with Royal Holloway. I'm not sure yet, though.
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    (Original post by L'art pour l'art)
    Whoa, you've four of my choices! Make your fifth choice Bristol and it will be a total match!
    I'm matching you except UCL instead of Durham! What're you applying for (sorry if you've already said it but I'm too lazy to track back).
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    I completely missed this thread! But yup I'm also applying for Maths in 2012

    GCSE: 12A* 1A
    AS Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology and English Literature
    Considering: Think I've decided now on Cambridge, Warwick, Durham, Bath and Lancaster
    Preparation: I've read a few books (Fermat's Last Theorem, Advances in Mathematical Sciences Vol.8) and just purhcased What is Mathematics? that I might try and have a look at, but it's HUUGE and the personal statement deadline for oxbridge applicants is so soon

    Really struggling with my personal statement at the moment, how is everyone else finding it?
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    (Original post by hayzelle)
    ...just purhcased What is Mathematics? that I might try and have a look at, but it's HUUGE and the personal statement deadline for oxbridge applicants is so soon

    Really struggling with my personal statement at the moment, how is everyone else finding it?
    I have What Is Mathematics - one thing I like about it is that you can enjoy sections without ploughing through the whole book. It's nice just to discover something new, but yeah, it's very textbooky. Just read the bits you're interested in and mention "I enjoyed reading about..." or something similar in your PS

    But the PS... blegh. Still struggling with what to write, and how much unrelated stuff about me I should put in. The figures I've heard range from 5% to 25% - where to draw the line?
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    (Original post by hayzelle)
    GCSE: 12A* 1A
    AS Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology and English Literature
    Considering: Think I've decided now on Cambridge, Warwick, Durham, Bath and Lancaster
    Preparation: I've read a few books (Fermat's Last Theorem, Advances in Mathematical Sciences Vol.8) and just purhcased What is Mathematics? that I might try and have a look at, but it's HUUGE and the personal statement deadline for oxbridge applicants is so soon
    Wow!!! Well done with the GCSEs they're amazing!!!! They put mine to shame somewhat :/ What did you get at AS and what are your A level predictions?
    Lancaster is great!! Did you go to the open day last wednesday?
    I see almost everyone on this thread is reading mathsy books...is it absolutely essential? :/
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    I have What Is Mathematics - one thing I like about it is that you can enjoy sections without ploughing through the whole book. It's nice just to discover something new, but yeah, it's very textbooky. Just read the bits you're interested in and mention "I enjoyed reading about..." or something similar in your PS

    But the PS... blegh. Still struggling with what to write, and how much unrelated stuff about me I should put in. The figures I've heard range from 5% to 25% - where to draw the line?

    Ah that's such a good idea, thankyou

    I think I'm going to put in a short 5 line paragraph at the end with all my extra-curricular stuff in... It's hard because I think it means different amounts to different unis, and the personal statement has to cater for all of them!
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Wow!!! Well done with the GCSEs they're amazing!!!! They put mine to shame somewhat :/ What did you get at AS and what are your A level predictions?
    Lancaster is great!! Did you go to the open day last wednesday?
    I see almost everyone on this thread is reading mathsy books...is it absolutely essential? :/
    Aw thanks! Was a major shock for me on results day (but a good one!)

    For AS I got 5As, and I actually have no idea what my predictions are:rolleyes: But I'm definitely considering begging my Maths teacher to predict me 2A*s at the moment

    It's not essential but further reading shows enthusiasm/interest in the subject I guess, and it's something you can stick in your PS

    I didn't get to go to the Lancaster open day unfortunately, but it seems like such a good uni and the entrance requirements are quite low compared to other unis around the same position in the league tables. I take it you're applying then?
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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to do the same thread but for Music!
    I never get any replys, wheres the best place to post the thread.

    ( Sorry I'm new to TSF)

    Thanks!
    Good Luck everyone with there University choices.
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    So, I just read this thread, and now I'm having a major panic about applying to Imperial! It looks like the only reason to go there is the prospect of a good career at the end. I'm really worried about this, because Imperial and Bristol are my two "places I really want to go that aren't Oxbridge". What do you all think? I don't want to live miles from everywhere, but perhaps I should apply to Warwick instead? Or UCL, where the course is less good? Aaah!
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    (Original post by hayzelle)
    Aw thanks! Was a major shock for me on results day (but a good one!)

    For AS I got 5As, and I actually have no idea what my predictions are:rolleyes: But I'm definitely considering begging my Maths teacher to predict me 2A*s at the moment

    It's not essential but further reading shows enthusiasm/interest in the subject I guess, and it's something you can stick in your PS

    I didn't get to go to the Lancaster open day unfortunately, but it seems like such a good uni and the entrance requirements are quite low compared to other unis around the same position in the league tables. I take it you're applying then?
    Haha i bet it was a pleasant surprise!! Were you predicted numerous A*s? I only got 2 so... :/
    :O Wow!!!! Well done!!! I got ABCC :/
    You're too clever!!!! hahahaha
    Yeah i know...but i havent done any.. :/ I've done quite a lot of mathsy things though so fingers crossed.....
    Yeah i went and it seems great I know!! For me its ABB - :O - 2Bs from an 8th best uni i was like :O hahaha Yeah
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Wow!! These all sound great Well done!!! They sound good enough for the best unis so why will it be risky?

    I dont know my predicted grades yet but I got:: ABCC for AS, and am going to drop one of the Cs and resit the other!!
    LOL but I'm not sitting the STEP exam too much I think.
    Oh okay cool All the best with the A2 and the resit!
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    (Original post by hayzelle)
    I completely missed this thread! But yup I'm also applying for Maths in 2012

    GCSE: 12A* 1A
    AS Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology and English Literature
    Considering: Think I've decided now on Cambridge, Warwick, Durham, Bath and Lancaster
    Preparation: I've read a few books (Fermat's Last Theorem, Advances in Mathematical Sciences Vol.8) and just purhcased What is Mathematics? that I might try and have a look at, but it's HUUGE and the personal statement deadline for oxbridge applicants is so soon

    Really struggling with my personal statement at the moment, how is everyone else finding it?
    Well done with those GCSE grades! I'm reading Fermat's Last Theorem at the moment and I'm finding it REALLY good
    Good luck with that personal statement, I have found that I am struggling too, but I went to all the universities that I want to apply to and copied and pasted everything the university requires from a student and I am using that, it helps Only done my first paragraph! Good luck with yours!
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    (Original post by ms93)
    LOL but I'm not sitting the STEP exam too much I think.
    Oh okay cool All the best with the A2 and the resit!
    Ahh...is that necessary? Im not applying to any unis with it so dont really know what its for....
    Thank you And the same to you!
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Ahh...is that necessary? Im not applying to any unis with it so dont really know what its for....
    Thank you And the same to you!
    Just for Cambridge and Warwick, far too ambitious for me! LOL :P And thanks
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Haha i bet it was a pleasant surprise!! Were you predicted numerous A*s? I only got 2 so... :/
    :O Wow!!!! Well done!!! I got ABCC :/
    You're too clever!!!! hahahaha
    Yeah i know...but i havent done any.. :/ I've done quite a lot of mathsy things though so fingers crossed.....
    Yeah i went and it seems great I know!! For me its ABB - :O - 2Bs from an 8th best uni i was like :O hahaha Yeah
    My school doesn't predict A*s for GCSE, so I wasn't predicted any. 2A*s is better than 0A*s! I don't think GCSEs hold a lot of weight for most universities anyway, and once you hold offers they mean nothing so I wouldn't worry about it

    If you've done lots of mathsy things then that should show your enthusiasm really well, I kinda lack e-c maths things so thought I better pick up a few books

    Haha hell yeah, definitely making an application there
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    (Original post by ms93)
    Well done with those GCSE grades! I'm reading Fermat's Last Theorem at the moment and I'm finding it REALLY good
    Good luck with that personal statement, I have found that I am struggling too, but I went to all the universities that I want to apply to and copied and pasted everything the university requires from a student and I am using that, it helps Only done my first paragraph! Good luck with yours!
    Thankyou!!

    I loved that book so much - Andrew Wiles is just adorable

    That's a really good idea - so far I've just been looking at loads of 'How to Write Your Personal Statement' guides and making tonnes of notes, can't bring myself to start writing quite yet but I know I really need to!
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    (Original post by hayzelle)
    Thankyou!!

    I loved that book so much - Andrew Wiles is just adorable

    That's a really good idea - so far I've just been looking at loads of 'How to Write Your Personal Statement' guides and making tonnes of notes, can't bring myself to start writing quite yet but I know I really need to!
    Your Welcome!
    LOL I know, I'm still half way through yet, I love it Any suggestions on what to read next? And yeah its so difficult, good luck with the oxbridge application
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    I hope everyone who's used the TSR PS help thingy has submitted a big lump of cheese. I might get round to it at some point. Would I be right in saying that pretty much all maths PSs are just big blocks of cheese?

    (Original post by anyone_can_fly)
    So, I just read this thread, and now I'm having a major panic about applying to Imperial! It looks like the only reason to go there is the prospect of a good career at the end. I'm really worried about this, because Imperial and Bristol are my two "places I really want to go that aren't Oxbridge". What do you all think? I don't want to live miles from everywhere, but perhaps I should apply to Warwick instead? Or UCL, where the course is less good? Aaah!
    Just go Manchester

    Seriously, I think most other universities won't be much better than that. But I could be wrong, because I know nothing
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    (Original post by hayzelle)
    My school doesn't predict A*s for GCSE, so I wasn't predicted any. 2A*s is better than 0A*s! I don't think GCSEs hold a lot of weight for most universities anyway, and once you hold offers they mean nothing so I wouldn't worry about it

    If you've done lots of mathsy things then that should show your enthusiasm really well, I kinda lack e-c maths things so thought I better pick up a few books

    Haha hell yeah, definitely making an application there
    It doesn't predict A*s??? Why?? yeah true!! But my 2A*s were in very unuseful subjects - textiles and French - neither of which I took for A level!!!! yeah that is very true about ibid and gcses

    Well I like to think I have! I've done the maths challenge 5 times, helped in a maths class, been on a maths trip and watched a maths tv series so.....

    Yeah me too!!
 
 
 
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