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    You do realise that just because the offer is lower than AAA it doesn't mean people will ONLY have the minimum requirements. People choose universities for a variety of reasons, not just because it is a low offer. There will be people at any uni who have exceeded the offer significantly and those who scrape it. At york law there are many people with A*s (I got A*A*A) even thought the offer is 'only' AAA. Also getting good A levels doesn't guarantee a good degree classification.

    A level grades mean very little. Do you really think there is much difference in a student with AAA or AAB? Not particularly. But the argument here isn't about the validity of using test scores as an indicator of academic ability so I will refrain from ranting.

    Go to a uni because you like it and because you think that you would be happy there. Not because you think the students are smart.
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    (Original post by Reems)
    Usually very intelligent But I'm going to be bias.

    This competition at uni is not the same as school however, you don't really care about other people's grades as much.
    Average offer is AAB but I would say the average student has AAAa usually.

    I know my friends aren't indicative of all people at Warwick but my kitchen is more often than not engaged in some kind of political or economical argument. If we're not debating then people are doing their assignments together etc.
    Have your started revising for exams?
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    (Original post by Reems)

    I know my friends aren't indicative of all people at Warwick but my kitchen is more often than not engaged in some kind of political or economical argument. If we're not debating then people are doing their assignments together etc.
    That sounds like a barrel of laughs
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    You're really not as clever as you think if you believe that a couple of grades differences will significantly effect the intellect and enthusiasm of others on your course.
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    Wow, some people are really butthurt. I didn't mean to offend anyone who has a AAB or ABB offer, but I want to be surrounded by people who are more intelligent than that, and someone with A*AA in almost all cases will be more intelligent than someone with ABB in the same subjects.

    (Original post by Arcanine)
    You might think you're smart now but when you get to university you'll become just as average as everyone else there.
    That's what I want. I want to be 'average,' so that I have something to work for - a goal.

    (Original post by hellobonjour)
    P.s read on another of your threads your predicted grades are only ABB...
    Actual Grades =/= Predicted grades.
    The predicted grades are a good indicator as to how I performed throughout the year - coasting, mainly talking during lessons and doing no homework. I am effectively teaching myself the courses from now till exams. I was asked whether or not I wanted an A or A* prediction in maths, but I asked for an A. My mentality during sixth form has been much more about having fun than work.

    (Original post by trollman)
    Go to a uni because you like it and because you think that you would be happy there. Not because you think the students are smart.
    The sole reason I want to go to uni is for academic gain. I feel that being surrounded by more intelligent people will force me to push harder.
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    (Original post by mrengineer)
    The predicted grades are a good indicator as to how I performed throughout the year - coasting, mainly talking during lessons and doing no homework. I am effectively teaching myself the courses from now till exams. I was asked whether or not I wanted an A or A* prediction in maths, but I asked for an A. My mentality during sixth form has been much more about having fun than work.

    The sole reason I want to go to uni is for academic gain. I feel that being surrounded by more intelligent people will force me to push harder.

    To be honest, if that's been your attitude through school then it's unlikely to change at Uni; I know this has been the case for me in my first year. If your complacent at school it's easy to stay the same in another environment.

    When you realise that your first year at uni counts for nothing, you're more likely to embrace the other aspects of university life and have fun. Although people at Warwick may have done better academically, lots of them will slacken off in the first year at University.
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    (Original post by Focus08)
    Have your started revising for exams?
    Not yet =\

    I should do this week, to make up for the lack of reading this year haha.
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    (Original post by OBAG09L)
    That sounds like a barrel of laughs
    Haha, by the way I said it I can see what you mean.

    Nah we have fun too
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    I'd like to say off the chart but this is far from true
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    Your thread is offensive and ever so slight naive. You'll see that success at university is 30% intelligence and 70% effort, and more often than not the order of who did best at A Level will be turned on its head. Wherever you go, there'll be people who did worse than you at A Level suddenly beating you with high firsts, and those who did great at A Level suddenly getting thirds and 2:2s. I'm sure you'll find that the students of both Nottingham and Warwick will be able to more than keep up with you no matter who you are.
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    One of the smartest people I know applied there and didn't get in. So I'm going to say very.
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    (Original post by mrengineer)
    Recently, I submitted my firm of Warwick, and insurance of Nottingham for Civil Engineering.

    Nottingham have sent me an information pack saying that if I get AAA and have Nottingham as firm then I am entitled to money. This has put me off greatly, considering I am aiming for A*A*Aa, and would be the exception rather than the norm. Being surrounded by ABB/AAB students, whilst clever, wouldn't push me as hard as more intellectual students would.

    So, I was wondering what the average Warwick students grades are, as I'd like to be surrounded by people who are just as, preferably more, clever than I am. This is so I have plenty of healthy competition, and people above me in the class to strive to be as good as.

    Before people say grades aren't everything, I admit they aren't everything, but they are a good indicator of how intelligent you are.
    It really doesn't matter what your peers do at uni, it is very much a solo effort and trust me - your A levels won't count for **** when you are there.
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    I'm going to buck the trend- some of the people I've met strike me as pretty dumb, but this is because we have courses like Film Studies and Early Childhood Studies.
    That said, we have Maths guys here getting straight A*s at A level and outstanding in STEP (but unable to socialise and hold a normal conversation, mind)
    I'd say it more depends on what course you're on.

    In general though, as you'd expect at a prestigious Uni, most of the people are very smart.
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    Looking at this thread, I may consider a career in trolling. You guys all so butthurt.

    p.s. thanks to everyone who gave serious replies
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    high grades =/= high intelligence

    Grades only show how hard you work in my opinion. Getting an A isnt exactly difficult, it just requires hard work which actually has very little to do with intelligence.

    This thread shows that although you might work hard you are pretty stupid and incredibly naive.
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    (Original post by mrengineer)
    Recently, I submitted my firm of Warwick, and insurance of Nottingham for Civil Engineering.

    Nottingham have sent me an information pack saying that if I get AAA and have Nottingham as firm then I am entitled to money. This has put me off greatly, considering I am aiming for A*A*Aa, and would be the exception rather than the norm. Being surrounded by ABB/AAB students, whilst clever, wouldn't push me as hard as more intellectual students would.

    So, I was wondering what the average Warwick students grades are, as I'd like to be surrounded by people who are just as, preferably more, clever than I am. This is so I have plenty of healthy competition, and people above me in the class to strive to be as good as.

    Before people say grades aren't everything, I admit they aren't everything, but they are a good indicator of how intelligent you are.
    Out of interest, why didn't you apply for Oxbridge if you wanted to be surrounded with intellectual students?

    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    Most of the Warwick mathematicians that I know are very clever. This year, they will all have higher grades than your prediction, otherwise they wouldn't get in. Grades aren't everything, though.
    Warwick Maths is the "exception" tbh.
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    OP, what you fail to understand is that at any university, you'll have a mix of exceptional, typical and struggling students. You may have enjoyed being the top of your class at school, but that is VERY unlikely to continue at university, where the top of your class might be an International Olympiad medallist or someone on that level.

    (Original post by Craig_D)
    Your thread is offensive and ever so slight naive. You'll see that success at university is 30% intelligence and 70% effort, and more often than not the order of who did best at A Level will be turned on its head. Wherever you go, there'll be people who did worse than you at A Level suddenly beating you with high firsts, and those who did great at A Level suddenly getting thirds and 2:2s. I'm sure you'll find that the students of both Nottingham and Warwick will be able to more than keep up with you no matter who you are.
    While you have your experiences, that statement is a bit of an exaggeration. If you examine the statistics, then for any given course universities with higher entry scores tend to produce better exam results. Otherwise universities wouldn't use A-level entry requirements

    The rest of what you said is spot-on though.
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    (Original post by innerhollow)
    While you have your experiences, that statement is a bit of an exaggeration. If you examine the statistics, then for any given course universities with higher entry scores tend to produce better exam results. Otherwise universities wouldn't use A-level entry requirements

    The rest of what you said is spot-on though.
    I agree, it was slightly hyperbolic, good point I'm sure you appreciate that I was trying to get the OP to see that A Level results aren't always an indication of success at degree level, maybe going a little far (you are right that there is a general pattern ).
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Out of interest, why didn't you apply for Oxbridge if you wanted to be surrounded with intellectual students?



    Warwick Maths is the "exception" tbh.
    Meaning that only the Maths students at Warwick are intelligent, and the rest aren't?
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    I also very much doubt that Nottingham gives money to any pupil who firms them and gets AAA.


    (Original post by Craig_D)
    I agree, it was slightly hyperbolic, good point I'm sure you appreciate that I was trying to get the OP to see that A Level results aren't always an indication of success at degree level, maybe going a little far (you are right that there is a general pattern ).
    Seconded
 
 
 
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