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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Haha, I didn't read grammar books and I took a weighted module in it last semester!

    Wow, that is one generous school! What are you planning on doing for uni?
    Grammar is :coma:

    No to be honest they've been very good to me, my maths teacher especially, he basically encouraged me through it and persuaded the school to pay for my exam entries and buy all the books I needed (£80 for AS - the A2 ones come to £150 :zomg: ) but then again he knows quite a bit of latin too

    I think a Classics degree would be appropriate after all that
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Grammar is :coma:

    No to be honest they've been very good to me, my maths teacher especially, he basically encouraged me through it and persuaded the school to pay for my exam entries and buy all the books I needed (£80 for AS - the A2 ones come to £150 :zomg: ) but then again he knows quite a bit of latin too

    I think a Classics degree would be appropriate after all that
    Wow, that's one great teacher you've got there

    Haha nice choice. Any ideas where yet?
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    I love classics because everyday I go into university and come out finding another reason why I love classics. That and the literature shows flair and originality.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    I know what you mean about a different world, though sometimes that bugs me - I just don't think I can stand reading any more Cicero!

    I don't think it takes any more intelligence than normal history/literature/language, though perhaps it is a slightly different way of going about things.
    What do you mean by that?
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    What do you mean by that?
    What part?
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    I love classics because everyday I go into university and come out finding another reason why I love classics. That and the literature shows flair and originality.
    Same, though I must admit I also find more that I hate but only due to the pace at which the work is thrown at us.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Wow, that's one great teacher you've got there

    Haha nice choice. Any ideas where yet?
    True. He's a great maths teacher too

    Oxford is the dream, Durham would be great, otherwise Warwick/Exeter/Manchester....I'll probably apply to Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth through CAO too

    My final backup is the University of Malta :ninja:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    What part?
    That it "requires a slightly different way of thinking about things" bit.
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    I actually kind of hate it right now/wish I hadn't applied for it.
    I regret not applying for English Lit but there's no way I'm paying 9k a years so I guess I have to stick with it.
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    I actually kind of hate it right now/wish I hadn't applied for it.
    I regret not applying for English Lit but there's no way I'm paying 9k a years so I guess I have to stick with it.
    Where have you applied out of interest? Any ideas where you'll go yet?
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    True. He's a great maths teacher too

    Oxford is the dream, Durham would be great, otherwise Warwick/Exeter/Manchester....I'll probably apply to Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth through CAO too

    My final backup is the University of Malta :ninja:
    Obviously I'm heavily biased towards Manchester, but the department here really is great. They keep banging on about the John Ryland Papyrii too, though I haven't done anything relating to them... I'm only a little first year!

    The uni of Malta? How come?


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    That it "requires a slightly different way of thinking about things" bit.
    Well, the sources aren't as great as for other periods so you have to use them in a slightly different way. Having said that, I haven't taken any uni level history courses yet so perhaps the gap isn't so wide.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Well, the sources aren't as great as for other periods so you have to use them in a slightly different way. Having said that, I haven't taken any uni level history courses yet so perhaps the gap isn't so wide.
    Yes they are, but I don't find that disturbing. Challenging, rather. I think working on our ancient past teaches you very well how History is "academically" done.
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    (Original post by Sappho)
    Where have you applied out of interest? Any ideas where you'll go yet?
    King's firm, Manchester insurance.
    It's going to be a long 3 years in terms of my choice on course.
    I just hope the social side makes up for it.
    I guess I could do a few English modules :confused:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Obviously I'm heavily biased towards Manchester, but the department here really is great. They keep banging on about the John Ryland Papyrii too, though I haven't done anything relating to them... I'm only a little first year!

    The uni of Malta? How come?
    Yeah, the course at Manc seems really good, I like that you're able to take modules in related disciplines like theology and middle east studies as well. It'll probably be my third choice after Durham, mainly because I have lot of extended family in the North of England.

    Later application deadline and no fees for EU students
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    (Original post by Sappho)
    Yes they are, but I don't find that disturbing. Challenging, rather. I think working on our ancient past teaches you very well how History is "academically" done.
    Hmm, that's interesting. I think the ancient past is important for general academia but I am heavily biased :rolleyes: Plus it's fun :teehee:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Plus it's fun :teehee:
    :yes:
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Yeah, the course at Manc seems really good, I like that you're able to take modules in related disciplines like theology and middle east studies as well. It'll probably be my third choice after Durham, mainly because I have lot of extended family in the North of England.

    Later application deadline and no fees for EU students
    Yeah, 1/6 of your credits can be taken outside of the school of arts, histories and cultures (with departmental approval) and all those you've mentioned are in that school so technically you could take half of you credits in those IIRC. I do love the flexibility of the course here.

    What's your first choice then?
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    (Original post by Sappho)
    :yes:
    Apart from Cicero. And Catiline. :dry:
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Yeah, 1/6 of your credits can be taken outside of the school of arts, histories and cultures (with departmental approval) and all those you've mentioned are in that school so technically you could take half of you credits in those IIRC. I do love the flexibility of the course here.

    What's your first choice then?
    Oxford. Unsure about which college though.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Apart from [censored]. And Catiline. :dry:
    C'mon, Cicero is awesome! :love: Catullus is a bit dump, though... :nothing:

    And Catiline, well, I already said that I love Sallust. I actually did an Ancient History module on Sallust (and therefore Catiline, too) last semester, that was really good! It was one of the things that motivated me to do Ancient History at uni, too, though Classics is still my core passion
 
 
 
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