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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...versities.html

It shows that the highest number of AAB students attend Manchester, Durham, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds, Exeter, Bristol, Warwick, Birmingham, Sheffield and Southampton.

Figures also show 99 per cent of Oxford and Cambridge's UK students in 2009/10 achieved at least AAB – the highest rate in the country.

Imperial College in London admitted 944 students with AAB, equating to 96 per cent of their intake, while 93 per cent of students at the London School of Economics – 617 in total – had these grades.
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where is UCL?
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"The top 12 universities have the smartest proportion of students"
Obvious statement is obvious.
Thanks for your insight.
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The best students go to the best uni's. So?
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where is UCL?
London.







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I'm not exactly sure what point you're trying to make here. If they're clever, they're not exactly going to go to London Met.
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Figures also show 99 per cent of Oxford and Cambridge's UK students in 2009/10 achieved at least AAB – the highest rate in the country.
Um, because people expect it to be lower than that?! :lolwut:
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where is UCL?
Those are statistics for those that attained AAB grades.
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(Original post by intellectual1)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...versities.html

It shows that the highest number of AAB students attend Manchester, Durham, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds, Exeter, Bristol, Warwick, Birmingham, Sheffield and Southampton.

Figures also show 99 per cent of Oxford and Cambridge's UK students in 2009/10 achieved at least AAB – the highest rate in the country.

Imperial College in London admitted 944 students with AAB, equating to 96 per cent of their intake, while 93 per cent of students at the London School of Economics – 617 in total – had these grades.
No UCL or KCL in this list, but there is Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Southampton? Incredibly peculiar.

Does this not include AAA-A*AA students, or are they swept in with the AAB students as 'above'?

Edit: Four bitter students with sub-par grades from the latter collection of universities, and counting. It's okay guys, you'll get there some day. Once you collect your near-worthless transcript, just Google 'job seeker's allowance' whilst you keep aiming for that elusive graduate scheme at Tesco.
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No **** Sherlock.
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No UCL or KCL in this list, but there is Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Southampton? Incredibly peculiar.

Does this not include AAA-A*AA students, or are they swept in with the AAB students as 'above'?
It only includes AAB students, KCL and UCL tend to have far greater numbers achieving in excess of AAB, with alot of A*AA and AAA students.
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News just in. People with good grades try for the best Unis.
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Are UCL, KCL not also among "Elites".
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(Original post by intellectual1)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...versities.html

It shows that the highest number of AAB students attend Manchester, Durham, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Leeds, Exeter, Bristol, Warwick, Birmingham, Sheffield and Southampton.

Figures also show 99 per cent of Oxford and Cambridge's UK students in 2009/10 achieved at least AAB – the highest rate in the country.

Imperial College in London admitted 944 students with AAB, equating to 96 per cent of their intake, while 93 per cent of students at the London School of Economics – 617 in total – had these grades.
A-Levels are certainly not an accurate measure of intelligence. You'd be hard-pushed to make a case for such watered-down rubbish, especially after the Labour government interfered again a few years ago to include more social/political/economic/green objectives. A-Levels aren't academic any more; they're just a popular study choice.

Edit: Go on, all you 0-power neg reppers, provide me with a counter-argument. When I did A-Levels,they were pointless; they're slightly more pointless now. Academia in the UK is far from what it used to be, and far from what it should be if you ask me.
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It only includes AAB students, KCL and UCL tend to have far greater numbers achieving in excess of AAB, with alot of A*AA and AAA students. However they also have lower offers for many of their other courses.
That explains it, then.
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...Because clearly someone who got three As would think "ho hum, I have a place at Durham... nahhh, I think I prefer London Met."
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I dont understand the point of this thread...

You could just make another thread stating that all the applicants for the most competative courses such as medicine, dentistry, vet science e.t.c. all achieve at least AAB but is it really necessary to state this?
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Surely the proportion of AAB students is more telling. A bigger university is likely going to have a larger number of people with a particular set of grades.

Anyway, hardly surprising that the top achievers go on to top universities.
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" "The remainder of bright students living in the UK are shared between ..."

The author of this report clearly does not know the difference between England and the UK.

Data were published by HEFCE and so only account for universities in England. Many of the UK's top universities are not in England -- e.g. Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling.

I wonder how different the picture looks when the rest of the UK is included."

A comment from the article.
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Shock, horror!
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