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      (Original post by padfoot316)
      Any idea when they update track for IB students who've met their offers??
      More than likely it will be the same time as A-level students I guess? You've nothing to sort out until then so just relax safe in the knowledge you met your offer!
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      (Original post by padfoot316)
      Any idea when they update track for IB students who've met their offers??
      My track was updated on the 10th of July - it depends on your college.
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      (Original post by ChemEftw)
      High fiveee
      Have you decided on your natsci choices yet? I'm doing physics and chemistry for sure, just hesitating on my third choice. I want to do biology of cells but I have no biology background
      Apparently materials is quite useful for Part I Chem Eng and it's quite a good course once you get past the first topic.
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      (Original post by Mike93L)
      Apparently materials is quite useful for Part I Chem Eng and it's quite a good course once you get past the first topic.
      Thanks for your suggestion - I will look into that closely.
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      Hey guys, do any of you know if you have to take all your stuff with you home once the Period of Residence is over (i.e. in December)? Sounds kinda absurd...

      Btw, anyone interested in seeing Bastille play the 12th October in Cam? :P
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      (Original post by olliswe)
      Hey guys, do any of you know if you have to take all your stuff with you home once the Period of Residence is over (i.e. in December)? Sounds kinda absurd...

      Btw, anyone interested in seeing Bastille play the 12th October in Cam? :P
      Depends on whether your college offer storage... because I live miles away I pack 75% away and take 25% home but you probably will have to empty your room

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      Anyone else trying to persuade themselves they don't want to go to Cambridge anymore just in case things go belly up on results day?! Maybe it's just me...
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      Are Bastille tickets ridic expensive? I've heard they're much better live... Considering their album's a bit underwhelming given the hype :/


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      Hi

      Bit late to the thread, but I suddenly realised that my gap year is almost over and I should probably start getting engaged in the fact I'm going to Cambridge again!

      I'm doing Bio NatSci at King's, looking forward to it but it's all a bit daunting.

      Good luck to everyone who hasn't got their results yet!
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        (Original post by thinginthewood)
        Hi

        Bit late to the thread, but I suddenly realised that my gap year is almost over and I should probably start getting engaged in the fact I'm going to Cambridge again!

        I'm doing Bio NatSci at King's, looking forward to it but it's all a bit daunting.

        Good luck to everyone who hasn't got their results yet!
        Another gap year natsci at King's! Hello. I keep forgetting I will actually be going, and every now and then I just think 'how...?!'
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          Hopping on the music thing: everyone should definitely go see deaf Havana... You knowyyou want to.
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          (Original post by Oromis263)
          Another gap year natsci at King's! Hello. I keep forgetting I will actually be going, and every now and then I just think 'how...?!'
          Scary huh? Are you doing prep at all? I don't want to be totally out of my depth when I get there ...
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            (Original post by thinginthewood)
            Scary huh? Are you doing prep at all? I don't want to be totally out of my depth when I get there ...
            I share that concern...I think I will start working on my maths again, build that back up. I'm diving into earth sciences and computer sciences with very little background knowledge so I think I will read some of the recommended texts (perhaps buy a raspberry pi and experiment) and then just go through some physics textbooks. I don't want to start too early but don't want to leave it too late either.

            I think the first couple of weeks will be a bit mental what with forming new friendships and socialising, looking into societies etc as well as learning to cope with the workload, but from visiting friends they've all managed a healthy balance between work and play.

            Done much on your gap year?
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              (Original post by Oboe1994)
              Are Bastille tickets ridic expensive? I've heard they're much better live... Considering their album's a bit underwhelming given the hype :/


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              Nope, not that bad. £16 + 2.25 booking fee. I'm game if you are. King's in da house.
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              (Original post by Oromis263)

              Done much on your gap year?
              Worked a bit, went to South Africa to volunteer on a reserve, generally just calmed down from my A levels!

              What about you?
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                (Original post by thinginthewood)
                Worked a bit, went to South Africa to volunteer on a reserve, generally just calmed down from my A levels!

                What about you?
                The same really, worked for money, spent the money a holiday or travelling or whatever in Europe. Did a couple of AS courses to pass the time. Oh and I have become pretty good at minesweeper.
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                (Original post by Oromis263)
                The same really, worked for money, spent the money a holiday or travelling or whatever in Europe. Did a couple of AS courses to pass the time. Oh and I have become pretty good at minesweeper.
                Wow, what AS levels did you get?
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                How do I create a decent PS?

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                  (Original post by thinginthewood)
                  Wow, what AS levels did you get?
                  I did geology and additional further maths in an attempt to bridge the gap a little, but I ended up just cramming everything in the two or three days before the actual exams. Not too fussed what I get, was just a bit of fun and something to do, but 2 As would be lovely and give a bit of a confidence boost before coming up. Why King's? I liked the buildings and the rooms, and the hall... >.< perfect reasoning.




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                  How do I create a decent PS?

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                  Depends on the subject. For natsci (as an example) I would say keep irrelevant extra curricularsminimum, and focus on why you want to study science and what you have done specifically related to said science. If you are going to mention books, try to read something somewhere between pop. Science and textbook, and make sure you actually know what you are talking about.

                  I apologise as I don't think.I.can.advise for other subjects, but the same ideas follow. Sometimes (as in my case) the interviewers may pick up on a tinypoint, three or four words even, and talk about that.

                  Make it non-waffly and use efficient language - don't abuse the thesaurus, but don't come across as someone who can't string sentences together. Try link paragraphs

                  All of that is fairly obvious advice, but try writing a personal statement and get ideas down. Use the personal statement forum on TSR to get some useful feedback from people who know what they are talking about. Don't just let one teacher read it, try get a few to get some advice from different points of view.
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                  (Original post by Oromis263)
                  I did geology and additional further maths in an attempt to bridge the gap a little, but I ended up just cramming everything in the two or three days before the actual exams. Not too fussed what I get, was just a bit of fun and something to do, but 2 As would be lovely and give a bit of a confidence boost before coming up. Why King's? I liked the buildings and the rooms, and the hall... >.< perfect reasoning.
                  Hahah, I found King's really friendly and welcoming, plus they were totally tolerant of the fact that I don't have Chemistry A-level. I have absolutely no interest in the chemistry-side of Biology, aside from necessary overlap - I'm much more interested in whole organisms and ecosystems.

                  I'm a little worried that everyone will be incredibly committed and much more prepared than I am. There's nothing wrong with that of course, and I also am very committed to the subject and to doing well - and I know I can get down to work without a problem if necessary - but I don't want to be out of my league just because I haven't done extra AS levels in my year off! Good on you for doing it though.
                 
                 
                 
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