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    The description I heard can be summarised as follows: "womaniser".
    Seriously? I don't mind the description but I find it very difficult to believe I honestly give anyone that impression. :lol:
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    FP4? I didn't know AQA did Additional Further. Everything I know is wrong.

    I'd like to see some more Maths in Physics A Levels. The exam board I do (OCR B) has woefully little and yet I hear it's supposed to be one of the harder boards, which makes me sad.

    (I briefly saw the Geology but don't know enough about it to even begin having a semi-intelligent discussion. )
    I did OCR B. It is one of the harder ones?! O.o Never knew/heard that :P and haha, geology is good fun. I found myself trying to identify what rocks buildings were made out of, measuring grain size of sandstones, and crystal sizes in granite. Oh, and photographing good examples of sedimentary layers. It's a fun subject I must admit, and the field trips sounds like a laugh.
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    (Original post by und)
    It pains me to see this thread keep popping up in my watched threads. I wish everybody the best of luck (particularly fellow STEPers) in meeting their offers.
    Why the fatalistic tone?
    Despite the risk of sounding trite, it isn't over until it's over.
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    (Original post by MW24595)
    Why the fatalistic tone?
    Despite the risk of sounding trite, it isn't over until it's over.
    Well... It's probably more likely that I'll get 2,1 than 1,1, and for some reason I just don't see myself being accepted with 2,1, since it seems that the people who were invited to the Easter school have a better chance.

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    That said St John's made significantly fewer offers than normal this year, so that could (I hope) be a sign that they've already made their decisions at interviews for the most part.


    Also I'm going to get like a D in M5, which won't look good.
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    Good luck to all ScotQuals people for tomorrow!


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    (Original post by und)
    Well... It's probably more likely that I'll get 2,1 than 1,1, and for some reason I just don't see myself being accepted with 2,1, since it seems that the people who were invited to the Easter school have a better chance.

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    That said St John's made significantly fewer offers than normal this year, so that could (I hope) be a sign that they've already made their decisions at interviews for the most part.


    Also I'm going to get like a D in M5, which won't look good.
    Hmm. There have been people accepted with 2,1s before, and those grades certainly have a fair shot at the pool. And note that you are, after all, merely conjecturing as to your grades, and that they may surprise you, for all you know. For now, worry not.

    What do you mean by Easter School?

    A D in M5? Bit of an exaggeration, wouldn't you say?
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    (Original post by und)
    Well... It's probably more likely that I'll get 2,1 than 1,1, and for some reason I just don't see myself being accepted with 2,1, since it seems that the people who were invited to the Easter school have a better chance.

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    That said St John's made significantly fewer offers than normal this year, so that could (I hope) be a sign that they've already made their decisions at interviews for the most part.


    Also I'm going to get like a D in M5, which won't look good.
    I know someone who just finished second year who got into maths with 2,2 in STEP.... granted, he was pooled to Homerton and he did go on to get a 2:2 in his first and second year but if people with that manage to get in, you must have a shot with 2,1 surely?
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    (Original post by MW24595)
    Hmm. There have been people accepted with 2,1s before, and those grades certainly have a fair shot at the pool. And note that you are, after all, merely conjecturing as to your grades, and that they may surprise you, for all you know. For now, worry not.

    What do you mean by Easter School?

    A D in M5? Bit of an exaggeration, wouldn't you say?
    Well.. My estimate ranges between 70 (worst case) and 85 (best case) so depending on boundaries I could of course get a 1, but I'm really not counting on it. In STEP III I should get a high 1 so that's not a worry.

    The Easter school invites people from comprehensive schools, and tutors are usually more lenient towards those people from what I've heard.

    I wish I was exaggerating but I only learnt the parts relevant to STEP...
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    Does anyone have an idea of the percentage of people who actually meet their STEP condition?
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    (Original post by RalphABB)
    Does anyone have an idea of the percentage of people who actually meet their STEP condition?
    40% at a guess.
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    (Original post by und)
    40% at a guess.
    Wow, should your percentage be accurate (Fingers crossed :P), that means that (if 80% of offer holders are confirmed on average) half of the students who get in don't meet their offer(Boy would that make my day ).
    I'm an international student(who has taken the French Baccalaureate) who holds an offer from Magdalene for CompSci with Maths. Although I have well exceeded my Baccalaureate conditions(by 2 points over 20 at least, even in the specific subjects), there remains the STEP condition (S,1 in II,III in any order) which is really worrying me. (My offer letter states that it may be possible to be considered for CompSci with NatSci instead should I fail to meet only the STEP condition, and that is if they are unable to relax it, but I really don't know whether to find this comforting, especially with D-day looming ever closer)
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    (Original post by RalphABB)
    Wow, should your percentage be accurate (Fingers crossed :P), that means that (if 80% of offer holders are confirmed on average) half of the students who get in don't meet their offer(Boy would that make my day ).
    I'm an international student(who has taken the French Baccalaureate) who holds an offer from Magdalene for CompSci with Maths. Although I have well exceeded my Baccalaureate conditions(by 2 points over 20 at least, even in the specific subjects), there remains the STEP condition (S,1 in II,III in any order) which is really worrying me. (My offer letter states that it may be possible to be considered for CompSci with NatSci instead should I fail to meet only the STEP condition, and that is if they are unable to relax it, but I really don't know whether to find this comforting, especially with D-day looming ever closer)
    Well.. Only about 60% of offer holders get accepted. In figures roughly 400 get offers, 150 meet the offer, and another 100 get accepted anyway.
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    (Original post by und)
    Well.. Only about 60% of offer holders get accepted. In figures roughly 400 get offers, 150 meet the offer, and another 100 get accepted anyway.
    Just checked the Cambridge application statistics, 253/506 in 2012 for Maths 84/98 for CompSci (That's where my estimate comes from). It's really annoying that I can't get any info on just the CompSci with Mathematics option.
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    (Original post by und)
    It pains me to see this thread keep popping up in my watched threads. I wish everybody the best of luck (particularly fellow STEPers) in meeting their offers. I believe Cambridge already has everybody's results so the majority of decisions will have been made already, and all we mere offer holders can do now is endure another painful ten days of uncertainty!

    I have been told that UCAS receive our results this Friday and forward them to universities on Saturday. Anyway, not that it makes much difference - we still have to wait until the 15th to find out if we're in.
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    Aaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh.:eek:

    that's all........

    im trying not to rethink what I wrote, and what I wish I'd written......and along with all the rest of you lovely people just crossing everything......

    good luck one and all
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    (Original post by Oromis263)
    As do I. Fingers crossed people won't put two and two together...
    Likewise :ninjagirl: At least there is like a 99% chance I have missed my offer and won't meet any of you :lol:
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    (Original post by Etoile)
    Likewise :ninjagirl: At least there is like a 99% chance I have missed my offer and won't meet any of you :lol:
     0.99^n where n is very large.
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     0.99^n where n is very large.
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