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    (Original post by Bassface)
    YES! Finally, another bassist
    My dad has two dogs, but I only see him every two weeks or so, so I get all the fun of the dogs, without the effort XD
    I was just about to buy a bike, but then it got quite cold out. (maybe it's warmer in Paris :P)

    I've played bass too, since I was really young (self-taught), and I've recently started to self-teach piano too (we've always had a piano, but I've never just sat down properly and got good :P). I also sing, play the guitar, and occasionally play drums. I also like recording.

    I'm on the UK Youth Parliament, through which I've done some pretty cool stuff; namely getting to debate in the House of Commons this November (those green seats are bloody comfy!).

    I volunteer at a local interactive-kids-science-museum-thingy in Bristol (Explore @Bristol), which is great. (Nothing tests your physics knowledge like the questions kids ask! ("But WHY does my tinfoil boat float?".)

    I do photography when I can, as I've been shooting for years, and it's nice to keep up (I got my own SLR when I was 13, so I was committed!).

    I game occasionally, although that's stopped because of A2s

    Through gaming, I ran a gaming YouTube channel for a couple of years (until this year) which reached a couple of thousand subscribers and >750,000 views, which was nice (as I got paid for playing games :P).

    Aaanndd.... I love cooking - recently, this entails making chutney/pickles


    I think that about does it
    Naww but the best part, according to mon pere, is picking up the poo because they're free hand warmers in the winter ahaha. My father ladies and gentlemen!
    I only started play bass two years ago and the piano properly in year 8 That's awesome! I've always loved the idea of playing a few instruments, especially the guitar.
    How did you get into doing something like that? I tried to get some work experience in the local space centre but the didn't want me

    YOU GOT PAID FOR THAT?! How did that work? :O
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    Naww but the best part, according to mon pere, is picking up the poo because they're free hand warmers in the winter ahaha. My father ladies and gentlemen!
    I only started play bass two years ago and the piano properly in year 8 That's awesome! I've always loved the idea of playing a few instruments, especially the guitar.
    How did you get into doing something like that? I tried to get some work experience in the local space centre but the didn't want me

    YOU GOT PAID FOR THAT?! How did that work? :O
    Charming

    I walked in, I said that I wanted to volunteer, they gave me a form, and I gave it back along with a fantastic reference by my physics teacher :P
    To be fair though, this place is a charity and has quite a few volunteers; it'd be screwed without them/us :P

    As for YouTube, technically Google paid me (always cool to receive a letter from Google :P), as I put ads on my videos. Great fun
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    (Original post by Abbseh)
    according to mon pere
    I refer to my dad in the exact same way!
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    (Original post by LucyW456)
    Haha cool, I'm kinda north-west area :P
    Yeh, well you don't have to eat from the canteen yeh I think it seems like a great city, pretty far away for us though, but that's not particularly important
    Haha yeh that's the thing with Birmingham, it's really easy and quick to get there, yeh it's such a nice campus, and yeh the course always seems to have the highest satisfaction rating which is really good
    Yeh I think getting A*AA is gonna be a challenge, but oh well it's worth a shot yeh that's pretty high what Nott ask for, do you know if they have a bachelor guarantee like bham do?
    Oh right hmm I haven't really looked at accommodation prices cus u don't really want it to effect my choice, I want too go somewhere cus I love the uni and course not by cost (apart from discarding London uni's cus of price pretty much)
    Oh that's nice grades Bristol ask for! I would've applied if I didn't live here already :/
    Durham, Southampton and Sheffield


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    I don't think Nottingham have any such guarantee, but I'm pretty sure the admissions tutor said that they've let people in with AAB before, and commonly AAA.
    I don't really want to choose uni based on cost, but it is a huge factor. I also completely discarded London due to cost, and population density.
    As for Bristol, I go to city of Bristol college, which is in the lowest 30% of colleges in the country, so I get a contextual
    Also, because I just did an access course (eight weeks of maths taster sessions, and lots of chocolate digestives!), and I have a low household income (this post illustrates me as a total pleb :P) I get in for free... Achem, I said FREE! ZERO FEES :0
    So that's cool :P

    Nice choices, what do they ask for?
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    Unconditional offer from Durham!
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    Unconditional offer from Durham!
    Whaaaat have u finished ur alevels already? Or r u just a freaking genius?


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    (Original post by KorPhysicist)
    Whaaaat have u finished ur alevels already? Or r u just a freaking genius?


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    Both

    Nah I've got A*A*A*A already and am predicted another A* in further maths.

    Although I'm surprised it wasn't conditional on further maths like my offer from Imperial.
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    As i see your grades, you are a freaking genius too im depressed thank you


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    (Original post by Bassface)
    I don't think Nottingham have any such guarantee, but I'm pretty sure the admissions tutor said that they've let people in with AAB before, and commonly AAA.
    I don't really want to choose uni based on cost, but it is a huge factor. I also completely discarded London due to cost, and population density.
    As for Bristol, I go to city of Bristol college, which is in the lowest 30% of colleges in the country, so I get a contextual
    Also, because I just did an access course (eight weeks of maths taster sessions, and lots of chocolate digestives!), and I have a low household income (this post illustrates me as a total pleb :P) I get in for free... Achem, I said FREE! ZERO FEES :0
    So that's cool :P

    Nice choices, what do they ask for?
    Oh right oh that's good then, taking AAB when thy originally ask for A*AA :O
    Yeh I guess, I agree with London ah I would feel so claustrophobic in such a big compacted place :P
    Oh wow absolutely free?! Blimey, go to Bristol then

    thanks :P Durham -A*AA and Sheffield and Southampton are AAA (all masters), however I went on a visit day to Southampton and they said they would pretty much definitely take AAB and maybe even ABB


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    ahhhh nightmare, my UCAS has changed (first time it's changed) but track is down for maintenance and I'm going crazy
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    It's probably fine. If you got an offer, it's not as if you have to confirm it or anything :P
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    Also, on top of the zero fees, I also get £3.5K off the government, and another £3K off the uni, EVERY YEAR :O
    So I'd come out of Bristol in profit, if I was careful, haha

    And nice one with Southampton! Is that just because they like you? Or were they feeling generous that day :P
    I'm hoping I can use the whole "I was homeschooled and now I go to a crap college" disadvantage to my advantage (that sounds worse than it is! In don't mean to manipulate or guilt trip at all; but it is a thing, haha )
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    (Original post by alow)
    Unconditional offer from Durham!
    I just got this too! First offer, so happy
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    (Original post by PhysicsLeopard)
    I just got this too! First offer, so happy
    Congrats!
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    Finished my Cambridge interviews, now I can relax until January
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    (Original post by excal9)
    Finished my Cambridge interviews, now I can relax until January
    How did they go?
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    (Original post by alow)
    How did they go?
    well, i know i got bits wrong, but looking back on it i dont think i could have done anything better at the time (being nervous and all), so hopefully they like me xD i think i got my ideas across quite well though roll on January 6th
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    (Original post by excal9)
    well, i know i got bits wrong, but looking back on it i dont think i could have done anything better at the time (being nervous and all), so hopefully they like me xD i think i got my ideas across quite well though roll on January 6th
    That's great

    I can't wait until I've done mine then all this stress can go away!
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    (Original post by alow)
    That's great

    I can't wait until I've done mine then all this stress can go away!
    good luck
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    (Original post by excal9)
    well, i know i got bits wrong, but looking back on it i dont think i could have done anything better at the time (being nervous and all), so hopefully they like me xD i think i got my ideas across quite well though roll on January 6th
    woah woah isn't it january 4th? Don't think I can add two more days to my countdown, I might go crazy not that I haven't already...help meeeee
 
 
 
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