Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by H&E)
    My offer is AAB.

    And yes tehy can want peopel really badly.

    Cambridge give unconditional offers to people still at school.
    Trinity Cambridge gave Paul Jeffries, who's been on the IMO team since he was 14 (and for the last few years has been the best by miles), and is also in the IIO team (and is the best by miles on the team), an unconditional offer.

    It doesn't hurt that he's probably already done 3 A-levels (he's doing 10 in total) and is, so far as I know, the most intelligent school-age person in teh whole country.

    Of course, it could be that they gave him that offer coz he's a nice guy. But I'm not sure that is the answer....
    yeh he probably got an unconditional offer as he already had 3 As? otherwise they would have just given him EE as is their tradition i guess
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by notyourpunk)
    yeh he probably got an unconditional offer as he already had 3 As? otherwise they would have just given him EE as is their tradition i guess
    i think someone i went to 6th form with got an unconditional to read maths at cambridge..because he'd already done 3 A levels & got As by the time he applied (Maths & some MFLs i think) & was doing FM & sciences in his upper 6th, 8 A levels in total..

    no comment about his social skills though
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Elles)
    i think someone i went to 6th form with got an unconditional to read maths at cambridge..because he'd already done 3 A levels & got As by the time he applied (Maths & some MFLs i think) & was doing FM & sciences in his upper 6th, 8 A levels in total..

    no comment about his social skills though
    hehe but thinking about it, im doing 4 A-levels and 2 AEAs (admittedly nxt to no work) and i think i cud do a few more but i spend so much time dossing. we have a "chart" system at school where u have a timetable for the week and you have to fill in wat u did in ur assignment periods , ie politics assignment or history coursework. and the amount that i have to make up (u cant really write chatted, slept, looked at porn) is about half my assignment time and prep. plus i dont have all that much time on the weekends for doing it as i have to do rowing n stuff. though i think its not possible 2 work solidly i think if i had another a-level going i wouldnt find it all too difficult to fit in. though i guess at presssure points like exams, or when all ur subjects have a coursework deadline for the same day u mite feel it a bit. but a bit of plannin n that could be resolved.
    so i cud do 5 or 6 and not let my social skills suffer, but then again im an arts student and not a nerdy scientist
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by notyourpunk)
    hehe but thinking about it, im doing 4 A-levels and 2 AEAs (admittedly nxt to no work) and i think i cud do a few more but i spend so much time dossing. we have a "chart" system at school where u have a timetable for the week and you have to fill in wat u did in ur assignment periods , ie politics assignment or history coursework. and the amount that i have to make up (u cant really write chatted, slept, looked at porn) is about half my assignment time and prep. plus i dont have all that much time on the weekends for doing it as i have to do rowing n stuff. though i think its not possible 2 work solidly i think if i had another a-level going i wouldnt find it all too difficult to fit in. though i guess at presssure points like exams, or when all ur subjects have a coursework deadline for the same day u mite feel it a bit. but a bit of plannin n that could be resolved.
    so i cud do 5 or 6 and not let my social skills suffer, but then again im an arts student and not a nerdy scientist
    You row and have spare time?! The rowers at my school seem to work about 26 hours a day :confused:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by H&E)
    You row and have spare time?! The rowers at my school seem to work about 26 hours a day :confused:
    hehe feels that way, plus am captain which means attending meetings that go on for hours in which i invaribly just sit there eating penguins. Plus spending my meal time finding people to tell them about the training session thats been rearranged plus sorting out everyones social problems. it seems you cant get even 2 people into a boat without them having a huge falling out and refusing to get into a boat together ever again n they've got a race the nxt day. plus u cant bunk anything, they werent even that keen on me missing the last three sessions of term (with no events coming up for like 8 weeks) for my oxford interview!
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by notyourpunk)
    hehe but thinking about it, im doing 4 A-levels and 2 AEAs (admittedly nxt to no work) and i think i cud do a few more but i spend so much time dossing...so i cud do 5 or 6 and not let my social skills suffer, but then again im an arts student and not a nerdy scientist
    oh yeah, totally..i did an AEA, 6ASs & 5A2s (that does include GS though) & would have liked to have done some other subjects too, but they physically didn't fit in the timetable.. & the people who did do any more had already done ASs at school (which my school didn't offer unfortunately), so had a bit of a head start, or did MFLs that they were native to/already fluent in, or just did FM..why don't they do 'further history' etc...pff! my own bad luck for not being a mathematician/linguist i suppose! :rolleyes:

    oh & boat club politics definitely goes on into uni.. i have an interesting observation point - friends with a few of our women's first VIII & cox & dating one of the men's.. rowing makes no sense to me though!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by notyourpunk)
    hehe feels that way, plus am captain which means attending meetings that go on for hours in which i invaribly just sit there eating penguins. Plus spending my meal time finding people to tell them about the training session thats been rearranged plus sorting out everyones social problems. it seems you cant get even 2 people into a boat without them having a huge falling out and refusing to get into a boat together ever again n they've got a race the nxt day. plus u cant bunk anything, they werent even that keen on me missing the last three sessions of term (with no events coming up for like 8 weeks) for my oxford interview!
    Totally familiar with this, used to row myself, n my best mate's the best rower in the country. Because everyone's permenantly tired and stressed, rowers invariably ***** like teenage girls, all the time.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by H&E)
    My offer is AAB.

    And yes tehy can want peopel really badly.

    Cambridge give unconditional offers to people still at school.
    Trinity Cambridge gave Paul Jeffries, who's been on the IMO team since he was 14 (and for the last few years has been the best by miles), and is also in the IIO team (and is the best by miles on the team), an unconditional offer.

    It doesn't hurt that he's probably already done 3 A-levels (he's doing 10 in total) and is, so far as I know, the most intelligent school-age person in teh whole country.

    Of course, it could be that they gave him that offer coz he's a nice guy. But I'm not sure that is the answer....
    This girl who was in my school, Jennifer Gardener, the only girl to make the IMO team, got an EE offer from Cambridge to do Maths, she didnt even meet her offer! But she got the place!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ThornsnRoses)
    This girl who was in my school, Jennifer Gardener, the only girl to make the IMO team, got an EE offer from Cambridge to do Maths, she didnt even meet her offer! But she got the place!
    How can you not meet EE? Did she not turn up to the exams or something?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by H&E)
    How can you not meet EE? Did she not turn up to the exams or something?
    especially as she did the IMO thingy
 
 
 

University open days

  1. University of Cambridge
    Christ's College Undergraduate
    Wed, 26 Sep '18
  2. Norwich University of the Arts
    Undergraduate Open Days Undergraduate
    Fri, 28 Sep '18
  3. Edge Hill University
    Faculty of Health and Social Care Undergraduate
    Sat, 29 Sep '18
Poll
Which accompaniment is best?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.