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    NO! Your grades are fantastic.

    WIth them you are sure to get plenty of offers!
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    I'm pretty sure that languages are not competitive because many people find them too difficult. (Like me!)
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    (Original post by Francypants)
    NO! Your grades are fantastic.

    WIth them you are sure to get plenty of offers!
    Ah thankies. Sorry these kind of threads must get awfully tedious but I just want to check that I've made the right decisions before the two week changing choices deadline is up.
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    (Original post by sol89)
    I'm pretty sure that languages are not competitive because many people find them too difficult. (Like me!)
    I hope so but apparently (according to my teacher) the unis I'm applying to are hideously oversubscribed with straight A students for modern languages. Eek, I hope she's wrong. :/
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    Isn't Edinburgh about 300 points??
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    (Original post by button16)
    Isn't Edinburgh about 300 points??
    I thought so to but at the open day they said that modern languages is really oversubscribed and everyone who does them has at least 3As. Do you think that they were just trying to make it seem more popular than it is?
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    (Original post by HannahJasmine<3)
    I thought so to but at the open day they said that modern languages is really oversubscribed and everyone who does them has at least 3As. Do you think that they were just trying to make it seem more popular than it is?
    By the sounds of it yes, plus if you have such good grades unis may offer you lower to take the pressure off as they know you are capable. I went to Leicester Open day they where going on about it been over supscribed etc but then one of the lecturers said it wasn't that hard to get in.
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    I'm also applying to Durham (probably St Chad's) to do languages, and Nottingham too. For Nottingham it's BBB/BBC for my course I think (Modern Language Studies) and it was in clearing this year, so I guess it's not too competitive. However, my French teacher told me last year there were like 30 applicants per place, which is slightly worrying! That's where I wana go though so don't really know much about Durham, except for my course they want ABB I think, and it'll be full of Oxbridge applicants

    Good luck, and why St Chad's by the way? x
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    You'll get an offer from at least 3 of those as long as you haven't completely messed up your personal statement.
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    I don't think you have anything to worry about. Your grades are fantastic, especially for a state school, and languages aren't that competitive anyway. I'd say you'll almost definitely get offers from Exeter and Nottingham and I don't know much about the Scottish unis, but probably those too. You'll also have a very good shot at Oxford and Durham
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    I have attended a state school all of my life and neither of my parents have attended university
    Being the first member of the family to attend higher education actually is quite significant for top universities. People in the TSR might think not think it is important anymore but universities like oxbirdge, durham and Bristol is dominated by people from traditional middle class university background (about 80%) people in the TSR might not think this is a prob, but with the huge increase in universities in the last 40 years it is much rarer for people to attend top universities if their parents didn't at all, and hence the govt and universities "widening access schemes."
    However for type of school being state school educated doen't mean much. According to your profile you attend a very top state school which like grammar schools which is on par with many private schools. Universities only take into account state schools if you attended a weak one which sends very few students to top universities, has very weak average a level scores and from a deprived area (according to KCL, and hence lower offers).

    But don't worry your grades are very good and i think you would be accepted to all your choices of universities.
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    (Original post by Vincente)
    However for type of school being state school educated doen't mean much. According to your profile you attend a very top state school which like grammar schools which is on par with many private schools. Universities only take into account state schools if you attended a weak one which sends very few students to top universities, has very weak average a level scores and from a deprived area (according to KCL, and hence lower offers).
    That's a very good point actually. Most top universities now consider the type of school you went to in terms of average grades and numbers that go on to uni rather than just a blanket private/state comparison.
 
 
 

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