Imperial 2015 Physics applicantsWatch
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I applied Oct 2014. I received acknowledgement but nothing else As I already have my A-Levels (A*A*A*AA), at application was told there will be no interview.
Status is still "Considering your application"...
I applied for MSci Physics a few days ago, but haven't received any answers yet. Tbh, I'm not expecting get one in the nearest future, because, as they say, they have 1.600 applicants per year and that's pretty big effort, especially with such competitiveness they need a lot of time.
Maybe share with your predicted grades and where have you applied else?
I'm from a non-UK, but EU IB, so 766 in HL (Physics, English B and Maths respectively) and 765 in SL, with a total of 40.
I've also applied to St Andrews, Bath, Exeter and Surrey, for Astrophysics, Physics with Astrophysics or similar.
I've already heard back from Cambridge (rejection), Bristol (accepted) and Durham (accepted).
In terms of score...I'm in the IB, and the "prediction" I applied with was 7766 at HL, overall prediction of 43 points. I say "prediction" - it's just my grade 11 grades. My four HLs are Maths, English Language and Literature, Physics and Chemistry.
Really hoping for Imperial too; reputation and location are major plusses, and my girlfriend's applying to UCL and stands a good chance of getting in. Waiting for their decision is really intense though.
I'm sure both of us will be fine. Wouldn't it be a coincidence if we ended up in the same interview group? : )
[...] It might sound like i'm saying this just because i was rejected but Oxbridge is overrated. Plenty of unis are just as good as Oxbridge( in some subjects but not overall) now and i reckon the Oxbridge reputation will be less after our degrees anyway.
There's also this case, where when you take like 10% of best applicants, best students from all over the world, I guess it's not that hard to make them valuable for employers Having Cambridge on your resume/CV is opening lots of doors for you, just with the name, so there's another question: how fictional is the reputation of Cambridge? Is it really a #1 university in the UK because it's got the best teaching or is it just reputation for reputation? In my opinion it's a little of both, as best universities get best funding and best teachers want to teach there etc. etc..., but that's just my opinion
I think Oxford is better in humanities than Sciences and vice versa for Cambridge but it is like comparing two pieces of chocolate, at the end of the day they're both delicious. The style of teaching at Oxbridge sets it apart from other unis TBH. They have short jam-packed terms where at other unis they're longer. All Oxbridge level unis have the same teaching style as Oxbridge, so Durham, Imperial, Manchester i believe are pretty similar and will soon have just as high a reputation as Oxbridge.
They're more intensive, with a generally more open way of doing things, from what I've heard (less like school).
Applied 4th Oct, interview 30th Oct, still waiting 3 months later
I applied for Physics with a year in Europe, anyone else?
Doing A Level maths, further maths, physics and English lit, my UMS stats at AS were pretty decent so I'm just worried maybe the interview was much more terrible than I though :')