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(Original post by ubisoft)
For essay subjects I think 88% should be fine. For STEM if you have less than 93% your chances are very slim
Yeah it's only one module, my average econ ums is 96 and double maths average is 96 so not feeling too bad about it
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You have got to be kidding me.

I am literally less than a hundred metres away from living in a Quintile with lowest entry... Apparently I live in the highest category bull****

I live with chavs on a ****ty Street, stupid postcode... Could have had a flag there

My gcse school doesn't have data available for grades though I don't think so can't see if it's sub 40. Although I'm pretty sure it is
Do you only get a red flag if you live in a quintile 1 area?
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Do you only get a red flag if you live in a quintile 1 area?
Again from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...tion1/1_4.html

"Flag type 2: socio-economic
  • Flag if an applicant's home postcode is in the bottom two POLAR3 categories, i.e. they are from a Low Participation Neighbourhood for the purposes of our OFFA Agreement, or in the second lowest Quintile. The POLAR3 Quintile will be presented showing Quintile 1 in bold, Quintile 2 in non-bold and leaving the POLAR3 column blank for Quintiles 3, 4 and 5.
  • Flag if an applicant's home postcode is in one of Output Area Classification (OAC) super-groups 1-5 or sub-groups 7a1, 6c2 and 4c1, i.e. they are likely to be members of groups from which we currently receive fewer than half the undergraduate applications that we might expect."


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http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/wp/o...cipationareas/
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Ah, hold on I'm wrong...

"De-selection decisions should be made in consultation with the relevant Director(s) of Studies, with the ultimate decision resting with the Admissions Tutor."

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...tion1/1_4.html

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Strictly speaking that is dealing with decisions not to interview rather than decisions not to make an offer after interview. But the name "admissions tutor" presumably answers the question.


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(Original post by jneill)
Again from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...tion1/1_4.html

"Flag type 2: socio-economic
  • Flag if an applicant's home postcode is in the bottom two POLAR3 categories, i.e. they are from a Low Participation Neighbourhood for the purposes of our OFFA Agreement, or in the second lowest Quintile. The POLAR3 Quintile will be presented showing Quintile 1 in bold, Quintile 2 in non-bold and leaving the POLAR3 column blank for Quintiles 3, 4 and 5.
  • Flag if an applicant's home postcode is in one of Output Area Classification (OAC) super-groups 1-5 or sub-groups 7a1, 6c2 and 4c1, i.e. they are likely to be members of groups from which we currently receive fewer than half the undergraduate applications that we might expect."


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http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/wp/o...cipationareas/
Thank you, that was really helpful!

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So does a blue point correspond to a rejection?

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Yep
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I'm about 99% sure that you get a flag if your school has produced fewer than 5 Oxbridge students (successful) in the last 5 years. I definitely heard that here, because I remember asking my head of sixth.

Do you think it also applies to schools outside the UK?
My school has never had an Oxbridge student!
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Does anyone know if and when Christ's sends offer emails? I live abroad and our mail is the definition of snail mail... I don't think I could cope with having to wait for a letter to arrive!
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Do you think it also applies to schools outside the UK?
My school has never had an Oxbridge student!
Doesn't, otherwise nearly all EU/overseas applicants would get a type 3 flag regardless of school quality
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Are most people who have been fished from the pool re-interviewed? Or are most of them just given a straight offer?

What is the deciding factor on whether you are re-interviewed or not?
I was reinterviewed as were all other natscis pooled to robinson


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Lets do dis :
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Back to school today, need to get up in less than 5 hours, cannot sleep because Cambridge anxiety. Uuuurgh.
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Anybody here from the U.S.?


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Hi, Is anyone here applying for Law at Sidney?:cool:
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Anybody here from the U.S.?


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I am! You too?
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Yeah. What course/college did you apply for?
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Does anyone know if and when Christ's sends offer emails? I live abroad and our mail is the definition of snail mail... I don't think I could cope with having to wait for a letter to arrive!
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Right school, let's be getting on with ya
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Anyone else not bricking it?

It's really bad because it must mean I think I'm in :rofl: I think it's because I'm not thinking about it, because I know if I get a rejection I'll be devastated...

But yeah, I'm cool beans (so far...) we'll see what happens over the next couple of days :mmm:
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We will have to wait the whole day at school on Friday to find out. That is what annoys me - it will just be sitting at home waiting to be opened. Luckily for me I'm not too fussed right now. :P


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