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    (Original post by Birkenhead)
    I don't suppose you've heard of a poster on here by the name 'im so academic'?

    She spent about ten years on here deriding universities outside of Oxbridge and telling everyone about her stellar academic achievements and how she was set for the good life in one of these ivory towns.

    She is now in a Great Sulk in exile at Durham.
    I have not, no. I don't deride uni's outside of Oxbridge. Hey, I'm applying to four of them, including Durham. I will hopefully be 'set for life' through working extremely hard and not giving up.
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    I have not, no. I don't deride uni's outside of Oxbridge. Hey, I'm applying to four of them, including Durham. I will hopefully be 'set for life' through working extremely hard and not giving up.
    Grade inflation will probably make you useless in the UK.

    I'd advise US Law colleges but that's not up to me.
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    I have not, no. I don't deride uni's outside of Oxbridge. Hey, I'm applying to four of them, including Durham. I will hopefully be 'set for life' through working extremely hard and not giving up.
    A smattering of humility will also endear you to those who will decide your fate
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    (Original post by EatAndRevise)
    Good luck. I've heard some great things regarding Health and Beauty courses, I'm sure you'll fit right in
    I'm sure I will, I'm a bit scared about the entry requirements though I heard they dont like it if you got GCSEs, can I still get in?
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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    Grade inflation will probably make you useless in the UK.

    I'd advise US Law colleges but that's not up to me.
    What are the entry reqs like? I still have my heart set on Churchill College though.
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    (Original post by Birkenhead)
    A smattering of humility will also endear you to those who will decide your fate
    I may never be humble again. I shall savor the moment.
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    (Original post by ibzombie96)
    I'd really be careful of being this confident. I am at a school similar to yours (fees same; but I'm on scholarship - not for financial reasons) and got 12A*s at GCSE. That's nothing really special. I applied for a course at Oxford (which is, admittedly, more competitive than Cambridge law) and got an interview but absolutely ****ed the interview up and didn't get in. I will be reapplying this year but it still hit me hard. Don't be cocky, because you can easily mess up and feel like a failure.
    What school are you at? My course accepts minimum 9 A*s at GCSE so pretty tough. What are you applying for?
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    :lol:

    I think going over 60% is a bit extreme tbh. And even then I think 50% is a fair amount.

    People shouldn't see their wages as what is stated though, that's never theirs. They should halve the salary they see as their personal spending money.

    I feel jobs should advertise the salaries as half and then people receiving the full amount so they don't think of it as being theirs and then taken.
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    There's another kid at Harrow with 15 A*s, and why on earth would I give out my name on an anonymous internet forum where I have posted occasionally right wing/controversial things when I want to go into politics and law in the future?
    pics or it just didnt happen
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    What are the entry reqs like? I still have my heart set on Churchill College though.
    Same as Oxbridge but there's entry exam essays to revise your grade because UK examinations are deemed not hard enough. Knock 20 UMS marks per exam more or less for the Ivy League. It's difficult to transfer grades between US - UK.
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    (Original post by notathuggee)
    pics or it just didnt happen
    I can send you a link to the Harrow results page if you wish or you can google it.
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    There's another kid at Harrow with 15 A*s, and why on earth would I give out my name on an anonymous internet forum where I have posted occasionally right wing/controversial things when I want to go into politics and law in the future?
    I see your interests list pissing off lefties.

    I like you already.
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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    Same as Oxbridge but there's entry exam essays to revise your grade because UK examinations are deemed not hard enough. Knock 20 UMS marks per exam more or less for the Ivy League. It's difficult to transfer grades between US - UK.
    How about around 98 UMS in 4 subjects at AS? Also, how difficult is Harvard to get in to?
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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    I see your interests list pissing off lefties.

    I like you already.
    Let's be friends then. My bio is an accurate description of me as a person.
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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    I see your interests list pissing off lefties.

    I like you already.
    Which "lefties" are you referring to?
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    (Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
    What school are you at? My course accepts minimum 9 A*s at GCSE so pretty tough. What are you applying for?
    For reasons of a possible future career in politics and the danger that people I know are on here, I'd rather not say where I go to school.

    I got an interview at one of the larger colleges at Oxford for PPE. Acceptance is 13%, with 35% interview rate.
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    (Original post by EatAndRevise)
    Which "lefties" are you referring to?
    Anything further to the left than Lib Dems are "left" to me.
    Anything further to the left than Labour are "socialists" to me.
    Anything further to the left than SNP are "communists" to me.

    Or better - my universal label of "the left" is whether a rich person is an aspiration or an envy to them.
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    (Original post by ibzombie96)
    For reasons of a possible future career in politics and the danger that people I know are on here, I'd rather not say where I go to school.

    I got an interview at one of the larger colleges at Oxford for PPE. Acceptance is 13%, with 35% interview rate.
    Oh, that's very tough. Maybe we'll be MPs at the same time eh? Which party do you support?
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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    Anything further to the left than Lib Dems are "left" to me.
    Anything further to the left than Labour are "socialists" to me.
    Anything further to the left than SNP are "communists" to me.

    Or better - my universal label of "the left" is whether a rich person is an aspiration or an envy to them.
    I didn't ask for your views on politics.
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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    Anything further to the left than Lib Dems are "left" to me.
    Anything further to the left than Labour are "socialists" to me.
    Anything further to the left than SNP are "communists" to me.

    Or better - my universal label of "the left" is whether a rich person is an aspiration or an envy to them.
    I agree. The Greens are definitely communists as well.
 
 
 
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