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    Hi all,

    Thought I'd make a thread for all history applicants so we can chat and share stats! Also I think it should keep our minds occupied during this torturous wait. I'll make a form below that you can copy.

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    How did the HAT go:
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    Joint schools: None
    College: New

    GCSE results: 4 A*'s, 4 A's, 1 B, 1 C.

    AS subjects: History, Philosophy, French, Religious Studies, English Literature (+ General Studies)
    AS results: AAAAA (+ B in General Studies...)
    A2 predicted: A*A*A* in History, Philosophy and French ( + A in General Studies)

    Personal statement/areas of interest: Social history in general, revolutionary France, volunteering at historical sites of interest.
    How did the HAT go: I DON'T KNOW ......... It's so stressful
    HAT question 2 topic: French Aristocracy 1650 - 1780
    Subject of written work: ... the collapse of the French Aristocracy. I know, there's a theme here.

    Town where you live: Midway between Durham and Newcastle.
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    Joint schools: None
    College: Wadham

    GCSE results: 8A* 4A

    AS subjects: History, English Lit, French, Economics
    AS results: AAAB
    A2 predicted: A*AA+A in EPQ

    Personal statement/areas of interest: Museum volunteering, North Korea/Korean War, Byzantine Empire
    How did the HAT go: Okay-ish, last question was slightly odd but interesting
    HAT question 2 topic: Cultural Revolution
    Subject of written work: Chinese Communist Party 1949

    Town where you live: Winchester
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    (Original post by IzzySaskia)
    OP, what are your details?
    Apologies, took me a while to write everything out as it didn't format very well on mobile!
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    Joint schools: N/A
    College: Oriel

    GCSE results: 3A*s, 7As, 1B

    AS subjects: History, Govt. And Pol, Psychology, Biology
    AS results: AAAB
    A2 predicted: A*A*A

    Personal statement/areas of interest: The plague, medieval society, political history
    How did the HAT go: started well, got progressively worse
    HAT question 2 topic: Liberal Government 1906-1918 (or thereabouts lol)
    Subject of written work: Laissez Faire America before WW1

    Town where you live: 20 miles off Peterborough

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    Joint schools: History and Economics

    College: Brasenose



    GCSE results: 10A*s 1A and 2 distinctions



    AS subjects: Maths History Physics Art

    AS results: BAAA

    A2 predicted: gained A in art predicted A*AA for the rest



    Personal statement/areas of interest: modern history, international relations and game theory for econ. Also mentioned a bit about AJP Taylor and EH Carr

    How did the HAT go: actually have no idea, liked q3 but 1 was a bit of a nightmare

    HAT question 2 topic: didn't have to do it, answered the HECO instead!

    Subject of written work: the League of Nations and whether it was a failure



    Town where you live: Portskewett, nestled down in South Wales!


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    (Original post by millieellen)

    Town where you live: Portskewett, nestled down in South Wales!
    Croeso!

    How was the economics question on the HAT?
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    Joint schools: Ancient and modern history
    College: Keble

    GCSE results: 6 A*'s, 4 A's and a B.

    AS Subjects: History, Chemistry, Psychology, English literature
    AS Results: ABBB
    A2 Predicted: A*AA with A* in the epq ( apparently!?)
    Personal statement areas of interest: tge tudors, war of the roses, how history influences identity and responsibility for the holocaust.
    How did the HAT go: started very well, dont want to mention the last question lol.
    HAT Question 2 topic: Nazi Germany 1933-45.
    Subject of written work: Why the liberals lost the 1874 election.

    Town where you live: Rotherham...
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    Joint schools: Arch & Ancient History
    College: Brasenose (why is it so popular this year?? inquiring minds want to know)

    GCSE results: /

    AS subjects: I'm under the Canadian & AP curriculum
    AS results: /
    A2 predicted: Equivalent to A*AA (overall) or A*A*A (best 5)

    Personal statement/areas of interest: Emperor Hadrian, lots of stuff on Ancient Rome
    How did the HAT go: Didn't need to take the test
    HAT question 2 topic: /
    Subject of written work: Alexander and why he deserved the title 'Great'

    Town where you live: Hong Kong!
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    Joint school: politics and history
    College: Regent's Park

    GCSE: 6A* 5A

    AS subjects: English lit, history, psychology, economics
    AS results AAAB
    A2 prediction: A*A*A

    Personal statement interest: Nazi Germany, League of Nations, British politics
    HAT: was okay I guess
    Question 2: didn't have to do
    Subject of written work: aims of allied powers and if they were evident in the peace treaties
    Town: London
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    Joint schools: History and Modern Languages (French)
    College: Christ Church

    GCSE results: N/A
    AS subjects:
    AS results:
    A2 predicted:

    Personal statement/areas of interest: revolutionary America (whoops), Lutheran Reformation, 19th century Russia/Russian folk history, Wars of the Roses
    How did the HAT go: Well? Totally depends on how they mark it; I don't think I did enough practice tests to get a sense of how they would.
    HAT question 2 topic: Roosevelt presidency, 1933-1945
    Subject of written work: how the legacy of Thomas Jefferson's ideology contributed to the secessionist movement in the South during the Civil War

    Town where you live: Virginia, USA
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    (Original post by somnacin)
    Joint schools: Arch & Ancient History
    College: Brasenose (why is it so popular this year?? inquiring minds want to know)

    GCSE results: /

    AS subjects: I'm under the Canadian & AP curriculum
    AS results: /
    A2 predicted: Equivalent to A*AA (overall) or A*A*A (best 5)

    Personal statement/areas of interest: Emperor Hadrian, lots of stuff on Ancient Rome
    How did the HAT go: Didn't need to take the test
    HAT question 2 topic: /
    Subject of written work: Alexander and why he deserved the title 'Great'

    Town where you live: Hong Kong!
    I believe it's popular every year. Exeter, Balliol and Worcester are also generally popular for reasons that I'm not overly sure on.
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    Joint schools: History and Politics
    College: Pembroke

    GCSE results: 11 A*s, 1 A
    AS subjects: History, English literature, French, Mathematics
    AS results: AAAB
    A2 predicted: A*A*A* (plus A* in EPQ)

    Personal statement/areas of interest: Chinese history (especially the rise of communism), civil war, Women's history
    How did the HAT go: Alright I guess...question 3 threw me a bit
    HAT question 2 topic: Protection of power of the German elites pre-WW1
    Subject of written work: Controversy over Germany's reasons for entry into WW1

    Town where you live: London
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    Joint schools: None
    College: Open application, assigned to Magdalen
    GCSE results: 5A*s 4As.
    AS subjects: History, French, English Lit, Economics.
    AS results: AAAB
    A2 predicted: A*A*A* + A* in EPQ
    Personal statement/areas of interest: Modern European history (Russia, Germany) + 20th century America, talked about EPQ (Swedish neutrality in WW2) + brief mention of earlier history from taster courses, e.g. peasants' revolt.
    How did the HAT go: The more I think about it the worse I think I did haha
    HAT question 2 topic: How Tsarist autocracy maintained control from 1861-1917.
    Subject of written work: US economic boom of 1920s.
    Town where you live: London Borough of Hillingdon
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    Joint schools: None
    College: Merton

    GCSE results: 6A*s 3As 2Bs

    AS subjects: History, Maths, Physics, German
    AS results: AAAA
    A2 predicted: A*A*A + A in EPQ

    Personal statement/areas of interest: Early Modern history (particularly British and French), Modern history, History of religion.
    How did the HAT go: Who can know - I think mediocre!
    HAT question 2 topic: Jacobin rule of Revolutionary France
    Subject of written work: Was there a mid-Tudor crisis?

    Town where you live: Gravesend
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    (Original post by TheBilboBaggins)
    Joint schools: None
    College: Merton

    GCSE results: 6A*s 3As 2Bs

    AS subjects: History, Maths, Physics, German
    AS results: AAAA
    A2 predicted: A*A*A

    Personal statement/areas of interest: Early Modern history (particularly British and French), Modern history, History of religion.
    How did the HAT go: Who can know - I think mediocre!
    HAT question 2 topic: Jacobin rule of Revolutionary France
    Subject of written work: Was there a mid-Tudor crisis?

    Town where you live: Gravesend
    Looks like our interests overlap a little bit! I'm a big fan of early modern France and Britain too.
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    (Original post by antisansculotte)
    Looks like our interests overlap a little bit! I'm a big fan of early modern France and Britain too.
    Great minds think alike, I suppose...
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    Joint schools: History and Politics
    College: Magdalen
    GCSE results: 9A* and an A
    AS subjects: English Lit, History, Politics, Economics
    AS results: 4A
    A2 predicted: 3A*
    Personal statement/areas of interest: Political ideology, especially Thatcherism, individualism versus communism, Cold War, capitalism/globalization etc.
    How did the HAT go: I liked it until the source question, and really don't know how that went.
    HAT question 2 topic: Stalin's purges
    Subject of written work: Detente in the Cold War
    Town where you live: Actually living in Rennes, France but in Somerset when back in the UK
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    (Original post by somnacin)
    Joint schools: Arch & Ancient History
    College: Brasenose (why is it so popular this year?? inquiring minds want to know)
    David Cameron went there, and it's really close to the RadCam.

    Basically, be prepared to meet a couple of Hitler Youth members.

    Edit: *Young Conservative damn autocorrect
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    (Original post by drumsticks)
    David Cameron went there, and it's really close to the RadCam.

    Basically, be prepared to meet a couple of Hitler Youth members.

    Edit: *Young Conservative damn autocorrect
    Isn't it a touch premature to be embodying the stereotypes of our colleges?
 
 
 

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