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    Is it true that at Imperial College London they focus more on the aerodynamics of formula one rather than on aircraft? Also how difficult is it to get an offer at ICL for Aeronautical Engineering? Thanks
    p.s. I am currently in year 12 doing Maths/Further Maths/Physics/Business and planned to drop business at the end of the year.
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    Getting an offer is actually quite easy if you have the grades and a good personal statement. I believe their offer rate is about 30-40%
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    (Original post by alvin99au)
    Is it true that at Imperial College London they focus more on the aerodynamics of formula one rather than on aircraft? Also how difficult is it to get an offer at ICL for Aeronautical Engineering? Thanks
    p.s. I am currently in year 12 doing Maths/Further Maths/Physics/Business and planned to drop business at the end of the year.
    At the open day they didn't really mention formula one that much or aircraft but there are many wind tunnels and a lot of the 1st/2nd year projects were based on wings so it could be applied to either if that's what you're interested in
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Getting an offer is actually quite easy if you have the grades and a good personal statement. I believe their offer rate is about 30-40%
    I think that's about the same percentage as they have for their medical school, I'm not sure I'd call that easy considering other respected engineering schools take in people with a couple of grades below their standard requirements.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    I think that's about the same percentage as they have for their medical school, I'm not sure I'd call that easy considering other respected engineering schools take in people with a couple of grades below their standard requirements.
    Fair enough but I would say if you have the grades of A*A*A, maybe higher by a grade (A*A*A*) you stand a very good chance given the high interview rate -> high interview->offer conversion rate

    Also bear in mind Med has other requirements
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Fair enough but I would say if you have the grades of A*A*A, maybe higher by a grade (A*A*A*) you stand a very good chance given the high interview rate -> high interview->offer conversion rate

    Also bear in mind Med has other requirements
    You make getting triple A* at A-levels sounds so easy
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    (Original post by alvin99au)
    You make getting triple A* at A-levels sounds so easy
    But that's the thing - for most applicants it's the predictions which, as long as you get ~270UMS at AS you should be alright with - not the actual grades

    Most offers I've seen this year have been A*A*A, not 3A*s even though many have had >=3A* preds
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    (Original post by alvin99au)
    You make getting triple A* at A-levels sounds so easy
    It isn't, especially with the sciences

    (Original post by Student403)
    But that's the thing - for most applicants it's the predictions which, as long as you get ~270UMS at AS you should be alright with - not the actual grades

    Most offers I've seen this year have been A*A*A, not 3A*s even though many have had >=3A* preds
    My friend has an offer to do aeronautics at imperial, her condition is A*A*AA as she does 4 A levels (Chemistry, maths, Further Maths and Physics)
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    (Original post by Laurenafenete)
    It isn't, especially with the sciences



    My friend has an offer to do aeronautics at imperial, her condition is A*A*AA as she does 4 A levels (Chemistry, maths, Further Maths and Physics)
    Yup. I know someone on here with A*A*A*A

    I have an offer of A*A*A for aero
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    (Original post by alvin99au)
    Is it true that at Imperial College London they focus more on the aerodynamics of formula one rather than on aircraft? Also how difficult is it to get an offer at ICL for Aeronautical Engineering? Thanks
    p.s. I am currently in year 12 doing Maths/Further Maths/Physics/Business and planned to drop business at the end of the year.
    I doubt they will focus on just the aerodynamics of formula cars. Also there's no such thing as aerodynamics of aeroplanes and cars, it's all the same principle, formula cars and aircrafts are just the applications. For example the spoiler on a f1 car is an upside down Aerofoil so it's literally the exact same mathematics and physical principle. Also aerodynamics is like 10% of what makes up aerospace engineering, there are a bunch of areas, electronics, control, materials, structures, etc.

    I don't go imperial so can't answer the rest.



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    (Original post by Student403)
    Getting an offer is actually quite easy if you have the grades and a good personal statement. I believe their offer rate is about 30-40%
    Tell that to the multiple people from my school who got rejected from that course applying with 4A's lmao
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    (Original post by Lawliettt)
    Tell that to the multiple people from my school who got rejected from that course applying with 4A's lmao
    4 As is lower than the requirement....
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    (Original post by Student403)
    4 As is lower than the requirement....
    You can't get A*'s at AS. AAAA were their AS grades
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    (Original post by Lawliettt)
    You can't get A*'s at AS. AAAA were their AS grades
    Requirements shown on the website are for A2 (predictions)
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Requirements shown on the website are for A2 (predictions)
    Well you can guess that their predictions were high judging from the fact that their actual grades were 4A's. My point I'm saying is getting an offer isn't "easy". Everyone who applies there will have similar grades. Having A*A*A*A predictions or w.e doesn't guarantee you anything when hundreds of other applicants have those predictions too.
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    (Original post by Lawliettt)
    Well you can guess that their predictions were high judging from the fact that their actual grades were 4A's. My point I'm saying is getting an offer isn't "easy". Everyone who applies there will have similar grades. Having A*A*A*A predictions or w.e doesn't guarantee you anything when hundreds of other applicants have those predictions too.
    Having 4 As doesn't mean you have the predictions to meet the minimum offer

    What if you had 4 As with 240/300 UMS and your school refused to predict A*s? That happened to many people at my school

    And I never said it guarantees anything. All I said is that you have a high chance
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Having 4 As doesn't mean you have the predictions to meet the minimum offer

    What if you had 4 As with 240/300 UMS and your school refused to predict A*s? That happened to many people at my school

    And I never said it guarantees anything. All I said is that you have a high chance
    You specifically said 'easy' which is false. And for the record, my school has a lazy policy of predicting 1 above your actual grade. They don't bother looking at UMS. But if I remember correctly the guys who applied had high UMS marks anyway. The course is very competitive and since virtually everyone applying will have top grades + predicteds, the interview and exam are used to help with the decision. Along with your personal statement of course.
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    (Original post by Lawliettt)
    You specifically said 'easy' which is false. And for the record, my school has a lazy policy of predicting 1 above your actual grade. They don't bother looking at UMS. But if I remember correctly the guys who applied had high UMS marks anyway. The course is very competitive and since virtually everyone applying will have top grades + predicteds, the interview and exam are used to help with the decision. Along with your personal statement of course.
    I said "and a good personal statement"

    That inflation is quite unfortunate, though.

    The interview -> offer rates in the past 2 years have been 73% and 81%. That is quite high
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    (Original post by Lawliettt)
    You specifically said 'easy' which is false. And for the record, my school has a lazy policy of predicting 1 above your actual grade. They don't bother looking at UMS. But if I remember correctly the guys who applied had high UMS marks anyway. The course is very competitive and since virtually everyone applying will have top grades + predicteds, the interview and exam are used to help with the decision. Along with your personal statement of course.
    Honestly that sounds more like Imperial has had a bad experience with your school or students from your school.
 
 
 
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