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    Hi!

    Course applying to: English
    I'm an American so I'm doing different qualifications, but here they are....
    Advanced Placement Exams:
    - already taken: English lit, US History, European History: 5,5,5
    - predicted: French, Calculus, Art History: 5,5,5
    SAT II's: 680 and 800 English and US History
    ACT: on my first go I got a 31, but I'm taking it again so hopefully higher?
    Supra-curricular: school newspaper editor, head teacher's assistant for English department at my school, internship at archives library, and water polo team captain
    Other Unis: Durham, UCL, Bristol, Cambridge

    Good luck everyone!
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    Course Applying: Medicine, Cell Biology (backup)

    AS/A2 subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics (AS), EPQ (ethics of cost variation in cancer drugs)

    GCSE grades: 7 A*s, 4 As and a B

    AS predicted: AAAA

    AS grades: AAAB (happy with that, Physics was a shambles!) + A* EPQ

    Supra-curriculars: EPQ, placement in GP surgery, volunteering with the elderly, Arts Award, Social Mobility Foundation (London) and Sutton Trust (St Andrews) summer schools, scheme teaching primary school children French, making speeches at open days (badly!)

    Other unis considering/applying to: Edinburgh, Exeter, Bristol

    I love how tiny St Andrews is, I'm from Cornwall and not used to cities so it's like home... just 600-odd miles away!

    Best of luck everyone
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    (Original post by Chvrches)
    Supra-curriculars: EPQ, placement in GP surgery, volunteering with the elderly, Arts Award, Social Mobility Foundation (London) and Sutton Trust (St Andrews) summer schools, scheme teaching primary school children French, making speeches at open days (badly!)
    Really noice SC's, I guess it's true when they say med applicants always have the best ones Are you going to any of the open days? If so, how are you getting there?
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    Really noice SC's, I guess it's true when they say med applicants always have the best ones Are you going to any of the open days? If so, how are you getting there?
    Thanks! Yeah, I tried to get as many as I could, just to stand a chance I'm not planning on going to any of the open days at the minute (the ones I was on about were the types of events my school organise) - I made my mind up about St Andrews during the ST residential, which was amazing! It took me forever to get there though, I had to take a combination of plane, train and buses - I don't know if I'd fancy making that trip again in a hurry, unless it was to actually go to the uni! Are you thinking of going to any?
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    (Original post by Chvrches)
    Thanks! Yeah, I tried to get as many as I could, just to stand a chance I'm not planning on going to any of the open days at the minute (the ones I was on about were the types of events my school organise) - I made my mind up about St Andrews during the ST residential, which was amazing! It took me forever to get there though, I had to take a combination of plane, train and buses - I don't know if I'd fancy making that trip again in a hurry, unless it was to actually go to the uni! Are you thinking of going to any?
    Wow, a plane‽ Hopefully going to go to one during October, a friend and I are both applying for physics so provided he passes his driving test next week he's gonna drive me up and I'll just pay for half of the fuel costs. It's a good 4 hour drive so we'll have to set off early.
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Wow, a plane‽ Hopefully going to go to one during October, a friend and I are both applying for physics so provided he passes his driving test next week he's gonna drive me up and I'll just pay for half of the fuel costs. It's a good 4 hour drive so we'll have to set off early.
    Yeah, it was either a plane, a twelve hour train journey or driving for 8 hours! The flights there and back weren't actually too bad, so I went with that Sounds good, let's hope your friend passes his test!

    How are you finding Physics so far this year? I dropped it after AS, I love the subject but my teachers were awful! The A2 course looked so much better though...
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    (Original post by Chvrches)
    Yeah, it was either a plane, a twelve hour train journey or driving for 8 hours! The flights there and back weren't actually too bad, so I went with that Sounds good, let's hope your friend passes his test!

    How are you finding Physics so far this year? I dropped it after AS, I love the subject but my teachers were awful! The A2 course looked so much better though...
    Yeah I hope so, otherwise it's £70 on the train We haven't done much so far, just a bit of gravitational fields and circular motion. Its fairly straight forward but I'm expecting it to get a lot harder soon. We're doing Astrophysics as our optional module so I'm looking forward to that. I can empathise with the bad teachers thing, we had a bad one for AS but we don't have him anymore for year 13 so that's good
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Yeah I hope so, otherwise it's £70 on the train We haven't done much so far, just a bit of gravitational fields and circular motion. Its fairly straight forward but I'm expecting it to get a lot harder soon. We're doing Astrophysics as our optional module so I'm looking forward to that. I can empathise with the bad teachers thing, we had a bad one for AS but we don't have him anymore for year 13 so that's good
    Even more reason to hope he passes then

    Sounds alright so far, I think the optional module for my class is mechanics which I detest - if I'd taken it into the second year I'd rather have done medical applications or relativity We had two teachers doing three units each, one was marginally better than the other but still crap! That one's still teaching this year but the other's been given the first year classes
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    Course Applying: Mathematics and Theoretical Physics MSci
    AS/A2 subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (AS)
    GCSE grades: AAAAAABBB
    AS grades: ABBB
    A2 predicted: A*AA
    Supra-curriculars: Sutton Trust summer school, Attended 2 maths seminars, Maths & Physics tutoring.
    Other unis considering/applying to: Warwick, UCL, Nottingham, Bristol.
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    Course Applying: Mathematics and Theoretical Physics MSci
    AS/A2 subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (AS)
    GCSE grades: AAAAAABBB
    AS grades: ABBB
    A2 predicted: A*AA
    Supra-curriculars: Sutton Trust summer school, Attended 2 maths seminars, Maths & Physics tutoring.
    Other unis considering/applying to: Warwick, UCL, Nottingham, Bristol.
    Where did you do your summer school?
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Where did you do your summer school?
    University of Nottingham, I probably should have mentioned.
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    University of Nottingham, I probably should have mentioned.
    Ah nice, wish I applied for the Sutton trust summer school programme as I would've been eligible, but our college didn't tell us about it I'm also applying to Nottingham, for Physics with German. Good luck with your application!
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    I'm undecided on whether or not to apply to St Andrews to do History, but I thought I'd say hi anyway!

    Does anyone want to sell me the University as a third choice?

    Course Applying: History (either) with Latin
    AS/A2 subjects: English Literature, English Language, History and EPQ
    GCSE grades: A*A*A*BBBBCCDE (Missed 4 years off school for major medical issues, had to teach myself GCSEs in Year 11 with little support from school because it was an awful school. Failed subjects didn't even have proper teachers for...)
    AS grades: AAB (100% in Paper 1 History, had an awful day for Paper 2)
    A2 predicted: A*AA-A*A*A* (Find out officially on Friday)
    Supra-curriculars: EPQ, lots of reading, ran a History club for younger students, went to a lecture on Magic and Science at the University of York, and also did a short-course in Latin for fun, of which I got 100% in. I also taught myself A2 Modern History (I do Tudor History for AS/A2) in Year 8 whilst I was hospitalised, and I'm basically just obsessed with History.
    Other unis considering/applying to: Cambridge, Durham, York, Manchester, Exeter, Edinburgh...

    EDIT: I'm leaning towards applying for St. Andrews!!
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Ah nice, wish I applied for the Sutton trust summer school programme as I would've been eligible, but our college didn't tell us about it I'm also applying to Nottingham, for Physics with German. Good luck with your application!
    Thank you! Good luck to you as well.
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    Hi all

    I have a few questions as well as the usually "can I get in on these grades" lol

    First I live in the south, and I don't know how comfortable I am traveling so far away from home, does anyone who goes there faced a similar experience ?

    Secondly what's St. Andrews like, I mean how's accommodation and shops there ?
    Thirdly, has anyone done or doing geography there, what's it like ?

    So now onto the usual "can I get in" part, I'd like to apply to geography as mentioned above ^

    GCSEs I got A*,A,3 B's and 3 C's
    AS level I got 3 A's (geography, religious studies and business studies) and a B in history + a C in general studies (not that anyone cares about that)
    Teachers haven't mentioned any predictions yet but safe to assume same again or maybe an A* in geography not sure.

    What do you guys think ? I'm also not entirely sure whether I posted this in the right forum you tell me lol
    Thank you for reading
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    (Original post by CallousCleric)
    Hi all

    I have a few questions as well as the usually "can I get in on these grades" lol

    First I live in the south, and I don't know how comfortable I am traveling so far away from home, does anyone who goes there faced a similar experience ?

    Secondly what's St. Andrews like, I mean how's accommodation and shops there ?
    Thirdly, has anyone done or doing geography there, what's it like ?

    So now onto the usual "can I get in" part, I'd like to apply to geography as mentioned above ^

    GCSEs I got A*,A,3 B's and 3 C's
    AS level I got 3 A's (geography, religious studies and business studies) and a B in history + a C in general studies (not that anyone cares about that)
    Teachers haven't mentioned any predictions yet but safe to assume same again or maybe an A* in geography not sure.

    What do you guys think ? I'm also not entirely sure whether I posted this in the right forum you tell me lol
    Thank you for reading
    Hey, I'm from Kent and have now been studying Physics in St Andrews for two weeks

    The train journey took about 7 hours but wasn't too bad (once you're past Newcastle it's pretty scenic).

    I'm self-catered in Agnes Blackadder Hall and I can't really fault it at all. There's a great sense of community and plenty of facilities, although sharing a kitchen with eleven other people is a bit strenuous. There are plenty of shops, but they are mostly quite small. I usually buy food from Tesco, Sainsbury's, and Aldi; having a bike really helps.

    I don't know much about the Geography course, but as long as you have good predicted grades and write a strong personal statement then you should get an offer.
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    Course Applying: History
    AS Subjects: History, Economics, Geography, English Literature
    A2 Subjects: Geography, Economics, History, Welsh Baccalaureate
    GCSE grades: 6A*6A
    AS grades: AABC
    Predicted A2: A*AA + A*
    Supra-curriculars: University study days funded by the Sutton Trust, lectures, lots of wider reading, volunteer at a museum, work experience in London by a charity

    (Sorry I can't get it to go bold)

    I really fancy St Andrews! Does anyone know how hard it is to get in for History?
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    Course Applying: International Relations/International Relations with Maths
    GCSES: 5A*s, 5As and a B.
    Courses Taking: Politics, Maths and Computer Science (I'm weird)
    AS Grades: 2As
    Predicted : A*A*A
    Extra-Curriculars: Work every week in MP constituency office. Chair of Local Young Labour Grouping. Been on Newsnight once looking a bit confused. Debating Soc. generic politics stuff.
    Other Places: Edinburgh, Cambridge, York, Leeds.

    St Andrews seems like such a tight knit place, really excited to apply!
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    Course Applying: Physics
    A2 subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Classical Greek
    GCSE grades: 9A* 1A
    AS grades: 7A
    A2 grades: 5A*
    Supra-curriculars: Wider reading, summer school at a university, helping at the lab of a university
    Other unis considering/applying to: Cambridge, Durham, ICL, Edinburgh
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    Name: JosephGCSE: 12 A*s, A^ in Further Maths
    AS: A (General Studies)
    A2: A* (Maths)
    Predicted A2: A*A*A*A* (Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics, General Studies) + EPQ
    Course: MathsOther Choices: Cambridge, Warwick, Durham and Queens' Belfast
 
 
 
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