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    (Original post by Mystery.)
    I didn't realise how many english people applied to scottish unis..
    St Andrews is a great university, and, as an introvert, perfectly sized and located away from everywhere. Plus the Scottish system of flexible degrees is attractive.
    Also, as an English "northener" (clearly southern to the scots) I feel a greater cultural and political affinity to the Scottish than the south.
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    (Original post by Mystery.)
    I didn't realise how many english people applied to scottish unis..
    TSR is a hub for English high achievers TBH.
    But ignoring that, population differences, Brexit and prestige are other motivations for applying to Scottish unis.
    I also think it may be to do with our world renowned cuisine, haggis is the best.
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    Hi, thought I may aswell join in as I've used this forum alot, albeit I haven't posted. I'm quite drawn to how compact St Andrews is and really enjoyed my visit to the open day. (I wore a Cambridge University jumper I had bought when I spent time there on a residential however, without thinking, which raised eyebrows sorry St Andrews!) Furthermore my college appears on the contextual applications list, thankfully! They do hair and beauty here..

    Course Applying: Ancient History, History
    AS/A2 subjects: Economics (AS), English Language A2, History A2, Gov. Pol A2
    GCSE grades: Very average, had a medical condition at the time which made it hard to do and missed some of the GCSE exams.
    AS grades: AABC (C in economics, never dropped that faster! 97% in Politics and 90% in History, Politics being modular too is a godsend!)
    A2 Predicted: A*A*A
    Extra Ciric: School debating society, local secretary of a political party + youth secretary, Villiers Park Educational trust residential, European Mock Council, French night classes, D of E ofc, involvement in Fabian Society think tank, huge amount of historical literature read
    Other: English (North), looking forward to joining the University Officer Training Corps!
    Other unis considering/applying to: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen (Slightly worried on this however, as my margin for error is AAA - ABB!)
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    Course Applying: Computer Science
    AS/A2 subjects: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (AS)
    GCSE grades: 4A*s, 6As 1C (we don't talk about the C)
    AS predicted: AABC
    AS grades: AAAA
    A2 predicted: A*A*A*A
    Supra-curriculars: uh like i did an ep i guess um
    Other unis considering/applying to: Cambridge, Imperial, Edinburgh, York (kind of regret these choices tbh but oh well too late)

    I really hope I get an offer because I'm clearly getting rejected from Cambridge and Imperial (**** interviews) and I don't really want to go to York or Edinburgh, fingers crossed!

    Can anyone comment on what my chances are? I've heard it's very competitive.
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    When anyone gets an offer can they say so in here so the rest of us know to be looking out for them?
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    Have any international students heard back yet?
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    (Original post by tinnedsardines)
    Course Applying: Computer Science
    AS/A2 subjects: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology (AS)
    GCSE grades: 4A*s, 6As 1C (we don't talk about the C)
    AS predicted: AABC
    AS grades: AAAA
    A2 predicted: A*A*A*A
    Supra-curriculars: uh like i did an ep i guess um
    Other unis considering/applying to: Cambridge, Imperial, Edinburgh, York (kind of regret these choices tbh but oh well too late)

    I really hope I get an offer because I'm clearly getting rejected from Cambridge and Imperial (**** interviews) and I don't really want to go to York or Edinburgh, fingers crossed!

    Can anyone comment on what my chances are? I've heard it's very competitive.
    Hi I'm doing compsci at St andrews. Obviously I'm not an admission person and don't know for sure what will happen with you, but your grades are definitely good. However, I think it also depends on how good you personal statement is. I know of people with good grades that got rejected, and the only reason I can think of is their personal statement.

    EDIT: no one needs to know your predicted AS grades after you get the actual grades
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    Hi guys! A bit late but here I am
    I'm applying from Italy so the grades thing is completely different:
    Course Applying: Arabic, Russian and Spanish (Ma)
    Predicted grades: Here we take all of our subject to what corresponds to (I think) your A levels and then at finals we get a score that goes from 1 to 100 (60 is minimum for passing). I was predicted 100/100
    Other: I went to a sort of "languages high school" and I've studied French, Spanish and oc English. I'm really looking forward to moving to Scotland, meeting new people and (of course) studying two new languages (I'm a languages nerd hahah)
    Other unis applying to: Edinburgh (Russian studies and Spanish), Glasgow (French and Russian - I've got an offer!!!), UCL (Spanish and Russian or French and Russian), Southampton (Spanish, French and Russian)

    Anyone from Italy/International here?
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    (Original post by Dave1998)
    Hi guys! A bit late but here I am
    I'm applying from Italy so the grades thing is completely different:
    Course Applying: Arabic, Russian and Spanish (Ma)
    Predicted grades: Here we take all of our subject to what corresponds to (I think) your A levels and then at finals we get a score that goes from 1 to 100 (60 is minimum for passing). I was predicted 100/100
    Other: I went to a sort of "languages high school" and I've studied French, Spanish and oc English. I'm really looking forward to moving to Scotland, meeting new people and (of course) studying two new languages (I'm a languages nerd hahah)
    Other unis applying to: Edinburgh (Russian studies and Spanish), Glasgow (French and Russian - I've got an offer!!!), UCL (Spanish and Russian or French and Russian), Southampton (Spanish, French and Russian)

    Anyone from Italy/International here?

    I'm also quite late here! I'm from the EU and did the IB.

    Course Applying: Management
    Predicted grades: I completed school last year and got 44 points.
    Other: Don't have many extracurriculars, but had a leadership role in a charity for 4 years, did MUN, had summer work experience at a bank, was part of the yearbook committee etc
    Other unis applying to: Edinburgh, KCL and Bath
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    (Original post by CBergendahl)
    I'm also quite late here! I'm international (from the EU) and did the IB.

    Course Applying: Management
    Predicted grades: I completed school last year and got 44 points.
    Other: Don't have many extracurriculars, but had a leadership role in a charity for 4 years, did MUN, had summer work experience at a bank, was part of the yearbook committee etc
    Other unis applying to: Edinburgh, KCL and Bath
    Congrats for your IB!!!! And goodluck for your application too
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    (Original post by Dave1998)
    Congrats for your IB!!!! And goodluck for your application too
    Thank you so much! I wish you the best of luck on completing school and hope you get your offer
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    Another Scottish applicant here
    Course Applying: Biology
    Advanced Higher subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Maths (and music which I did a year early and managed to get an A)
    Higher grades: AAAAAA (again I got an extra higher from music)
    Advanced Higher predicted: AAA
    Extra-curriculars: A bunch of music & drama
    Supra-curriculars: I'm not sure what counts but I've done somewider reading, watched some lectures, took part in RSC's young analyst competition final and got golds at the ukmt junior & intermediate maths challenges if that means anything
    Other unis applied to: Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Imperial :heart:
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    I'm also an IB applicant hahaah

    Course Applying: Biology
    HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English
    SL subjects: Maths, History, French
    IB predicted: 42
    Supra-curriculars: some wider reading, work experience in lab, work experience in equestrian centre, taster lectures, took part in the Big Science Competition 2 years in a row
    Other unis considering/applying to: Oxford, Durham, RVC, Bristol
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    Lots of IB people? lool :P
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    (Original post by leonaa1)
    I'm also an IB applicant hahaah

    Course Applying: Biology
    HL subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English
    SL subjects: Maths, History, French
    IB predicted: 42
    Supra-curriculars: some wider reading, work experience in lab, work experience in equestrian centre, taster lectures, took part in the Big Science Competition 2 years in a row
    Other unis considering/applying to: Oxford, Durham, RVC, Bristol
    Congrats on your predicted!! That's great
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    (Original post by CBergendahl)
    Congrats on your predicted!! That's great
    awh thank you!!
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    Course Applying: Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry
    GCSEs: 7A* 2A 1B
    AS Grades: A (maths, all rest are linear)
    A2 Predicted: A*A*AA (Chemistry, Maths, Biology + English Literature) + A* in EPQ
    Extra-curriculars: Grade 7 LAMDA, D of E, horse riding competitions, rock climbing competitions
    Supra-curriculars: wider reading, work experience in drug development company, summer school at Uni of Birmingham, online uni courses, ISMTF, UKMT, Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
    Other unis applied to: Cambridge, Imperial, Durham and Warwick

    Any other chemistry with medicinal chemistry applicants?
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    Course Applying: Maths
    AS/A2 subjects: Advanced Higher Maths and Mechanics, A level Physics
    GCSE grades: Old, but I got 8 As. I've also got 3 old A levels. Predicted grades: Advanced Highers - A1, A1, Physics - A*
    Supra-curricular: I work full time (at the moment). I also run at a fairly high level.
    Other unis considering/applying to: Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick.



    I'd really like to go to St Andrews. I've applied to Cambridge but I'm not overly confident of an offer. St Andrews/Durham are my top choices. I'll be a mature student, 33 when I start. Previously studied 2 years of classics at Oxford!
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    Thought I would keep this going:

    GCSE Grades: A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A* (+1A* predicted for Russian this year)
    AS Grades: AAAA
    Predicted A Level Grades: A*A*A*
    A-level Choices: Spanish, German, Politics, History (dropped at AS)
    Course: IR & German
    Extra Curricular: MUN awards, Lib Dem member + volunteered for local elections, Britain Stronger In Europe member + volunteered for EU referendum, Cambridge conference on cyber-security, columnist for schools' current affairs magazine, editor of schools politics magazine, run politics society, prefect, winner of "linguist of the year" competition, exchange to Nuremberg over summer, talk at washington post about economics of presidential election, talk at UCL about american foreign policy, extended reading, track cycling club, "magic circle" law firm work experience, form rep for school council, extra Russian GCSE during A2 year...
    Other Universities Applying To: UCL, LSE, Edinburgh, KCL
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    (Original post by rolaah)
    Thought I would keep this going:

    GCSE Grades: A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A* (+1A* predicted for Russian this year)
    AS Grades: AAAA
    Predicted A Level Grades: A*A*A*
    A-level Choices: Spanish, German, Politics, History (dropped at AS)
    Course: IR & German
    Extra Curricular: MUN awards, Lib Dem member + volunteered for local elections, Britain Stronger In Europe member + volunteered for EU referendum, Cambridge conference on cyber-security, columnist for schools' current affairs magazine, editor of schools politics magazine, run politics society, prefect, winner of "linguist of the year" competition, exchange to Nuremberg over summer, talk at washington post about economics of presidential election, talk at UCL about american foreign policy, extended reading, track cycling club, "magic circle" law firm work experience, form rep for school council, extra Russian GCSE during A2 year...
    Other Universities Applying To: UCL, LSE, Edinburgh, KCL
    Perfect grades and an abundance of extra-curriculars, impressive.
 
 
 
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