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    (Original post by Alexander)
    What I don't really understand is why Edinburgh makes so many BBB offers when it rejects so many people who will get at least BBB. I know second year entry has higher grades, but arts courses don't offer that.

    This one I can answer!!! They want as many applicants as possible to apply to them therefore they state thier requirements as BBB for most courses. Upon seeing these low requirements MANY people will immediately put Edinburgh as one of thier choices because it is a great name and the requirements seem reasonable to them. Unfortunately for these people, Ediburgh seems to advertise BBB but they seem to reject a lot of people will these kind of grades and give offers to those predicted higher grades. You can see this from the average entry grades of ABB-AAB (among the highest in the UK).
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    I got an unconditional offer on my Highers but turned it down.
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    Edinburgh isn't biased towards Scots applicants - it just prefers the Scottish examination system. As do most English universities (well the ones that know how it works anyway) - Scottish students get unconditionals (not frequently, but certainly more than English/Welsh candidates) down sarf as well as in Scotland. Because of the whole nature of the system, a result of AAAAA at SQA Higher is far more reflective of a candidate's intelligence than a result of AAAA at AS, even though many receiving that grade at AS could get AAAAA at Higher. Just the way things work.

    Oh and whoever mentioned our "insular culture" - that is a load of *******s. Certainly not in Edinburgh, even if it may exist in other parts of Scotland (just as it does in parts of England).
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    (Original post by magicalsausage)
    Oh and whoever mentioned our "insular culture" - that is a load of *******s. Certainly not in Edinburgh, even if it may exist in other parts of Scotland (just as it does in parts of England).
    *cough*London*cough*
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    (Original post by magicalsausage)
    Edinburgh isn't biased towards Scots applicants - it just prefers the Scottish examination system. As do most English universities (well the ones that know how it works anyway) - Scottish students get unconditionals (not frequently, but certainly more than English/Welsh candidates) down sarf as well as in Scotland. Because of the whole nature of the system, a result of AAAAA at SQA Higher is far more reflective of a candidate's intelligence than a result of AAAA at AS, even though many receiving that grade at AS could get AAAAA at Higher. Just the way things work.

    Oh and whoever mentioned our "insular culture" - that is a load of *******s. Certainly not in Edinburgh, even if it may exist in other parts of Scotland (just as it does in parts of England).
    That's true - the guy at Newcastle in my "interview" actually asked me whether I wanted an unconditional offer or an easy conditional one - obviously I chose the unconditional, and it's now my insurance choice.
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    Im English and AAAB (A Levels) and a place for Veterinary Medicine...its my insurance.
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    I cannot believe that almost 70% of people who apply to Edinburgh get rejected, as the current poll results would suggest.
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    I cannot believe that almost 70% of people who apply to Edinburgh get rejected, as the current poll results would suggest.
    I can't believe that many people actually would have gone if they had gotten offers!!! :eek:
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    I got a BBB offer for philosophy but turned it down cos I can't be bothered to travel that far. I don't think my parents would want to drive me that far and training or planing up would be hard with all my stuff. Plus I liked the look of the warwick course better.
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    I can't believe that many people actually would have gone if they had gotten offers!!! :eek:
    I agree -- I can't believe that this poll is accurately representative of Edinburgh applicants.
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    I agree -- I can't believe that this poll is accurately representative of Edinburgh applicants.
    I agree, I heard that they do reject a lot of people but the firgures shown here are a little hard to believe. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by covered farm wa)
    I got a BBB offer for philosophy but turned it down cos I can't be bothered to travel that far. I don't think my parents would want to drive me that far and training or planing up would be hard with all my stuff. Plus I liked the look of the warwick course better.
    You could have taken the train...
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    (Original post by Alexander)
    I agree -- I can't believe that this poll is accurately representative of Edinburgh applicants.
    What did you expect?
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    Lots of people at my school were rejected for medicine - one cos she was predicted AAB this year even though they give out unconditionals
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    I got an offer and put Edinburgh as my insurance, really don't want to go there though, everywhere else made the same offer though.
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    (Original post by magicalsausage)
    What did you expect?
    Not so many people being rejected, and not so many of those who were rejected actually wanting to go.
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    (Original post by chiaki)
    This is probably going to be moved, but I just want to know if anyone's been rejected from Edinburgh, what subject you'd applied for, what your predicted grades are (and if you know why you were rejected, that would be good too) Tanks!
    applied for medicine
    predicted AAA
    think i got rejected cos my PS was shite (they dont interview....)
    got accepted from manchester, birmingham and cambridge tho (who interviewed...)
    lookis like (grades willing) im off to cambridge
    i really wanted edin as my 1st choice cos i didnt really think id get into camb.

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    okay, so, it looks like LOTS of people get rejected from Edinburgh..this makes me a little scared as it's growing on me more and more and more! (haven't visited it yet though) I want to do maths with comp. sci. and apparently I need ABC (A in maths) i got ABBB for my AS-levels, (A in maths) i don't know what im predicted yet, but are there any people out there that have applied to edinburgh to do maths? If so, did u get accepted? What were your predicted grades? etc...
    Also, all these people that say 'i didnt want to go there anyway', why not? I guess it might be far away for some people, so that could put you off. Hmm.. I live in Devon, which couldn't be further away, but the plane tickets are scarily cheap I found out. ANYWAY, anyone who says they didnt wanna go to edinburgh is there anything that put u off the uni, apart from its location?
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    (Original post by Dill)
    okay, so, it looks like LOTS of people get rejected from Edinburgh..this makes me a little scared as it's growing on me more and more and more! (haven't visited it yet though) I want to do maths with comp. sci. and apparently I need ABC (A in maths) i got ABBB for my AS-levels, (A in maths) i don't know what im predicted yet, but are there any people out there that have applied to edinburgh to do maths? If so, did u get accepted? What were your predicted grades? etc...
    Also, all these people that say 'i didnt want to go there anyway', why not? I guess it might be far away for some people, so that could put you off. Hmm.. I live in Devon, which couldn't be further away, but the plane tickets are scarily cheap I found out. ANYWAY, anyone who says they didnt wanna go to edinburgh is there anything that put u off the uni, apart from its location?
    My advice to you is go ahead and apply! You've nothing to lose. Edinbourgh is an awesome uni in an amazing, vibrant city. I applied last year, to study French and politics, and I was hoping to take extra modules in Danish (something which really appealed to me). However, I was rejected, and I thought my world had ended. All my other unis were (I felt) either too high or too low, and Ed was definitely my first choice. However, three weeks later Cardiff mailed me offering a place on a better course than the one I had applied for. I was extatic! I made the grades and now I'm off to Cardiff with two years at one of France's top unis.
    It just shows that rejection is not the end of the world and if you pick all six unis carefully you've nothing to lose. You've lost everything before you even apply if you don't apply to Ed in the first place.
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    i'm amazed that so many of you were rejected, especially since you have such good grades! I wouldn't challenge the opinion that Edinburgh favours Scottish candidates. However, I know that Edinburgh, and St Andrews incidentally are full of English students too. I got an unconditional offer from Edinburgh for law with french but i turned it down. I did some a-levels this year (even though I'm from Glasgow) but they didn't care what I got. Seems a bit unfair that the uni makes sets such high standards for A level candidates from england...

    saying that, Edinburgh is lovely. They have a castle and a harvey nicks and if you get bored, you can come to Glasgow for some real fun!
 
 
 
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