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    There doesn't seem to be a thread for us this year... So I'm starting this one.
    To start off, say:
    1. Where you're applying: (Oxford, St Andrews, Durham, Bristol, Nottingham for me)
    2. What your GCSEs are: (5 A* 4 A 3 B - not great at all)
    3. Your AS/internal exam results: (3 A's)
    4. Your predicted grades (haven't got mine yet)
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    Hello! Applying to Cambridge and St. Andrews. Not sure about my other options - will probably go for the likes of Exeter, Edinburgh and possibly Durham/Nottingham. St. Andrews is my fav.
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    (Original post by Hariex)
    Hello! Applying to Cambridge and St. Andrews. Not sure about my other options - will probably go for the likes of Exeter, Edinburgh and possibly Durham/Nottingham. St. Andrews is my fav.
    Which Cam college? And my fave is St Andrews too...even more so than Cam. The flexibility of the course is great, and the town looks gorgeous. I'm going to the open day soon so hopefully it'll live up to what I expect it to be
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    (Original post by bigmandave)
    Which Cam college? And my fave is St Andrews too...even more so than Cam. The flexibility of the course is great, and the town looks gorgeous. I'm going to the open day soon so hopefully it'll live up to what I expect it to be
    Yeah I completely see where you are coming from. The actual department building in St. Andrews is a lot nicer too - the Cam one is quite modern which isn't a bad thing just not my taste. Also something about the small town, the coast, Scotland...

    Anyway I'll try for St. John's What about you? How is your personal statement going?
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    (Original post by Hariex)
    Yeah I completely see where you are coming from. The actual department building in St. Andrews is a lot nicer too - the Cam one is quite modern which isn't a bad thing just not my taste. Also something about the small town, the coast, Scotland...

    Anyway I'll try for St. John's What about you? How is your personal statement going?
    My personal statement is very much a working progress at the moment - I have rewritten it many times, I'm only half-way through my current copy. I've left it a little too last minute, but it's doable I suppose. How about you?

    If you don't mind me asking, what are you doing at A Level and what're your predictions?
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    (Original post by bigmandave)
    I'm kinda torn between John's and Sidney Sussex actually. They appeal to me in very different ways, but I'm worried my grades won't be strong enough for John's as I'd imagine, being one of the larger colleges, that it's pretty oversubscribed. I've also heard sketchy things about it being a bit 'rah' - this doesn't bother me massively, but Sidney just seems a little quieter, more chilled out.

    My personal statement is very much a working progress at the moment - I have rewritten it many times, I'm only half-way through my current copy. I've left it a little too last minute, but it's doable I suppose. How about you?

    If you don't mind me asking, what are you doing at A Level and what're your predictions?
    Ah that's better than me, I've only written the first sentence. That should give you some encouragement.

    So for AS I took Maths, Further Maths, Philosophy and Ethics and Sociology (AAAA) but low As in Maths and Philosophy and Ethics. I'm dropping Further Maths this year. Don't know predictions but they should be alright, providing I work the charm a bit.
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    Hi! I'm intending to apply to Cambridge, Durham, St. Andrews, Exeter and Bristol.
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    (Original post by gingerboyben)
    Hi! I'm intending to apply to Cambridge, Durham, St. Andrews, Exeter and Bristol.
    Really similar choices to me! Haven't looked at Exeter yet though. What subjects do ya take? Also which Cam college?
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    (Original post by bigmandave)
    Really similar choices to me! Haven't looked at Exeter yet though. What subjects do ya take? Also which Cam college?
    I do Philosophy & ethics, Classical Civilization and teach myself Politics.

    What about you?

    I'm going for Selwyn, because its close to the faculty and it won't be swamped by tourists hehe
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    (Original post by gingerboyben)
    I do Philosophy & ethics, Classical Civilization and teach myself Politics.

    What about you?

    I'm going for Selwyn, because its close to the faculty and it won't be swamped by tourists hehe
    I do English Lit, History and RS. Any idea what ur predictions are yet? All of my friends outside school seem to know already but maybe my school is just behind..
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    (Original post by bigmandave)
    I do English Lit, History and RS. Any idea what ur predictions are yet? All of my friends outside school seem to know already but maybe my school is just behind..
    I know 2/3 of them at the moment -2A*, just waiting for the Classics department to let me know.

    Do you know how your school does their predictions?
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    (Original post by gingerboyben)
    I know 2/3 of them at the moment -2A*, just waiting for the Classics department to let me know.

    Do you know how your school does their predictions?
    They do it based on your ALPS which is a bit silly and your internal exams, wbu
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    (Original post by bigmandave)
    They do it based on your ALPS which is a bit silly and your internal exams, wbu
    I'm lucky in that my school bases it primarily off AS performance (UMS)
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    (Original post by gingerboyben)
    I'm lucky in that my school bases it primarily off AS performance (UMS)
    Ah thats so good! How did you do in terms of UMS?
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    (Original post by bigmandave)
    Ah thats so good! How did you do in terms of UMS?
    For RS and Politics I got 190/200 and 183/200 for Classics what about you? :hat2:
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    (Original post by gingerboyben)
    For RS and Politics I got 190/200 and 183/200 for Classics what about you? :hat2:
    That's incredible! Well done! I haven't done so well... I got 3 A's but in Religious Studies one of my papers was a B and is currently being remarked
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    (Original post by bigmandave)
    That's incredible! Well done! I haven't done so well... I got 3 A's but in Religious Studies one of my papers was a B and is currently being remarked
    Thanks and best of luck with your remark

    How's your personal statement going etc?
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    (Original post by gingerboyben)
    Thanks and best of luck with your remark

    How's your personal statement going etc?
    Thanks! I've got no personal statement at the moment... I'm back to square one now after all those drafts!
    How about you?
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    Where are all the TSR theologians???? this year it's just the 3 of us...
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    Hi! Applying to Durham, KCL, Exeter, Edinburgh & Leeds. My AS grades were AAB (200/200 UMS in RS), predicted A*AA at A2. How competitive are theology courses in general? I'm currently under the impression it's a relatively 'rare' course, with few people applying. Is this the case? Literally over here stressing out about getting offers.
 
 
 
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