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    AS Grades
    AS Level - Grade
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    A-levels and predicted grades
    A-level - Grade
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    Career aspirations (if you know)
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    Universities and specific courses you'll be applying to (most preferred to least preferred)
    • University A - Course 1
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    Physics-related supra-curriculars
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    I'll start.

    AS Grades
    Chemistry - A
    Computer Science - A
    Physics - A
    Maths - B

    A-levels and Predicted Grades
    Physics - A*
    Chemistry - A*
    Maths - A

    Career Aspirations (if you know)
    Investment banking (or working for a Big Four firm if that doesn't work out)

    University offers
    • UCL - MSci Medical Physics - Offer Received: AAA (firmed)
    • Edinburgh - MPhys Physics with a Year Abroad - Offer Received: ABB (insured)
    • Nottingham - MSci Physics with German - Offer Received: A*AA
    • Warwick - MPhys Physics - Offer Received: A*AA

    Physics-related Supra-curriculars
    Wider reading; Durham University Centre for Advanced Instrumentation work experience placement; Newcastle University summer school; University of York summer school; lecture by first Briton in space; talk by NASA scientist working on James Webb Space Telescope
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Plagioclase Could this possibly be stickied please to replace the "2016 Physics Applicants" sticky?
    Done. I didn't even realise I had mod privileges for this forum, thanks for letting me know :lol:
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Done. I didn't even realise I had mod privileges for this forum, thanks for letting me know :lol:
    Haha no problem, and thank you!
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    AS Grades: AABC
    Predicted: A*A*A
    Applying to:
    Imperial (ill be very lucky if i get an offer)
    UCL
    Warrick
    Bristol
    (either QMUL or Surrey)
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    (Original post by samendrag)
    AS Grades: AABC
    Predicted: A*A*A
    Applying to:
    Imperial (ill be very lucky if i get an offer)
    UCL
    Warwick
    Bristol
    (either QMUL or Surrey)
    Cool, good luck!
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Cool, good luck!
    Thanks you too
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    AS Grades
    Maths - A
    Physics - B
    Chemistry - B
    Biology - B

    A-levels and predicted grades
    Maths - A*
    Physics - A
    Chemistry - A

    Favourite areas in physics?
    Quantum theory, astrophysics.

    Career aspirations (if you know)
    Most likely a career in finance or accounting, potentially IB if I get into a good enough university.

    Universities and specific courses you'll be applying to (in order of decreasing preference)
    • Warwick - Physics MSci
    • University College London - Physics MSci
    • Nottingham - Mathematical Physics MSci
    • Bristol - Theoretical Physics MSci
    • King's College London - Physics with Theoretical Physics MSci
    Physics-related supra-curriculars
    Watching MIT OpenCourseware lectures, University of Nottingham summer school, reading articles, tutoring Year 11 students, two mathematics lectures.
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    BUMP - surely there's got to be more! Or maybe I just posted this too early..
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    AS Grades
    Maths - A
    Physics - B
    Chemistry - B
    Biology - B

    A-levels and predicted grades
    Maths - A*
    Physics - A
    Chemistry - A

    Favourite areas in physics?
    Quantum theory, astrophysics.

    Career aspirations (if you know)
    Most likely a career in finance or accounting, potentially IB if I get into a good enough university.


    Universities and specific courses you'll be applying to (in order of decreasing preference)
    • Warwick - Physics MSci
    • University College London - Physics MSci
    • Nottingham - Mathematical Physics MSci
    • Bristol - Theoretical Physics MSci
    • King's College London - Physics with Theoretical Physics MSci
    Physics-related supra-curriculars
    Watching MIT OpenCourseware lectures, University of Nottingham summer school, reading articles, tutoring Year 11 students, two mathematics lectures.
    Your applying to physics, with a B in physics? Its fine though, you should get offers for all of your uni's based on your predicted. Good luuck!
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    (Original post by samendrag)
    Your applying to physics, with a B in physics? Its fine though, you should get offers for all of your uni's based on your predicted. Good luuck!
    I was only 1 UMS away from an A, and I didn't really have a clue how to revise properly for the exams.

    I have a plan sorted out now, so I'm 100% confident that I'll get at least an A. I've learned all of the content so I'm just starting revision.

    And thank you! You as well.
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    I was only 1 UMS away from an A, and I didn't really have a clue how to revise properly for the exams.

    I have a plan sorted out now, so I'm 100% confident that I'll get at least an A. I've learned all of the content so I'm just starting revision.

    And thank you! You as well.
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    When is everyone sending off their UCAS applications? If all goes well I'll have sent it off by this time next week.
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    When is everyone sending off their UCAS applications? If all goes well I'll have sent it off by this time next week.
    You've done you're PS already? Wow you are probably in with a good chance of getting offers!
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    You've done you're PS already? Wow you are probably in with a good chance of getting offers!
    Thank you! Yeah I did it over summer as I was bored AF haha.
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    When is everyone sending off their UCAS applications? If all goes well I'll have sent it off by this time next week.
    All I'm waiting for is my teacher references now, but I feel like they won't be completed any time soon.
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Thank you! Yeah I did it over summer as I was bored AF haha.
    Wish i'd taken initiative. Does STEP pertain to physics courses at top unis?
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Wish i'd taken initiative. Does STEP pertain to physics courses at top unis?
    Nope, for Physics typically you don't need to do an admissions test. Exceptions are Cambridge (Physical NatSci requires Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment) and Oxford (requires Physics Aptitude Test).
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