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    Hi,

    I'm applying for PPE this week and I was recently asked by my teacher as to what should she include in my reference. She's my IB tutor and has never written a UCAS reference as our school's IB program is relatively young (I'm the 4th generation) and not so many people applied to British unis. Is there anything specific that I should recommend her to mention?

    Thanks!

    PS. I know about guide on UCAS and I forwarded that to her, along with some UCAS presentation done by Lancaster, but it is not specific enough.
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    If you do any of PPE subjects - i.e. Politics, Economics or Philosophy, ask her to describe how brilliant of a student you are in that subject, how you always take one step further in the classroom, how passionate you are - but don't use word passionate, apparently it's a buzzword for admission tutors - and so on, so admissions will see that you are very interested in the subjects to start with.
    Secondly, ask her to describe how you are good at independent studying, finding resources yourself and so on. Apart from that, I think that writing that you are a student of the highest calibre is kind of implied.
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    Are you on time, organised, motivated? Is there a piece of work (essay, assignment, coursework) that you completed really well? Did you score really well in any test or exam - the grade could be included.
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    (Original post by Whasupman)
    If you do any of PPE subjects - i.e. Politics, Economics or Philosophy, ask her to describe how brilliant of a student you are in that subject, how you always take one step further in the classroom, how passionate you are - but don't use word passionate, apparently it's a buzzword for admission tutors - and so on, so admissions will see that you are very interested in the subjects to start with.
    Secondly, ask her to describe how you are good at independent studying, finding resources yourself and so on. Apart from that, I think that writing that you are a student of the highest calibre is kind of implied.
    (Original post by Juno)
    Are you on time, organised, motivated? Is there a piece of work (essay, assignment, coursework) that you completed really well? Did you score really well in any test or exam - the grade could be included.
    Thanks to both of you, you're recommendations might've appeared obvious but they were indeed very helpful as I needed to have them stated explicitly. I've added them to the guide I sent to my teacher, thanks :-)
 
 
 
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