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    Thought a philosophy applicants thread might be nice to get up and posted to talk and see who else is applying for the course and when they've got offers etc.

    Name/Location: I'm Nathan From Coventry
    GCSE's: 2A* 7A 2B
    AS Level: AAAA in Maths, Biology, Religious Studies & General Studies
    A2 Prediction: A*A*A in Biology, Religious Studies and Maths respectively
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Theology joint (VV56)
    Universities Applying For: Oxford (Oriel), St Andrews, Durham, Exeter, Birmingham

    I'll try to keep updated and see which universities are giving out philosophy offers and add it to edits of this in the future.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    My Application:
    Oxford- Rejection
    St Andrews- AAA conditional offer
    Durham- Acknowledged
    Exeter- AAB conditional offer
    Birmingham- ABB conditional offer/ unconditional if firmed

    Offers being given out:

    Birmingham
    Nottingham
    Manchester
    Bristol
    Sheffield
    Southampton
    Newcastle
    Warwick
    UCL
    St Andrews
    KCL
    Exeter
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    Hello!!

    Name/Location: Chris, Lancashire

    GCSE's: 6A* 6A

    AS Level: AAABC in Maths, English lit, creative writing, chemistry and RS (resitting that though)

    A2 Prediction: A*AA in English lit, Religious Studies and Maths

    Course: Philosophy & Theology

    Universities Applying For: Oxford as well! (but St Peter's), Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham

    Good luck to you too 🎈


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    Hello!

    Name/Location: Goat, Farm
    GCSE's: 3A* 4A 2B
    AS Level: AAAB in Religious Studies, Politics, English Literature, Maths (not too shabby after having to miss a third of Year 12...)
    A2 Prediction: A*A*A in Religious Studies, Politics, English Literature
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Politics
    Universities Applying For: Durham, St Andrews, Bristol, Exeter, Manchester

    It's so scarily close now, I just want my offers to be in already
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    (Original post by xxx-ooo-xxx)
    Hello!

    Name/Location: Goat, Farm
    GCSE's: 3A* 4A 2B
    AS Level: AAAB in Religious Studies, Politics, English Literature, Maths (not too shabby after having to miss a third of Year 12...)
    A2 Prediction: A*AA in Religious Studies, Politics, English Literature
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Politics
    Universities Applying For: Durham, LSE, Bristol, Exeter, Manchester

    It's so scarily close now, I just want my offers to be in already
    I know, I had 2 emails from St Andrews today and had mini heart attacks when I saw both, doing my nerves no favours at all- especially when my school submitted the application less than a day before the 15th Oct deadline.

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    Hello!!

    Name/Location: Chris, Lancashire

    GCSE's: 6A* 6A

    AS Level: AAABC in Maths, English lit, creative writing, chemistry and RS (resitting that though)

    A2 Prediction: A*AA in English lit, Religious Studies and Maths

    Course: Philosophy & Theology

    Universities Applying For: Oxford as well! (but St Peter's), Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham

    Good luck to you too 🎈


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    I saw on the Theology thread you already have 3 offers, that's crazy man well done. As soon as the weekend is over I'll be checking track like there's no tomorrow.
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    (Original post by NMcG)
    I saw on the Theology thread you already have 3 offers, that's crazy man well done. As soon as the weekend is over I'll be checking track like there's no tomorrow.
    thanks pal, I still can't quite believe it. Every time I get an email from Track I get so nervous it's ridiculous



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    (Original post by camusery)
    thanks pal, I still can't quite believe it. Every time I get an email from Track I get so nervous it's ridiculous



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    3 offers already is amazing! well done! when did you apply and what are your offers if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by xxx-ooo-xxx)
    3 offers already is amazing! well done! when did you apply and what are your offers if you don't mind me asking?
    Thanks so much! I applied on the 28th and it took just over a week to get the first offer through :0 the other two came at the end of this week. no problem, I got these--
    Nottingham: AAB
    Manchester: ABB
    Birmingham: unconditional

    ... I'm still in total shock about Birmingham, no idea how I did it?! I keep reading it thinking have they made a mistake lol


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    (Original post by camusery)
    Thanks so much! I applied on the 28th and it took just over a week to get the first offer through :0 the other two came at the end of this week. no problem, I got these--
    Nottingham: AAB
    Manchester: ABB
    Birmingham: unconditional

    ... I'm still in total shock about Birmingham, no idea how I did it?! I keep reading it thinking have they made a mistake lol


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    wow that's incredible! do you know what you want your firm and insurance to be then?
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    Sent off my application on the 14th for philosophy at Cambridge, Southampton, Hertfordshire, Sheffield, Exeter. Predicted A*A*A in politics, religious studies and maths respectively.
    Already received emails from 3 of them. From what I've read on TSR it should take about a week for a decision to be made on my application. I keep stressing about errors on my ucas though!
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    (Original post by Otaku98)
    Sent off my application on the 14th for philosophy at Cambridge, Southampton, Hertfordshire, Sheffield, Exeter. Predicted A*A*A in politics, religious studies and maths respectively.
    Already received emails from 3 of them. From what I've read on TSR it should take about a week for a decision to be made on my application. I keep stressing about errors on my ucas though!
    Same, personal statement was a killer for me as I had so much I wanted to write about, just stressing over my written work submission & admissions test now.


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    Not gonna lie, I was fairly happy with my personal statement when I sent it off, school seemed pretty pleased, but last week when I had a mock interview through school my interviewer said he didn't like it because there was too much in there? didn't realise that was possible so now I'm a bit anxious about what Oxford will think :s aaand I have no idea what to do for the written work and admissions test either ...

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    wow that's incredible! do you know what you want your firm and insurance to be then?
    Not a clue (still overwhelmed) probably going to wait until the last minute before I make any decisions :')


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    Hi everyone

    Name/Location: Liv from London
    GCSE's: 2A* 2A 4B
    AS Level: B in RS (3 marks of an A) and a C in Politics, v disappointing. B in English mocks.
    A2 Prediction: At the moment it is A*BB, in RS, Politics and English respectively. Looking to get English upped to an A.
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Theology
    Universities Applying For: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham.

    Good luck everyone, it seems I am a bit of an underdog in terms of predicted grades here.
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    (Original post by jonahfromtonga)
    Hi everyone

    Name/Location: Liv from London
    GCSE's: 2A* 2A 4B
    AS Level: B in RS (3 marks of an A) and a C in Politics, v disappointing. B in English mocks.
    A2 Prediction: At the moment it is A*BB, in RS, Politics and English respectively. Looking to get English upped to an A.
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Theology
    Universities Applying For: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham.

    Good luck everyone, it seems I am a bit of an underdog in terms of predicted grades here.
    Your predictions are still top 10-20% ☺️ I wouldn't worry at all. Plus it's what you do once you get to uni that really matters!
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    (Original post by NMcG)
    Thought a philosophy applicants thread might be nice to get up and posted to talk and see who else is applying for the course and when they've got offers etc.

    Name/Location: I'm Nathan From Coventry
    GCSE's: 2A* 7A 2B
    AS Level: AAAA in Maths, Biology, Religious Studies & General Studies
    A2 Prediction: A*A*A in Biology, Religious Studies and Maths respectively
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Theology joint (VV56)
    Universities Applying For: Oxford (Oriel), St Andrews, Durham, Exeter, Birmingham

    I'll try to keep updated and see which universities are giving out philosophy offers and add it to edits of this in the future.

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Offers being given out:

    Birmingham
    Nottingham
    Manchester
    Also applying to Oriel for P&T!

    Name/Location: Hope from Portsmouth
    GCSE's: 6A*4A
    AS Level: AAB in Religious Studies, Psychology and Biology respectively
    A2 Prediction: A*A*A in RS, Psych and Bio
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Theology at Oxford, Philosophy everywhere else
    Universities Applying For: Oxford (Oriel), Bristol, Birmingham, UCL, Edinburgh
    Offers: AAA from Bristol, Unconditional from Birmingham
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    (Original post by hope0livia)
    Also applying to Oriel for P&T!

    Name/Location: Hope from Portsmouth
    GCSE's: 6A*4A
    AS Level: AAB in Religious Studies, Psychology and Biology respectively
    A2 Prediction: A*A*A in RS, Psych and Bio
    Course Applying For: Philosophy & Theology at Oxford, Philosophy everywhere else
    Universities Applying For: Oxford (Oriel), Bristol, Birmingham, UCL, Edinburgh
    Offers: AAA from Bristol, Unconditional from Birmingham
    Ayy, how're you prepping for the PHIL test? I'm worried I'll run out of time lol


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    (Original post by NMcG)
    Ayy, how're you prepping for the PHIL test? I'm worried I'll run out of time lol


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    Ahah same here, I tried to do the paper on the website timed the other day but ran out, so my teacher's going to write a couple of mock questions for me to have a go at before the 2nd. Apart from that, just frantically reading!
    How about you, are you prepared, cus I know I'm not
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    (Original post by hope0livia)
    Ahah same here, I tried to do the paper on the website timed the other day but ran out, so my teacher's going to write a couple of mock questions for me to have a go at before the 2nd. Apart from that, just frantically reading!
    How about you, are you prepared, cus I know I'm not
    I haven't spent too much time thinking about it tbh, I'm going to have a go at the sample over half-term. I think the key is staying on topic & being as concise as possible.


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    GCSE's - 9 A*, 2 A , 1 B
    A Levels - 4 A* ( summer 2016)
    Courses Applying to - P & T Oxford, Philosophy everywhere else.
    Universities applying to - Oxford ( St Peters), Bristol, Exeter, UCL.

    Waiting to hear......
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    Hi

    GCSE's: 10A*
    AS Level: AAA in Maths, Further Maths, RS. UMS average: ~93UMS
    A2 Prediction: A*A*A* in Maths, RS and Economics
    Course Applying For: Philosophy
    Universities Applying For: Cambridge, UCL, LSE, Durham, Bristol

    Offers: Bristol (last choice)- AAA
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    (Original post by Chocsaway)
    GCSE's - 9 A*, 2 A , 1 B
    A Levels - 4 A* ( summer 2016)
    Courses Applying to - P & T Oxford, Philosophy everywhere else.
    Universities applying to - Oxford ( St Peters), Bristol, Exeter, UCL.

    Waiting to hear......
    Why not Philosophy at Cambridge? Are you just extremely attracted to Oxford?
 
 
 
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