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    :party2:~UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS APPLICANTS 2017 ENTRY~:party2:

    Welcome to the University of Leeds Applicants 2017 Entry thread! :banana:

    What course are you applying for, what were your AS or equivalent grades, what are your predicted grades, and when did you get your offer if you did?

    Course: International Relations and Japanese
    GCSEs: 1A, 3B, 6C
    AS: AAAB (Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and English Literature)
    Predicted: Unknown

    Good luck, everyone!
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    Applying for: French and Italian
    GCSEs: 4A*, 3A, 4B
    AS: AAAB (French, English Literature, History and Politics)
    Predictions: A*A*A*

    Sent off on the 14th, heard nothing so far. I really like Leeds so I hope I do get an offer... I talked to some of the academics and was very impressed.
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    Applying for an MEng in Aerospace Engineering
    GCSEs: 1 A**, 6A*s, 5As, 1 B
    AS: AAAA (Maths, further maths, physics and French)
    A2 predictions: A*A*A* (Maths, further maths and physics)

    Sent mine off on the 3rd and got an invite to an applicant day, but couldn't make either of the dates so I've yet to hear back from them...
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    Course: Chinese and Linguistics
    GCSEs: 5A*s , 5As
    AS: AAAB (Psychology, History, Maths, and Spanish)
    Predicted: A*A*A for Psychology, Maths and Spanish respectively ( + either an A/A* for EPQ)

    Still waiting for references and stuff before I send off my application. Hope I get an offer though the languages department looked awesome!
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    Course: MBiol Zoology
    Predicted: 42/45 (IB) with 776 at HL

    Sent off UCAS a day before the Oxbridge deadline. I've only recently received an acknowledgment on Monday
    Hoping for an offer soon!
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    Course: Psychology
    GCSE's: 2 A*'s 6 A's, 3 B's and 2 C's
    AS: AAB (Psychology, Spanish, English Language)
    Predicted: A*AA

    I've already had my offer from Leeds and all the rest of my universities! Conditional AAA!
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    Course(s): Medicine / Sport and Exercise Science
    GCSEs: 3A*, 6A, 1B
    AS: AAAB (Chemistry, Maths, Biology, English Language)
    Predictions: AAA, + unknown in EPQ

    Really liked Leeds, so applied for both Medicine and one of my alternatives! Already had an Applicant visit/interview invite for Sport Science, and then waiting to sit my BMAT for Medicine
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    course: philosophy
    GCSEs: 1A, 5B, 2C
    AS: AD(philosophy, psychology) 2Distinction* in BTEC Applied science and health and social care
    prdeictions: AD*D*+UNKNOWN IN EPQ

    loved leeds when visited on open day so its my first choice Just waiting for teacher to attach reference and then will sned off in one weeks time
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    GCSE - A*AAABBBBMCD
    AS - AABBD
    PREDICTION - AAABB (Media Studies, Portuguese, Sociology, English Literature, Psychology)
    + EPQ at an A

    Applying this week, sacred shitless
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    Course: Mathematics
    GCSEs: 7A*s, 2As
    AS: AAAA (Maths, Further Maths, Biology Physics)
    Predictions: A*A*A*A

    Received an offer earlier today actually!
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    (Original post by Xsk)
    Course: Mathematics
    GCSEs: 7A*s, 2As
    AS: AAAA (Maths, Further Maths, Biology Physics)
    Predictions: A*A*A*A

    Received an offer earlier today actually!
    Wow! Please can i ask what revision techniques you used to get an A in Biology? I got a B last year at AS, but with the new linear course, i think i need to up my game a little bit
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    (Original post by idontwannagrowup)
    Wow! Please can i ask what revision techniques you used to get an A in Biology? I got a B last year at AS, but with the new linear course, i think i need to up my game a little bit
    I'm under CCEA whose A-Levels aren't undergoing the whole linear reformation thingymabober

    Biology is a weird one. It was a throwaway subject at the start of the year (which is bad, I know), but I grew to love it and it was my best AS-Level (292/300 UMS!) lmao, so hey, it all worked out in the end

    Everyone tells you that Biology is all about learning facts, and that as long as you can recite them you'll be fine, which I suppose is true to a certain extent as there is a LOT of recall in Biology. But when the examiners decide to test you on actual application of knowledge and questions which link topics together, you'll trip up. Imo you need to look at your notes and actually understand how more complex concepts build on the basic stuff.

    I know youre doing new linear courses now, but past papers are your best friend. Be a harsh marker on yourself when you do them - no one will see the marks except yourself. See exactly what the examiners are looking for in the markschemes and make sure your answer has all the key words - no key word, probably no mark awarded. And look at essay questions! 'It came up last year so won't come up this year' does not mean you should ignore it! The bullet points in the markscheme give you invaluable knowledge, often things which aren't really in the textbook, which can help you answer non-essay questions better.
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    (Original post by Xsk)
    I'm under CCEA whose A-Levels aren't undergoing the whole linear reformation thingymabober

    Biology is a weird one. It was a throwaway subject at the start of the year (which is bad, I know), but I grew to love it and it was my best AS-Level (292/300 UMS!) lmao, so hey, it all worked out in the end

    Everyone tells you that Biology is all about learning facts, and that as long as you can recite them you'll be fine, which I suppose is true to a certain extent as there is a LOT of recall in Biology. But when the examiners decide to test you on actual application of knowledge and questions which link topics together, you'll trip up. Imo you need to look at your notes and actually understand how more complex concepts build on the basic stuff.

    I know youre doing new linear courses now, but past papers are your best friend. Be a harsh marker on yourself when you do them - no one will see the marks except yourself. See exactly what the examiners are looking for in the markschemes and make sure your answer has all the key words - no key word, probably no mark awarded. And look at essay questions! 'It came up last year so won't come up this year' does not mean you should ignore it! The bullet points in the markscheme give you invaluable knowledge, often things which aren't really in the textbook, which can help you answer non-essay questions better.
    Thank you! The application stuff is definitely what gets me, it's just trying to understand what the examiners want from you. I've started making notes from the past paper questions they give us in class, and after christmas I'm going to do loads of past papers, so they're fresh in my mind.

    Thanks for the advice
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    Course: childhood studies
    GCSEs: 3As 4Bs 2Cs
    AS: ABBD (2 marks away from AAA) law psychology sociology history
    Predicted:AAB
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    Course: Law
    IB: Predicted 38/45 with 7,6,6 in HL (English, Chemistry and Biology)

    Already got a conditional offer of 35 points with 665 HL! Still waiting on three more universities to reply (Oxford, KCL and Exeter)
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    Course: Economics
    GCSEs: 6A*, 4A, 1C
    AS: 4As (Maths, Economics, Geography, History)
    A2 predictions: 3A* (above minus history)


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    Course: BA Geography
    GCSEs: 11 A* & 1 A
    AS: AAAB (Maths, Geog, French, History)
    A2 predictions: A*AA (Geog, Maths, History)

    Have an offer, AAA 😬😬 have also applied to Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham
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    Got an offer for politics!! AAB which is really decent. So excited!
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    Course: biomedical science
    AS: Didn't do any
    Predicted: AAAD* (biology, sociology, psychology, BTEC sport)
    Other unis: Lancaster, Manchester, Kent, Warwick
    Haven't sent yet.
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    (Original post by kmequeen)
    Course: Law
    IB: Predicted 38/45 with 7,6,6 in HL (English, Chemistry and Biology)

    Already got a conditional offer of 35 points with 665 HL! Still waiting on three more universities to reply (Oxford, KCL and Exeter)
    I have got offers from all my choices except Leeds:
    Liverpool - 32 IB points, 5 in Maths (S/L) and no subject less 4
    Mnachester - 32 IB points, 6,6,6 and at least a 5 in English
    Sheffield - 36 IB points with at least a 5 in English
    MMU (offered received today) - 26 IB points
    Leeds: offer pending

    I see you are doing IB too. Where are you applying from? I am applying from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    Enala
 
 
 
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