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    What are your subject by subject UMS? And for which course?
    Maths & Further Maths (AS and A2 Maths) - 837/900 = 93%
    Physics - 199/200 = 99.5%
    Computer Science - 179/200 = 89.5%

    Grand total of 93.5%, and I applied for Computer Science.
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    Maths & Further Maths (AS and A2 Maths) - 837/900 = 93%
    Physics - 199/200 = 99.5%
    Computer Science - 179/200 = 89.5%

    Grand total of 93.5%, and I applied for Computer Science.
    Which exam board?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Which exam board?
    WJEC
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    (Original post by jpxw)
    WJEC
    Ok, it's all legit then I suggest you give them a call to put your mind at rest.

    Stranger things have happened...

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Ok, it's all legit then I suggest you give them a call to put your mind at rest.

    Stranger things have happened...

    Good luck!
    Thanks! I've sent them an email.
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    (Original post by jpxw)
    Thanks! I've sent them an email.
    I think a call is entirely suitable for this.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I think a call is entirely suitable for this.
    Even if I've already sent them an email?
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    (Original post by jpxw)
    Even if I've already sent them an email?
    Yup.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Considering the success rate for independent (private) school pupils, 34.6%, is (still) higher than maintained (state) schools, 25.0%, on what basis is the "allegation" being made?

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    The allegation is that 'a private school student with slightly better or equivalent grades would be rejected in favour of a state school pupil'. (I reiterate my neutrality on the issue)
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    (Original post by WhiteScythe)
    The allegation is that 'a private school student with slightly better or equivalent grades would be rejected in favour of a state school pupil'. (I reiterate my neutrality on the issue)
    The allegation would need supporting data to be worth discussing

    But yeah that's why Cambridge uses all the contextual data it has available...
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Yup.
    Seems like the line's busy at the moment. Will try again in a bit.
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    Has anyone heard from Robinson college yet? They said at the interview I would get a letter in early January but haven't heard anything yet. Any other colleges this late?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by jneill)
    The allegation would need supporting data to be worth discussing

    But yeah that's why Cambridge uses all the contextual data it has available...
    Just a discussion starter, nothing more than that 😀
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    (Original post by martha1998)
    Has anyone heard from Robinson college yet? They said at the interview I would get a letter in early January but haven't heard anything yet. Any other colleges this late?
    Thanks
    I've applied to Fitzwilliam and I still haven't got a letter yet. I'm so scared that the postman has messed up and posted it to the wrong house.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Yup.
    Wasn't able to get a hold of them, will try again on Monday. I'm assuming for now that they just forgot to put it on the letter. However, if this isn't the case (if they made a mistake and didn't pool me), do you know what the course of action would be? Thanks for all your help.
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    Wasn't able to get a hold of them, will try again on Monday. I'm assuming for now that they just forgot to put it on the letter. However, if this isn't the case (if they made a mistake and didn't pool me), do you know what the course of action would be? Thanks for all your help.
    Speak to the college first. You are correct it's probably a miscommunication.

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    Anyone know why they would give me an A*A*A* offer for natural sciences instead of the usual A*A*A?
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    Hi I'd like to request feedback for my application (TitHall) Does anyone know if there is the possibility of having it sent directly to you?
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    Hi I'd like to request feedback for my application (TitHall) Does anyone know if there is the possibility of having it sent directly to you?
    We prefer to provide feedback to the referee for two reasons:

    (i) The referee is well placed to judge the best way to convey the feedback to the individual concerned so that it is received as a beneficial learning experience;(ii) The provision of feedback to your school informs advisers of future applicants about the standards and requirements for the relevant Cambridge course and thus is of wider benefit to the admissions process.

    If you think you want the feedback sent to you then just ask. Remember that it might not be as helpful as you would wish though. The most common feedback is inevitably some variation on 'we thought you were a strong applicant but you weren't quite as strong as those we made offers to.' This may seem vague and unhelpful but remember that our admissions process takes a holistic view of our applicants so there's rarely any one, two or even small number of things which led to the decision to not make an offer.
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    We prefer to provide feedback to the referee for two reasons:

    (i) The referee is well placed to judge the best way to convey the feedback to the individual concerned so that it is received as a beneficial learning experience;(ii) The provision of feedback to your school informs advisers of future applicants about the standards and requirements for the relevant Cambridge course and thus is of wider benefit to the admissions process.

    If you think you want the feedback sent to you then just ask. Remember that it might not be as helpful as you would wish though. The most common feedback is inevitably some variation on 'we thought you were a strong applicant but you weren't quite as strong as those we made offers to.' This may seem vague and unhelpful but remember that our admissions process takes a holistic view of our applicants so there's rarely any one, two or even small number of things which led to the decision to not make an offer.
    So, if a direct feedback request had already been sent, should it be retracted and have the referee make another instead? Would a response to a referee's request provide a little more and in particular enough information for the referee to advise on whether reapplying is worth considering? And perhaps what could be improved upon even though it was a "strong but not as strong as others" candidate?

    Would no STEP vs having STEP for example be a influential factor in the "not as strong"?
 
 
 
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