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    (Original post by Magnificat7)
    Hello! Frustrating times in our house....Some advice please....
    My daughter has achieved 40 points at IB and her offer was 42. The "typical offer" for her subject is 40-42. Her college has asked that in the case of a "near miss" she send them a breakdown of her results by subject. She's emailed them to say her coordinator won't get these himself until tomorrow so that will be the earliest she can send them on. She's considering some re-marks.
    So my questions are:
    1. Is missing an IB offer by 2 points considered a "near miss"?
    2. Is there anything to be gained by phoning the college today?
    3. Her course is Education with English and although she scored a 7 for HL English her other HL subjects were only awarded 6s. She had been pretty confident, following her exams, of a 7 in all three HL subjects, as were her teachers, and her coursework was considered excellent. Would it be worth considering re-marks for those two subjects?
    Thank you for any help!

    Snap!! My daughter got 41 needed 43! Because of open days last Thursday Friday she could not speak to anyone on the phone (it took her ages to build up the courage to try). She was advised by the head of 6th form to write an email - which she did. The advice we have had is that they like to hear from the student directly rather than the school. However I think the school will follow up after she has made contact. Good luck - such a shame especially when you convert their points into UCAS tariff points by which both of our daughters have exceeded their offers in some respects. The best we are hoping for is that we may have to wait until A level results come out. My daughters status has not yet changed on UCAS track so she remains a little hopeful. Unlike a lot of other universities Cambridge do not offer a massive amount of places above their availability, I think for our course the statistics are something like 1.2 offers per place ( a lot of universities will offer in excess of 5 offers per place). Wishing you all the very best, celebrate the 40 points it puts your daughter in the top 5% of the world!!!
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    (Original post by mygirl63)
    Unlike a lot of other universities Cambridge do not offer a massive amount of places above their availability, I think for our course the statistics are something like 1.2 offers per place ( a lot of universities will offer in excess of 5 offers per place). Wishing you all the very best, celebrate the 40 points it puts your daughter in the top 5% of the world!!!
    Just on this*, that's because most other universities know the applicants are likely to have 4 other offers to consider. Cambridge can reasonably safely assume most will Firm them (not always but yeah) but other universities usually can't. This means others tend to have a much higher "cover" (offers vs available places) than Oxbridge.

    And good luck to your daughter on the other Results Day!

    *Edit: I know you may already know this I'm just posting so others are aware
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    (Original post by mygirl63)
    Snap!! My daughter got 41 needed 43! Because of open days last Thursday Friday she could not speak to anyone on the phone (it took her ages to build up the courage to try). She was advised by the head of 6th form to write an email - which she did. The advice we have had is that they like to hear from the student directly rather than the school. However I think the school will follow up after she has made contact. Good luck - such a shame especially when you convert their points into UCAS tariff points by which both of our daughters have exceeded their offers in some respects. The best we are hoping for is that we may have to wait until A level results come out. My daughters status has not yet changed on UCAS track so she remains a little hopeful. Unlike a lot of other universities Cambridge do not offer a massive amount of places above their availability, I think for our course the statistics are something like 1.2 offers per place ( a lot of universities will offer in excess of 5 offers per place). Wishing you all the very best, celebrate the 40 points it puts your daughter in the top 5% of the world!!!
    Very helpful to hear from someone in a similar position! My daughter has been in email contact with her college, partly because she is having some of her papers remarked. Is your daughter considering remarks at all? I believe Track won't update while "near misses" are being considered. Can I ask where you found the offers/availability stats please? Might take a look. Meantime her insurance has confirmed her place, but no chance of applying for accommodation (deadline 31 July if accom is to be guaranteed) unless she firms it. Is your daughter ok for insurance?

    You are quite right, in any other circumstances 40 IB points would be reason to open the champagne! (But it's prosecco for now....)

    Fingers crossed for both our girls 😊
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    (Original post by Magnificat7)
    Can I ask where you found the offers/availability stats please? Might take a look.
    "Which? University" has offer rate stats for most courses at most universities.

    Universities themselves often state the number of applicants per place.

    Combining that will give you Offers per Place.

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    Hi again everyone...
    When you applied for Tuition Fee Loan, what did you write under "university/college name and address"? Only "University of Cambridge"? Or must I add the college too? And also the address should be the college's, riiiight?
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    Hi again everyone...
    When you applied for Tuition Fee Loan, what did you write under "university/college name and address"? Only "University of Cambridge"? Or must I add the college too? And also the address should be the college's, riiiight?
    You have to put the college I believe, I am 99% sure I had to for queens


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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    "Which? University" has offer rate stats for most courses at most universities.

    Universities themselves often state the number of applicants per place.

    Combining that will give you Offers per Place.

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    Thank you - found what I was looking for on Cambridge stats pages.

    Are you able to outline the process that kicks in on 17 August for those who have just missed their IB offer conditions but who have been told they will still be considered once the A level results are out? If places are still available once those meeting their conditions have been taken into consideration, how are those on the "waiting list" prioritised? Is it purely by results (how close to meeting offer conditions) or are applications considered holistically?

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Magnificat7)
    Thank you - found what I was looking for on Cambridge stats pages.

    Are you able to outline the process that kicks in on 17 August for those who have just missed their IB offer conditions but who have been told they will still be considered once the A level results are out? If places are still available once those meeting their conditions have been taken into consideration, how are those on the "waiting list" prioritised? Is it purely by results (how close to meeting offer conditions) or are applications considered holistically?

    Thank you!
    (Oh, I thought you were talking about other universities stats! Doh!)

    As with all things at Cambridge it's holistically
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    As with all things at Cambridge it's holistically
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    In the Financial Undertaking Form, I encounter this multiple choice question.

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    I know I am eligible for the bursary, so I ticked that.
    I am also utilising the Maintenance Grant to pay for living costs, so I will also tick this.
    But what does the "Student Loan Company" option even mean? The Maintenance Grant comes FROM the SLC, so should I tick that too? But then what's the point in having that option anyway?

    Can anyone help with this? Thanks
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    (Original post by Inister)
    In the Financial Undertaking Form, I encounter this multiple choice question.

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    I know I am eligible for the bursary, so I ticked that.
    I am also utilising the Maintenance Grant to pay for living costs, so I will also tick this.
    But what does the "Student Loan Company" option even mean? The Maintenance Grant comes FROM the SLC, so should I tick that too? But then what's the point in having that option anyway?

    Can anyone help with this? Thanks
    Are you in England? There's no maintenance grant anymore. Just a maintenance loan, so that's the SLC option at the top.

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Are you in England? There's no maintenance grant anymore. Just a maintenance loan, so that's the SLC option at the top.

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    Ah, thanks - didn't see that difference in wording
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    Ah, thanks - didn't see that difference in wording
    May I ask, what form is this that you're filling out? Is it from your college?
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    May I ask, what form is this that you're filling out? Is it from your college?
    Yes - it may be called something different between colleges, but for me this document is called the "Financial Undertaking Form" - I have to return it by the 1st of August. It asks me to tick a few boxes saying how i'm paying for university costs, and I also have to attach a piece of evidence (my "Payment Advice" letter from the Student Loans Company) to show how much I'm getting paid in maintenance loan.
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    Includes Rosie Cates, a TrinMo offer holder:

    Two girls make rare addition to UK maths Olympiad squad
    https://www.theguardian.com/educatio...P=share_btn_tw

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    Hello I am unconditional offer holder from hong kong. Please does anyone know if there will be a pre term meeting in hk for offer holders? Since I have not been informed to participate in any events but I heard from my Cambridge friend that some sort of society does invite offer holders to a pre term meeting.
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    (Original post by Nold_1702)
    Hello I am unconditional offer holder from hong kong. Please does anyone know if there will be a pre term meeting in hk for offer holders? Since I have not been informed to participate in any events but I heard from my Cambridge friend that some sort of society does invite offer holders to a pre term meeting.
    Not sure if there's one for HK offer holders (the only one I know for sure that's held every year is London one) but if there's one the organiser (CUSU, in case of london) will get in touch AFTER A-levels result day in August and everyone's status is confirmed. No point in contacting all offer holders until then.
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    (Original post by Nold_1702)
    Hello I am unconditional offer holder from hong kong. Please does anyone know if there will be a pre term meeting in hk for offer holders? Since I have not been informed to participate in any events but I heard from my Cambridge friend that some sort of society does invite offer holders to a pre term meeting.
    there is a pre-freshers Hong Kong meetup/camp thing i've heard of. I think it was later in the summer last year
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    If we all get to Cambridge we should all meet up somewhere when we start


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    This is probably a random question but could science practicals and supervisions be at weekends? Because I've just been reminded of a commitment I have in London on sat 7th October that I'd committed to in October last year, when I didn't even think I'd get an interview... It's the first weekend after lectures start on the Thursday and I can't get out of my commitment... Feeling really worried about starting if I get the grades now


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