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    That's interesting about the EE offers. There was an old wives tale at my school about a guy who had got an 'unconditional' offer from Cambridge, and promptly spent the last year of school not doing any work, and got 3 Us. At this point he was politely informed that even unconditional has limits and was invited to resit and reapply.
    That would make sense if 'unconditional' was shorthand for an EE offer. Maybe there was some truth in it after all!

    Congratulations to all, for Trinity and/or Computer Scientists I'll see you in October!
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    That's uni admissions processes for you. 😜😜 One thing experience has taught me. If you have connections ( family, friends, teachers) whatever who can advise/guide you through these processes and what to expect, it improves your chance of an offer. And that is natural and there is nothing wrong with that 😀.

    Simple things such as " don't talk about your interview to other candidates", you'd be surprised how many do fish and ask on the day ( I was asked on a few occasions), what to put in a PS, 4 Alevels or 3 etc. I still think uni application processes can be daunting at 17 yrs old.

    That's why I think the AT threads here on TSR are invaluable for those without such assistance, to level the playing field a bit. Maybe these particular threads should be highlighted by the outreach team? They may well now be, though not when I was at sixth form.

    No idea why I went on a rant there, apologies to all 😜😜
    Nah it's fine to rant really

    Having enough information will definitely increase your chances especially if it gives you the confidence to apply when you didn't previously want to or thought you couldn't. Indeed that is why AT threads and TSR is so invaluable as a resource for students applying to university in the UK in general.

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    If your remark means you meet the original conditions of your offer before 31st August then Cambridge will honour the offer.



    I imagine your underwriting college would be the one to take you.

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    My son missed his offer too. Only found out because his status changed on UCAS. He has A*A*A*A. It's so disappointing to do so well yet not secure a place. But still no news from his chosen college though, which is a bit disappointing too. 🙁
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    My son missed his offer too. Only found out because his status changed on UCAS. He has A*A*A*A. It's so disappointing to do so well yet not secure a place. But still no news from his chosen college though, which is a bit disappointing too. 🙁
    I assume he did 2 A levels year 12 and 2 year 13. Otherwise how did he miss his offer? Sorry for him, where's he going?
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    (Original post by 210555)
    I assume he did 2 A levels year 12 and 2 year 13. Otherwise how did he miss his offer?
    STEP?
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    STEP?
    Ah could be. Again it's quality > quantity. Let's hope future applicants read this.
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    Ah could be. Again it's quality > quantity. Let's hope future applicants read this.
    He may have had an off-day and did not perform well. His A*s clearly show that he has the quality to be at Cambridge.

    If he got rejected because of his STEP then it is unfortunate because we all have bad days. Cambridge may have lost one of the finest minds in our generation.
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    He may have had an off-day and did not perform well. His A*s clearly show that he has the quality to be at Cambridge.

    If he got rejected because of his STEP then it is unfortunate because we all have bad days. Cambridge may have lost one of the finest minds in our generation.
    Very true, gotta feel for him.😟 It happens. I am sure he will be fine wherever he ends up.
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    Very true, gotta feel for him.😟 It happens. I am sure he will be fine wherever he ends up.
    I feel for him too. You hear about these cases and it breaks you.
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    His A*s clearly show that he has the quality to be at Cambridge.

    If he got rejected because of his STEP then it is unfortunate because we all have bad days.
    What? A* mean nothing for Maths at Cambridge compared to STEP...
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    What? A* mean nothing for Maths at Cambridge compared to STEP...
    My point was that he may have had a bad day which cost his place. Someone may have done well in STEP and go on to be a dull or average student at cambridge. He may go on to win a Fields Medal and demonstrate his intellectual might.

    Cambridge, like many top unis, need people that go on to do great things. Hence, my point that Cambridge may have lost a gem. This is true of other near-miss cases.
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    My point was that he may have had a bad day which cost his place. Someone may have done well in STEP and go on to be a dull or average student at cambridge. He may go on to win a Fields Medal and demonstrate his intellectual might.

    Cambridge, like many top unis, need people that go on to do great things. Hence, my point that Cambridge may have lost a gem. This is true of other near-miss cases.
    Sure, sure. That's not what I'm contesting; this is:

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    His A*s clearly show that he has the quality to be at Cambridge.
    Surely you don't actually think this...
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    Sure, sure. That's not what I'm contesting; this is:

    Surely you don't actually think this...
    I think he does, if he has A*s in Maths and Further Maths and wants to study Maths.
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    I think he does, if he has A*s in Maths and Further Maths and wants to study Maths.
    Then you clearly understand nothing about maths at Cambridge.
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    Then you clearly understand nothing about maths at Cambridge.
    ^ or about studying maths in general

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    I think he does, if he has A*s in Maths and Further Maths and wants to study Maths.
    I think I ageee with Zacken here, many natscis, engineers, econs and compscis get A*A* in maths fm - its not a big deal for mathmos to do it
    Obviously the maths in any of these degrees is a great deal easier than the maths tripos
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    Then you clearly understand nothing about maths at Cambridge.
    My point is the quality level of the candidate that can study maths at Cambridge.

    Of course there are other attributes that determine whether you finally get confirmed. However, the quality of the candidate, who has A*s, is decent enough to be admitted there.

    For example, if a random Trinity Mathmo tells you that he scored A*s in maths and further maths without knowing his STEP score, you will assume by default that he has the quality to study there.
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    I think I ageee with Zacken here, many natscis, engineers, econs and compscis get A*A* in maths fm - its not a big deal for mathmos to do it
    Obviously the maths in any of these degrees is a great deal easier than the maths tripos
    I know that. I was talking about the quality level.

    If the AT sets an entry requirment for Mathmos to be A* in Math and FM. Surely, students who meet that level have demonstrated that they have the quality to be there.

    I am not saying that once you score A*s you have the automatic right to be there. My original point is that the OP's son demonstrated through his A Levels that he had the quality to be there.
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    (Original post by 210555)
    I assume he did 2 A levels year 12 and 2 year 13. Otherwise how did he miss his offer? Sorry for him, where's he going?
    He did them altogether this year. The A result needed to be A*.
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    If anyone could offer any advice or thoughts about my situation I would greatly appreciate it. I applied for Psychology and got offered a place at Selwyn ( A*A*A). On results day I got AAA in Biology, Maths and English but wasn't outright rejected. Instead, they said that they were still 'considering' my application. I applied for an emergency remark for English (1 mark away) and my grade moved up to an A*, meaning that overall I got A*AA. However, before I could tell the college about my remark they sent an email saying that I would be notified about whether or not I got a place. I emailed the college on Friday telling them about my situation but have yet to hear back from them (I'm assuming its because of the weekend). Later that day, I found out on Ucas that i had been rejected.

    My question is, should I tell the college about my remark? Could it make a difference or is it too late? I feel conflicted about emailing them again as the remark has not made my results actually reach the offer. To provide some context, the typical offer for psychology is A*AA (apparently) and they want you to have studied either Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Psychology at A level.

    Any responses would be appreciated
 
 
 
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