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    Medwards is such a lovely college and the porters are so lovely (also this room is so big it's bigger than mine at home)
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    "I'm forgetting something oh well" said she as she left home.

    "Oh it's en suite! I'll go see what it's- OH I HAVENT GOT A TOWEL"

    EDIT: towel is supplied oh Medwards I love you already
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    Ooh, didn't realise you get to stay overnight

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    (Original post by AKRYL)
    With new changes implemented this year, how do Cambridge use reformed AS grades for a gap year student who has already achieved full A2 grades?
    Someone on here said they become obsolete because A level exams are now linear and the final A Level exams constitute AS and A2 content.
    They are all part of your application, but if you are applying with A-levels completed then they are your most recent academic qualifications, and therefore "more" important than your AS-levels. But "obsolete"? No.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Looking forward to it! Will let you know how it goes

    Five Cambridge interviews though, this must be a record :lol:
    5? Are you having 2 at Medwards?
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    (Original post by jneill)
    5? Are you having 2 at Medwards?
    Yup!
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    (Original post by auburnstar)
    unless the course was very competitive (eg medicine, law, E&M at The Other Place etc).
    Both Architecture and Economics are much more competitive at Cambridge (i.e. have lower applicant success rates) than either Medicine or Law.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Yes. Possibly more so if they have interviewed you but rejected, because it's a fair chance they thought you weren't a right person for them after they have actually had a chance to meet you in person.
    It's much safer to try another college because they may be looking for a different thing/s in their applicants.

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    The most important thing you should remember. Everyone loves their college at Cambridge, no matter if it's their first choice or was pooled there.
    You may think you like a certain college the best at this moment but it will easilynand very quickly change once/if you end up starting at another college. And in most cases, conceptions/images applicant have on colleges (and the university) are very different from how they really are.

    And that's why I've been saying many time to applicants not to spend too much time on deciding which college to apply to and not to invest too much feeling for them as you may Be pooled to other college and you'll be happy at whichever college you end up anyway.
    As usual you are very helpful
    I have a question (so far no one in my school is clear about) ''it's a fair chance they thought you weren't a right person for them after they have actually had a chance to meet you in person'' what does it mean really? I have a friend who is a far better mathematician than all my year group put together with excellent results yet got rejected...how could that apply to him? We are all puzzled!
    BTW he is the most humble as well.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Both Architecture and Economics are much more competitive at Cambridge (i.e. have lower applicant success rates) than either Medicine or Law.
    Ah didn't know that! But yes, same principle
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    (Original post by ajamess)
    Thanks for your advice The course is what really makes me want to reapply. I've got offers from Imperial, UCL, Birmingham and Bath but Cambridge is the only NatSci course that lets you take four modules (including the Maths). To be honest, the prestige doesn't mean as much to me as some other applicants and it's frustrating that my favourite course is at Cambridge because it is so competitive
    Omg! Thats exactly how I feel about NatSci!! At like UCL you specialise in like the second term which is too early as well!!! Which course did you apply at Imperial? And what is your first choice now?
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Arrived at Cambridge, now en route to Medwards!!!
    GOOOD LUCK (Again)
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    (Original post by Melanie Leconte)
    As usual you are very helpful
    I have a question (so far no one in my school is clear about) ''it's a fair chance they thought you weren't a right person for them after they have actually had a chance to meet you in person'' what does it mean really? I have a friend who is a far better mathematician than all my year group put together with excellent results yet got rejected...how could that apply to him? We are all puzzled!
    BTW he is the most humble as well.
    It's not so much a matter of personality like being humble/arrogant, perhaps.

    Maybe my earlier reply to someone earlier give you some idea.

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...2#post69586042
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Is this the case for most colleges?
    It's not the normal feedback process, but every college will supply you with all the information they hold about you (including interview reports) if you make a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act. You have to pay £10 to do this.
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    It's not the normal feedback process, but every college will supply you with all the information they hold about you (including interview reports) if you make a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act. You have to pay £10 to do this.
    Can you that if you have an offer?
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    It's not so much a matter of personality like being humble/arrogant, perhaps.

    Maybe my earlier reply to someone earlier give you some idea.

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...2#post69586042
    Yes I have read your reply before as I have been reading all the posts...trying to figure out the ''system'' hhh The closest I've found is the Eton's system; does the house master like you or not regardless of ability/potential? They failed to spot Stephen Hawkins

    Do colleges compete (Tompkins Table) or do they work as a team for the benefit of all students? I am revering to the pool/fish system.
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    (Original post by Melanie Leconte)
    Yes I have read your reply before as I have been reading all the posts...trying to figure out the ''system'' hhh The closest I've found is the Eton's system; does the house master like you or not regardless of ability/potential? They failed to spot Stephen Hawkins

    Do colleges compete (Tompkins Table) or do they work as a team for the benefit of all students? I am revering to the pool/fish system.
    Hawking didn't apply to Cambridge for undergrad.

    Yes the "system" is human not mechanistic. And one interviewer may have a different opinion of a candidate from another interviewer. BUT there is always more than one interviewer, and usually more than one interview. Also the interview(s) are not the only factor that makes or breaks an application.

    There is huge competition for limited places, and some good candidates will always have to miss out. They will be great somewhere else.

    And of course, sometimes the AT/DoS will get it wrong and the "better" candidate misses out. But that's life I'm afraid...
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Hawking didn't apply to Cambridge for undergrad.

    Yes the "system" is human not mechanistic. And one interviewer may have a different opinion of a candidate from another interviewer. BUT there is always more than one interviewer, and usually more than one interview. Also the interview(s) are not the only factor that makes or breaks an application.

    There is huge competition for limited places, and some good candidates will always have to miss out. They will be great somewhere else.

    And of course, sometimes the AT/DoS will get it wrong and the "better" candidate misses out. But that's life I'm afraid...
    Fair enough! I like ''Yes the "system" is human not mechanistic.'' ''the AT/DoS will get it wrong and the "better" candidate misses out. But that's life I'm afraid..''

    A fellow had admitted it during a visit to our school (apparently he knows it first hand).

    We were told repeatedly that Stephen Hawking had applied to both place, when it was still possible, but was rejected by Cambridge and went to the other place.

    Edit: (OMG I am starting to sound like everyone else! Is that what an offer does? hhh)
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    (Original post by Melanie Leconte)
    Yes I have read your reply before as I have been reading all the posts...trying to figure out the ''system'' hhh The closest I've found is the Eton's system; does the house master like you or not regardless of ability/potential? They failed to spot Stephen Hawkins

    Do colleges compete (Tompkins Table) or do they work as a team for the benefit of all students? I am revering to the pool/fish system.
    They have another internal ranking (not available for public to see) which uses more sophisticated/complex methodology than Tomkins (which is very simple) and more accurate indication of their academic standing among colleges. So yes, the existence of those kind of rankings would certainky give incentive to the colleges to improve, but also they have the pooling system at the time of admission which makes sure the university as a whole get most able students no matter which college they apply to once you get in.
    Also all the teachings (including supervision, except for the first year, and practicals, etc.) are centralised and done at the department, not at each college, so effect on learning between colleges is really negligible.
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    (Original post by Xiuchen)
    GOOOD LUCK (Again)
    Did you ever get your email/letter?
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    (Original post by Reaver Daniels)
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