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Hey! I didn't see one of these up so I thought I'd start one!

Comment below the Uni's and Courses you plan to apply for, as well as the subjects you take and your AS grades.

I'll start.

Physics (Lancaster)
Physics (Manchester)
Physics (Durham)
Physics (York)
Physics (Surrey)

Physics - C (Disapointing! expected a B min.)
Maths - B (avg'd 90ums in core modules but got an e in S1)
Geography - D (Long story but confident I can get this to a B minimum)
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University choices:
What subject(s) are currently studying?:
Predicted A2 grades:
AS grades:
GCSE grades:
Why Physics?
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University choices:
University of Birmingham: Theoretical Physics
University College London: Physics
University of Nottingham: Physics with Theoretical Physics
King's College London: Physics with Theoretical Physics
University of Leeds: Theoretical Physics

Pretty sure I'd get contextual offers from Bristol and Nottingham
What subject(s) are currently studying?:
A2 Mathematics - C1 C2 C3 C4 S1 M1
A2 Physics
A2 Biology
A2 Further Mathematics (self taught) - FP1 FP2 M2 D1 D2 S1 S2
Predicted A2 grades:
A*A*(Maths/F.Maths)AA
Already achieved A in maths, retaking C3/C4 for A*
GCSE grades:
AAAAAAAAAAC
Why Physics?
I like the challenge that comes with studying physics.
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University Choices:

Oxford
St Andrews
Durham
Edinburgh
Queen's Belfast

Subjects: Maths/Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology AS

Predicted A2 grades: A*A*A* - plus A* in maths already achieved

AS Grades: Maths A*(completed A2 this year, 599/600 ums), Physics, Chemistry and Biology all A

GCSE grades: 11 A*

Why Physics?: It's the most fundamental natural science and I love problem solving
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University choices:
Oxford - Physics
Durham - Theoretical Physics
Warwick - Maths and Physics
Manchester - Physics with Theoretical Physics
Exeter - Physics with a study abroad in New Zealand

What subject(s) are currently studying?:
Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Chemistry

Predicted A2 grades:
Maths - A*
Further Maths - A*
Physics - A*
Chemistry - A*

AS grades: my school doesnt take them
GCSE grades: 12A*

Why Physics?Because Newton was the homie
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University choices: Oxford, Manchester, Exeter + Birmingham (couldn't choose a fifth because I'm fussy)
What subject(s) are currently studying?: Phys ,Math + Further Math
Predicted A2 grades: A*A*A
AS grades: AAAA (did chem AS too)
GCSE grades:6A*s 4As
Why Physics? Why not
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I'll join in as well. :)

University choices:
Durham
Edinburgh
Imperial College London
Manchester
St. Andrews

What subject(s) are you currently studying?:
I'm currently on my gap year so none. ;)

Predicted A2 grades / AS grades / GCSE grades:
I'm from Austria therefore I didn't take any of these exams. As I have already left school though I have my final exam results.
German (written) - equivalent of A
Maths (written) - equivalent of A
English (written) - equivalent of A
English (spoken) - equivalent of A
Physics (spoken) - equivalent of A
Biology (spoken) - equivalent of A

Why Physics?
Amongst other reasons because it's absolutely fascinating and I want to discover as much as I can.
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University choices:
University of Nottingham: Medical Physics
University of Sheffield: " "
University of Liverpool " "
University College London: " "
University of Cardiff

What subject(s) are currently studying?:
Physics, Maths, Further Maths

Predicted A2 grades: AAA
AS grades: BBB + already have a maths A Level B
GCSE grades: 4 A*s, 6 A's
Why Physics?

I just enjoy it...
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University choices :
Oxford - Physics (MPhys)
Manchester - Physics with theoretical physics (BSc)
Durham - Theoretical physics (MSci)
Bristol - Theoretical physics (MPhys)
Southampton - Mathematical physics (MMath)

What subjects are you currently studying?

Maths
Further Maths
Physics
Further additional (AS most likely unless I get too bored)

Predicted A2:
A*A*A* (A* in maths already achieved in year 12)

AS grades:
Maths - A
Physics - A
Chemistry - B
Further maths - sitting this year
Further additional maths (M4, M5, S3) - sitting this year

GCSE grades:
(Went to an abomination of a secondary school)
5 A* 5A 1B

Already received offers from Bristol and Southampton (A*AA each) and have an interview at Manchester next month.
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Uni choices:
UCL- Theoretical Physics
Surrey - Physics with Quantum Technologies
Warwick - Physics
Imperial - Theoretical Physics
Birmingham - Physics with Quantum Physics

GCSES 6A*s 4A 1C
my predictions are:
Physics - A
Maths - A*
Further Maths - A
Chemistry - A

why Physics? why not
i've got 3 offers from UCL, Warwick, Surrey
UCL has invited me to an offer day which has a sort of one to one discussion (which seems scary lol)
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University choices:
Sheffield
Leicester
Birmingham
Leeds
Lancaster
(All to do MPhys in Physics with Astrophysics)

Offers-
Sheffield-Nothing yet
Leicester-Conditional offer (AAB)
Birmingham-Nothing yet (don't think I'll get an offer)
Leeds-Invited for an applicant visit day/interview!
Leicester-Nothing yet

What subject(s) are currently studying?:
Maths
Physics
Further Maths

Predicted A2 grades:
Maths-A*
Further Maths-A
Physics-A

AS grades:
Maths-B but resitting because I was only 7 UMS off an A overall. (Not cashed in)

GCSE grades:
6A*s 4As B

Why Physics?
I like the challenge
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Ive applied for most of my unis but still have one choice left, thinking about either surrey, UCL or queen mary. Does anybody have any advice on how good each of these unis are?
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(Original post by ScienceGeek1878)
Hey! I didn't see one of these up so I thought I'd start one!

Comment below the Uni's and Courses you plan to apply for, as well as the subjects you take and your AS grades.

I'll start.

Physics (Lancaster)
Physics (Manchester)
Physics (Durham)
Physics (York)
Physics (Surrey)

Physics - C (Disapointing! expected a B min.)
Maths - B (avg'd 90ums in core modules but got an e in S1)
Geography - D (Long story but confident I can get this to a B minimum)
Not applying for 5 Physics degrees (Only 2 - the rest are Chemistry)

Theoretical Physics (Glasgow)
Physics (Strathclyde)

Higher Grades:

Physics, Modern Studies, History, English: A
Maths: C (Extenuating Circumstances)

Taking in 2017-18:

Maths (H): Predicted A
Biology (H): Predicted A
Chemistry (H): Predicted A
Physics (AH): Predicted B

Best of luck!!!
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So happy to see you guys!

University choices:
Physics at
Oxford
Imperial
UCL
Durham
Lancaster

What subject(s) are currently studying?:
I'm doing IB!
HL:Chinese A, Maths, Physics
SLnglish B, Economics, Chemistry
Chemistry is sooooo painful!

Predicted IB grades: don't know lol

Why Physics?
I enjoy trying(struggling) to understand things lol
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If anyone has any questions about what it's like to study physics, and get into research/academia, feel free to ask me btw! Currently doing my Masters in the subject
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University choices:
Oxford
Exeter
York
Bath
Sussex
What subject(s) are currently studying?:
Maths
Physics
Chemistry
Predicted A2 grades:
Don’t know
AS grades:
Only did maths~ not cashed in
Hey Jessica,

happened to see you were applying to Bath (good choice !). I am currently in my final year at Bath studying physics- so please drop me a message if you have any queries about life at Bath or the course itself I have already written quite a bit about my experience in the following thread if you're interested: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...4#post74797424

Good luck with your applications !

Lydia
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Hey Jessica,

happened to see you were applying to Bath (good choice !). I am currently in my final year at Bath studying physics- so please drop me a message if you have any queries about life at Bath or the course itself I have already written quite a bit about my experience in the following thread if you're interested: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...4#post74797424

Good luck with your applications !

Lydia
I also ended up applying to bath and got an offer the other day! buzzing!
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Oxford (physics)
UCL (Astrophysics)
Kings (Physics with Astrophysics)
Queen Mary's. (Astrophysics)
Royal Holloway (Astrophysics)

Current Subjects:
Physics
Chemistry
Maths

Predicted A2 Grades:
A*AA (Same order as current subjects)

Why Physics ?
I have always been fascinated with space since I was a child. That fascination has seemed to stick with me for quite a while lol. Wanna be an Astronomer or Astrophysicist.
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physics

oxford(accepted)
StAndrews(pending)
imperial (accepted)
manchester(accepted)
birmingham(accepted)

Foreign student so i did my a-lvls on the side,
A* Maths
A* Further Maths
A Physics(269/300 on A2 pretty unlucky)
Competed at the international physics olympiad got a whole 10/100 lol
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physics

oxford(pending-will find out tomorrow)
StAndrews(pending)
imperial (accepted)
manchester(accepted)
birmingham(accepted)

Foreign student so i did my a-lvls on the side,
A* Maths
A* Further Maths
A Physics(269/300 on A2 pretty unlucky)
Competed at the international physics olympiad got a whole 10/100 lol
Where are planning on firming?
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