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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Year 13 (I'm studying Maths, FM, Physics and Chem) , you?
    Year 12 and doing Maths, Chem, Physics and Bio. Wish I'd done FM but decided to do Bio.
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Year 13 (I'm studying Maths, FM, Physics and Chem) , you?
    are you applying for Cambridge?
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    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    Year 12 and doing Maths, Chem, Physics and Bio. Wish I'd done FM but decided to do Bio.
    FM is great - would recommend picking up the AS if you can next year (it greatly improves your understanding of general maths)
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    FM is great - would recommend picking up the AS if you can next year (it greatly improves your understanding of general maths)
    Was planning on doing FM all year long but decided to stray away because of the new spec for FM. I'll see if I can pick it up because maths is fun
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    (Original post by AspiringUnderdog)
    are you applying for Cambridge?
    Yeah for CompSci with Physics


    (I'm studying CS not Chem at A-level haha)
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    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    Was planning on doing FM all year long but decided to stray away because of the new spec for FM. I'll see if I can pick it up because maths is fun
    Yeah the Year 12s at my school are currently learning the same stuff as what we're learning for FP2 - it's mental haha

    (also i editted the previous post - I'm not taking Chem - I meant CS )
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Yeah for CompSci with Physics


    (I'm studying CS not Chem at A-level haha)
    Wow I didn't even know that the computer science course allows that. I just checked and you can even do psychology with computer science that's pretty awesome!
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    (Original post by AspiringUnderdog)
    Wow I didn't even know that the computer science course allows that. I just checked and you can even do psychology with computer science that's pretty awesome!
    Yeah it is pretty awesome - just a shame that the Physics component is only in first year (unless I decide to switch to NatSci in second year - given that I even get in haha)
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Yeah the Year 12s at my school are currently learning the same stuff as what we're learning for FP2 - it's mental haha

    (also i editted the previous post - I'm not taking Chem - I meant CS )
    Glad I didn't take it then.

    CS is quite popular it seems.

    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Yeah it is pretty awesome - just a shame that the Physics component is only in first year (unless I decide to switch to NatSci in second year - given that I even get in haha)
    Wow... I didn't even realise this was for the Cambridge admissions test... I'll just go and leave the smart people here
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    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    Glad I didn't take it then.

    CS is quite popular it seems.



    Wow... I didn't even realise this was for the Cambridge admissions test... I'll just go and leave the smart people here
    Haha yup - luckily I don't have to do the NSAA (you get around 3 mins per question)
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Haha yup - luckily I don't have to do the NSAA (you get around 3 mins per question)
    Good thing my GCSEs put me out of contention for Cambridge then. That'd be hell.
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    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    Good thing my GCSEs put me out of contention for Cambridge then. That'd be hell.
    Dude Cambridge don't take GCSEs into account (if only to see how much you have improved since) - If you're predicted the grades apply!
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Dude Cambridge don't take GCSEs into account (if only to see how much you have improved since) - If you're predicted the grades apply!
    They don't do pure chem so not for me 😅.
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    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    They don't do pure chem so not for me 😅.
    I have a friend who's applying to Oxford for that exact reason haha

    although, many people say that they go into NatSci knowing what they 'think' they want to do, and come out having specialised in something completely different as the course exposed them to so many new things
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    I have a friend who's applying to Oxford for that exact reason haha

    although, many people say that they go into NatSci knowing what they 'think' they want to do, and come out having specialised in something completely different as the course exposed them to so many new things
    Oxford seems like a daunting place.

    You never know with a person like me- I did like the idea of natural sciences but it's just too broad for me I think. Still have a year til I submit my application so I'll probably change my mind around 563 times.

    Can I ask where you are applying?
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    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    Oxford seems like a daunting place.

    You never know with a person like me- I did like the idea of natural sciences but it's just too broad for me I think. Still have a year til I submit my application so I'll probably change my mind around 563 times.

    Can I ask where you are applying?
    You should definitely look more into it , NatSci at Durham is a little narrower I believe if you fancied looking there

    I'm applying to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester (Maths & Compsci), UCL (Mathematical Computation) and Reading (Computational Mathematics). (Preference in that order haha).

    Also Durham and Cambridge are so much friendlier and less daunting than you would expect. I found Oxford a little too big for my liking .
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    You should definitely look more into it , NatSci at Durham is a little narrower I believe if you fancied looking there

    I'm applying to Cambridge, Durham, Manchester (Maths & Compsci), UCL (Mathematical Computation) and Reading (Computational Mathematics). (Preference in that order haha).

    Also Durham and Cambridge are so much friendlier and less daunting than you would expect. I found Oxford a little too big for my liking .
    Oooohhh- nice unis and courses. Hope you get into Cambridge or Durham.

    Durham's looks amazing which is a positive.
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    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    Oooohhh- nice unis and courses. Hope you get into Cambridge or Durham.

    Durham's looks amazing which is a positive.
    Yeah I was so tempted to apply for CS, Maths & Physics at Durham but the CS course alone looks soooo good

    And thank you haha
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    (Original post by ImprobableCacti)
    Haha yup - luckily I don't have to do the NSAA (you get around 3 mins per question)
    (Original post by ChallengeLover)
    Good thing my GCSEs put me out of contention for Cambridge then. That'd be hell.
    lol it's more like 1.5 minutes per question. There are 54 multiple choice questions to answer and 80 minutes to do it in. The second section is 40 minutes so 50 marks. :O
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    (Original post by AspiringUnderdog)
    lol it's more like 1.5 minutes per question. There are 54 multiple choice questions to answer and 80 minutes to do it in. The second section is 40 minutes so 50 marks. :O
    Even worse. I hope you breeze through it- you take it pre-interview? Whenever it is, I wish you luck
 
 
 
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