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    I especially hate the ones that are like "I got A* A* A* A* A*, I'm head boy/head girl, gave a kidney to a dying child, helped out during the Ebola crisis AND I represented team GB in the Olympic Games and got 3 gold medals, do you think I have a chance at Oxbridge? (I know this is a long shot)"
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    I doubt most of them are lying. I got A*A*A* quite conformably from a crappy comp and probably could have done 1-2 more A Levels (tried to do 4 wasn't allowed lol). 2,000/300,000 people every year get 3A*+ across the UK. Realistically a lot of them will come onto TSR, particularly those who are applying to Oxbridge, those forums are very popular.

    I don't really know what else you'd expect on a student forum, its quite normal to see people interested in education and excelling in it.
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    UCL graduate here, you mad? :cool:
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    UCL graduate here, you mad? :cool:
    LMAO 😂 is it really that hard to get in to?
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    Probably because people on this are trying to work out the best way to do things, so they are the ones who are getting better grades.
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    (Original post by Texxers)
    I swear to god every person of TSR claims to have A*A*A*A*A* predicted grades and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AS levels. Applies to Oxford, UCL, Imperial.
    Not everyone does.
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    UCL graduate here, you mad? :cool:
    Will 4a*s(bio,chem,physics,maths),4as ,1b suffice for ucl mechanical or chemical engineering.Also, what about medicine?I know A levels are more important but will these igcses(considered harder than normal gcses) suffice?
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    UCL graduate here, you mad? :cool:
    Yeah, I'm mad.
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    (Original post by arizonaidiot)
    Will 4a*s(bio,chem,physics,maths),4as ,1b suffice for ucl mechanical or chemical engineering.Also, what about medicine?I know A levels are more important but will these igcses(considered harder than normal gcses) suffice?
    They’re piss poor grades as far as UCL is concerned tbh. You should have at least 6 A*s at A level, preferably 9 to set you apart from the competition.
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    It's just because you get all the people who post these "Can I get into oxbridge thread" when they have the same amount of A Stars as the milky way galaxy, just to boost their ego.
    The people who get better grades tend to be more vocal about it.
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    (Original post by GovernmentEarner)
    I doubt most of them are lying. I got A*A*A* quite conformably from a crappy comp and probably could have done 1-2 more A Levels (tried to do 4 wasn't allowed lol). 2,000/300,000 people every year get 3A*+ across the UK. Realistically a lot of them will come onto TSR, particularly those who are applying to Oxbridge, those forums are very popular.

    I don't really know what else you'd expect on a student forum, its quite normal to see people interested in education and excelling in it.
    surely 30000 not 300000? XD
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    They’re piss poor grades as far as UCL is concerned tbh. You should have at least 6 A*s at A level, preferably 9 to set you apart from the competition.
    Not in the mood for sarcastic jokes.As you're my senior who graduated from ucl,I respectfully asked you what my chances were.I ask you again,with utmost respect that do I even have any chance since the competition is so high?I need help as I am an International candidate.
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    Also plenty of people with 4A* predicted don't get into cambridge. I mean I've never made a thread about it though, just talked in the relevant forums. I guess people know what they are getting into when they click on the cambridge 2018 thread XD.
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    They’re piss poor grades as far as UCL is concerned tbh. You should have at least 6 A*s at A level, preferably 9 to set you apart from the competition.
    Yep, clearly not good enough.
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    (Original post by arizonaidiot)
    Not in the mood for sarcastic jokes.As you're my senior who graduated from ucl,I respectfully asked you what my chances were.I ask you again,with utmost respect that do I even have any chance since the competition is so high?I need help as I am an International candidate.
    4A* obviously you stand a chance then. Plantagenet Crown probably thought you were being sarcastic since 4A* is above UCL's requirements. I mean it'll depend on your course. MechEng is more competitive usually than ChemEng.
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    (Original post by arizonaidiot)
    Not in the mood for sarcastic jokes.As you're my senior who graduated from ucl,I respectfully asked you what my chances were.I ask you again,with utmost respect that do I even have any chance since the competition is so high?I need help as I am an International candidate.
    Yeah don't worry you have a really good chance
    I got an offer from UCL for EEE (AAA) without an interview.
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    (Original post by Texxers)
    I swear to god every person of TSR claims to have A*A*A*A*A* predicted grades and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AS levels. Applies to Oxford, UCL, Imperial.
    I was predicted A*AA and got A*A*A* and now I’m at UCL , I only did 3 a levels though
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    (Original post by pinkypaz123)
    And yet they still wonder whether they have a chance of getting into Oxbridge
    TBF to them getting 4 A*'s doesn't guarantee a place at Oxbridge. They could have a terrible interview, a terrible PS/reference etc. IK someone who got 4 A*'s, but he had terrible GCSEs, a terrible interview and a terrible personal statement.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    4A* obviously you stand a chance then. Plantagenet Crown probably thought you were being sarcastic since 4A* is above UCL's requirements. I mean it'll depend on your course. MechEng is more competitive usually than ChemEng.
    I got 4a*,4as and 1b in igcses, not a levels.
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    (Original post by black1blade)
    surely 30000 not 300000? XD
    Nope. 335,000 people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland take A Levels every year
 
 
 
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