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    Not that impressive considering everyone on TSR has achieved the same feat.
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Nice, is he planning on doing Medicine?
    Yep - after a gap year.
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    (Original post by thekidwhogames)
    Yep - after a gap year.
    Nice. I’m guessing you help with Maths?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Nice. I’m guessing you help with Maths?
    Yeah and he helps me with Chemistry and Biology (he's quite good at them). To be honest, he's the reason I started becoming motivated to become a better mathematician - brotherly competition xD

    What about you - any siblings?
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    (Original post by thekidwhogames)
    Yeah and he helps me with Chemistry and Biology (he's quite good at them). To be honest, he's the reason I started becoming motivated to become a better mathematician - brotherly competition xD

    What about you - any siblings?
    Ah that’s nice. Are you going to do Biology and Chemistry next year? That’s good, I mean you’ve become very skilled at it as well. Yeah, 2 brothers and a sister. Younger brother and sister are in the same year as you and older brother is at university. Do you have any more siblings?
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Ah that’s nice. Are you going to do Biology and Chemistry next year? That’s good, I mean you’ve become very skilled at it as well. Yeah, 2 brothers and a sister. Younger brother and sister are in the same year as you and older brother is at university. Do you have any more siblings?
    Unfortunately not. I'm either moving into a math specialist school (to do Maths and Physics A levels) or staying at my current school. Only reason I'm hesitant about a math school is because I'm already doing the Maths A levels this year so it'll be a boring there. If I end up staying at my own school, I'll be taking up Chemistry and Physics (not Biology though).

    Ah, so they're also in the run up to GCSEs? Good luck to them - hope they get what they want! What do they plan on doing later on?

    What's your older brother studying?

    And yeah - I have 3 brothers. One in year 8; one in year 13 and one who finished university.
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    Hey, I got into harvard when I was four, used to get nap time between semesters. sleeping to sound of hardbass.
    they called us stupid, backwards look at us now.

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    (Original post by black1blade)
    Yeah I think so. In the lower sixth chem challenge I got exactly enough to get a gold (33/68) which is p funny.
    I bet that went right on the good ol' UCAS
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Yep, you have to pay individual application fees for each uni, and sit the SAT and usually two subtests (i.e. Subject specific SATs) when their dates are available in the UK (often in big cities like London or Birmingham, they don't go to small towns, unfortunately).

    You'll need to write a college essay, which isn't very similar to a UCAS PS. They look for different things, but great examples are all over the internet.

    Honestly, another negative, academically speaking imo of American unis is that their interviews are personal, and non-academic. They'll talk about you and what you can do for the uni based on your life and college essay - no intellect questions.
    Really? I think it's better for them to not be intellectual as they're more relaxed and conversational. I had 6 interviews and all went really well and were very relaxed and laid back. The interviewers dont wanna break you, they genuinely want to help you get in, so in most cases the interview helps your app
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    (Original post by thekidwhogames)
    Unfortunately not. I'm either moving into a math specialist school (to do Maths and Physics A levels) or staying at my current school. Only reason I'm hesitant about a math school is because I'm already doing the Maths A levels this year so it'll be a boring there. If I end up staying at my own school, I'll be taking up Chemistry and Physics (not Biology though).

    Ah, so they're also in the run up to GCSEs? Good luck to them - hope they get what they want! What do they plan on doing later on?

    What's your older brother studying?

    And yeah - I have 3 brothers. One in year 8; one in year 13 and one who finished university.
    That’s honestly so cool. How would you study Maths when you’ll have done maths and Further maths? I think you’d like it in a maths specialist school though.

    If you do stay in your current school I think you’ll like Physics because compared to the work that you’ve taken up you will find it easy. The same applies with chemistry.

    They’re both clueless on what they want to do later on. I think they both might Biology and Chemistry though. Nowhere near as smart as you though lol. My older brother is studying Law.

    3 brothers that must be fun lol. Wow what did your older brother study at university?
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    I bet that went right on the good ol' UCAS
    Actually no since I applied to theoretical physics but on my good ol' cambridge SAQ I gave it a cheeky lil mention (without saying I just scrapped it ).
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Ofc not.

    This is why the rich attend the best unis in America. The UK media should look at "merica before they **** off every top uni in the UK for not helping social mobility.
    The thing is tho you gotta spend money to make money, especially if you're applying for aid as thats a huge investment on their part. Also you can easily get a waiver if the costs prevent you from applying.
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    (Original post by Radioactivedecay)
    Really? I think it's better for them to not be intellectual as they're more relaxed and conversational. I had 6 interviews and all went really well and were very relaxed and laid back. The interviewers dont wanna break you, they genuinely want to help you get in, so in most cases the interview helps your app
    What universities did you apply to if you don’t mind me asking and for what course?
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    (Original post by Jman10101)
    I saw on an article that over 6000 people applied to Harvard alone for early entrance, I bet in the UK that number is a lot lower.
    Harvard gets about 40,000 applicants in total. That's a little more than Oxbridge combined (you can't apply to both Cambridge and Oxford).

    But there's a lot more students in the US and you can apply to as many as your cheque book will allow.

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    (Original post by Black Water)
    That’s honestly so cool. How would you study Maths when you’ll have done maths and Further maths? I think you’d like it in a maths specialist school though.

    If you do stay in your current school I think you’ll like Physics because compared to the work that you’ve taken up you will find it easy. The same applies with chemistry.

    They’re both clueless on what they want to do later on. I think they both might Biology and Chemistry though. Nowhere near as smart as you though lol. My older brother is studying Law.

    3 brothers that must be fun lol. Wow what did your older brother study at university?
    To be honest, I'm going because they have amazing Olympiad scores and stuff - they train students for BMO1/BMO2 and the Maths challenges and stuff - they also have pHd problem solvers come in to train students.

    Yeah, I think A level Physics will be a lot of fun - I've covered a good percentage of it during Maths/FM (M1-M3) so that'll make it easier (I've also heard it's quite a monstrous A level xD). Chemistry also looks amazing - a lot of Maths modules too (moles and stuff; bond angles (C4 vectors)).

    A lot of people that age are pretty clueless (myself included). You can introduce them to Maths and sciences and challenges and stuff (they'll probably like logical problem-solving stuff) so by time they reach sixth form, they can be very good at it. I think anybody with the right resources can become better at a subject (I had level 4/5 in SATs year 6).

    Law? My friend's brother does that - it seems to be really fun. The show Suits makes it very exciting xD Does he do stocks and stuff - law students tend to do that (and make good money).

    Yeah, 4 brothers is quiet a lot for my mom xD He studied medicine(surgeon).
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Yeah but then that’s crap for us.
    Haha, I'm Welsh
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    (Original post by thekidwhogames)
    To be honest, I'm going because they have amazing Olympiad scores and stuff - they train students for BMO1/BMO2 and the Maths challenges and stuff - they also have pHd problem solvers come in to train students.

    Yeah, I think A level Physics will be a lot of fun - I've covered a good percentage of it during Maths/FM (M1-M3) so that'll make it easier (I've also heard it's quite a monstrous A level xD). Chemistry also looks amazing - a lot of Maths modules too (moles and stuff; bond angles (C4 vectors)).

    A lot of people that age are pretty clueless (myself included). You can introduce them to Maths and sciences and challenges and stuff (they'll probably like logical problem-solving stuff) so by time they reach sixth form, they can be very good at it. I think anybody with the right resources can become better at a subject (I had level 4/5 in SATs year 6).

    Law? My friend's brother does that - it seems to be really fun. The show Suits makes it very exciting xD Does he do stocks and stuff - law students tend to do that (and make good money).

    Yeah, 4 brothers is quiet a lot for my mom xD He studied medicine(surgeon).
    What kind of a school is this lol, sounds amazing! I feel you’d fit right in with a school like this.

    The stuff that you’ve done in Maths and FM will really help for Physics and Chemistry because It’ll be easy Maths for you and the concepts will be easier as well. Things like SUVAT, Momentum and Vectors will be hands on really easy for you. Yeah the grade boundaries are really low for Physics it’s like 50% for an A but the questions are solid and challenging.

    If I were honestly going to compare them to you they’re stupid and they even say that themselves. None of them excel in maths as in I think they’re both doing foundation. My sister is good at sciences but struggles with maths and pretty much hates it.

    Haha, I used to watch Suits but then stopped for some reason. I didn’t exactly use Netflix or anything like that to watch it. I used websites (you know what I mean ).

    Brothers are always to much to handle for any mother lol. Your brother is a surgeon?! Do you mind me asking what medical school he went to? Your parents must be so proud of him. Is he currently working?
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Haha, I'm Welsh
    F*cking lucky you are!
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    (Original post by Radioactivedecay)
    Really? I think it's better for them to not be intellectual as they're more relaxed and conversational. I had 6 interviews and all went really well and were very relaxed and laid back. The interviewers dont wanna break you, they genuinely want to help you get in, so in most cases the interview helps your app
    Depends on what you think makes a good student.

    People say Oxbridge academics don't want to break you, honestly they do. Ironically my Imperial interview was harder - it was a whole session on NMR of weird ass molecules with weirder names. Ones in America care more about what the person brings outside of academia. I think they care more about the person (which also includes grades), rather than subject ability alone which is what Oxbridge prioritise.
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    (Original post by Radioactivedecay)
    The thing is tho you gotta spend money to make money, especially if you're applying for aid as thats a huge investment on their part. Also you can easily get a waiver if the costs prevent you from applying.
    Honestly, I bet a large chunk of applicants don't even qualify for any significant aid, and those that don't get in with money/legacy.

    But I guess if you end up in IB, it's all financially worth it - problem is, is the debt becomes so amazingly huge if you pursue law, med, business school after - or any other grad school
 
 
 
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