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Hi everyone, I am a year 13 international student hoping to read law in Cambridge (2019 entry), and I am currently having a hard time deciding whether I should apply to Trinity.

All my friends and teacher warned me against it because Trinity is notoriously competitive. Although I have exceeded the predicted grades equivalent of A*AA (I am not taking A-levels), my grades are rather modest, and my teachers think I am likely to be out competed in a popular course like law.

However, a few months ago I have had the opportunity to visit Trinity College because I was one of the winners for their law essay competition. I met the law fellows and fell in love with the college. I really wanted to apply to Trinity, and I was wondering if winning the essay competition will give me a small edge over other applicants on applying to Trinity.

So, should I apply to Trinity at all? Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance!
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(Original post by travellerturtle)
Hi everyone, I am a year 13 international student hoping to read law in Cambridge (2019 entry), and I am currently having a hard time deciding whether I should apply to Trinity.

All my friends and teacher warned me against it because Trinity is notoriously competitive. Although I have exceeded the predicted grades equivalent of A*AA (I am not taking A-levels), my grades are rather modest, and my teachers think I am likely to be out competed in a popular course like law.

However, a few months ago I have had the opportunity to visit Trinity College because I was one of the winners for their law essay competition. I met the law fellows and fell in love with the college. I really wanted to apply to Trinity, and I was wondering if winning the essay competition will give me a small edge over other applicants on applying to Trinity.

So, should I apply to Trinity at all? Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance!
Go to the Cambridge section and read through the thread hosted by the Murray Edwards admissions tutor. There are also other threads there which might shed light on your question.
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you meet the requirements, you clearly are a well rounded student given u won a student law competition and you can write well which will be great for the law admissions test.

apply!
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Thank you very much! I will check out on the thread
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(Original post by travellerturtle)
Hi everyone, I am a year 13 international student hoping to read law in Cambridge (2019 entry), and I am currently having a hard time deciding whether I should apply to Trinity.

All my friends and teacher warned me against it because Trinity is notoriously competitive. Although I have exceeded the predicted grades equivalent of A*AA (I am not taking A-levels), my grades are rather modest, and my teachers think I am likely to be out competed in a popular course like law.

However, a few months ago I have had the opportunity to visit Trinity College because I was one of the winners for their law essay competition. I met the law fellows and fell in love with the college. I really wanted to apply to Trinity, and I was wondering if winning the essay competition will give me a small edge over other applicants on applying to Trinity.

So, should I apply to Trinity at all? Any advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance!
A) The pool evens things out so that you aren't disadvantaged in likelihood of getting a place whatever college you apply to and
B) Trinity last year was one of the less oversubscribed colleges for Law, out of the 29 colleges who gave offers for law Trinity had the 24th highest number of applicants per place (although there isn't much difference between most colleges)

So if you like Trinity, apply to Trinity
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Does anyone know if a grade equivalent of roughly A*A*A is competitive enough for law?
Does it matter if I go way beyond A*AA or Cambridge does not care as long as I have met the minimum requirements?
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Does anyone know if a grade equivalent of roughly A*A*A is competitive enough for law?
Does it matter if I go way beyond A*AA or Cambridge does not care as long as I have met the minimum requirements?
What are your actual grades in whatever system you were educated in? Cambridge is savvy enough, as are we on here, to be able to deal with the specifics. You may well find a TSRian with your quals who can give a direct answer, rather than work through 'equivalents'.
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