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    Hey, this is a thread for 2019 applicants applying to study at the university of Southampton:

    Course(s) you're applying for
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    GCSE grades
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    Extra-curricular activities

    I want to study International relations / International development / Human geography and politics
    I'm applying to Leeds, East Anglia, Loughborough, Southampton and Keele
    GCSE Grades - 5A's, 4B's and 1C
    Predicted Grades - I don't know yet but between ABB - BBC
    Extra Curricular - MUN, Running my schools senior debate team, EPQ completed, Netball team, Netball coach, HSLA - leadership course and Tutoring kids in English Language
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    Course(s) you're applying for: Criminology, criminology with psychology, criminology with law
    Other universities you're applying to: southampton, portsmouth, liverpool, manchester, nottingham
    GCSE grade: 3A's, 6B's, C
    Predicted A-level grade:ABB-BBB
    Extra curricular: MUN, air cadets, Debate team, DofE
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    (Original post by M.Gilbertson)
    Hey, this is a thread for 2019 applicants applying to study at the university of Southampton:

    Course(s) you're applying for
    Other universities you're applying to
    GCSE grades
    Predicted A-level grades
    Extra-curricular activities

    I want to study International relations / International development / Human geography and politics
    I'm applying to Leeds, East Anglia, Loughborough, Southampton and Keele
    GCSE Grades - 5A's, 4B's and 1C
    Predicted Grades - I don't know yet but between ABB - BBC
    Extra Curricular - MUN, Running my schools senior debate team, EPQ completed, Netball team, Netball coach, HSLA - leadership course and Tutoring kids in English Language
    Course(s) you're applying for: Mechanical engineering (Foundation year)
    Other universities you're applying to: southampton, sheffield, lancaster, nottingham
    GCSE grade: 3A's, 6B's, C
    Predicted A-level grade:AAC
    Extra curricular: DofE, Scouts, NCS, tutoring
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    Course(s) you're applying for: Medicine
    Other universities you're applying to: Bristol / KCL / Sheffield and UCL (for applied medical science)
    GCSE grade: 9A*s 1A
    Predicted A-level grade:AAB achieved (hopefully chem will be predicted as A* but not sure)
    Extra curricular: DofE, Music Production and running
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    Hey guys, best of luck with your applications to the University of Southampton this year!
    You can do it :dumbells: :woohoo: :happy2:

    Just wanted to make you aware of the various sources of information you may find about the University here on :tsr: !
    We have the Ask a University of Southampton Student thread and the University of Southampton Halls accommodation thread .

    Do feel free to tag or quote me if you guys have any questions related to Southampton, General University questions or anything about the Chemistry department
    I am a second year chemistry student at the University of Southampton :hi:
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    (Original post by tomhoney380)
    Course(s) you're applying for: Medicine
    Other universities you're applying to: Bristol / KCL / Sheffield and UCL (for applied medical science)
    GCSE grade: 9A*s 1A
    Predicted A-level grade:AAB achieved (hopefully chem will be predicted as A* but not sure)
    Extra curricular: DofE, Music Production and running
    (Original post by Rolls_Reus_0wner)
    Course(s) you're applying for: Mechanical engineering (Foundation year)
    Other universities you're applying to: southampton, sheffield, loughbrough, manchester, nottingham
    GCSE grade: 3A's, 6B's, C
    Predicted A-level grade:AAC
    Extra curricular: DofE, Scouts, NCS, tutoring
    (Original post by Missmai10)
    Course(s) you're applying for: Criminology, criminology with psychology, criminology with law
    Other universities you're applying to: southampton, portsmouth, liverpool, manchester, nottingham
    GCSE grade: 3A's, 6B's, C
    Predicted A-level grade:ABB-BBB
    Extra curricular: MUN, air cadets, Debate team, DofE
    (Original post by M.Gilbertson)
    Hey, this is a thread for 2019 applicants applying to study at the university of Southampton:

    Course(s) you're applying for
    Other universities you're applying to
    GCSE grades
    Predicted A-level grades
    Extra-curricular activities

    I want to study International relations / International development / Human geography and politics
    I'm applying to Leeds, East Anglia, Loughborough, Southampton and Keele
    GCSE Grades - 5A's, 4B's and 1C
    Predicted Grades - I don't know yet but between ABB - BBC
    Extra Curricular - MUN, Running my schools senior debate team, EPQ completed, Netball team, Netball coach, HSLA - leadership course and Tutoring kids in English Language
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    Hello!

    Course(s) you're applying for: Civil Engineering
    Other universities you're applying to: Southampton, Cambridge, Imperial College, Bath, Bristol
    IGCSE grades: 6A* 2A
    Achieved AS Level: AA (Math, Physics)
    Predicted A-level grade: A*A*A* (Math, FM, Physics)
    Extra curricular: Qualified equivalent competitions of BMO1 and BIO1. Self studied programming and made a game (here).
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    Course(s) you're applying for: Maths (4 years)
    Other universities you're applying to:Oxford, Durham and Lancaster atm
    GCSE grades: 986 4A*s 7As 1B +A in FSMQ
    Predicted A-level grades: A*A*A
    Extra-curricular activities: Tonnes of volunteering (including on here :giggle:), help in maths workshop, tap, musical theatre. Did ballet for 13 years and piano for 10 years. Basically loads

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    (Original post by Lemur14)
    Course(s) you're applying for: Maths (4 years)
    Other universities you're applying to:Oxford, Durham and Lancaster atm
    GCSE grades: 986 4A*s 7As 1B +A in FSMQ
    Predicted A-level grades: A*A*A
    Extra-curricular activities: Tonnes of volunteering (including on here :giggle:), help in maths workshop, tap, musical theatre. Did ballet for 13 years and piano for 10 years. Basically loads

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    yessssss :jumphug:
    you got this :yep:
    and wow you do a lot of extra-curricular stuff like my sister
    did you ever take ballet/tap exams?
    and omg what grade piano :eek4: you must be good :ninja:
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    yessssss :jumphug:
    you got this :yep:
    and wow you do a lot of extra-curricular stuff like my sister
    did you ever take ballet/tap exams?
    and omg what grade piano :eek4: you must be good :ninja:
    :jumphug:
    Yeah, did/do a lot of stuff :lol: Tap I think we did grade 1 at one point :rofl: Was a bit mismatched as we went through about 8 teachers in 4 or 5 years and they all had different ideas of whether we should do exams or not. Recently taken it back up but we're not doing exams. Ballet was a weird one as we did exams every 2 years but I somehow missed my final 2 sets of exams (one was for extra maths tbf which was over my second weekly ballet lesson so I wasn't allowed to do the exam) so although I did 13 years of it, I've only got grade 2.
    Piano I did grade 5 in year 8 then failed grade 6 in year 11 after I'd done my theory (bad idea to try and have piano exam and mocks in the same week btw). Have barely played since, and am definitely not good (although possibly comparing to my grade 8 standard dad lol)
    Also have grade 5 singing.

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    Course(s) you're applying for: Aeronautics & Astronautics (4 years)
    Other universities you're applying to: Surrey, Manchester, Bristol and Leicester
    GCSE grades: did old gcse - 8As, 1B and 2C
    Predicted A-level grades: A*AA
    Extra-curricular activities: Cricket
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    Course(s) you're applying for: Nursing ( haven’t been able to decide whether adult or children) Mnursing Adult and Children

    Other universities you're applying to: City of London, University of Portsmouth, Middlesex university
    GCSE grades: ( ya girl got pretty basic) 4bs 5cs
    Predicted A-level grades: D*D*d
    Extra-curricular activities : Hospital volunteering, walked for dementia .

    Honest question: Do you even think I stand a chance against Southampton?
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    Course I’m applying for: MEng Computer Science
    Other unis I’m applying to: Cam, IC, St. Andrews, Bristol
    GCSE Grades: A* Distinction (I’m an international student and only started studying in the UK from year 12 and those two were maths and were taken purely for fun)
    AS Grades: 4As with full UMS in Maths
    Predicted Grades: 5A*s (I’m taking Further Maths AS and A Level at the same year)
    ECA - UKSDC, Volunteer a hella lot, Scuba Diving (Fun fact I reached Rescue Diver which is the highest you can get under 18)
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    Hi! I'm an international student

    Course(s) you're applying for: Geology
    Other universities you're applying to: Oxford, Imperial, UCL, Bristol
    GCSE grades: 9A* and 2A
    Predicted A-level grades: A*A*A*
    Extra-curricular activities: Piano, singing, choir, peer mentor, school council, food committee, science outreach

    Anyone else applying for the same course (or similar)?

    Update: Received a conditional offer (AAB) on 16/10!
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    Yo.

    So I'm applying to MPhys Physics with Space Science because god damn working in the space industry would be amazing (plus you get to go to Tenerife!), but at the same time I don't quite want to do engineering. Everywhere else it's physics (and physical nat sci at Cambridge).
    I'm also applying for Cambridge, Imperial, Birmingham and Warwick, but Southampton is probably my 3rd or 2nd choice just because of the course. I am predicted A*A*A*A* in maths, further maths, physics and history and predicted A in French AS (but then again that is technically my mother tongue).

    My GCSEs were 9, 8, 7, six A*s including French taken a year early, 2 As including astronomy a year later, a B in DT and a C in further pure maths.
    As for extra-curriculars... not many. I play a fair bit of guitar and sometimes do a little bit of doodling/sketching. None of that CCF or DofE or MUN or EPQ or even any sports. Sometimes I try arranging songs from video games for guitar but I rarely actually manage to.
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    (Original post by Jj1EM)
    Course(s) you're applying for: Nursing ( haven’t been able to decide whether adult or children) Mnursing Adult and Children

    Other universities you're applying to: City of London, University of Portsmouth, Middlesex university
    GCSE grades: ( ya girl got pretty basic) 4bs 5cs
    Predicted A-level grades: D*D*d
    Extra-curricular activities : Hospital volunteering.

    Honest question: Do you even think I stand a chance against Southampton?
    Definitely, isn't D* equivalent to A or A* in A-level? your GCSEs really don't matter for Southampton, universities outside of the top 5 usually give offers to around 80% of applicants
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    Yo.

    So I'm applying to MPhys Physics with Space Science because god damn working in the space industry would be amazing (plus you get to go to Tenerife!), but at the same time I don't quite want to do engineering. Everywhere else it's physics (and physical nat sci at Cambridge).
    I'm also applying for Cambridge, Imperial, Birmingham and Warwick, but Southampton is probably my 3rd or 2nd choice just because of the course. I am predicted A*A*A*A* in maths, further maths, physics and history and predicted A in French AS (but then again that is technically my mother tongue).

    My GCSEs were 9, 8, 7, six A*s including French taken a year early, 2 As including astronomy a year later, a B in DT and a C in further pure maths.
    As for extra-curriculars... not many. I play a fair bit of guitar and sometimes do a little bit of doodling/sketching. None of that CCF or DofE or MUN or EPQ or even any sports. Sometimes I try arranging songs from video games for guitar but I rarely actually manage to.
    omg YES sinnoh :jumphug:
    honestly the stuff they do is great
    I really super enjoyed the astronomy module I took alongside my degree last year :love:
    if I was a physics student there was an opportunity to go to an observatory in America as a joint partnership with that uni for a mini summer internship :yep:
    also the physics society are great :ninja: I go to their events and it's fine :ninja:
    like last week's public lecture on gravitational waves from this professor at MIT who was amazing :ninja:

    also you're awesome :hugs:
    best of luck

    are you applying just for master's courses? Have you got a BSc already? Can't remember :hmmmm:
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    (Original post by Sinnoh)
    Definitely, isn't D* equivalent to A or A* in A-level? your GCSEs really don't matter for Southampton, universities outside of the top 5 usually give offers to around 80% of applicants
    Yeah it’s equivalent to A* but looking at Tsr students they have great gcse grades. What do you mean about universities outside of the top 5, are you talking about Russell groups?
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    (Original post by Jj1EM)
    Yeah it’s equivalent to A* but looking at Tsr students they have great gcse grades. What do you mean about universities outside of the top 5, are you talking about Russell groups?
    I think TSR is the exception, or at least, people with exceptional GCSE results are more likely to mention them. When I say "outside the top 5", I mean if you're not applying to Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, Durham - those kinds of top-tier ones. If you look up the stats, a lot of universities give a lot of offers.
    Don't agonise over the RG, it's a brand name that's vaguely related to research funding or something.
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    omg YES sinnoh :jumphug:
    honestly the stuff they do is great
    I really super enjoyed the astronomy module I took alongside my degree last year :love:
    if I was a physics student there was an opportunity to go to an observatory in America as a joint partnership with that uni for a mini summer internship :yep:
    also the physics society are great :ninja: I go to their events and it's fine :ninja:
    like last week's public lecture on gravitational waves from this professor at MIT who was amazing :ninja:

    also you're awesome :hugs:
    best of luck

    are you applying just for master's courses? Have you got a BSc already? Can't remember :hmmmm:
    Thanks

    Erm no, I haven't got a BSc (I'm in year 13) but I'm applying for an integrated master's at each uni.
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    Course(s) you're applying for: Music
    Other universities you're applying to: York, Nottingham, Royal Holloway and Canterbury
    GCSE grades: 3As 6Bs and 1C
    Predicted A-level grades: AAC
    Extra-curricular activities: Leader of orchestra + string orchestra, Head of house, Chorister/senior choral scholar, Leader of quartets, DofE, Horse riding.
 
 
 
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