Official Cambridge deselected applicants thread 2022

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Theloniouss
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When the email or letter arrives giving the bad news that Cambridge has failed to appreciate your potential as a student --- that moment of rejection Image --- let us know the following:

The Cambridge college which rejected you:
The course you applied to:
What are your predicted/achieved GCSEs and A-levels, etc.:
Which other university will likely benefit from your presence:
Will you reapply next year?:

Commiserations, and good luck wherever you do end up
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Magdalene
History
A* A* A* in History, English, and Art History
Durham/St Andrews/York
Nope - one chance was enough!
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Queens
HSPS
Achieved A* A* A* (Maths, Economics and Politics) + A* in EPQ.
Warwick
No I reapplied this year not doing it again
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Anonymous #1
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(Original post by Theloniouss)
When the email or letter arrives giving the bad news that Cambridge has failed to appreciate your potential as a student --- that moment of rejection Image --- let us know the following:

The Cambridge college which rejected you:
The course you applied to:
What are your predicted/achieved GCSEs and A-levels, etc.:
Which other university will likely benefit from your presence:
Will you reapply next year?:

Commiserations, and good luck wherever you do end up
Jesus
Law
A*AA
Bristol or Southampton or Royal Holloway
Nope
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Anonymous #2
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Robinson to do law
Predicted A*A*A* (English, Politics, Psychology)
Hopefully Durham
Not reapplying
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Engineering at downing
4 A* predicted
Hopefully imperial (for biomed eng)
Not reapplying - Imperial (if I get it) is my top choice, cambs 2nd
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(Original post by Theloniouss)
When the email or letter arrives giving the bad news that Cambridge has failed to appreciate your potential as a student --- that moment of rejection Image --- let us know the following:

The Cambridge college which rejected you:
The course you applied to:
What are your predicted/achieved GCSEs and A-levels, etc.:
Which other university will likely benefit from your presence:
Will you reapply next year?:

Commiserations, and good luck wherever you do end up
1) Christ’s
2) English Lit
3) All 9’s at GCSE apart from 8’s in History and Spanish and a 7 in Further Maths. Predicted A*A*A* for A levels (English, Sociology and Psychology)
4) I’ve applied to St.Andrews, Edinburgh, Exeter and Bristol. Got offers from the last two
5) I won’t be reapplying - just don’t wanna run the risk of another rejection!
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The Cambridge college which rejected you: Trinity Hall
The course you applied to: HSPS
What are your predicted/achieved GCSEs and A-levels, etc.: 999999977A* at GCSE, AA for AS + predicted A*A*A* for A Levels in history, english and politics
Which other university will likely benefit from your presence: Durham if they give me an offer lol
Will you reapply next year?: Maybe, depending on Durham and how I feel
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College: Fitzwilliam
Course: English
GCSEs: five 9s, one 8, one 6, one distinction
AS Levels: AAAA
Predicted A-Levels: A*A*A* (working at A*AC)
Other Universities: St Andrews/York/Durham/Keele
Will you reapply?: Probably not, though maybe as a postgrad
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(Original post by katastrophic)
College: Fitzwilliam
Course: English
GCSEs: five 9s, one 8, one 6, one distinction
AS Levels: AAAA
Predicted A-Levels: A*A*A* (working at A*AC)
Other Universities: St Andrews/York/Durham/Keele
Will you reapply?: Probably not, though maybe as a postgrad
hey! have you got an offer for st.andrews yet? i’m just wondering as i’m waiting for one for english
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hey! have you got an offer for st.andrews yet? i’m just wondering as i’m waiting for one for english
Afraid not - I've been asking people the same. :/ Best of luck though!
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The Cambridge college which rejected you: Selwyn
The course you applied to: HSPS
What are your predicted/achieved GCSEs and A-levels, etc.: A*A* A
Which other university will likely benefit from your presence: York, Bath or Birmingham
Will you reapply next year?: No
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Rejected from Newnham for Philosophy

State school gap year (so no grade inflation like the other schools lol) A*A*A

No idea where I'll go but also applied to Bristol, UCL, Edinburgh and St Andrews.

Won't reapply as it seems I'd need another A* to be considered, though will be interested to see how all these predicted A*A*A*A*a* grades pan out. Feel now I'll be lucky to get a place in clearing with a mere A*A*A, and waiting for the other offers is depressing
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1) Peterhouse
2)HSPS
3) GCSEs: 9999877777
A Level Predicted: A*A*A* in RS, History and Politics, and A* in EPQ.
4) I have an offer from KCL for Politics so maybe there, but probably UCL if they accept me but I haven't heard back yet
5) Maybee
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st catz
PBS
A*A*A*A* with A* in EPQ
ucl if i've an offer
probably not
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Trinity Hall
Philosophy
My qualifications are international
I've only got an offer from Bristol so far
Yes, I intend to reapply because I feel strongly that I haven't made my best during the admissions process
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(Original post by Theloniouss)
When the email or letter arrives giving the bad news that Cambridge has failed to appreciate your potential as a student --- that moment of rejection Image --- let us know the following:

The Cambridge college which rejected you:
The course you applied to:
What are your predicted/achieved GCSEs and A-levels, etc.:
Which other university will likely benefit from your presence:
Will you reapply next year?:

Commiserations, and good luck wherever you do end up
1. Jesus
2. English
3. Predicted A*A*A* at A-Level, 10 9s and 1 8 at GCSE. 49 ELAT. Edit: lol I forgot that I did an AS (got an A).
4. I have an offer from St Andrews! Thrilled with that.
5. Definitely not, Cambridge is not the be-all and end-all. The system is based heavily on luck, and there are many applicants who don’t get in and could have thrived there. I literally have a friend who has four A*s predicted, did Computer Science A-Level and got an A* in a year, Arkwright Scholarship, etc. but was rejected before interview. She is such a hardworking, intelligent icon who will thrive at a different uni!

Posting here just to demonstrate that Cambridge does not define you. If you applied, you are likely very intelligent, and you don’t need a uni to tell you that.
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(Original post by cakt-us)
1. Jesus
2. English
3. Predicted A*A*A* at A-Level, 10 9s and 1 8 at GCSE. 49 ELAT. Edit: lol I forgot that I did an AS (got an A).
4. I have an offer from St Andrews! Thrilled with that.
5. Definitely not, Cambridge is not the be-all and end-all. The system is based heavily on luck, and there are many applicants who don’t get in and could have thrived there. I literally have a friend who has four A*s predicted, did Computer Science A-Level and got an A* in a year, Arkwright Scholarship, etc. but was rejected before interview. She is such a hardworking, intelligent icon who will thrive at a different uni!

Posting here just to demonstrate that Cambridge does not define you. If you applied, you are likely very intelligent, and you don’t need a uni to tell you that.
Weirdly, last year quite a few people who applied to Oxbridge and St Andrews got an offer from one, but not the other...
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Kings
MML
A*AA
St. Andrews (if I get an offer) or Warwick
Definitely not
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The Cambridge college which rejected you: Christ's
The course you applied to: Land Economy
What are your predicted/achieved GCSEs and A-levels, etc.: IB 44/45 Predicted
Which other university will likely benefit from your presence: Not sure, probably US schools
Will you reapply next year?: Definitely not. Great university but I am done with this admissions process.
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