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    hey, I'm getting a bit nervous about my interview in february...does anyone know if they ask you questions in your major language? and, if yes, are they academic or personal questions?
    if anyone asked me about the credit crunch in french, i'd probably just panic and stutter some incoherent stuff...
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    Hey leoniemarie, I have interview this wednesday...aaaahh!
    They only ask you questions in your major language if you've studied it before (so usually french, german or spanish).
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    (Original post by mousemat)
    Hey leoniemarie, I have interview this wednesday...aaaahh!
    They only ask you questions in your major language if you've studied it before (so usually french, german or spanish).
    aww, i wish you all the best! and be prepared to give a detailed description of the whole procedure...

    i'm desperately trying to improve my french right now as my lessons during the last 2 years have been crap.

    does anyone know how to prepare for the TSA? i found the sample test but there doesn't seem to be anything else...
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    Thanks, and you too for Feb
    I think there's only the practice paper on the website but this is the first year UCL are using the TSA apprently.
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    yep.. i was waiting for the TSA UCL link for ages..

    now my hopes for an ESPS offer are ten times more than yesterday.. or i will take a gap year

    today i got two rejections in one email
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    (Original post by J-OD)
    yep.. i was waiting for the TSA UCL link for ages..

    now my hopes for an ESPS offer are ten times more than yesterday.. or i will take a gap year

    today i got two rejections in one email
    WhattttttT? How? :hugs:
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    i know.. it was because i must have got two replies at the same time, and the automated system only checks it once every so often..

    im hoping for ESPS french n politics, or a gap year and hopefully have more luck next year
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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    WhattttttT? How? :hugs:

    i know...

    i wonder how much emphasis is on gcses or subject combinations?

    what did you get?? not in a nosey way i just want to see the standard lol..
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    (Original post by J-OD)
    i know...

    i wonder how much emphasis is on gcses or subject combinations?

    what did you get?? not in a nosey way i just want to see the standard lol..
    My GCSEs weren't great... 6 A*/As and then like Cs and Ds... As at AS. You should definitely be fine for grades, I think they look more at your PS/interview to see how suitable you are for the course, I reckon you are :p:
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    im 4A* 4A BBC in sciences

    and only AAABB at AS

    so is cambridge your first choice im guessing, well done? i wish i applied for SPS at girton college (to diverge from the topic slightly)
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    I'm not sure if Cambridge or UCL will be my first choice yet, i guess i'll have to choose soon though...

    I was thinking about applying for SPS as well but I really hated Sociology lol, plus I prefer philosophy to politics really
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    I have an interview for the 4th March. I got an invitation a week after I sent my application to UCAS, so I think about the 20th October.

    I'd love to do ESPS, but I have no idea what the interview would be like. I hope I don't have to talk in French!
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    I've already had my interview and everyone was asked to talk in their language if they had studied it before!
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    (Original post by mousemat)
    I've already had my interview and everyone was asked to talk in their language if they had studied it before!
    What other information can we gleam from you? I'm not after the upper hand or anything, just something to make me feel more at ease because this entire UCAS cycle pretty much rests on ESPS!
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    There's really not much more to say...just make sure you know your personal statement, so if you've said you've read a certain book then be sure you can talk about it. Also know why you want to study your language and specialisation!
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    (Original post by ExDeusVenitBritannia)
    I have an interview for the 4th March. I got an invitation a week after I sent my application to UCAS, so I think about the 20th October.

    I'd love to do ESPS, but I have no idea what the interview would be like. I hope I don't have to talk in French!

    ESPS with French interview on the 4th of March? Snap

    i need to watch Arte and read sartre and brush up on my french also

    if i dont get ESPS ill probably reapply next year lol
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    (Original post by ExDeusVenitBritannia)
    What other information can we gleam from you? I'm not after the upper hand or anything, just something to make me feel more at ease because this entire UCAS cycle pretty much rests on ESPS!

    AND i got a European Studies rejection too.. lol
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    (Original post by J-OD)
    AND i got a European Studies rejection too.. lol
    I did! I couldn't really care any less about EuroStud. at KCL - Philosophy and French is what I should have applied for.

    Which Sartre work have you read?



    Should I be too concerned that you remember everything I say on here?

    And did you just call me Jo?

    :rolleyes:
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    ahah no littleshambles is Jo, i know her already through ESPS discussions

    i thought European studies sounded like a dumbed down ESPS easy to get into course.. and the ABB fooled me too but thats the kings standard offer

    i tried reading L'âge de raison but didnt like it, Nietzsche is better

    this may sound like an odd question but were you on a cambridge residential last year?
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    (Original post by J-OD)
    ahah no littleshambles is Jo, i know her already through ESPS discussions

    i thought European studies sounded like a dumbed down ESPS easy to get into course.. and the ABB fooled me too but thats the kings standard offer

    i tried reading L'âge de raison but didnt like it, Nietzsche is better

    this may sound like an odd question but were you on a cambridge residential last year?
    No, I definitely was not. I've done nothing like that. I was in Oxford in December for PPE interviews, but that's about it.

    Ah, well I've not really liked Nietzsche. I thought Sarte thinks like I think, atleast that's the impression I got with Nausea and a few other books. Maybe I was just pretty pleased that everything he said made sense to me.

    European Studies as a course is an absolute waste of time when you've got something far broader at UCL. I'm glad Oxford rejected me until next year, or I'd never have looked into it, and I'd never be so desperate to get to a specific university!

    Did you say you have an interview on the 4th of March or were you quoting me? I can't remember...

 
 
 
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