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How do you find out? I thought university choice was confidential. So that information shouldn't be available. What do you ask the other one
wot d'u mean?
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wot d'u mean?
Well how are you supposed to know how many other students are appling to Cambridge in your class? I thought it was all supposed to be confidential. Do you go around asking everyone their uni choices? What if they don't want to say which unis they've applied to.
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Well how are you supposed to know how many other students are appling to Cambridge in your class? I thought it was all supposed to be confidential. Do you go around asking everyone their uni choices? What if they don't want to say which unis they've applied to.
It's how many people in your class, not how many are applying to Cambridge.
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It's how many people in your class, not how many are applying to Cambridge.
Oh

Thanks I completely misread it.
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Yes, I am. In my opinion, candidates should be admitted solely on academic potential and nothing else.
But why is this incommensurable with what Cambridge are doing? Surely this information will help them gain the most accurate picture possible of their applicants' academic potential?
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But why is this incommensurable with what Cambridge are doing? Surely this information will help them gain the most accurate picture possible of their applicants' academic potential?
In my original post, for 'academic potential' read 'academic performace'.
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in my group for health and social care there are 10 of us. In citizenship there are 9. In counselling there are 7
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The selection procedure is all about picking the students who the college feels will succeed in their chosen subject. Surely academic potential is more important for a university than previous academic performance?
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My IB (HL) classes all have about 17-20 students in them.
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Oxford doesn't ask for this info.

In my four A2 subjects the class sizes are 3, 4, 9, and 12, so I'd say the orginal poster's ones are pretty big.

mine were small (all less than 10) but that's more reflective of the amount of people at school who did a levels, rather than an effort by the school to keep to small classes!

so guessing from the bryanston thing and your a levels, I guess you're applying for classics, Alexander? are you applying to oxford? what college?
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In my original post, for 'academic potential' read 'academic performace'.
Lol.. see I'd thought your comment was fair when you had just left it at "potential". Academic performance should not be the basis of admitting people- remember the exam board screw ups last year?!?
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Have about 18 people in my biggest class and 11 or 12 in smallest.
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chem - 2
bio - 3
maths - 5

But that is ridiculous. Even SPGS has classes larger than that.
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Maths - 9
Chemistry - 6
Physics - 2

(however the english A level class had 27 in and the latin class had only 1...I just chose the unpopular subjects and not a lot of my GCSE cohort continued onto sixth form)
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my biggest group is 15 - and this has dropped since year 12! i was quite shocked coz when i was at high school the minimum in a class was about 33!!
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Are you saying that this is wrong of them? Because it is a fact that someone being taught in say a class of 6 will have more help than someone in a class of 25 and will therefore have an unfair advantage..

(I think the previous person who posted just had a arse for a teacher)
Educationalists would disagree with you - they say that a cohort of about 15 at As/A level is better because there is then an element of competition which provides greater motivation to do better. If there were 6 in a class with, say one, being very able, that one would not have any reason to try to reach their potential because of lack of competition and may become complacent and not achieve as highly as they could.
Likewise, the size of a class prior to 6th form is best set at about 25 for the same reason.
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Bio - 19
Chem - 16
Maths - 25
Further Maths - 20

But at my comp the min class size was 28/30, and the biggest was my GErman class with 37.
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omg that is a LOT of people doing further maths

scary people
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My A Level classes..

Economics 9 (Which means we have 5 lessons not 6, because there is less than 10 in the group which I think is a bit unfair!!)
Politics 14
Geography 16
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so guessing from the bryanston thing and your a levels, I guess you're applying for classics, Alexander? are you applying to oxford? what college?
Hi, I've PM'd you.
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