I've applied to Cambridge and if I don't get in I am going to the press!

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(Original post by A Grade Student)
Er no thanks. :eek: :rolleyes:

No, I was just wondering whether it is a good idea to issue the threat during the interview.

I think it might be a good idea personally, because then they can't reject me at all. They would be too scared too, due to the legal and tabloid threat bringing down Cambridge university's name. What do you think?

I think you're a prat. See Foolfarian for the rest of my sentiments.
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I have to say that whilst i admire your...erm..."confidence?!" was it?!...you are proving yourself to be exactly the type of person who doesn't DESERVE to go to Cambridge. Relying on grades alone won't get you in, you have to be the kind of person who is an all-rounder.

The mere fact that you have already made up your mind to go running and complaining to the media (who, frankly, have better things to do than indulge your whims) proves that you aren't a lateral thinker; i mean come on, what would it solve?!

And if, by some fluke of the cosmos, you happened to get in based on your 'threats', would you really be satisfied knowing that it was on grounds of blackmail? If the answer is yes, you really aren't cambridge material mate.
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This has to be one of the funniest posts i've read in a long time, and for your sake i hope you're not serious. I'd like to make several points in relation to your claims:

1) Practically everyone applying to Cambridge will have/ be predicted to achieve 4 As, so these grades alone are therefore not going to get you accepted. Also, your expected A level grades are purely speculatory at this point, and are thus phantom predicted grades which carry no actual weight

2) You say that Cambridge have no grounds for rejecting you other than your social class; be that as it may, but your claim that rejection would be 'discrimination' applies to all Cambridge applicants who are subsequently rejected. The selection process has to be discriminatory in order to whittle down the numbers!

3) I can scarcely think of anything more certain to result in you being rejected than threatening the interviewer with legal action should this unfortunate circumstance arise
well said. personally if i was an interviewer and u brought up the point of legal action because of rejection, i would reject you on the grounds of disrespect and bigheadedness
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*yawn @ oxbridge*
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Hehe, I mentioned this to my cousin's girlfriend, who is a fellow and will be doing interviews this year. She laughed at the idea

Basically, you are offered a place based on whether they think you'll benefit from a Cambridge education. Someone who comes in with that sort of attitude, and threatening legal action is not going to benefit from the Cambridge supervision system, and wouldn't stand a chance of getting a place, especially if they threatened legal action. What's it going to do? The last two cases like this haven't harmed the unis much, have they?
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*yawn @ oxbridge*
Jeez tell me about it, my boyfriend has applied for Physics at Oxford and all through last year it was "oxbridge this oxbridge that" I'm getting damn sick of it (though naturally, I hope he gets in if its what he really wants...he's a top lad! )
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And all my teachers think I am most certainly Cambridge material, so the only reason I could think of for rejection would be discrimination.
Great... all my teachers think I am Oxbridge material but that doesn't mean I am Oxbridge material. You shouldn't let what other people think of you get to your head... if you go to Cambridge thinking you will get in, you won't.

Also, from a working class background you are probably more likely to benifit from positive discrimination that to be distriminated against for it. Oxbridge know that they have to make their intake more representitive, so your background may play a part in the selection process.
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I've applied to Cambridge and if I don't get in I am going to the press! No, I really am. I am predicted 4 A's and i'll almost certainly attain them, and not only that but I reckon i'll get the top 10 best scores in the country on some papers. If I don't get in then me and my family have already decided that we will complain publicly and even seek legal advice (we were discussing it earlier). The only reason they could reject me is because I am from a working class background. And if that is the case, then that would be discrimination and a lawyer will be consulted.

Also, I am thinking of warning the interviewer that if I don't get accepted, then I will be complaining and seeking legal advice, during the interview. Do you think I should? This would probably make them think twice before rejecting me on the grounds of social class. Is this a good idea? We think it probably would be.
Eh up comrade...who gives a toss if you're working class...it does not make a difference...you are suggesting that Cambridge should favour you because of it? Of course there may be mitigating circumstances but that is a pants socialist excuse. I am sure if you were middle class that you would not want other people to be favoured over you for such a shallow irrational reason...kinda reminds me of when the pigs walk on two legs....if you get what I mean

anyway, if you do not get in, remember that it is not because you are working class. I mean, I am probably poorer than many working class people with my dad being a war pensioner yet it does not give me any sort of excuse
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Lol!! It's such a crazy world..
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Great... all my teachers think I am Oxbridge material but that doesn't mean I am Oxbridge material. You shouldn't let what other people think of you get to your head... if you go to Cambridge thinking you will get in, you won't.

Also, from a working class background you are probably more likely to benifit from positive discrimination that to be distriminated against for it. Oxbridge know that they have to make their intake more representitive, so your background may play a part in the selection process.
I am sorry, but the 'best man for the job' regardless of gender, social class, religion race reigns supreme for me..positive discrimination worsens the long term grievances and is just as scandulous as favouring toffs in the 19th century
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Eh up comrade...who gives a toss if you're working class...it does not make a difference...you are suggesting that Cambridge should favour you because of it? Of course there may be mitigating circumstances but that is a pants socialist excuse. I am sure if you were middle class that you would not want other people to be favoured over you for such a shallow irrational reason...kinda reminds me of when the pigs walk on two legs....if you get what I mean

anyway, if you do not get in, remember that it is not because you are working class. I mean, I am probably poorer than many working class people with my dad being a war pensioner yet it does not give me any sort of excuse
the pig thing will ring a bell for those of you who have read Animal farm
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So do you reckon A grade student thinks he is Boxer the horse...or is he Napoleon...socialist until he becomes well off..hhmmmmm
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I am sorry, but the 'best man for the job' regardless of gender, social class, religion race reigns supreme for me..positive discrimination worsens the long term grievances and is just as scandulous as favouring toffs in the 19th century
Yeah, I agree that positive distrimination is scandelous (and, in fact, it is illegal) but I think that as a working class person who went to a comprehensive you may have a slight advantage over private school toffs in the current climate. This does not necessarily mean positive discrimation, but just means that unis are recognising that if all uni applicants are to be considered on a level playing field then their backgrounds must be considered.

BTW, please do not start a debate about this.
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Recent item in Telegraph says 26,840 students in upper sixth, who are confident of achieving at least 3 A's at A-level, have applied to Oxbridge for entry next year. Apparently about 20,000 will be disappointed - imagine if they all went running to the press!!
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I've applied to Cambridge and if I don't get in I am going to the press! No, I really am. I am predicted 4 A's and i'll almost certainly attain them, and not only that but I reckon i'll get the top 10 best scores in the country on some papers. If I don't get in then me and my family have already decided that we will complain publicly and even seek legal advice (we were discussing it earlier). The only reason they could reject me is because I am from a working class background. And if that is the case, then that would be discrimination and a lawyer will be consulted.

Also, I am thinking of warning the interviewer that if I don't get accepted, then I will be complaining and seeking legal advice, during the interview. Do you think I should? This would probably make them think twice before rejecting me on the grounds of social class. Is this a good idea? We think it probably would be.
Oh c'mon get a life you twit.
i've applied to cambridge and I have 3A's and a B as a prediction not from AS. Im relying on the fact that the selection proceedure isn't just relyant upon how many A's you have but also on the sort of person you are and how you can contribute and grow as a whole whilst there.
You cant seriously think that if you threaten them they'll give you a place do you? No-one likes arrogant pricks like you.

Twit. Twit (Sigh).......... Twit.
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I've applied to Cambridge and if I don't get in I am going to the press! No, I really am. I am predicted 4 A's and i'll almost certainly attain them, and not only that but I reckon i'll get the top 10 best scores in the country on some papers. If I don't get in then me and my family have already decided that we will complain publicly and even seek legal advice (we were discussing it earlier). The only reason they could reject me is because I am from a working class background. And if that is the case, then that would be discrimination and a lawyer will be consulted.

Also, I am thinking of warning the interviewer that if I don't get accepted, then I will be complaining and seeking legal advice, during the interview. Do you think I should? This would probably make them think twice before rejecting me on the grounds of social class. Is this a good idea? We think it probably would be.

Omg...talk about being full of one self. Your just threatening them!! Would you feel good getting in after threatening them?! Dude, I'll laugh at you if you don't make the grades.
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erm sorry 'a grade student' but u need to wake up and enter the real world! I have attained/predicted the same grades as you and got 100% on 2/3 geog papers for AS got all the scholarships etc and i bet i'm rejected for oxford! That's the way it is, they are looking for something else than just good grades, something that only they know if you have. Don't place all your hopes on it - it's not everything.
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Sorry but you can tell how this 'A Grade Student' thinks he is superior to the rest of us, just by reading his name!

Get a life!
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I applied for a job at Maplin once, I didn't get the job I am pretty certain it was discrimation but I couldn't proove it. I just left it and never bought anything since.

Rejection is apart of life. If cambridge don't like they don't like you. They don't need arogant sods giving them a bad reputation.
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I applied for a job at Maplin once, I didn't get the job I am pretty certain it was discrimation but I couldn't proove it. I just left it and never bought anything since.

Rejection is apart of life. If cambridge don't like they don't like you. They don't need arogant sods giving them a bad reputation.
Care to tell us discrimination of what sort?

And don't worry I find that all members of staff of electrical companies are all tossers.
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