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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    strange. seems pretty bad if it is infact AAAAA and people are applying with AAAB+ thinking they have a good chance whereas they have a small/no chance at all.
    I think maybe the AAAAA is a rough guide, I got told they had to pretty much stick to it this last year because they get like 14 applicants per place :eek: I still got in though, with my measly AAAAB. I think they don't just look at grades, and are willing to make exceptions.

    They require AAA at A level now (fairly sure on this, although prospectus probably says different :p:) just for first year entry which is only required by a very small number of universities in the the UK
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    strange. seems pretty bad if it is infact AAAAA and people are applying with AAAB+ thinking they have a good chance whereas they have a small/no chance at all.
    That's not strictly true Oxford said that they want at least AAAAB but people I know and people on here have had offers with AAABB. There are other factors of the application taken into consideration.
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    (Original post by Meteorshower)
    When you consider that you'd probably have to alter all your applications and personal statement, it's a fair sacrifice though...
    Anyone willing to do that never wanted to study the subject at all.
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    Does anyone else have to scroll horizontal to see this page? I'm only seeing half off it and it's doing my nut in!
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    (Original post by Meteorshower)
    I think maybe the AAAAA is a rough guide, I got told they had to pretty much stick to it this last year because they get like 14 applicants per place :eek: I still got in though, with my measly AAAAB. I think they don't just look at grades, and are willing to make exceptions.

    They require AAA at A level now (fairly sure on this, although prospectus probably says different :p:) just for first year entry which is only required by a very small number of universities in the the UK
    "measly" ha.

    14 applicants per place is truly mad. personally would choose edinburgh or glasgow over st andrews.

    cities just so much better.
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    (Original post by rosie9391)
    Does anyone else have to scroll horizontal to see this page? I'm only seeing half off it and it's doing my nut in!
    I blame Ape's picture.

    To be honest though the reward outweighs the annoyance.
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    "measly" ha.

    14 applicants per place is truly mad. personally would choose edinburgh or glasgow over st andrews.

    cities just so much better.
    I don't like the fact you have to spend ages walking/getting the bus there :p:

    It's worth mentioning that applicant to place ratio isn't necessarily the best indicator of how hard it is to get in somewhere. Cambridge only had a 4 to 1 ratio for my course, presumably because a lot less people fancy their chances.
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    What's the likelihood of getting an interview for uni in scotland?
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    (Original post by LuhLah)
    What's the likelihood of getting an interview for uni in scotland?
    Pretty much none unless you apply for Medicine.
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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    That's not strictly true Oxford said that they want at least AAAAB but people I know and people on here have had offers with AAABB. There are other factors of the application taken into consideration.
    hence the "small/no chance".

    there are other factors of an application yes but there are probably some admissions people that reject applications immediately when the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements.
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    (Original post by LuhLah)
    What's the likelihood of getting an interview for uni in scotland?
    Very slim unless your applying for medicine or education.
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...5#post17587365

    Here's a somewhat tangible source for what i've been saying about St Andrews physics.
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    (Original post by rosie9391)
    Very slim unless your applying for medicine or education.
    Yes, there are very few courses where you really need an interview. Some unis don't even interview for medicine.
    I think that certain product design courses, teaching, medicine, dentistry and vet medicine (of course :P) are the only ones to interview. I'm probably wrong though.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Guys, is there a definite rule to there being "3 dots" after let's say, a sub-heading...?
    Wiki mentions the typographical rules of ellipsis:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipsis
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    (Original post by LDVet)
    Yes, there are very few courses where you really need an interview. Some unis don't even interview for medicine.
    I think that certain product design courses, teaching, medicine, dentistry and vet medicine (of course :P) are the only ones to interview. I'm probably wrong though.
    That sounds about right. Fine art courses also require an interview for a chance to see the folio. :yep:
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Yes, is it frowned upon/count as a mistake if you have 2 or 4?
    Not sure, I'm no expert at English :p: but it is just seems normal and looks better with 3. Why are you wanting to know?
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    (Original post by Meteorshower)
    Pretty much none unless you apply for Medicine.
    RGU say that applicants may be interviewed for biomedical science.
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Medicine and Biomedical science - same sort of catergory :p:
    Not at all really :p:
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    (Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
    Medicine and Biomedical science - same sort of catergory :p:
    but it doesn't come under medicine. :p: Similar though yes.
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    (Original post by Dado Prso)
    hence the "small/no chance".

    there are other factors of an application yes but there are probably some admissions people that reject applications immediately when the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements.
    They're meant to scrutinise the whole application carefully but if the PS is average and their predicted grades are a bit "meh" then you're probably right.

    This whole process sucks :p:
 
 
 
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