Discuss applications to the clearing house (and to courses that are not in the clearing house system), screening assessments, interviews, reserve lists, places, etc. here
Salomons said they would let us know by the 8th. I am also working on assumption I will get invited as they say they invite everyone with minimum entry requirements So I have also started going over all my research notes and textbooks
Unsure whether I can ask this, but any tips on surreys written task (not the stats MCQ or situational judgement) - they've moved it from interview phase to being pre-interview test- I never got the hang of it at last 2 interview phases. Any tips?
Does anyone know how the courses actually pick individuals for interview based on test scores, because i'm sure out of approx. 500-600 people sitting the test there will be a high percentage who achieve the same score? Do they use personal statements as well?
This is a major problem that I've also thought of. For Universities such as UEA and Bath, they both utilise scoring criteria for selection, which have a relatively low maximum, given the use of integers. In the context of Bath, where points are awarded based on A levels, undergrad degree classification, and existence of a masters and/or PhD, the range of possible scores is quite small. For example, if 500 people apply, you will have dozens achieving the same score (i.e. a 2:1 at undergrad, a master's degree, and AAB at A level).Smallblonde02 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:57 pm Does anyone know how the courses actually pick individuals for interview based on test scores, because i'm sure out of approx. 500-600 people sitting the test there will be a high percentage who achieve the same score? Do they use personal statements as well?
Now lets say there are 12 people with the same score, which spans from the 47th to 53rd percentile. Bath applicants proceed to the next round if they score above the 50th percentile for the group. How are the applicants ordered here? Alphabetical order? Unless all applicants are jointly allowed through, I cannot see this system as being fair.
This is why I think it's mostly impossible to get shortlisted for Bath. With a 2:1 at undergrad, a masters, and AAB A-levels, I automatically go below all of the people with a first, the people with a PhD, and anyone with higher A levels. This means that, at best, my score would be joint with the 50th percentile, which then means I would only get shortlisted through luck. Not worth it.
Hi Tabitha, what did the written task entail previously? Is it an abstract type task?