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Old 06-17-2021, 05:36 PM
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It'll be interesting to see what Louise does. It's a difficult time to be leaving school: the usual gap year options aren't likely to be available, and there probably won't be a lot of jobs around, so she may well go straight on to university, if that's what she wants and she gets the grades.
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Old 06-19-2021, 08:28 AM
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Just looked up the number of people receiving a first. Cum laude is much, much harder to get.

According to this overview:
A first grade honours is becoming much more common, while it already was 22% in 2014-2015; it was up to 28% in 2018-2019. While 2.1 is achieved by almost half of the students (48-49%); 2.2 decreased from 23% to 19% and 3 from 5% to 4%

Apparently, you only need a score of 70% or higher for a first grade honours; and you can already pass (C) with only 40% or up. In the Dutch system (although comparing is not completely possible) you would need 50-55% (5.5 on a scale of 1-10) for a pass; and would need 80% (8.0 on a scale of 1-10) or higher for cum laude (with some additional requirements; such as no grade lower than 7.0; no repeated courses, etc. (differing slightly between universities)).

Of course, someone's grades also depend on the difficulty level of the exams...
Thank you for sharing the link. Oh wow, I did not realise that first class honours in the UK is 70% above. In most Australian university, first class (for Honours, Masters and PhD only) requires high distinctions, equivalent to 85% above (though in some universities, it's 80% above). Second class first division (2:1) requires distinction, equivalent to 75-84%. Second class second division (2:1) requires credit, similar to 65-74%. Third class is 50% above (or pass). Interestingly, the most of the grading is on the scale of 0-7, but some universities are 0-4.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academ...g_in_Australia

I'm kind of glad that the university marks and grading system in the UK are more consistent or "centralised" compared to Australia with variations across different universities. I could see why the admission centres want to see the raw marks for each subjects, not just the overall band (e.g. HD, D, C, P).
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Old 08-18-2021, 07:39 AM
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I'm pretty curious in regards to which university Lady Louise will go to because I'm sure she is getting really good grades, although I don't know about the specific from her AS Levels that she got earlier this month.

I don't think we have that much infomation to work with and she can go anywhere really. Her dad is the chancellor at Bath but that doesn't mean she will go there. She could maybe go St Andrews perhaps but considering her A Level choices, maybe she might go to Oxford?
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I'm pretty curious in regards to which university Lady Louise will go to because I'm sure she is getting really good grades, although I don't know about the specific from her AS Levels that she got earlier this month.

I don't think we have that much infomation to work with and she can go anywhere really. Her dad is the chancellor at Bath but that doesn't mean she will go there. She could maybe go St Andrews perhaps but considering her A Level choices, maybe she might go to Oxford?
I don't know if BP will put out an announcement of where she will go.
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I don't know if BP will put out an announcement of where she will go.
I'd be very surprised if they do
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I'd be very surprised if they do
That is correct.
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Old 08-18-2021, 11:21 AM
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I doubt they will, but maybe Sophie will say something at some point, before fellow students post on social media that she's on their course? Some universities are particularly strong in particular subjects, so it depends what course she wants to do. And presumably she had to go through the normal application process, so it would also depend if she received an offer from her first choice university.
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I don't know if BP will put out an announcement of where she will go.
Did BP make any announcements when Beatrice, Eugenie, Zara and Peter went to university?
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Old 08-18-2021, 11:58 AM
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Not exactly - but it was made known to the press especially about Eugenie and Beatrice. There plans for their gap year and such.

Doesn't Louise still have a year of A levels left?
I expect that we will be told something when they have their yearly photo shot.
Personally I will not be surprised if she studies in the US.
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Old 08-18-2021, 06:15 PM
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Louise should have received her AS level results last week and still has her A levels to go. We weren't told her results unlike William, Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie's whose GCSEs and A level results were made known as was the university attended by William, Beatrice and Eugenie.

Louise is being treated the same as Peter and Zara whose results for school exams were not made public and no announcement was made about which universities they attended or their courses.

I doubt Louise would go to university in the US simply due to how good universities are in the UK and the question of why the grand daughter of the Queen would turn her back on her own country to be educated somewhere else. It would be seen as an insult to the UK universities and not positive PR.

I suspect she will go to a smaller UK university, close to Windsor, as I do see her as someone who will prefer to be close to her family. Beatrice went to Goldsmiths in London so had family near her and I can see something similar for Louise.

I do wonder, in these covid times, where she will take a 'gap year' or go straight to post-school studies either at university or some other place of higher education and have a 'gap' year after that before starting work in whatever field she is interested in pursuing. I can actually see her being a doctor or a nurse or a teacher - a caring 'profession' rather than the art history route of Eugenie or the sports type degrees of Peter and Zara.
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Or perhaps she will look for a career with horses, like Zara does.
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Old 08-19-2021, 06:27 AM
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Zara still went to university and has a degree in Physiotherapy (I believe in equine physiotherapy as a speciality) from the University of Exeter.
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As Louise finishes up at St Mary's and James finishes up (or has already finished) up at Eagle House?
Do you think we are going to be told what Louise is going to do in her gap year or if she is going to University?
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An article with lots of information about James and his upbringing:

https://www.tatler.com/article/james...ails-biography
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Louise should have received her AS level results last week and still has her A levels to go. We weren't told her results unlike William, Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie's whose GCSEs and A level results were made known as was the university attended by William, Beatrice and Eugenie.
AS levels were abandoned some time back, but Louise would certainly have received her predictive grades for her A levels.
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She'll have made the decision already, because university applications for September 2022 will have had to be in several months ago. That's assuming that she gets the required grades. I would think that something'll be announced, rather than wait for someone selling their "the Queen's granddaughter is on my uni course/gap year placement" story to the papers, but not until after the results come out in mid-August.
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She'll have made the decision already, because university applications for September 2022 will have had to be in several months ago. That's assuming that she gets the required grades. I would think that something'll be announced, rather than wait for someone selling their "the Queen's granddaughter is on my uni course/gap year placement" story to the papers, but not until after the results come out in mid-August.

Alison- When would students know if they'd been admitted to the universities that they applied to? In the U.S. applications are due by November and students entering as freshman, typically know by April at the latest.
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Alison- When would students know if they'd been admitted to the universities that they applied to? In the U.S. applications are due by November and students entering as freshman, typically know by April at the latest.
Certain when I did it you received offers around January/February time. May have changed however.
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