I am an American high school student (about to enter junior year). I've had my heart set on going to college in the UK/Ireland for quite some time now, and I want to ensure that I don't sacrifice quality for location.
There are tons of lovely schools with lovely credentials in the UK/Ireland area, but many of them seem pretty hard to get into.
I plan to major in Maths/Physics.
I've done a bit of research on:
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
I'm particular interested in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Trinity.
This year, I am beginning study at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. They offer much higher level courses than my home high school...
I'm starting with AP Calc 2 (section 2 of 3) this year, and I got a 3 on my Calc 1 exam (A overall in the course itself, though). I'll also be taking AMPS (advanced math problem solving), and Modeling with Differential Equations this year. Next year, I plan on going really heavy with math courses as well.
I've yet to take a physics course, but am starting this year with Physics w/Advaned Topics, and will follow up with several higher physics courses.
I'll be taking 11 AP weighted sections (some courses cover more than one section) this year, and more than that next year.
I got a 191 on my PSAT
1860 on SAT- 620s in every section, essay score 8. (I plan on retaking. I want at least a 2000)
My weighted GPA was, at the end of this year, a 4.7: unweighted is at least a 3.89
NCSSM GPA will be calculated separately, and all of their courses are weighted at least a 5.