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The Big "Are My Grades Good Enough for Cambridge?" Thread (Mk1)

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    I don't know these things but wouldn't the fact that you're effectively only doing Maths and Physics be a bit of an issue?
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    (Original post by Mask Of Sanity)
    Inquire if they've accepted anyone who's had a B predicted? Something of the sort. A bit late now, but worth a shot. I'd rather hear it from them than people on a forum.
    And if they say 'yes'? if they say 'no'? what difference will it make? He's applied now, there's nothing he can do. They might give him an interview or an offer, or they might not. There's no use ringing up.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    And if they say 'yes'? what difference will it make? He's applied now, there's nothing he can do. They might give him an interview or an offer, or they might not. There's no use ringing up.
    Fair enough. However, even though it may seem pointless, if the OP is anything like I am it'll be something that constantly nags at my mind and if I was in that position I'd want to find out, possibly out of curiosity as was mentioned. If he feels the need to ring. sure, why not. If not, so be it.
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    You maybe be at a disadvantage against others with A*A*A* predictions, however you still have a chance as maybe they decide to interview you and go surprise them.

    Good Luck, now its the waiting game!!
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    (Original post by Mask Of Sanity)
    Fair enough. However, even though it may seem pointless, if the OP is anything like I am it'll be something that constantly nags at my mind and if I was in that position I'd want to find out, possibly out of curiosity as was mentioned. If he feels the need to ring. sure, why not. If not, so be it.
    That is EXACTLY how im feeling. This thing will eat me alive until I get my offer/rejection.
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    (Original post by jamminjazman)
    That is EXACTLY how im feeling. This thing will eat me alive until I get my offer/rejection.
    Ring them, I'm sure they'll be able to help. I'm assuming they're a friendly bunch. :laugh:
    I guess you could always ask if they've given anyone an offer before who's been predicted a B, albeit that the offer may have needed an A in that subject.
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    (Original post by areyousure?)
    You maybe be at a disadvantage against others with A*A*A* predictions, however you still have a chance as maybe they decide to interview you and go surprise them.

    Good Luck, now its the waiting game!!
    Noticing your academics, those are exactly the same ASs I took. :awesome:
    And exactly the same GCSE grades minus the A.
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    (Original post by Mask Of Sanity)
    Fair enough. However, even though it may seem pointless, if the OP is anything like I am it'll be something that constantly nags at my mind and if I was in that position I'd want to find out, possibly out of curiosity as was mentioned. If he feels the need to ring. sure, why not. If not, so be it.
    Why not ring? Well, maybe because Cambridge admissions office and admissions tutors are probably quite busy at the moment. Whatever their answer, it's not going to make any difference whatsoever so why ring them up and bother them?
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    Why not ring? Well, maybe because Cambridge admissions office and admissions tutors are probably quite busy at the moment. Whatever their answer, it's not going to make any difference whatsoever so why ring them up and bother them?
    He may want to know and that which is bothering him may become somewhat less.
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    (Original post by Mask Of Sanity)
    He wants to know and that which is bothering him may become somewhat less.
    Seems like a waste of everyone's time to me. They're going to have to spend their time answering a pointless question, and he'll get an answer which won't change his situation one iota. Worrying about your UCAS application is a problem everyone has, it's not really a problem to be fixed.
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    (Original post by annab1684)
    I don't know these things but wouldn't the fact that you're effectively only doing Maths and Physics be a bit of an issue?
    how could that possibly be an issue for someone applying to do engineering..
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    Yeah I'd have thought so to be honest, you don't meet their academic requirements

    Might be wrong here, but don't Cambridge also send you an extra form to fill in so that they know your module grades from AS as well? I was under the impression they look for a high A in every module.
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    Phoning is a waste of everyone's time. The admissions staff won't be able to tell him that. He'll find out in the very near future when he either gets a letter inviting him to interview, or doesn't.

    Re: chances - cambridge do accept people with less than perfect grades. If you wrote a good PS, you may well get an interview. If you have a great interview, you may get an offer, B grade notwithstanding. You're at a disadvantage of course, but are given the opportunity to overcome and it and convince them anyway.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    Seems like a waste of everyone's time to me. They're going to have to spend their time answering a pointless question, and he'll get an answer which won't change his situation one iota. Worrying about your UCAS application is a problem everyone has, it's not really a problem to be fixed.
    I'm sure the phone call or whatever method he uses to contact them won't take all that long.

    Edit: Actually, strike what I've said, with regards to the above post stating they cannot tell him that piece of information. :yep:
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    (Original post by lekky)
    Yeah I'd have thought so to be honest, you don't meet their academic requirements

    Might be wrong here, but don't Cambridge also send you an extra form to fill in so that they know your module grades from AS as well? I was under the impression they look for a high A in every module.
    Yep. The SAQ.
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    Email them and explain that you believe your prediction was wrong.
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    (Original post by annab1684)
    I don't know these things but wouldn't the fact that you're effectively only doing Maths and Physics be a bit of an issue?
    He's effectively doing Maths, Further Maths, and Physics.
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    Give it a shot, you never know...

    Good luck!
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    Probably not. I mean Cambridge do preffer A*AA, but they will most likely invite you for an interview and see what happens from there. If you mentioned something on your SAQ about that B discrepancy then it should be fine.

    If you do well at interview they may give you a conditional of A*AA.

    Hope all goes well.
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    (Original post by Monforzh)
    Probably not. I mean Cambridge do preffer A*AA, but they will most likely invite you for an interview and see what happens from there. If you mentioned something on your SAQ about that B discrepancy then it should be fine.

    If you do well at interview they may give you a conditional of A*AA.

    Hope all goes well.
    I still havent sent my SAQ off (it practically only needs the photo). can you suggest something suitable to say? I am at a loss as of how I can justify this claim with a professional and an AS grade which says otherwise
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