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    GCSE: 3A* (Maths,Physics,Chem) 3A 5B

    A Levels;
    Maths: A (91 UMS)
    Physics: A (100 UMS)
    Economics: B (? UMS)
    Geography B (79.5 UMS) [Dropped]

    A2 Predictions: A*A*A

    Applying for ECONOMICS courses, just wondering if there's any point in making an application?
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    Any opinions would be greatly helpful, thanks!!!
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    Really, 50 seconds and you ..."bump"
    I mean....you have the grades tho your GCSEs are not quite exceptional but they're still good.

    Give it a go, if Cambridge is your dream
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    (Original post by BioOx)
    Really, 50 seconds and you ..."bump"
    I mean....you have the grades tho your GCSEs are not quite exceptional but they're still good.

    Give it a go, if Cambridge is your dream
    thanks, yeah at GCSE I didn't really revise as hard.
    I only bumped because I got told its a good way to get responses
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    (Original post by AnonEcon)
    GCSE: 3A* (Maths,Physics,Chem) 3A 5B

    A Levels;
    Maths: A (91 UMS)
    Physics: A (100 UMS)
    Economics: B (? UMS)
    Geography B (79.5 UMS) [Dropped]

    A2 Predictions: A*A*A

    Applying for ECONOMICS courses, just wondering if there's any point in making an application?
    Hi there. Just do your research on the college you choose. Some might want further maths and some might ask for STEP in their offer! 'Good luck 😀
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    (Original post by 210555)
    Hi there. Just do your research on the college you choose. Some might want further maths and some might ask for STEP in their offer! 'Good luck 😀
    Thank you, yeah I've got a few in mind which don't seem so focused on the further maths side
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    (Original post by 210555)
    some might ask for STEP in their offer! 'Good luck 😀
    Not really. Extremely rarely. And only a very few colleges.
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...uirements/step

    In fact I haven't seen a STEP requirement in Economics for quite a while.



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    (Original post by AnonEcon)
    Thank you, yeah I've got a few in mind which don't seem so focused on the further maths side
    Good to hear you are doing your research

    The B in Economics and the lack of FM will disadvantage you unfortunately. But it's not insurmountable. And a strong EAAS will help.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Not really. Extremely rarely. And only a very few colleges.
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...uirements/step

    In fact I haven't seen a STEP requirement in Economics for quite a while.



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    Except it is mentioned on the " entry requirements" section of the departmental website. So maybe worthwhile checking just in case, particularly with the absence of further maths. Just an observation. Good luck to the applicant 😀
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Good to hear you are doing your research

    The B in Economics and the lack of FM will disadvantage you unfortunately. But it's not insurmountable. And a strong EAAS will help.

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    Yeah I was expecting an A in Economics, and a B in Physics at best so not sure how that happened.

    What does "EAAS" mean, never heard of this before?
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    (Original post by 210555)
    Except it is mentioned on the " entry requirements" section of the departmental website. So maybe worthwhile checking just in case, particularly with the absence of further maths. Just an observation. Good luck to the applicant 😀
    Cambridge now have their own Economics admissions test which involves advanced mathematics, so hopefully if I revise well, I can get a good score to make up for lack of further maths
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    (Original post by 210555)
    Except it is mentioned on the " entry requirements" section of the departmental website. So maybe worthwhile checking just in case, particularly with the absence of further maths. Just an observation. Good luck to the applicant 😀
    The link I gave included the list of colleges that ask for STEP for Economics. St Edmunds (a mature college) "might" and TitHall only in "exceptional circumstances".

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    (Original post by AnonEcon)
    Yeah I was expecting an A in Economics, and a B in Physics at best so not sure how that happened.

    What does "EAAS" mean, never heard of this before?
    Sorry, it's EAA Economics Admissions Assessment

    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...cification.pdf

    It's all in the Entry Requirements page.
    (Original post by AnonEcon)
    Cambridge now have their own Economics admissions test which involves advanced mathematics, so hopefully if I revise well, I can get a good score to make up for lack of further maths
    Yes that one


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    (Original post by AnonEcon)
    Cambridge now have their own Economics admissions test which involves advanced mathematics, so hopefully if I revise well, I can get a good score to make up for lack of further maths
    Best of luck 😀
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    (Original post by 210555)
    Best of luck 😀
    thank you !
 
 
 
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