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I'm hoping to apply to either Cambridge or Kings to study either English Literature or Physiotherapy (Also applying to other unis for sport science)

However, I'm really concerned about applying to such prestigious universities with an A Level in PE, and I have been told that it would really hinder my chances with these Universities,

Does anybody know whether this is true? Thanks
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Hey!
I'm hoping to apply to either Cambridge or Kings to study either English Literature or Physiotherapy (Also applying to other unis for sport science)

However, I'm really concerned about applying to such prestigious universities with an A Level in PE, and I have been told that it would really hinder my chances with these Universities,

Does anybody know whether this is true? Thanks
It probably would unless you're taking it as a fourth A-level in addition to three academic ones. Any offers will likely be made on achievement in three relevant/academic subjects - at least, that's how I understand it.
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What are your other A levels?
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It probably would unless you're taking it as a fourth A-level in addition to three academic ones. Any offers will likely be made on achievement in three relevant/academic subjects - at least, that's how I understand it.
Thank you, I'm taking 4 subjects at the moment, however my Biology isn't one of the best grades...
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What are your other A levels?
English Literature, Psychology and Biology (Predicted A*AC in those 3)
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English Literature, Psychology and Biology (Predicted A*AC in those 3)
You've have to do something about that C.
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English Literature, Psychology and Biology (Predicted A*AC in those 3)
That C needs to be an A but then you will be fine
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You've have to do something about that C.
I know, was predicted an A but nobody got it at my sixth form, and its a specialised science school! Everyone got either low B's, High C's or completely failed!

Not sure what to do, as with PE, Psychology and English I'd be predicted A*AA-A*A*A :l
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For Physiotherapy courses, PE is often a recommended A Level even at Kings (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/unde...ryrequirements)!

Not sure about Oxbridge though, but I'm applying to do Medicine and most Universities are fine with PE being my 3rd A level as long as I have Biology and Chemistry
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That C needs to be an A but then you will be fine
I know, Overall I'm predicted A*A*AC, so not too worried about it, would've been nice to got my prediction though last year
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I know, was predicted an A but nobody got it at my sixth form, and its a specialised science school! Everyone got either low B's, High C's or completely failed!

Not sure what to do, as with PE, Psychology and English I'd be predicted A*AA-A*A*A :l
If you're confident that you can bring the C up to an A/A* but your school won't predict you it, you could always apply to other universities this year and firm the offer you like best and, if you come out with better grades than you were predicted next year, decline the place and reapply with achieved grades.
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I know, Overall I'm predicted A*A*AC, so not too worried about it, would've been nice to got my prediction though last year
Drop the C and you will get into a very good Russell group
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If you're confident that you can bring the C up to an A/A* but your school won't predict you it, you could always apply to other universities this year and firm the offer you like best and, if you come out with better grades than you were predicted next year, decline the place and reapply with achieved grades.
I may just retake the C and focus on the A and A*s at A2, its just the fact one of the A*s is PE - its not respected but I'm really good at it :s
I'm not sure whether deferred entry will be bad for me though when reapplying:s
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Drop the C and you will get into a very good Russell group
I want too! Its just the fact that its a very academic subject - and one of my A*'s is PE :l
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I want too! Its just the fact that its a very academic subject - and one of my A*'s is PE :l
I got A*A*A and A* in EPQ and got into Warwick for History and offers from other universities such as KCL even though I did History Business and Sociology lol
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I may just retake the C and focus on the A and A*s at A2, its just the fact one of the A*s is PE - its not respected but I'm really good at it :s
I'm not sure whether deferred entry will be bad for me though when reapplying:s
No, I didn't mean you should go for deferred entry. I meant that you should apply now to universities that accept the PE A-level for your course for 2016 entry and, should you get offers, firm the one you like best and then, if you come out with an A/A* in the subject you got the C in this time next year, you can then try to either get a place at a university you like better in 2016 through UCAS Adjustment or you can decline the offers and reapply in a gap year for 2017 entry with achieved grades. Does that make sense?
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No, I didn't mean you should go for deferred entry. I meant that you should apply now to universities that accept the PE A-level for your course for 2016 entry and, should you get offers, firm the one you like best and then, if you come out with an A/A* in the subject you got the C in this time next year, you can then try to either get a place at a university you like better in 2016 through UCAS Adjustment or you can decline the offers and reapply in a gap year for 2017 entry with achieved grades. Does that make sense?
Ohhh right sorry I misunderstood!
Yes it does now! Thank you
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For Physiotherapy courses, PE is often a recommended A Level even at Kings (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/unde...ryrequirements)!

Not sure about Oxbridge though, but I'm applying to do Medicine and most Universities are fine with PE being my 3rd A level as long as I have Biology and Chemistry
I thought you needed biology?
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I thought you needed biology?
Some universities specify Biology for Physiotherapy but others just ask for two from a list but often prefer Biology. For example Kings ask for:Compulsory subjectsAt least two from: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Sociology, Physical Education, Mathematics.

So you don't necessarily need it for Kings and maybe other unis but its preferred
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Some universities specify Biology for Physiotherapy but others just ask for two from a list but often prefer Biology. For example Kings ask for:Compulsory subjectsAt least two from: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Sociology, Physical Education, Mathematics.

So you don't necessarily need it for Kings and maybe other unis but its preferred
Sorry, I meant to write for *medicine. Surely you need biology for medicine?
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