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    Can someone give me a bit of information on reapplying to either Oxford or Cambridge Maths?
    I had a Cambridge offer this year for maths but achieved S,1,3 with the 1 being 5 marks below an S. In the STEP 3 exam I had a migraine which meant I obviously couldn't perform anything close to properly. That was the only paper all year I got below a 1 in but I was rejected. I also got 4A*s in Maths, FM, Physics and Economics with 98.1 across maths/fm, 95.7 across physics and 92 across economics for the entire A levels.

    If I wanted to reapply with these A level would I be a strong candidate (thinking more for Oxford maths) or would they look down heavily on me being a gap year student? The reason for the gap year is feeling it was unfair to reject me based on a migraine rather than not being good enough). Also what can I do in a year off that is seen as valuable
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    (Original post by maths52)
    Can someone give me a bit of information on reapplying to either Oxford or Cambridge Maths?
    I had a Cambridge offer this year for maths but achieved S,1,3 with the 1 being 5 marks below an S. In the STEP 3 exam I had a migraine which meant I obviously couldn't perform anything close to properly. That was the only paper all year I got below a 1 in but I was rejected. I also got 4A*s in Maths, FM, Physics and Economics with 98.1 across maths/fm, 95.7 across physics and 92 across economics for the entire A levels.

    If I wanted to reapply with these A level would I be a strong candidate (thinking more for Oxford maths) or would they look down heavily on me being a gap year student? The reason for the gap year is feeling it was unfair to reject me based on a migraine rather than not being good enough). Also what can I do in a year off that is seen as valuable
    Yes, you would be a very competitive applicant, for both Oxford and Cambridge maths. You can do some olympiad stuff, take an A-Level in AFM.

    The best thing to do would be to email a handful of colleges that you want to apply to, send them what you've just sent us and ask them for advice, would you be likely to be accepted at that college/interviewed/given an offer, ask them whether taking an A-Level in AFM would be a good idea, or some oylmpiad experience, etc... it differs from college to college massively. The best bet is to write the email and send it to 5/6 different colleges, judge from their replies (some will be enthusiastic about having you, others will be more reluctant, others yet will give a flat out rejection), but it's the best start,
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    By the way, for those people whose marks I predicted, would you mind telling me (or PM-ing me) how close/far I was with my prediction? Just want to see whether I'm any good at it, thanks.
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    (Original post by maths52)
    Can someone give me a bit of information on reapplying to either Oxford or Cambridge Maths?
    I had a Cambridge offer this year for maths but achieved S,1,3 with the 1 being 5 marks below an S. In the STEP 3 exam I had a migraine which meant I obviously couldn't perform anything close to properly. That was the only paper all year I got below a 1 in but I was rejected. I also got 4A*s in Maths, FM, Physics and Economics with 98.1 across maths/fm, 95.7 across physics and 92 across economics for the entire A levels.

    If I wanted to reapply with these A level would I be a strong candidate (thinking more for Oxford maths) or would they look down heavily on me being a gap year student? The reason for the gap year is feeling it was unfair to reject me based on a migraine rather than not being good enough). Also what can I do in a year off that is seen as valuable
    Yeh I echo the above on what zacken said.
    I got worse grades then you, reapplied and got an offer and I basically did everything zacken said.
    That being said, since your a levels are so strong I think you would have a great chance at Oxford(more then Cam) and beware Cam will most likely give an S,1 offer or maybe higher.
    Do the emailing and then see fron there.


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    (Original post by Zacken)
    By the way, for those people whose marks I predicted, would you mind telling me (or PM-ing me) how close/far I was with my prediction? Just want to see whether I'm any good at it, thanks.
    Ur predicting is ****.
    U said u got 68 in II and got 82. Ur full retard mate.


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    (Original post by Zacken)
    By the way, for those people whose marks I predicted, would you mind telling me (or PM-ing me) how close/far I was with my prediction? Just want to see whether I'm any good at it, thanks.
    what were my grade boundary predictions and how close was I to actual?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    By the way, for those people whose marks I predicted, would you mind telling me (or PM-ing me) how close/far I was with my prediction? Just want to see whether I'm any good at it, thanks.
    You kind of predicted my scores, but I didn't give a lot of information to go on.
    STEP 3: '20 + 14 + 2 + 20 + 14 + blah blah > 67 = 1 for sure'
    STEP 2: 'Well done, sounds like a pretty certain S'
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    (Original post by shamika)
    what were my grade boundary predictions and how close was I to actual?
    Yours: 99/70/60 in II
    Actual: 95/74/65 in II

    Not sure you posted any numerical predictions for the other papers. Still, your predictions aren't too shabby.
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    You kind of predicted my scores, but I didn't give a lot of information to go on.
    STEP 3: '20 + 14 + 2 + 20 + 14 + blah blah > 67 = 1 for sure'
    STEP 2: 'Well done, sounds like a pretty certain S'
    Was I right?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Was I right?
    Yeah, I got SS1.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    We always were the more enthusiastic bunch, but thanks for reminding me. I'll have to set one up soon.
    This year's lot must be cooler than we were, so they aren't spending their summer doing STEP.
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    This year's lot must be cooler than we were, so they aren't spending their summer doing STEP.
    Speak for yourself lol I was self studying C3 and C4, there was a lot of trig and integration to learn...
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Speak for yourself lol I was self studying C3 and C4, there was a lot of trig and integration to learn...
    Trig...that's circles and stuff right?


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    This year's lot must be cooler than we were, so they aren't spending their summer doing STEP.
    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    Speak for yourself lol I was self studying C3 and C4, there was a lot of trig and integration to learn...
    I realised that I have to be careful to be polite to you on here, since we'll probably be spending 3 years in close vicinity...
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    Trig...that's circles and stuff right?


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    tru dat
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    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    tru dat
    Good, means I'm ready for uni


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    Good, means I'm ready for uni


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    Uni? trig is PhD stuff
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    Uni? trig is PhD stuff
    Fek. What about adishun, what level is that?


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    I realised that I have to be careful to be polite to you on here, since we'll probably be spending 3 years in close vicinity...
    That is the advantage of the internet. We will not know who the other is in real life.
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    Fek. What about adishun, what level is that?


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