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    Oh and STEP for CS depends. Anyone applying for CS with Maths has to do STEP, but you can also do CS with NatSci - this doesn't need STEP as standard (although some colleges may require it - I'm not sure...)
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    Oh and STEP for CS depends. Anyone applying for CS with Maths has to do STEP, but you can also do CS with NatSci - this doesn't need STEP as standard (although some colleges may require it - I'm not sure...)
    Nothing is set in stone obviously but my thinking as of now is:

    Apply for CS with NatSci (Physics) at Cambridge. This allows me to take the workload of STEP away and allow me to do the best I can in 4 A2s...

    Then I apply for CS with Maths at my other Uni choices (Imperial is one so I will do MAT which seems okay when looking through past papers.)

    My mind is frazzled. I still have a long time to think about it but still.

    Thanks for the responses and the good luck!
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Many schools expect pupils to take 2 additional A-Levels if they are doing Maths and FM. So MOST people applying to Camb will be offering 4 (or more) A-Levels. That's why 3 is relatively less common. BUT, and this is absolutely critical, it is NOT a Cambridge requirement. The Admissions Tutors posting on TSR have been very clear about this, and my son's personal experience bears this out.

    It really is more important to do well in the A2s you take, than to try to take more than necessary.

    Maybe ask the Christ's Admissions Tutor when he resumes his thread in the next few weeks to be sure.

    Oh, and AS and A2 is much more important than GCSE - so don't worry about what's done, just focus on what's to come...

    And good luck!
    i have 3 aswell.


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    there is absolutely 0 point in doing 4 a levels.
    for example, I got A*AAC when I did 4 a level subjects, but my uni only required 3 a levels
    I could have taken away that 4th subject to probably get A*A*A*
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    Nothing is set in stone obviously but my thinking as of now is:

    Apply for CS with NatSci (Physics) at Cambridge. This allows me to take the workload of STEP away and allow me to do the best I can in 4 A2s...

    Then I apply for CS with Maths at my other Uni choices (Imperial is one so I will do MAT which seems okay when looking through past papers.)

    My mind is frazzled. I still have a long time to think about it but still.

    Thanks for the responses and the good luck!
    be aware that Imperial can and do give STEP offers out. Hell, they gave me a STEP offer for pure CS (gah hate them so much). (Apply for churchill, it's the best for CS IMO and I'll be there (hopefully) which is always a plus)
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    be aware that Imperial can and do give STEP offers out. Hell, they gave me a STEP offer for pure CS (gah hate them so much). (Apply for churchill, it's the best for CS IMO and I'll be there (hopefully) which is always a plus)
    Would Imperial only offer STEP 1?
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    Would Imperial only offer STEP 1?
    My offer was 1 in STEP II. I met some JMCs with 2 in STEP III offers
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    My offer was 1 in STEP II. I met some JMCs with 2 in STEP III offers
    Urghhh not having to do STEP was like a massive bonus of Imperial to me...
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    (Original post by JamieOH)
    Urghhh not having to do STEP was like a massive bonus of Imperial to me...
    Indeed, I really wanted to insurance it but I can't now. STEP is just too damn risky. UCL it is.
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    Indeed, I really wanted to insurance it but I can't now. STEP is just too damn risky. UCL it is.
    What are your 5 choices?
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    (Original post by JamieOH)
    What are your 5 choices?
    I've got a tough offer from Cambridge, and Imperial. And standard offers from UCL, B'Ham, and Bath for 4 year CS courses (only w/maths at Cambridge)
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    I've got a tough offer from Cambridge, and Imperial. And standard offers from UCL, B'Ham, and Bath for 4 year CS courses (only w/maths at Cambridge)
    Sweet. Best of luck!
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    (Original post by JamieOH)
    Sweet. Best of luck!
    You too! Have you picked a college?
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    You too! Have you picked a college?
    Nope and I can't say I've looked into them too much so far...
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    (Original post by JamieOH)
    Nope and I can't say I've looked into them too much so far...
    Fair enough, I didn't till August. If it helps: Churchill (which I've picked) has the best internet
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    Fair enough, I didn't till August. If it helps: Churchill (which I've picked) has the best internet
    Ooooh what speeds?
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    (Original post by JamieOH)
    Ooooh what speeds?
    I think everyone gets 100/10 down/up but churchill has the biggest data cap (20gb) and steam skype aren't blocked
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    I think everyone gets 100/10 down/up but churchill has the biggest data cap (20gb) and steam skype aren't blocked
    Im not sure they do. When I went down for interview I connected to WiFi and watched a few films but got disconnected after I used 1gb
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    Im not sure they do. When I went down for interview I connected to WiFi and watched a few films but got disconnected after I used 1gb
    Nah that's the limit for ethernet. Presumably wifi (and guest wifi at that) has a lower limit.
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    Nah that's the limit for ethernet. Presumably wifi (and guest wifi at that) has a lower limit.
    Oh right that's a relief! Part of my Churchill decision was for the extremely good internet. Looks like I'll have no social life at Cambridge (if I get in...)
 
 
 
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