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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Quick Question.
    Is there a minimum Formal requirement to guarantee a summer pooling of a maths candidate taking A levels and STEP. Or is this completely case by case depending on how the college feel about you?
    Also is there a minimum threshold required to be summerpooled?


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    No there is no compulsory summer pooling in Mathematics (in other subjects, candidates who met the typical offer are compulsory pools). Realistically, Mathematics candidates need to have achieved or be close to a 1 in one or both of the STEP papers to be placed in the Summer Pool. Just as in the Winter Pool, the majority of those pooled are not taken by other colleges.

    Anyone we do not wish to take here, but think would be of interest to other colleges can be placed in the Summer Pool.
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    No there is no compulsory summer pooling in Mathematics (in other subjects, candidates who met the typical offer are compulsory pools). Realistically, Mathematics candidates need to have achieved or be close to a 1 in one or both of the STEP papers to be placed in the Summer Pool. Just as in the Winter Pool, the majority of those pooled are not taken by other colleges.

    Anyone we do not wish to take here, but think would be of interest to other colleges can be placed in the Summer Pool.
    So a high 1 in both papers for a gap year student should be enough off an S,1 offer?


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    So a high 1 in both papers for a gap year student should be enough off an S,1 offer?


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    Everything is on a case-by-case basis I'm afraid, but 1,1 would probably merit a place in the Pool.
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    if an applicant is rejected in jan with the reason in their feedback being that based on their interview performance the AT's thought the tripos would be too hard for them, but come august their results demonstrated the opposite could they be made an offer by their original college, or even could they be put in the summer pool?
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    (Original post by KFazza)
    if an applicant is rejected in jan with the reason in their feedback being that based on their interview performance the AT's thought the tripos would be too hard for them, but come august their results demonstrated the opposite could they be made an offer by their original college, or even could they be put in the summer pool?
    No, I'm afraid that once your application is rejected that's the end of the process and there's no way to consider you. The only way to enter in October is to currently hold an offer.
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    No, I'm afraid that once your application is rejected that's the end of the process and there's no way to consider you. The only way to enter in October is to currently hold an offer.
    Thanks!
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    Sir, how often does Peterhouse take maths offer holders from the Summer pool
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    Will getting an offer from Cambridge for maths be assessed by a levels alone or is there some thing else that could advantage a student
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    (Original post by krishdesai7)
    Sir, how often does Peterhouse take maths offer holders from the Summer pool
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    1 or 2 per year.

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    (Original post by STRANGER2)
    Will getting an offer from Cambridge for maths be assessed by a levels alone or is there some thing else that could advantage a student
    I ain't the Peterhouse people but Olympiads will help alot especially at Trinity.
    This means getting a medal in BMO1 and or doing well in BMO2 or your equivalent in your countries training scheme.


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    (Original post by krishdesai7)
    Sir, how often does Peterhouse take maths offer holders from the Summer pool
    As many as we need to, there's no fixed number or quota. Historically this is generally 1 or 2 but every year is different.
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    (Original post by STRANGER2)
    Will getting an offer from Cambridge for maths be assessed by a levels alone or is there some thing else that could advantage a student
    Studenst are assessed using all available information. This certainly includes A levels or other equivalent qualifications and study but also includes maths competitions and challenges. The best preparation for an application to Mathematics is to do as many hard maths questions as possible.
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    (Original post by STRANGER2)
    Will getting an offer from Cambridge for maths be assessed by a levels alone or is there some thing else that could advantage a student
    Students are assessed using all available information. This certainly includes A levels or other equivalent qualifications and study but also includes maths competitions and challenges. The best preparation for an application to Mathematics is to do as many hard maths questions as possible. Performance at interview and in the College-set maths test are important in getting an offer, as are things like your teachers' reference and predicited grades.
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    If somebody applies with three As levels will they be disadvantaged from somebody who applies with four as levels even though the latter will have more UCAS points?
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    (Original post by STRANGER2)
    If somebody applies with three As levels will they be disadvantaged from somebody who applies with four as levels even though the latter will have more UCAS points?
    No. Typical offers are based on 3 subjects in year 13. The number of subjects taken in year 12 depends on your school's policy so we'd just expect you to follow that. For Mathematics we're really mostly interested in Maths+FM and, to a lesser extent, Physics. We don't look at UCAS points at all.
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    Hi Peterhouse,

    Are there any additional criteria for entry to Mathematics with Physics, or is the requirement for this course the same with Mathematics?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by tianshan)
    Hi Peterhouse,

    Are there any additional criteria for entry to Mathematics with Physics, or is the requirement for this course the same with Mathematics?

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    The requirements in terms of typical offer is the same and we require Maths and Further Maths (if available) to A level or equivalent, but for Maths with Physics we also require Physics to A level or equivalent. You should have a genuine and clear interest in Physics as well as in Mathematics and you will have an additional Physics interview (with preparatory problems) in addition to the interviews, College test and assessment that all Mathematics applicants take.
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    Hello!The Peterhouse Admissions Team (including Dr Andás Zsák, Admissions Tutor for Mathematics), are back for another thread. We'll be here until 2nd August answering any questions about admissions in Mathematics or Maths with Physics.Please note this thread is for prospective applicants in these subjects. We're always happy to answer other questions, but these should be PMd/posted on our profile or sent to [email protected] rather than posted here.Offer holders, our Admissions Coordinators will be back for a thread in August to answer questions about results day, confirmation and starting at Cambridge.
    if x= 38291 and y=738233823728

    what is 3892x/283y X 783

    without using a calculator.
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    The requirements in terms of typical offer is the same and we require Maths and Further Maths (if available) to A level or equivalent, but for Maths with Physics we also require Physics to A level or equivalent. You should have a genuine and clear interest in Physics as well as in Mathematics and you will have an additional Physics interview (with preparatory problems) in addition to the interviews, College test and assessment that all Mathematics applicants take.
    Perfect, thank you.
 
 
 
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