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    MAT and STEP are both easy, surprised more people didnt get an S.
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    Looking for opinions! Be as brutal as you like.

    AS Results:
    English - A
    Biology - A
    Art - B
    Maths - A (this was the full A-Level done a year early)

    I dropped Bio and will be taking up AS Further Maths and I'm planning to apply to Cambridge for English Lit. My brother thinks I will be at a huge disadvantage if I only end up with 3 A-Levels instead of 4. He wants me to either continue Biology (lol no) or try and do the whole A2 Further Maths (which I don't think I can personally handle). Will I be fine as long as I get high grades in my 3 subjects at the end of Year 13 or should I be worried? Anyone else in a similar position?

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    (Original post by MathsMPhys)
    MAT and STEP are both easy, surprised more people didnt get an S.
    I sense a genius...
    Care to share some brain power (or tips)?
    Seems I'm the only one who's struggling on the MAT

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    (Original post by neyscar)
    Looking for opinions! Be as brutal as you like.

    AS Results:
    English - A
    Biology - A
    Art - B
    Maths - A (this was the full A-Level done a year early)

    I dropped Bio and will be taking up AS Further Maths and I'm planning to apply to Cambridge for English Lit. My brother thinks I will be at a huge disadvantage if I only end up with 3 A-Levels instead of 4. He wants me to either continue Biology (lol no) or try and do the whole A2 Further Maths (which I don't think I can personally handle). Will I be fine as long as I get high grades in my 3 subjects at the end of Year 13 or should I be worried? Anyone else in a similar position?

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    You really don't need 4 for Oxbridge. 3 is just fine
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    Maths - A / predicted B
    English lit - A / predicted D
    Religious Studies - A / predicted A
    Economics - B / predicted C

    Pleased but disappointed with Econ as that is what I want to do my degree in


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    I guess im just really enthusiastic and ive read all maths i need up to analysis and such (pretty much knew undergraduate level math in yr 12) Alevel mathematics is really easy so if you really want to do maths at oxford or imperial and such you need to really know wayyy more math than anyone else thats what i did and just keep stretching yourself tbh the more you stretch yourself the easier the things tht were hard before seem...plus with maths like MAT and STEP dont just dive in when doing them kind of papers people who get the highest usually spend alottttt of that time reading through the whole paper without actually answering anything but trying to know what ones to go for first and how to tackle it before even doing anything .. and also try to compete in competitions like i was a physics olympiad, do things like that really good you learn alot from people and see how much smarter people actually are
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    (Original post by neyscar)
    Looking for opinions! Be as brutal as you like.

    AS Results:
    English - A
    Biology - A
    Art - B
    Maths - A (this was the full A-Level done a year early)

    I dropped Bio and will be taking up AS Further Maths and I'm planning to apply to Cambridge for English Lit. My brother thinks I will be at a huge disadvantage if I only end up with 3 A-Levels instead of 4. He wants me to either continue Biology (lol no) or try and do the whole A2 Further Maths (which I don't think I can personally handle). Will I be fine as long as I get high grades in my 3 subjects at the end of Year 13 or should I be worried? Anyone else in a similar position?

    Thanks
    You should not be at a diadvantagе however many of the people applying there have 6 Alevels all at A* so yh 5 Alevels here they onlyask for 3 so you should b fine
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    Maths Biology Chemistry Geography - AAAA in AS
    Predicted at A2 in Maths Chemistry Biology General studies- A*A*AB
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    (Original post by OGFakiie)
    Maths Biology Chemistry Geography - AAAA in AS
    Predicted at A2 in Maths Chemistry Biology General studies- A*A*AB
    That makes no sense you have clearly proven that you can get an A on the content yet you are predicted a grade below, it literally makes no sense......
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    (Original post by Rigby16)
    That makes no sense you have clearly proven that you can get an A on the content yet you are predicted a grade below, it literally makes no sense......
    ? predicted B in general studies, we do it only in year13 not year12 its a full A-level. Dropped geography
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    Got A*AA at AS (around 94.5% average across all subjects - I have friends averaging 100%, 99.5%, 99.3%, 99.2%, 97.6% etc etc so I'm heavily disadvantaged in applications already because I'm a foreign student as well ) and been predicted A*A*A*A
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    (Original post by nonametosee)
    Got A*AA at AS (around 94.5% average across all subjects - I have friends averaging 100%, 99.5%, 99.3%, 99.2%, 97.6% etc etc so I'm heavily disadvantaged in applications already because I'm a foreign student as well ) and been predicted A*A*A*A
    Lol you do realise that unless you're applying to Cambridge, LSE or UCL Maths, no one cares about UMS?
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    (Original post by TheRandomGenius)
    Lol you do realise that unless you're applying to Cambridge, LSE or UCL Maths, no one cares about UMS?
    I am a non-EU student. I'm already disadvantaged in every possible way.
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    (Original post by nonametosee)
    I am a non-EU student. I'm already disadvantaged in every possible way.
    What has that got to do with what I said?
    You don't even need to put your UMS on you UCAS for any course bar UCL Maths AFAIK.
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    (Original post by TheRandomGenius)
    Lol you do realise that unless you're applying to Cambridge, LSE or UCL Maths, no one cares about UMS?
    Why would he apply anywhere else for math than trinity college cambridge, imperial or ucl??
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    (Original post by MathsMPhys)
    Why would he apply anywhere else for math than trinity college cambridge, imperial or ucl??
    Ermmmm why wouldn't he? Warwick maths are far superior to UCL maths and don't give a damn about UMS. In fact, some even put them above Imperial Maths.

    Imperial maths don't ask for UMS either - a strong MAT performance is the main thing for them. He needs to stop worrying about ums lol
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    (Original post by TheRandomGenius)
    Ermmmm why wouldn't he? Warwick maths are far superior to UCL maths and don't give a damn about UMS. In fact, some even put them above Imperial Maths.

    Imperial maths don't ask for UMS either - a strong MAT performance is the main thing for them. He needs to stop worrying about ums lol
    Warwick math is top knotch ngl i think theyre one of best cam oxf imp warwick id say are best places for math
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    (Original post by AfcFob)
    Biology-A
    Law-B
    Maths-B
    Psychology-B
    I'm currently picking my A levels and thinking of doing maths, do you mind telling me what you got in GCSE maths?? I got a verryyyy low A so I don't know if I will be able to do it, as in get a good grade for A levels.
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    (Original post by valdokarina)
    I'm currently picking my A levels and thinking of doing maths, do you mind telling me what you got in GCSE maths?? I got a verryyyy low A so I don't know if I will be able to do it, as in get a good grade for A levels.
    I got both A's in normal maths and FM (normal maths I was 6 marks off an A*)

    With an A in maths you should be fine, especially if you like algebra and pure maths
 
 
 
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