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i have just read this on the Cambridge admissions website:

Matriculation requirements
These are the minimum entrance requirements for all candidates regardless of course and age, designed to ensure you have had a sufficiently broad general education.

Qualifications are required in five subjects:
• English, a language other than English, an approved mathematical or scientific subject, and two other approved subjects.
• For candidates with GCSE and GCE, at least two of these subjects must be at GCE A level; the others in GCSE at grades A, B or C.

If there are good reasons why you expect not to be able to satisfy the matriculation requirements, you should consult the admissions tutor of your preferred college, to find out if they would be able to ask the University to waive the requirement. However, you should note that most applicants will be expecting to achieve high grades in three or four subjects at GCE A level or the equivalent.

Does this mean if you do not have an A-level in Maths or Science, then you cannot go on to study at Cambridge university, even though you are applying for something like English?
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Does this mean if you do not have an A-level in Maths or Science, then you cannot go on to study at Cambridge university, even though you are applying for something like English?
GCSE requirements are sufficient.
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U shouldnt be applying to cambridge if u dont realise that these are requirements at GCSE level. My friend is studying English at Girton and he didnt do any of that stuff at A-level - he got 3 A's in History English and Economics
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i have just read this on the Cambridge admissions website:

Matriculation requirements
These are the minimum entrance requirements for all candidates regardless of course and age, designed to ensure you have had a sufficiently broad general education.

Qualifications are required in five subjects:
• English, a language other than English, an approved mathematical or scientific subject, and two other approved subjects.
• For candidates with GCSE and GCE, at least two of these subjects must be at GCE A level; the others in GCSE at grades A, B or C.

If there are good reasons why you expect not to be able to satisfy the matriculation requirements, you should consult the admissions tutor of your preferred college, to find out if they would be able to ask the University to waive the requirement. However, you should note that most applicants will be expecting to achieve high grades in three or four subjects at GCE A level or the equivalent.

Does this mean if you do not have an A-level in Maths or Science, then you cannot go on to study at Cambridge university, even though you are applying for something like English?
What????

Cant u read?

it says u need a GCSE in English, a foreign language, A Maths/Science, and 2 other approved subjects.

Where on earth did u get the "Need Maths/Science at A-Level or else....." business from????

LOL!!!
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What????

Cant u read?

it says u need a GCSE in English, a foreign language, A Maths/Science, and 2 other approved subjects.

Where on earth did u get the "Need Maths/Science at A-Level or else....." business from????

LOL!!!

Actually, it later says 'at least two of these must be at GCE A level', so it's not only GCSEs that are specified. But since these are only two, then you can take them from the 'two other approved subjects', ie academic ones, so no, you don't need maths or a science at A level for all Cambridge degrees
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They mean you can have English and a science to at least GCSE level, and at least two subjects at A-Level. So that's at least three GCSEs and two A-Levels, any two of these five have to be English and a science.
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Actually, it later says 'at least two of these must be at GCE A level', so it's not only GCSEs that are specified. But since these are only two, then you can take them from the 'two other approved subjects', ie academic ones, so no, you don't need maths or a science at A level for all Cambridge degrees
it says 2 GCE A-Levels that are approved, yes.

Basically, 2 academic A-Levels is the requirement.

btw: You need a C grade or above in French, didn't know that

jesus, i messed about in French for 5 years, thats scary now i read this!
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btw: You need a C grade or above in French, didn't know that

jesus, i messed about in French for 5 years, thats scary now i read this!
Course, it doesn't have to be French!
It's good being in school in Wales - no need to do a foreign language GCSE! (I was never very keen on French)
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i have just read this on the Cambridge admissions website:

Matriculation requirements
These are the minimum entrance requirements for all candidates regardless of course and age, designed to ensure you have had a sufficiently broad general education.

Qualifications are required in five subjects:
• English, a language other than English, an approved mathematical or scientific subject, and two other approved subjects.
• For candidates with GCSE and GCE, at least two of these subjects must be at GCE A level; the others in GCSE at grades A, B or C.

If there are good reasons why you expect not to be able to satisfy the matriculation requirements, you should consult the admissions tutor of your preferred college, to find out if they would be able to ask the University to waive the requirement. However, you should note that most applicants will be expecting to achieve high grades in three or four subjects at GCE A level or the equivalent.

Does this mean if you do not have an A-level in Maths or Science, then you cannot go on to study at Cambridge university, even though you are applying for something like English?


No don't be stupid
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No don't be stupid
ditto. this person obviously strugles to read.

GCSE's in Eng, foreign lang, Math/Science and 2 others, above Grade C needed.

plus, 2 academic subjects at A-Level.........

its made perfectly clear...
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