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DaKewLesT
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bit sad isn't it?
It might sound so! but it aint...

i do less work for my triple maths than what i do for one a-level in Physics!
So what if we have superior mathematical ability ?

besides, people specialise in their uni degrees. so i can't see anythin wrong wit doin a few a levels in a subject that one enjoys?
--->e.g two years doing mostly maths is sad, while 3 years doing nuthing but history is perfectly normal ?

Actually, what is really sad is when the likes of yourself call this sad.. find better stuff to do with your time and mind your own business!
Best wishes!
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(Original post by DaKewLesT)
Actually, what is really sad is when the likes of yourself call this sad.. find better stuff to do with your time and mind your own business!
nah id still say triple maths is sadder, even double maths wud top it
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You cant judge anything until you try it!
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nah id still say triple maths is sadder, even double maths wud top it
Why is maths neccesarily sadder than law? I personally absolutely hate the way this country is starting to become plagued with "no win-no fee" personal injury claims, although I don't hold it against everyone who studies law, even though I may find law a fair bit tiresome. So try to be a bit more constructive please.

The same goes, to a lesser extent, to Tek. Fair enough, you may find maths "very, very dull" and would not want to pursue it to such a length at A-level stage. Maths admissions tutors, especially at Cambridge, are only interested in one thing - maths and if you want to get there to study your favourite subject, you make damn sure that you've got as much going for you as possible.

I hate the way that it seems socially acceptable to say "I'm crap at maths," but no-one goes about saying, "I can't write properly." That's a fair bit of a side issue though.

Anyway, back on track:

As for your Cambridge application Katie, I'd suggest to keep on with the subjects at A2 until you go for interview. I think stadard offer is AAB+STEP anyway (or probably an A in the triple maths with a B in economics) depending on what college you apply to, so it may well be that you can then not bother with the politics and drop it (or if they will not allow you to drop it, just don't bother with it particularly and sit the exam) making sure your emphasis is well and truly placed on your maths and STEP.

Good luck.
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How about you sit STEP 1 this year?
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How about you sit STEP 1 this year?

hmm, that might be a good warm up for the other steps, but i don't think it's gonna be much useful in other areas.. As cambridge is going to ask for STEP 2 & 3 in their offer...
i dunno.. really up to u...
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Why is maths neccesarily sadder than law? I personally absolutely hate the way this country is starting to become plagued with "no win-no fee" personal injury claims, although I don't hold it against everyone who studies law, even though I may find law a fair bit tiresome. So try to be a bit more constructive please.

The same goes, to a lesser extent, to Tek. Fair enough, you may find maths "very, very dull" and would not want to pursue it to such a length at A-level stage. Maths admissions tutors, especially at Cambridge, are only interested in one thing - maths and if you want to get there to study your favourite subject, you make damn sure that you've got as much going for you as possible.

I hate the way that it seems socially acceptable to say "I'm crap at maths," but no-one goes about saying, "I can't write properly." That's a fair bit of a side issue though.

Anyway, back on track:

As for your Cambridge application Katie, I'd suggest to keep on with the subjects at A2 until you go for interview. I think stadard offer is AAB+STEP anyway (or probably an A in the triple maths with a B in economics) depending on what college you apply to, so it may well be that you can then not bother with the politics and drop it (or if they will not allow you to drop it, just don't bother with it particularly and sit the exam) making sure your emphasis is well and truly placed on your maths and STEP.

Good luck.
i did maths a level and enjoyed it, triple maths on the other hand is just sad.
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i did maths a level and enjoyed it, triple maths on the other hand is just sad.
But why is it "sad"? Would it be sad if it was triple science?
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Do whatever you want.
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You wont have to worry about STEP if you apply to Oxford.

And no, I dont think you should drop politics unless you think it will bring about a major difference in your maths grades. I got in to read maths at Magdalen and I think that being a well rounded individual does give a very positive impression. Even though they may say that it doesnt matter, it MAY give you an edge in the end.

Best of luck!
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I dropped it today and I feel happier.
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