Students applying for maths. Watch

ilovedubstep
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Hi I am currently in lower sixth and I am fairly set that I would like to study maths at university. I have talked to teachers and family about it, but to be frank. They don't an awful lot about which universities I have a chance at, either they are too optimistic and say I will get in anywhere or on the flipside they say I have no chance at a top 20 university.

So anyway, I was just wondering if people who are currently going through the application process could post some details about grades and where they have got offers from. It would help me out a lot and probably many other students in my year. Thanks.

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Grades at -
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AS (UMS if possible) :
Predictions for next year:
Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) :
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Offers:
Rejections:
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Rohit93
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GCSE : A*A*AAABBCC
AS : A(274) A(265) B(227) B(220) (UMS out of 300)
Predictions A2: A*A*A
Any extra accomplishments : None
Offers: Warwick, Leicester, Surrey, Kings (UCL hasn't said anything yet)
Rejections: None
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GCSE: A*A*AAAAAAAABB
AS: ABB
Predictions: AAA
Extra accomplishments: None really, you dont really need any :/ But I tried maths challenge for (the fun of it) aha
Offers: Kent, Queen Mary, Kings, East Anglia.
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Grades at -
GCSE : 12 A* (maths, English lit, English lang, double science, statistics, art, graphics, French, German, history, short course RE) + ECDL, ECDL Advanced
AS (UMS if possible) : 5 A.
Maths: C1 100, C2 94, C3 92, S1 97
Further Maths: FP1 91, D1 87 (resit, 79 the first time round), D2 86
German: Module 1 120/140 (resitting), speaking58/60
Physics: Module 1 118/120, module 2 104/120, ISA 48/60 ()
Chemistry: Module 1 50/60, module 2 130/140, ISA 56/60
Predictions for next year: 4 A* (maths, further maths, German, extended project on Mathematical Knot Theory and its Applications)
Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) : No UKMT or similar. I taught myself the majority of my maths and FM modules, attended a week's maths course at Villiers Park in which I did a project and won first prize for it, did a two-week astrophysics summer school at ICL, have played trombone for 6 years and do the London 2012 Young Leaders volunteering scheme.
UCAS -
Offers:
Cambridge (Emmanuel): A*AA 1,1
Warwick: A*AA 1 or A*A*A 2
ICL: A*A*A 2
UCL: A*AA
Still waiting for Durham.
Rejections: None yet

Edit: negs? Seriously? I... I... what? I mean, these are my actual grades (a screenshot of my UCAS Track is on my profile if you really want proof that I do have these offers) and I did all the work for them myself, from a state comprehensive, teaching myself, while working two jobs And the thread asks for one's grades, so... I provided them? If you have a massive problem with me, I suggest mentioning it to me rather than giving me neg rep for no reason...
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GCSE: 11A*
AS: Maths A (300/300) FM A (294/300) Physics A (300/300) Biology A (292/300) GS A (200/200)
A2 predictions: A*A*A*A*

Extra achievements: Gold in maths challenge every year, olympiad every year, top 100 in olympiad twice, top 50 one other time. Attended UKMT maths school for olympiad performance. Involved in Team maths challenge and hans woyda competition.

Offers: Cambridge (Trinity); Imperial; Durham; Warwick; Nottingham
Rejections: None

EDIT: whoever negged me, thanks, I'm driven by your jealousy, it's the only way I motivate myself to try so hard in school... (I kid, but seriously I've not lied or anything, no need to neg...)
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(Original post by Pheylan)
GCSE: AABBBBBCCCCCD
AS: ACD
A2: A*(M)A*(FM)E(physics, resitting)
Extra accomplishments: 0
Offers: Warwick, Bath, Manchester, Leeds
Rejections: Oxford

EDIT: also got offers from Keele, Lancaster and Kent and rejections from Sheffield and Leicester the first time i applied. was predicted A*BB at the time
wow, ACD in AS and great universities offering you a place. Congrats
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Grades at -
GCSE: 8A* 3A
AS: A (92%) A (82%) B (72%) + A* (97%) in Maths A level
Predictions for next year: A*(FM)AA
Any extra accomplishments?: Gold in the Intermediate Maths Challenge . Absolutely nothing else.

UCAS -
Offers: Warwick, Cambridge, Durham, Imperial
Rejections: none
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Grades at -
GCSE : 2A*s 5As 3Bs and a C
AS (UMS if possible) : AA (Maths and FM) BB (Computing and Physics) C (Chemistry)
A2: A (Maths) BB (Further Maths and Computing) C (Physics)
Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) : Bronze & Silver DoE was working towards Gold at the time. Silver and Golds on Maths Challenges. Did alright on the computing olympiad.
UCAS -
Offers: Exeter, Southampton and Cardiff for Maths Southampton and Kent for Actuarial Science
Rejections: None

One thing I would add is that the Personal Statement is the difference between getting moved from the "maybe" pile to either the "rejected" or "offer" piles.
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GCSE:
A*AAAAAAABBC

AS (UMS if possible) :
Maths - A 91%, might resit core 2 (87%) for the craic
Further Maths - A 97%
Physics - A 80%, resat unit 2 (83%) and resitting the practical (70%) in summer
Computing - A 83%
General Studies - A 83%

Predictions for next year:
Maths - A* (will meet this)
Further Maths - A* (will meet this)
Computing - A* (will be A*/A depending on whether I finish the coursework)
Physics - A (probably a low A)
General Studies - A (A*-C, who knows?)

Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) :
A few golds and a bronze in the maths challenge. Never qualified for the olympiad.
Faired ok in some chess competition once.

UCAS -
Offers:
Sidney Sussex, Cambridge - A*AA 1,1 (will be firm choice)
UCL - A*AA (will be insurance)
Manchester - AAB

Rejections: None yet
Still waiting on Durham and Imperial.
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So far everyone who has applied to oxford has been rejected and everyone who has applied to cambridge has been given an offer..
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(Original post by ilovedubstep)
So far everyone who has applied to oxford has been rejected and everyone who has applied to cambridge has been given an offer..
cambridge give out far more offers because so many people do not get the required STEP grades in June.
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GCSE : 14*, B, C, Distinction* Btec
AS (UMS if possible) : 270 in Maths, 279 in Further Maths, A in Physics(291/300), Music and History
Predictions for next year: A*, A*, A, A, a
Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) : maths challenge team, 4 week maths work experience in summer
UCAS - waiting for st andrews
Offers: Bristol, Keele
Rejections: Durham, Cambridge (bad interview)
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(Original post by ilovedubstep)
So far everyone who has applied to oxford has been rejected and everyone who has applied to cambridge has been given an offer..
Someone told me this year there were something like 70,000 maths applicants for 1,000 places at Oxford?
Or something crazy like that
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(Original post by MartinKellyisagod)
Someone told me this year there were something like 70,000 maths applicants for 1,000 places at Oxford?
Or something crazy like that
that is one extreme and exaggerated figure. Probably more like 5000-5500
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(Original post by MartinKellyisagod)
Someone told me this year there were something like 70,000 maths applicants for 1,000 places at Oxford?
Or something crazy like that
Yeah, thats not right. Theres more like 5,000.
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Grades at -
GCSE : 4A*,4A,3B
AS (UMS if possible) :A(A2 Maths) A(AS Physics) B(AS French)
Predictions for next year:A*AA
Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) :Gold in UKMT Senior challenge for past 4 years, have done BMO1 for past 3 years. Also 1 medal from intermediate Olympiad in 2008 and have been on school team for both senior and intermediate team challenges.
UCAS -
Offers:Warwick, Bristol
Rejections:Cambridge(Trinity College), Durham
(Still waiting for Imperial)
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OP - if you're very competent at A-Level Maths, you should get into some of the top 20 Universities with a good PS. If you're doing Further Maths as well and show ability, or take an AEA/STEP paper then that will stand you in better stead.

Here are mine when I was applying (for what it's worth) - bear in mind I took my A-Levels when an A was the highest grade, and that I applied for the four-year undergrad MMath course, rather than the BSc.

Grades at -
GCSE : A*AAAAAABBC
AS (UMS if possible) : C1 98 C2 95 FP1 91 D1 94 M1 87 M2 63
A Level: C3 92 C4 94 S1 96 FP2 100 FP3 93 M3 61
Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) : I took 5 A Levels, attaining AAABC overall. Gold Maths Challenge, AEA Merit

UCAS -
Offers: Southampton (AAB inc A in M, B in FM) Cardiff (AAB inc A in M)
Rejections: Bristol, Bath, ICL
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(Original post by anshul95)
that is one extreme and exaggerated figure. Probably more like 5000-5500
Can't remember exactly how many it was but it was a huge amount
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(Original post by MartinKellyisagod)
Someone told me this year there were something like 70,000 maths applicants for 1,000 places at Oxford?
Or something crazy like that
There are ~190 places for the straight maths course at Oxford and there were ~1100 applicants last year.

(There are only ~3500 places across Oxford university in all subjects, and there were ~17300 applicants last year in total.)
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(Original post by marcusmerehay)
OP - if you're very competent at A-Level Maths, you should get into some of the top 20 Universities with a good PS. If you're doing Further Maths as well and show ability, or take an AEA/STEP paper then that will stand you in better stead.

Here are mine when I was applying (for what it's worth) - bear in mind I took my A-Levels when an A was the highest grade, and that I applied for the four-year undergrad MMath course, rather than the BSc.

Grades at -
GCSE : A*AAAAAABBC
AS (UMS if possible) : C1 98 C2 95 FP1 91 D1 94 M1 87 M2 63
A Level: C3 92 C4 94 S1 96 FP2 100 FP3 93 M3 61
Any extra accomplishments? (i.e. maths challenge e.t.c.) : I took 5 A Levels, attaining AAABC overall. Gold Maths Challenge, AEA Merit

UCAS -
Offers: Southampton (AAB inc A in M, B in FM) Cardiff (AAB inc A in M)
Rejections: Bristol, Bath, ICL
Hey, Did Imperial say why they rejected you?
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