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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Wow!! You are dedicated!!! Ive made a ppt but this spreadsheet is great! So, if the uni doesnt specify further maths is it worth doing an AS in it? Would it make any difference/would they care if i've done it??
    I know you didn't ask me but these are my two cents anyway:
    If you like maths and/or are applying for it at university you should DEFINATELY do it. Why would one do less maths? It would be crazy not to.
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    Hello everyone,
    I'm an international student who are taking a-level maths, further maths and chemistry. As I've mentioned, I'm an international student hence I don't have my GCSE result. I'm considering to apply to maths undergraduate degree in 2012. Imperial college, UCL, Warwick(MMORSE), Bistrol and Manchester are those 5 universities that I'm going to apply later. I took C1, C2 and S1 exams in Jan 2011 and got 97 out of 100 in all of them. I'm quite worried that I'm taking 3 subjects and not as competitive as others who are taking 4/5 subjects. Does anyone think that I can get an offer from any of those universities if my predictive grade is A*A*A* but I never join any maths competition? Thanks for reading my bad english and now I'm practising it.
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    (Original post by a5a09)
    Hello everyone,
    I'm an international student who are taking a-level maths, further maths and chemistry. As I've mentioned, I'm an international student hence I don't have my GCSE result. I'm considering to apply to maths undergraduate degree in 2012. Imperial college, UCL, Warwick(MMORSE), Bistrol and Manchester are those 5 universities that I'm going to apply later. I took C1, C2 and S1 exams in Jan 2011 and got 97 out of 100 in all of them. I'm quite worried that I'm taking 3 subjects and not as competitive as others who are taking 4/5 subjects. Does anyone think that I can get an offer from any of those universities if my predictive grade is A*A*A* but I never join any maths competition? Thanks for reading my bad english and now I'm practising it.
    Most universities require three a-levels to get in anyway, so you won't be at a massive dis-advantage. Most people however have 3 A2's and 1 AS - but if you get those grades, I would be pretty sure you will get in to one of your chosen uni's!
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    (Original post by ben-smith)
    I know you didn't ask me but these are my two cents anyway:
    If you like maths and/or are applying for it at university you should DEFINATELY do it. Why would one do less maths? It would be crazy not to.
    Haha you seeem v maths dedicated!!!!
    I mean i would love to do more maths of course!! But if it isnt really necessary and I have my other 3 A2 subjects to do it seems a bit like a waste of time :/
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    (Original post by Nathan_oH)
    Most universities require three a-levels to get in anyway, so you won't be at a massive dis-advantage. Most people however have 3 A2's and 1 AS - but if you get those grades, I would be pretty sure you will get in to one of your chosen uni's!
    I really aiming for going to Imperial College/ UCL as those of them have a really good reputation. Warwick is a good maths university too. I don't really want to get into Manchester... because I heard my friend said that Manchester is not a good university of teaching (I would like to put it as insurance.). Will universities know my UMS by asking those exam boards? I'm quite worried that I may need to resit my chemistry exam because I didn't do really well on it...
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    I'm also self teaching myself C3/4 this summer This is getting weird now..

    Ah I see I'm not going to bother I don't think. I'm just going to do STEP I until I've just about mastered it and go up to 2 nearing the end of this year (assuming I don't get rejected before interview haha).
    Wow it's as if your in my head


    I want to get on with STEP as early as possible, but be fully prepared (have done C3/4) but i would like to use AEA as preparation :P im just scared im run out of past papers i seem to when doing AS modules!
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    Where are the grades taken from in them spreadsheets? Been a while since I looked but I do remember a few of them being higher than that!
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    (Original post by a5a09)
    I really aiming for going to Imperial College/ UCL as those of them have a really good reputation. Warwick is a good maths university too. I don't really want to get into Manchester... because I heard my friend said that Manchester is not a good university of teaching (I would like to put it as insurance.). Will universities know my UMS by asking those exam boards? I'm quite worried that I may need to resit my chemistry exam because I didn't do really well on it...
    Out of the universities mentioned, I only know of UCL that looks at UMS (usually in the 3 you're taking to A2). I'm not sure about the others (almost certain that imperial and warwick don't look at UMS) but I don't think so. Do correct me if I'm wrong.
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    (Original post by Nathan_oH)
    Where are the grades taken from in them spreadsheets? Been a while since I looked but I do remember a few of them being higher than that!
    As I said, they are the offers for Maths + Further Maths entry. Some unis will say A* if Maths, or AB with Further. But they're all independently researched, taken from the uni website

    If you find any mistakes, quote me/PM me and I'll fix it. I use it too so you'd be helping me, if that makes any difference

    (Original post by dnumberwang)
    what's conf 2012?
    "Confirmed 2012". In other words, the webpage/prospectus I got it from explicitly said "standard 2012 offer" or the like.

    (Original post by AishaTara)
    thank you! this has been very very useful! I'll postive rep this in a minute.
    But, also do you know what Birmingham require?
    Thanks again
    No probs Not off the top of my head; check their site

    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Wow!! You are dedicated!!! Ive made a ppt but this spreadsheet is great! So, if the uni doesnt specify further maths is it worth doing an AS in it? Would it make any difference/would they care if i've done it??
    No problem I think they'd prefer if you did. As above, why pick less maths over more maths

    You'd be showing initiative, showing you love the subject, and it's also just a great asset to have. (It may be overlooked once you have that maths degree, but unis will prefer you if you have it!)
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    As I said, they are the offers for Maths + Further Maths entry. Some unis will say A* if Maths, or AB with Further. But they're all independently researched, taken from the uni website

    If you find any mistakes, quote me/PM me and I'll fix it. I use it too so you'd be helping me, if that makes any difference
    Oh, one little thing I saw was that kings have confirmed they are charging 9k a year fees! Lovely!

    I remember looking on the ucas form and seeing A*A*A* for ICL, obviously I then clicked off as I have no chance of getting that, so might of missed the extra bits about further maths.
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    (Original post by Nathan_oH)
    Oh, one little thing I saw was that kings have confirmed they are charging 9k a year fees! Lovely!

    I remember looking on the ucas form and seeing A*A*A* for ICL, obviously I then clicked off as I have no chance of getting that, so might of missed the extra bits about further maths.
    Here's what I got my data from:

    For Mathematics degrees except GG14 and GG41 (joint Mathematics and Computer Science) the normal minimum entry requirement is A* in A-level Mathematics, A* in Further Mathematics, and A in one other A-level.
    So I suppose some of my data is "minimum requirements" and not "standard offers". Any ideas if there's a difference? :confused:
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    I apologise - i'm wrong! I got all my requirements from the ucas website. Quite easy to search through and its all in one place. Most of what you have found seems to agree with what I can remember too which is always good! Heres the link to where I was wrong (must of dreamt the last '*') :

    http://search.ucas.com/cgi-bin/hsrun...n=1090909#CSRA
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    Here's what I got my data from:



    So I suppose some of my data is "minimum requirements" and not "standard offers". Any ideas if there's a difference? :confused:
    I'm pretty sure minimum requirement is the same as standard offer. It means minimum requirement to meet the offer basically.
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    No problem I think they'd prefer if you did. As above, why pick less maths over more maths

    You'd be showing initiative, showing you love the subject, and it's also just a great asset to have. (It may be overlooked once you have that maths degree, but unis will prefer you if you have it!)
    Ahhh ok yeah i get what you mean. I think i will be doing it if my school allows me to... If I dont get a very good grade for the further maths AS will it hinder my chances or can I exclude it?
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    I'm worried that I am not actually good enough to get in these top uni's like everyone on TSR is! What sort of uni's would I be able to get into with like three B's in maths, further maths and physics? Are these uni's still worthwhile?
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    (Original post by Nathan_oH)
    I'm worried that I am not actually good enough to get in these top uni's like everyone on TSR is! What sort of uni's would I be able to get into with like three B's in maths, further maths and physics? Are these uni's still worthwhile?
    Yes! Just because it's not a "top" university doesn't suddenly make it not worthwhile! If you're getting B in Further, you should be able to achieve an A in normal maths. Then you have many options
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    Its such a worrying thought though, ending up like getting C's or B's as it seems they just don't cut it! All I want to do is go into teaching though (wouldnt mind banking but I consider teaching as a good option) just have to hope for the best I guess!
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    (Original post by Nathan_oH)
    I'm worried that I am not actually good enough to get in these top uni's like everyone on TSR is! What sort of uni's would I be able to get into with like three B's in maths, further maths and physics? Are these uni's still worthwhile?
    Of course thats still good enough!!! Im aiming for ABB and will able to get into places like Lancaster (ranked 7th in 2010) so.....
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    Just out of interest would you still get into a university with like BCC (B in maths) anywhere?
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    (Original post by Nathan_oH)
    Just out of interest would you still get into a university with like BCC (B in maths) anywhere?
    From a search on UCAS:

    University of Central Lancashire - B in maths (with 280 points overall) so BBC or equivalent (must have B+ in maths).

    City University - same as above.

    University of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Pontypridd - 280 points with minimum C in maths. (weird how they would accept you to do maths at a certain standard (C) but your other subjects have to be done to a better standard (Bs).

    University of Greenwich - 200 points (so CDD or equivalent or higher)

    Kingston University - same as galmorgan etc.

    London Met - same as greenwich.

    There should be plenty of others.


    I wouldn't set your heart on it though, aim for the best you can - don't think about how bad you can do.
 
 
 

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