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1. Just curious. I've seen A*A*A before, but not straight A*'s :3

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2. Closest I know of is Cambridge maths which needs A*AA11
3. (Original post by james22)
Closest I know of is Cambridge maths which needs A*AA11
imperial a*a*a 2
having said that imperials offer is far easier than cambridges
4. I've got a friend who's got an A*A*A*11 offer for Maths at Cambridge.

Certain colleges give them for certain courses I think.

But yeah, Oxford (and I think Imperial) Maths has the highest standard offer of any Uni or Course, and that's A*A*A (just based on A Levels that is, a 1 in STEP is way harder to achieve than an A* at A Level)
5. (Original post by james22)
Closest I know of is Cambridge maths which needs A*AA11
I don't know what the 1 means

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6. I know that Chemical Engineering at Imperial is A*AAA or A*A*A minimum, although someone's got an A*A*A*A* offer for it this year.
7. Imperial have asked for A*A*AA many times I've seen
8. (Original post by Cellar Door)
I've got a friend who's got an A*A*A*11 offer for Maths at Cambridge.
Someone on here in my cycle (2011) got an A*A*A*SS offer from Magdalene

edit: it might have been A*A*A*S1... at least one of them was an S.
9. (Original post by james22)
Closest I know of is Cambridge maths which needs A*AA11
What does the 11 mean at the end?

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10. (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
Someone on here in my cycle (2011) got an A*A*A*SS offer from Magdalene

edit: it might have been A*A*A*S1... at least one of them was an S.
That's ridiculous!

(Original post by Georgiina_Tee)
What does the 11 mean at the end?

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It's STEP, which are 3 extra Maths exams set by Cambridge that are used by most top-ranking unis in their Maths offers. It's a 3 hour paper, with 13 questions, they mark your best 6 questions, and it's generally 2 questions right for a 3, 3 questions rights for a 2, 4 questions right for a 1 and 5 for an S. They're pretty much undebatably the hardest exam you can take that counts towards uni offers.
11. For Maths, doing well on the STEP is more important than getting a full sweep of A*s. A maths department would rather pick someone who did better on STEP than pick someone who got an A* rather than an A in a non-maths A-level.

(Original post by Cellar Door)
I've got a friend who's got an A*A*A*11 offer for Maths at Cambridge.
That's ridiculous though. I can't imagine being turned down because you got an A rather than an A* in, say, Chemistry even though you completed two STEPs papers.
12. (Original post by Tpx)
For Maths, doing well on the STEP is more important than getting a full sweep of A*s. A maths department would rather pick someone who did better on STEP than pick someone who got an A* rather than an A in a non-maths A-level.

That's ridiculous though. I can't imagine being turned down because you got an A rather than an A* in, say, Chemistry even though you completed two STEPs papers.
It specified 3 A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Additional Further Maths, so it's just maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths maths
13. Imperial seem to troll people quite a lot for Chemical Engineering - even though it's not on the website, guy at my school has A*A*A*A
14. (Original post by Cellar Door)
I've got a friend who's got an A*A*A*11 offer for Maths at Cambridge.

Certain colleges give them for certain courses I think.

But yeah, Oxford (and I think Imperial) Maths has the highest standard offer of any Uni or Course, and that's A*A*A (just based on A Levels that is, a 1 in STEP is way harder to achieve than an A* at A Level)
Which college gave your friend that hideous offer?
15. (Original post by CD315)
Which college gave your friend that hideous offer?
Jesus I think
16. (Original post by Cellar Door)
Jesus I think
Jesus that's shocking
17. (Original post by Cellar Door)
MATHS
He must love Maths!
18. And here's me stressing about getting BBB for my offer... I don't envy Cambridge or Imperial applicants one bit, wow!
19. (Original post by Tpx)
He must love Maths!
He came to our school for Sixth Form from one of the best schools in China and he got an S in STEP 1 last year. He likes his Maths

He was interviewed by Steven Siklos (the guy who writes the STEP papers) and thought he did badly because he found the questions too easy
20. Seen people with offers of A*A*A*A* for chem eng at imperial

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