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    My son has just received his AS results and got ABBC, he was 3 marks off an A in Biology and 4 marks of a B in Chem. He was hoping to apply to Cambridge and has spent a week there with their FE Summer School. Presumably this is now a pipe dream! He got 3A* and 5 A'S ,B and C at GCSE. What to do now? Will Universities know about the 3 and 4 mark shortfall? Should he resit some modules? Thanks
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    (Original post by Lemonpopsicle2)
    My son has just received his AS results and got ABBC, he was 3 marks off an A in Biology and 4 marks of a B in Chem. He was hoping to apply to Cambridge and has spent a week there with their FE Summer School. Presumably this is now a pipe dream! He got 3A* and 5 A'S ,B and C at GCSE. What to do now? Will Universities know about the 3 and 4 mark shortfall? Should he resit some modules? Thanks
    Firstly he should speak to his school regarding whether they advise a remark. It might be that his grades will improve without the need for resits. If they don't advise it, I would suggest resits.
    No its not impossible to get into Cambridge with resits, but if he wants their opinion on his particular grades and the course he is interested in, he should email colleges directly to explain the situation and see how they view his profile. Admissions decisions are far more complicated and nuanced than whether or not someone has resits/particular grades when it comes to Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Lemonpopsicle2)
    My son has just received his AS results and got ABBC, he was 3 marks off an A in Biology and 4 marks of a B in Chem. He was hoping to apply to Cambridge and has spent a week there with their FE Summer School. Presumably this is now a pipe dream! He got 3A* and 5 A'S ,B and C at GCSE. What to do now? Will Universities know about the 3 and 4 mark shortfall? Should he resit some modules? Thanks
    He could still apply to Cambridge, nothing to lose but the space on the form. Going to the summer school may work in his favour.

    He should declare his module grades on UCAS as this will show the unis how close he was. As for resits, if he feels he can improve and manage the extra workload then why not?
 
 
 
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