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    I know this is a long shot and very unlikely, but with grades AABC at AS level is there any chance whatsoever of ever getting into Oxbridge? I plan applying for Chemical Engineering and would be interested to know. I know it's very unlikely, but is it worth a shot?
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    (Original post by podrodow1)
    I know this is a long shot and very unlikely, but with grades AABC at AS level is there any chance whatsoever of ever getting into Oxbridge? I plan applying for Chemical Engineering and would be interested to know. I know it's very unlikely, but is it worth a shot?
    Both Oxford and Cambridge want A*AA at least. If you can improve your grades and drop the subject you got a C in, you might stand a chance. I think it's always worth taking a chance though and trying.
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    (Original post by Coffeetime)
    Both Oxford and Cambridge want A*AA at least. If you can improve your grades and drop the subject you got a C in, you might stand a chance. I think it's always worth taking a chance though and trying.
    I expect to get AAA predicted grades from my teachers next year, and I also know that oxford and Cambridge look at contextualised stats. Given that my school is relatively poor(special measures) and the A-level results aren't very good...do you think that would in any way make me stand out?
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    (Original post by podrodow1)
    I expect to get AAA predicted grades from my teachers next year, and I also know that oxford and Cambridge look at contextualised stats. Given that my school is relatively poor(special measures) and the A-level results aren't very good...do you think that would in any way make me stand out?
    What's the harm in trying? With those grades you're likely to get an interview (well it depends on what you will apply for), and then you have as good a chance as any
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    (Original post by jjpneed)
    What's the harm in trying? With those grades you're likely to get an interview (well it depends on what you will apply for), and then you have as good a chance as any
    Do you really think I could get an interview? I'm not sure about trying though as I don't want to waste an application, do they ever give interviews to people with AS grades like mine? :/
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    You do pre-tests and will probably be accepted for an interview; if all goes well I don't see why you wouldn't be in for a chance AABC isn't bad, and Oxbridge know that there's more to candidates than examination results.
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    (Original post by podrodow1)
    Do you really think I could get an interview? I'm not sure about trying though as I don't want to waste an application, do they ever give interviews to people with AS grades like mine? :/
    You wouldn't have made this thread if you wouldn't regret not applying, so go for it I say
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    I know people who didn't get an interview with AAAB but then again I don't know, it's just personal experience, but I would give it a shot
    If you work hard you'll get it!
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    Cambridge requires at least 85% UMS in your best 3 subjects for inteview invitation, whereas Oxford needs very good GCSEs.
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    (Original post by Ben Kenobi)
    Cambridge requires at least 85% UMS in your best 3 subjects for inteview invitation, whereas Oxford needs very good GCSEs.
    Well that's it gone then haha oh well
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    (Original post by podrodow1)
    Well that's it gone then haha oh well
    There are other good universities. Maybe apply for one with higher grade requirements such as AAA?
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    (Original post by Ben Kenobi)
    Cambridge requires at least 85% UMS in your best 3 subjects for inteview invitation, whereas Oxford needs very good GCSEs.
    Source, please?

    OP, what do you want to apply for, and what were your ums scores in the As?
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    Source, please?

    OP, what do you want to apply for, and what were your ums scores in the As?
    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...quirements.pdf

    "In general, in the absence of significant extenuating circumstances, competition for places is such that those averaging 85 per cent and below across their three
    best (for Arts applicants) or three mo
    st relevant (for Science applicants) AS subjects are very unlikely to be
    called for interview. In years where the competition for places is particularly strong, a higher AS average may
    be necessary in order to secure an interview."
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    (Original post by Ben Kenobi)
    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...quirements.pdf

    "In general, in the absence of significant extenuating circumstances, competition for places is such that those averaging 85 per cent and below across their three
    best (for Arts applicants) or three mo
    st relevant (for Science applicants) AS subjects are very unlikely to be
    called for interview. In years where the competition for places is particularly strong, a higher AS average may
    be necessary in order to secure an interview."
    Hm. Okay, I hadn't seen that. I wonder if it's new; it would be odd if I didn't stumble across something like that when applying.

    The quotation does make clear that it's an average, though, so it's still worth asking what OP got in his As.
 
 
 
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