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Tricky situation for maths applicant watch

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    I am currently in Yr 12 studying Biology,Chemistry,Physics and Further Maths.

    I am hoping to study maths at Cambridge but I am really not sure if I have enough to warrant an offer even if I do get an interview ( as I hear that a lot of people receive interviews).

    My results to date have been as follows:
    GCSE's : 6A* and 3A's
    and I have also completed an A level in maths, but this was done for an entirely wrong reason.

    Although I received an A* ,my average ums was relatively low especially for a maths applicant and as Cambridge , only cares about the marks and not the age of completion I have feel as if I have disadvantaged myself.

    I received in total an 87% average for the A level.

    This year I feel a lot more confident ums wise for science subjects, but in an effort to compensate for my relatively low ums score I decided to sit the Step II exam.

    I do feel fairly ready for the exam but I would just like to know whether or not my current credentials, excluding the STEP exam, (supposing I receive 90%+ ums average across the AS levels ), would be below par for a maths applicant, as the STEP exam could quite easily go one way or another.

    I still have the opportunity to withdraw from the exam. I am not saying this out of cowardice ...
    It's just that this exam is notoriously risky as you never know what might happen on the day.
    I just don't want to mess up my application with a 3 in STEP, but I also don't want a rejection as my interview skills are appalling, so I am kind of clueless what to do??

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