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Ahmed2526
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After receiving my AS-Level grades i was shocked at how low they were:

Biology-A, Ecnomics-B, Physics-B, Mathematics-C, Accounting-C

from these grades i'm guessing my predicted A-Level grades will be:

Biology-A, Ecnomics-A, Physics-A, Mathematics-B, Accounting-B

I want to apply to cambridge to study economics but i'm really doubting the chances of me even getting an interview. I have 10 A*'s at GCSE, and i meet the criteria for the cambridge special access scheme.

I really want to go to cambridge, but from the grades above there seems little point in applying.

What should i do?
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Try posting in the Are my AS/GCSE grades good enough for a start. You will probably get an interview with those grades, though obivously you will be at a disadvantage compared to those with AAAA+ but people with your grades can get in
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You could try applying or alternatively, to give yourself a better chance you could plan a gap year an apply post A level. If you re-sit in January you can bring up your UMS marks to where you think they should have been. Or you could do both, apply this year and if not successful, take a gap year and try again next year on the basis of your A2 results.
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Hi, I applied for '06 with grades AABCC at AS and got an offer, so if you think you can bring them up I think you should still apply. There are more important things than grades

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kk thanks 4 the advice
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My friend applied with AABD at AS level. He got an offer of AAB, he didn't make it, but the college STILL took him. I really think the most important thing is the interview, and maybe applying to a college that you know isn't one of the most competetive for places (Homerton/ Girton/ Newnham if you're a girl). Also, Oxbridge published a report saying they pay more attention to GCSE results than AS because they're (apparently) a better indication of degree peformance (I thought it was weird too, but they were emphatic about it). So, your 10A*s will help you loads!

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Why don't you try applying Post-A2?
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(Original post by WokSz)
Why don't you try applying Post-A2?
Because he'd waste an entire year. Unless of course, he can come up with something constructive to invest his time in.

I'd recommend you to apply this year, then re-apply again next year with your confirmed A2 grades if you're unsuccessful during this cycle.

Good luck.
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(Original post by misysvienna)
Hi, I applied for '06 with grades AABCC at AS and got an offer, so if you think you can bring them up I think you should still apply. There are more important things than grades

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Which college and subject? I am a bit surprised!What subjects did u take in AS? Congrulations!
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