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    Hi there.

    Firstly, I was wondering if any universities other than Cambridge and Durham ask for UMS scores for maths.

    Also, I was wondering what merit there would be in saying that you will retake a module lower than the rest? I took Maths, FM and C3 this year, which was 7 modules in total, but my D2 mark brought down the average somewhat (I only just got an A in it with 80/100). To be honest, I don't actually have any plans on retaking - it's a lot to learn again and hopefully I can get FM A* from FP2/FP3/S2/M2. But my friend has suggested that I suggest that I might resit it to the universities to show that I realize I may have underperformed (At least in comparison to other modules). Or would the universities be able to see this themselves without me making it clear in this way>

    If anyone could shed light on how universities look at one lower module and planned resits, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a lot!
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    I'd like to add to this. I understand that Durham places are highly competitive. Of the initial pool of applicants, what proportion are likely to have (more or less) straight As/A*s at AS and GCSE? Presuming this proportion is still greater than available places (If it is not then please correct me), would they be more likely to go on UMS averages for Maths or Personal Statement? The PS seems so wishy-washy and I feel like other schools prepare their students much better than others. It also seems pretty hard to write for Maths.

    Thanks again.
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    (Original post by Danmoss1729)
    Hi there.

    Firstly, I was wondering if any universities other than Cambridge and Durham ask for UMS scores for maths.

    Also, I was wondering what merit there would be in saying that you will retake a module lower than the rest? I took Maths, FM and C3 this year, which was 7 modules in total, but my D2 mark brought down the average somewhat (I only just got an A in it with 80/100). To be honest, I don't actually have any plans on retaking - it's a lot to learn again and hopefully I can get FM A* from FP2/FP3/S2/M2. But my friend has suggested that I suggest that I might resit it to the universities to show that I realize I may have underperformed (At least in comparison to other modules). Or would the universities be able to see this themselves without me making it clear in this way>

    If anyone could shed light on how universities look at one lower module and planned resits, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a lot!
    From what I've heard, Cambridge doesn't really like resits and to have a decent chance of being accepted you need to average over 94% UMS
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    How about Durham?

    Also, do you know if Durham want UMS across best 3 like Cam do?
 
 
 
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