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    I got 3As and a B in my AS, the B being in further maths and the A's in physics, chem and maths.
    I am applying to cambridge. Would I be at a disadvantage if I was to drop further maths at A2 and continue with physics chemistry and maths???
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    (Original post by rohan9777)
    I got 3As and a B in my AS, the B being in further maths and the A's in physics, chem and maths.
    I am applying to cambridge. Would I be at a disadvantage if I was to drop further maths at A2 and continue with physics chemistry and maths???
    Heya, I'm going to put this in the Maths forum for you as you should get more responses there.

    You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you!

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=38
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    (Original post by rohan9777)
    I got 3As and a B in my AS, the B being in further maths and the A's in physics, chem and maths.
    I am applying to cambridge. Would I be at a disadvantage if I was to drop further maths at A2 and continue with physics chemistry and maths???
    To be brutally honest, Cambridge would be a wasted application.
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    (Original post by rohan9777)
    I got 3As and a B in my AS, the B being in further maths and the A's in physics, chem and maths.
    I am applying to cambridge. Would I be at a disadvantage if I was to drop further maths at A2 and continue with physics chemistry and maths???
    If in your 3A's you have high ums so that means over 90 then that would be fine if not I would considering reconsidering!

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    (Original post by rohan9777)
    I got 3As and a B in my AS, the B being in further maths and the A's in physics, chem and maths.
    I am applying to cambridge. Would I be at a disadvantage if I was to drop further maths at A2 and continue with physics chemistry and maths???
    I'd suggest you take a look at some of the Cambridge college websites, but I'm pretty sure they all say FM is highly recommended, if not actually required, at A2.

    Was there a particular reason why you only achieved a B at FM AS? Cambridge Econ is highly mathematical, so if you found FM AS a struggle, you may well struggle with the uni course even if you managed to get an offer.
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    If you got a B in AS FM you'll probably struggle with the maths at Cambidge/LSE/UCL/Warwick unless there was another reason why you got the B.


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    If in your 3A's you have high ums so that means over 90 then that would be fine if not I would considering reconsidering!

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    My best 3 subjects average to 90% UMS
    The total UMS of all subjects average to 87%
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    To be brutally honest, Cambridge would be a wasted application.
    What about Warwick, UCL and Nottingham?
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    (Original post by rohan9777)
    What about Warwick, UCL and Nottingham?
    Yeah they're reasonable
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    Top ten economics? I am very confused since you did not pick Economics at AS yet people assume you are wanting to do maths. If you want to do maths at Cambridge, unfortunately it would be a wasted application unless you have extreme mitigating circumstances. A B in Further Maths would be very weak considering that 80%+ (I imagine) would be applying with a solid A. With that said, however, Cambridge do hand out a lot more offers in comparison to other degrees, this is because their offer includes step II and III which filter out a considerable number of applicants and offer holders. You could get an offer if your interview, provided you get one, goes extremely well and even then you have to excel at step II and III given that you got a B at AS Further. Any other degree such as NatSci, provided you have 90%+ UMS would be a different story, but because you have gotten a B in the subject you want to pursue a degree in. In that lies the problem.
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    (Original post by Protoxylic)
    Top ten economics? I am very confused since you did not pick Economics at AS yet people assume you are wanting to do maths. If you want to do maths at Cambridge, unfortunately it would be a wasted application unless you have extreme mitigating circumstances. A B in Further Maths would be very weak considering that 80%+ (I imagine) would be applying with a solid A. With that said, however, Cambridge do hand out a lot more offers in comparison to other degrees, this is because their offer includes step II and III which filter out a considerable number of applicants and offer holders. You could get an offer if your interview, provided you get one, goes extremely well and even then you have to excel at step II and III given that you got a B at AS Further. Any other degree such as NatSci, provided you have 90%+ UMS would be a different story, but because you have gotten a B in the subject you want to pursue a degree in. In that lies the problem.
    I read the OP's title as indicating he wanted to do Econ not Maths. I think Econ is one of those subjects like Law where doing it at A level is not a pre-requisite for uni study, although it seems a bit unusual.

    In any case, Maths + FM is pretty essential for a top uni because of the mathematical nature of the subject.
 
 
 
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