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    HI! I am concidering taking a gap year after this year (Year 13) due to the fact that I got okish AS results and was as a result predicted AAB and try during my gap year to get into Cambridge. As over the course of this year I have now been predicted to get 2 A*s and an A. However, the subject which I dropped I got a C in. If I were to get my new predicted grades, would I stand a chance? Or does Cambridge put a lot of weight in the AS results, even the one you drop? Thank you for your time.
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    (Original post by tpep)
    HI! I am concidering taking a gap year after this year (Year 13) due to the fact that I got okish AS results and was as a result predicted AAB and try during my gap year to get into Cambridge. As over the course of this year I have now been predicted to get 2 A*s and an A. However, the subject which I dropped I got a C in. If I were to get my new predicted grades, would I stand a chance? Or does Cambridge put a lot of weight in the AS results, even the one you drop? Thank you for your time.
    Which subject are you considering?

    And what were your "okish" AS marks?


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    Which subject are you considering?

    And what were your "okish" AS marks?


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    Thinking of psychological and behavioural sciences, and I got AABC. The C was in math
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    If you achieve A*A*A* at A2 you would be guaranteed an interview (it meets the "auto-pooling" criteria). If you get A*A*A I'd say an interview was possible.

    Good luck!

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    If it helps, I got AACC at AS and got an offer - I achieved A*AA and a B in EPQ at A2


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    If it helps, I got AACC at AS and got an offer - I achieved A*AA and a B in EPQ at A2


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    Thank you.. And well done!
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    Well they interview mostly anyone who has the potential to acheive the required grades, and then at the interview it becomes less about the grades - you wouldnt be at the itnerview if they didn't think you could achieve them - and more about your potential and how you learn etc. So if you are predicted the grades you need for Cambridge then you should get an interview? Good luck!
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    I think this'll come down to how 'good' your school is, ie. its typical Oxbridge leaver numbers, typical results etc. If you go to a traditionally good school then I doubt you'll get an interview as they've said at every admissions talk I've been to that if you get less than 85% UMS in AS then don't bother applying. However, these are by no means bad results and if your school doesn't have a very good reputation (or if you have a few contextual flags) then you've got a chance.
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    (Original post by tpep)
    HI! I am concidering taking a gap year after this year (Year 13) due to the fact that I got okish AS results and was as a result predicted AAB and try during my gap year to get into Cambridge. As over the course of this year I have now been predicted to get 2 A*s and an A. However, the subject which I dropped I got a C in. If I were to get my new predicted grades, would I stand a chance? Or does Cambridge put a lot of weight in the AS results, even the one you drop? Thank you for your time.
    They put weight on all your A2 & AS UMS not just AS UMS. They look primarily at your best three subjects.
    So if you do get 2A* that will bump up your UMS quite considerably. PBS is not one of the most competitive subjects and post qual A*A*A would be a strong application. They will also see the marked improvement which should count in your favour.
 
 
 
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