So AS Results arrived fairly recently (Congratulations and commiserations to those affected). I do 2 A levels and two Cambridge Pre Us.
My AS results were:
A - OCR Economics (86 UMS Average)
C - Edexcel Maths (69 UMS Average)
My Pre U results were:
A* - Business and Management
A - Philosophy
I was basically wondering if there was any point of applying for PPE at Oxford with A* A A C. I understand that the Economics side of PPE is very maths intensive, and I have messed up on the Maths exams, but I plan to resit them and I'm positive I will do better next year. I got A* in Maths at GCSE and got 92 UMS on C1, yet messed up on the C2 and S1, which left me with 1% from a B. On C2 I got stuck on a few questions near the start for stupid reasons e.g I had the wrong setting on my calculator. I started to run out of time and panicked. On S1 I had just got back from Moscow about 2am the day of the exam, and had a pounding headache and couldn't concentrate on anything. I know I can do much better on those exams. On the other hand there is no excuse for mediocrity and I should have pushed passed those situations.
So, StudentRoom, I really want to apply, but I'm worried I'll be discarded immediately without an interview due to my poor Maths result, and I don't want to waste one of my 5 slots. What do you think?
Thank you very much for your time gentlemen/ladies.
(Edit: PS, I'm not sure if it's important at all, but I also got an A in the IFS CeFS course which in itself is worth 60 UMS. )
Is the exam system out of date?