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    I got 5A's and 6B's in GCSE. An A in English Lit, B in English Language and Maths. I was just wondering do I still have a chance of getting in? I'm going to start my A-levels soon and I know I'm going to try my hardest to get the best A Level grades I can possibly get. So I was just wondering because of my GCSE grades does it mean I can't go Cambridge?
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    Although I would recommend taking advice on this from strangers on the internet with a pinch of salt, from what I have heard from admission tutors Cambridge is *slightly* more forgiving than Oxford in terms of GCSE grades. Both universities will look at GCSE's in your application, however if you go on to get AS results with a high UMS (there's no requirement but word on the street is ~90% UMS) then you still have a chance at Cambridge yes.
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    (Original post by maccaism)
    I got 5A's and 6B's in GCSE. An A in English Lit, B in English Language and Maths. I was just wondering do I still have a chance of getting in? I'm going to start my A-levels soon and I know I'm going to try my hardest to get the best A Level grades I can possibly get. So I was just wondering because of my GCSE grades does it mean I can't go Cambridge?
    How probable can you get A* with very high UMS in Maths? That's the minimum entry requirement and many of Architecture candidates apply with much higher grades. Also, you'll need a good portfolio to be a competitive candidate. Are you doing any Art in A-level?

    Architecture at Cambridge is a very small department and it's one of the most competitive course to get in.
    Also, their course is much more academic/theoretical than many of other universities. If that's what you like, that's good but if not, Cambridge may not be a right place for you to read architecture.
    I know several Architects (recent graduates and other with many years of career in industry) around me, and they did not choose Cambridge because they preferred a more practical course.
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    How probable can you get A* with very high UMS in Maths? That's the minimum entry requirement and many of Architecture candidates apply with much higher grades. Also, you'll need a good portfolio to be a competitive candidate. Are you doing any Art in A-level?

    Architecture at Cambridge is a very small department and it's one of the most competitive course to get in.
    Also, their course is much more academic/theoretical than many of other universities. If that's what you like, that's good but if not, Cambridge may not be a right place for you to read architecture.
    I know several Architects (recent graduates and other with many years of career in industry) around me, and they did not choose Cambridge because they preferred a more practical course.
    Yes that's why I chose Cambridge because I prefer the academic/theoretical side. As for A-Levels I chose Maths Physics Art and English lit.

    Also are you now an Architect? Because I'd like to ask some questions.
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    (Original post by maccaism)
    Yes that's why I chose Cambridge because I prefer the academic/theoretical side. As for A-Levels I chose Maths Physics Art and English lit.

    Also are you now an Architect? Because I'd like to ask some questions.
    That's good then.
    Sorry I'm not a student.
    Good luck with your A-levels.
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    That's good then.
    Sorry I'm not a student.
    Good luck with your A-levels.
    Ohh, thanks.
 
 
 
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