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    Hi, I've just gotten my AS results and have now started Y13 and I was wondering if somebody could give me some advice regarding uni choices.

    Grades wise, I have 10A*s at GCSE along with an A in FSMQ, and recently got 5As at AS in Maths, FM, Economics, Physics and Spanish. My individual UMS results were:
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    Maths: C1 - 100, C2 - 95, S1 - 100
    FM: FP1 - 75 (probably getting remarked, should go up to 78-9), M1 - 100, D1 - 100
    I also sat C3 early and got 84 (again probably getting remarked, should go to 88-89) but resitting next year as I made a load of stupid mistakes this time round. Hate making excuses but they dumped C3 as an extra module on us quite late and we rushed through it and didn't get to spend as much time on FP1 as I would have liked so I think this accounts for (at least some of) my poorer marks in those two modules.
    Economics: Econ1 - 100, Econ2 - 100
    Spanish: Span1 - 129/140, Oral - 51/60
    Physics: Unit 1 - 96/120 (getting remarked, should go to 106+), Unit 2 - 106/120 (also remarking, should go to 114+), EMPA - 60/60.
    Overall maths/FM UMS average = 93.43% (pending remarks, 94.57%) and best three UMS average = 94.48% (pending remarks, 95.97%).
    I'm dropping Physics for A2 and I should be predicted 4A*s in the remaining four subjects. My PS should be as good as anyone else's and my reference shouldn't be a problem.

    I'd like to apply to Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick & Bath in order of preference. However, all of these require A*AA or higher. I'm fairly confident I can easily achieve that if I work hard this year, but is it risky applying to nowhere with lower entry requirements? Will I realistically get offers from these universities or not?

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Hi, I've just gotten my AS results and have now started Y13 and I was wondering if somebody could give me some advice regarding uni choices.

    Grades wise, I have 10A*s at GCSE along with an A in FSMQ, and recently got 5As at AS in Maths, FM, Economics, Physics and Spanish. My individual UMS results were:
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    Maths: C1 - 100, C2 - 95, S1 - 100
    FM: FP1 - 75 (probably getting remarked, should go up to 78-9), M1 - 100, D1 - 100
    I also sat C3 early and got 84 (again probably getting remarked, should go to 88-89) but resitting next year as I made a load of stupid mistakes this time round. Hate making excuses but they dumped C3 as an extra module on us quite late and we rushed through it and didn't get to spend as much time on FP1 as I would have liked so I think this accounts for (at least some of) my poorer marks in those two modules.
    Economics: Econ1 - 100, Econ2 - 100
    Spanish: Span1 - 129/140, Oral - 51/60
    Physics: Unit 1 - 96/120 (getting remarked, should go to 106+), Unit 2 - 106/120 (also remarking, should go to 114+), EMPA - 60/60.
    Overall maths/FM UMS average = 93.43% (pending remarks, 94.57%) and best three UMS average = 94.48% (pending remarks, 95.97%).
    I'm dropping Physics for A2 and I should be predicted 4A*s in the remaining four subjects. My PS should be as good as anyone else's and my reference shouldn't be a problem.

    I'd like to apply to Cambridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick & Bath in order of preference. However, all of these require A*AA or higher. I'm fairly confident I can easily achieve that if I work hard this year, but is it risky applying to nowhere with lower entry requirements? Will I realistically get offers from these universities or not?

    Thank you!
    Your ums is autopoolable so Cambridge is worth a shot (it's about 1% higher than mine and I got in so you should go for it imo)

    Also as your going to retake c3 I'd imagine you'd find getting an a* in maths relatively easy so you may as well apply to all a*aa unis - I didn't but probably should have as I didn't even use my aaa uni as an insurance
    You should almost certainly be looking at getting an offer from bath and probably ucl and Warwick (although Warwick seemed relatively random with its offers this year) - just make sure your econ ums gets put down in your reference as this will make you stand out

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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Your ums is autopoolable so Cambridge is worth a shot (it's about 1% higher than mine and I got in so you should go for it imo)

    Also as your going to retake c3 I'd imagine you'd find getting an a* in maths relatively easy so you may as well apply to all a*aa unis - I didn't but probably should have as I didn't even use my aaa uni as an insurance
    You should almost certainly be looking at getting an offer from bath and probably ucl and Warwick (although Warwick seemed relatively random with its offers this year) - just make sure your econ ums gets put down in your reference as this will make you stand out

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    Thank you! I think I'll end up applying to the 5 I listed (if my teachers let me) as I don't really like the look of any AAA unis anyway and if I did get rejected from all 5, I'd more than likely aim for high A2 grades and reapply for 2017 entry. I haven't seen my reference yet but I'll definitely ask for my econ scores to get put down thanks again!
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Thank you! I think I'll end up applying to the 5 I listed (if my teachers let me) as I don't really like the look of any AAA unis anyway and if I did get rejected from all 5, I'd more than likely aim for high A2 grades and reapply for 2017 entry. I haven't seen my reference yet but I'll definitely ask for my econ scores to get put down thanks again!
    I applied to all A*AA with similar sorts of results, so I applied to my top choices with no real consideration for an insurance and I think you're right to do so too, as you'll obviously achieve A*AA.

    If you have your economics scores on your reference only it looks shady. Ask your referee to put down all your module scores - not that any of them are bad (with some exceptions)
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    I applied to all A*AA with similar sorts of results, so I applied to my top choices with no real consideration for an insurance and I think you're right to do so too, as you'll obviously achieve A*AA.

    If you have your economics scores on your reference only it looks shady. Ask your referee to put down all your module scores - not that any of them are bad (with some exceptions)
    Thank you would it look okay if I asked for just maths, FM and econ to be put down on my reference? They're the most relevant to the degree. Also, would I be able to discount C3 if I had those results included, since it's not technically part of either maths or FM AS level? I know I have to include it on the Cambridge SAQ but I'd rather not declare it everywhere else for obvious reasons. So could I ask for scores to be included as follows: 100% in economics, 98.33% in maths and 91.67% in further maths? Or would it look better to combine the maths and give it as 95% for the two subjects (if I can)?
    Sorry for all the questions! Thanks so much for your help
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Thank you would it look okay if I asked for just maths, FM and econ to be put down on my reference? They're the most relevant to the degree. Also, would I be able to discount C3 if I had those results included, since it's not technically part of either maths or FM AS level? I know I have to include it on the Cambridge SAQ but I'd rather not declare it everywhere else for obvious reasons. So could I ask for scores to be included as follows: 100% in economics, 98.33% in maths and 91.67% in further maths? Or would it look better to combine the maths and give it as 95% for the two subjects (if I can)?
    Sorry for all the questions! Thanks so much for your help
    Have you cashed in C3? I don't know the rules but I guess you'd be fine not mentioning it. Yeah thats what my referee did and I'm sure it strengthened my application. It's up to you if you combine it (it looks better imo if you do) - you'll be fine either way they're not poor results
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    100 in both econ modules, facking hell.
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    Have you cashed in C3? I don't know the rules but I guess you'd be fine not mentioning it. Yeah thats what my referee did and I'm sure it strengthened my application. It's up to you if you combine it (it looks better imo if you do) - you'll be fine either way they're not poor results
    None of them have been cashed in, my school don't certificate AS grades this year. I think I'll ask for economics and maths as a whole to be included, you're right saying it does sound better when it's all combined. Thank you!
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    I got 251/300 in Maths, 186/200 in Economics and 200/200 in Politics, which are the 3 subjects I wish to do in A2. What is my UMS average across my a-levels?
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    I got 251/300 in Maths, 186/200 in Economics and 200/200 in Politics, which are the 3 subjects I wish to do in A2. What is my UMS average across my a-levels?
    Maths to A2 standard and can't find an average?

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    92.22% across the three
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Maths to A2 standard and can't find an average?
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    92.22% across the three
    lol good that's what I thought but my friend said its 91?
 
 
 
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