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GCSE's 9A*'s 3A's
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Top 3 UMS average (87%) - due to slip ups in 1 or 2 units but high ums in 5/6 maths units and 2/3 physics units

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GCSE's 9A*'s 3A's
AS AAAB (1 ums off an A in dropped subject)
A2 3A* predictions
Top 3 UMS average (87%) - due to slip ups in 1 or 2 units but high ums in 5/6 maths units and 2/3 physics units

I want to apply to imperial mech eng as well
Oxford definitely, Cambridge possibly not because of the UMS. What AS did you get a B in? You should also have a good shot at Imperial. All of this is assuming that the B isn't for Maths or Physics (or Further Maths, hopefully).
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Oxford definitely, Cambridge possibly not because of the UMS. What AS did you get a B in? You should also have a good shot at Imperial. All of this is assuming that the B isn't for Maths or Physics (or Further Maths, hopefully).
In chemistry - I've now dropped it and am getting it remarked as it was so
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In chemistry - I've now dropped it and am getting it remarked as it was so
close - thanks for the advice!
Okay, I think that's fine then. As I say, Cambridge is probably not the greatest idea because of your UMS (it's not impossible, but your chances aren't brilliant). Your grades but you in a very good position to apply to Oxford but you will still need to do well in the PAT and at interview.
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go for it
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(Original post by ememoville)
GCSE's 9A*'s 3A's
AS AAAB (1 ums off an A in dropped subject)
A2 3A* predictions
Top 3 UMS average (87%) - due to slip ups in 1 or 2 units but high ums in 5/6 maths units and 2/3 physics units

I want to apply to imperial mech eng as well
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In chemistry - I've now dropped it and am getting it remarked as it was so
close - thanks for the advice!
What are your exact UMS per module - especially for Maths/FM? Cambridge can see if you have 1 or 2 low modules and *may* not be too concerned.

One approach could be to apply to a Cambridge college that includes STEP for Engineering offers. This makes it more likely you will get an offer, but don't understimate the difficulty of getting a good mark in STEP. Christ's asks for a 1 in STEP I.

As others have said you would have to do PAT for Oxford - but that's pre-interview. Whereas STEP is at the end of Year 13.
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What are your exact UMS per module - especially for Maths/FM? Cambridge can see if you have 1 or 2 low modules and *may* not be too concerned.

One approach could be to apply to a Cambridge college that includes STEP for Engineering offers. This makes it more likely you will get an offer, but don't understimate the difficulty of getting a good mark in STEP. Christ's asks for a 1 in STEP I.

As others have said you would have to do PAT for Oxford - but that's pre-interview. Whereas STEP is at the end of Year 13.
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M1 - 90
S1 - 90
FP1 - 100
D1 - 72
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you're competition!!!! aaaaaaahhhhh!!!! good luck, definitely go for oxford
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M1 - 90
S1 - 90
FP1 - 100
D1 - 72
So D1 won't worry them. And what about Physics?
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Physics ums is quite low 242/300
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Physics ums is quite low 242/300
Per unit please... (But yes 80.66% will definitely be a worry)

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Physics ums is quite low 242/300
are they low because of the ISA/EMPA or your actual unit exams?
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Per unit please... (But yes 80.66% will definitely be a worry)

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Unit 1 - 84/120 - a low B, had a bad day
Unit 2 - 104/120
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Unit 1 - 84/120 - a low B, had a bad day
Unit 2 - 104/120
Yep.

Ok. So, as you acknowledged, you won't be the most competitive. You *might* get an interview, especially as your modules are rather variable and they might feel its worth seeing you to assess you better.

They (Cambridge) do interview a lot of people. And, to my first point, your Maths is pretty good and could potentially "withstand" the pressure of STEP.

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Yep.

Ok. So, as you acknowledged, you won't be the most competitive. You *might* get an interview, especially as your modules are rather variable and they might feel its worth seeing you to assess you better.

They (Cambridge) do interview a lot of people. And, to my first point, your Maths is pretty good and could potentially "withstand" the pressure of STEP.

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Forgot to mention that I got a C in critical thinking - I prioritised physics over this will they care about t? Oxford and imperial?
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Forgot to mention that I got a C in critical thinking - I prioritised physics over this will they care about t? Oxford and imperial?
No. Critical Thinking (and General Studies) are not part of their considerations.
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No. Critical Thinking (and General Studies) are not part of their considerations.
That's great so they'll only look at my other 4 grades
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That's great so they'll only look at my other 4 grades
Also will imperial mind?
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Also will imperial mind?
They don't include Critical Thinking either.
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You need to be predicted an A* in physics but your UMS is quite low - see if your school will let you and, assuming that you are predicted an A* in maths too, you should be able to make a competitive application
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