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    I am currently studying 3 AS . do i still have a chance applying to unis such as cambridge and oxford #?
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    (Original post by looktoyourright)
    I am currently studying 3 AS . do i still have a chance applying to unis such as cambridge and oxford #?
    jneill

    I imagine there's still a chance, but you won't be as competitive as other applicants. Most will have 4 (some with 5) AS subjects at A grade. If your school has a policy where you can only do 3 though, it won't affect you!
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    (Original post by looktoyourright)
    I am currently studying 3 AS . do i still have a chance applying to unis such as cambridge and oxford #?
    3 AS here and got offers from Cambridge, Warwick, UCL and Imperial for maths. More than possible.

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    jneill

    I imagine there's still a chance, but you won't be as competitive as other applicants. Most will have 4 (some with 5) AS subjects at A grade. If your school has a policy where you can only do 3 though, it won't affect you!
    That's completely false - Cambridge, at least, I know doesn't care about your fourth A-Level if it isn't relevant to your course choice.
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    (Original post by looktoyourright)
    I am currently studying 3 AS . do i still have a chance applying to unis such as cambridge and oxford #?
    I imagine ultimately it will come down to the grades, not the number of subjects you have done
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    That sounds so stupid, do schools actually do this? :erm:
    My school apparently didn't let people last year apply to Cambridge/Imperial unless they had 4 As at AS. I almost wasn't allowed to apply to either 'because both of them would most certainly reject you with a C at AS before the interview"

    LOL
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    3 AS here and got offers from Cambridge, Warwick, UCL and Imperial for maths. More than possible.



    That's completely false - Cambridge, at least, I know doesn't care about your fourth A-Level if it isn't relevant to your course choice.
    Well you see i will have "4" as but the 4th one is not really valid as it is my first language and dotn take any classes for it.

    I reallly hate this subject and i know i will fail it 100%. I have been entered for the exams. Can i ask my college to un enter me ? is that even a thing ?
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    (Original post by Student403)
    My school apparently didn't let people last year apply to Cambridge/Imperial unless they had 4 As at AS. I almost wasn't allowed to apply to either 'because both of them would most certainly reject you with a C at AS before the interview"

    LOL
    Yeah, m8, sorry you can't do engineering in one of the most English unis in the world because your German isn't impeccable. #SorryNotSorry

    smh man, smh.
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    (Original post by looktoyourright)
    Well you see i will have "4" as but the 4th one is not really valid as it is my first language and dotn take any classes for it.

    I reallly hate this subject and i know i will fail it 100%. I have been entered for the exams. Can i ask my college to un enter me ? is that even a thing ?
    I'm not entirely sure whether you can be 'unentered' but if I recall correctly, there should be able to be some kind of arrangement you can make. Best to talk to your school and sort something out.

    The key point is: 4 AS's are by no means a requisite.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yeah, m8, sorry you can't do engineering in one of the most English unis in the world because your German isn't impeccable. #SorryNotSorry

    smh man, smh.
    The things schools think these days -.-

    It's embarrassing when you have a careers advisor who almost takes away the chance of studying at such universities due to a silly misconception
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I'm not entirely sure whether you can be 'unentered' but if I recall correctly, there should be able to be some kind of arrangement you can make. Best to talk to your school and sort something out.

    The key point is: 4 AS's are by no means a requisite.
    Yeah will do. Thanks a lot for your advice.
    Maths-Ft maths - Physics + 1st lang
    are strong subjects ?
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    (Original post by looktoyourright)
    Yeah will do. Thanks a lot for your advice.
    Maths-Ft maths - Physics + 1st lang
    are strong subjects ?
    Depending on your course, that's excellent if it's a very mathematical course. The language will be utterly irrelevant to Cambridge. :-)
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    (Original post by Student403)
    The things schools think these days -.-

    It's embarrassing when you have a careers advisor who almost takes away the chance of studying at such universities due to a silly misconception
    How'd you manage to convince yours to let you?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Depending on your course, that's excellent if it's a very mathematical course. The language will be utterly irrelevant to Cambridge. :-)
    i was thinking comp sci . Yeah get it will be irrelevant but it wont put me at a great disadvantage to others with 4 ? and also i will have a lover UMS than others
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    How'd you manage to convince yours to let you?
    I think I used some FOI data or something to show them that they were being idiots. Also showed them that I'd be placed in the Z quintile for Cambridge interview selection and my UMS avg was >95% without the C and even with the C, it was 90%
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I think I used some FOI data or something to show them that they were being idiots. Also showed them that I'd be placed in the Z quintile for Cambridge interview selection and my UMS avg was >95% without the C and even with the C, it was 90%
    Oh, damn. That must have burnt. Go you!


    (Original post by looktoyourright)
    i was thinking comp sci .
    Very good combination

    Yeah get it will be irrelevant but it wont put me at a great disadvantage to others with 4 ?
    No.

    and also i will have a lover UMS than others
    No. It's best three that counts towards your UMS average I think; I think you should be dropping your fourth AS if you aren't enjoying it as it isn't going to be of any use in a compsci application.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Oh, damn. That must have burnt. Go you!




    Very good combination



    No.



    No. It's best three that counts towards your UMS average I think; I think you should be dropping your fourth AS if you aren't enjoying it as it isn't going to be of any use in a compsci application.
    Cheers :rofl:
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    (Original post by Student403)
    The things schools think these days -.-

    It's embarrassing when you have a careers advisor who almost takes away the chance of studying at such universities due to a silly misconception
    Could have been worse, I know a person at my sixth form who got AAAAA at AS and she had to prove that Bath is a good uni, as otherwise department would not have allowed her to apply there since it isn't a RG. Such a BS.
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    (Original post by 0123456543210)
    Could have been worse, I know a person at my sixth form who got AAAAA at AS and he had to prove that Bath is a good uni, as otherwise department would not have allowed her to apply there since it isn't a RG. Such a BS.
    LOL WTF? Schools are so stupid sometimes... Exacerbating misconceptions smh
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Cheers :rofl:
    Bro - you gave me hope. Light in the tunnel
 
 
 
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