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    Hello, I am planning to apply to Cambridge for PBS this year. Cambridge mention taking into your account your 'three most relevant subjects'. I am taking psychology, biology, maths and sociology at A-Level so which would be my most relevant subjects? Also Cambridge place a high emphasis on UMS- I'm really confused about what UMS actually is? For example, if I achieved 70/75 on an exam, how would I know my UMS? Thank you
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    (Original post by Emilypickett)
    Hello, I am planning to apply to Cambridge for PBS this year. Cambridge mention taking into your account your 'three most relevant subjects'. I am taking psychology, biology, maths and sociology at A-Level so which would be my most relevant subjects? Also Cambridge place a high emphasis on UMS- I'm really confused about what UMS actually is? For example, if I achieved 70/75 on an exam, how would I know my UMS? Thank you
    Where does it say 3 most relevant for UMS purposes?

    It's Best 3, not most relevant 3, for arts&humaties (including PBS).

    UMS depends on the grade boundaries. The exam boards have UMS converters for each cycle of exams.

    But note that reformed subjects will not have UMS from this year onwards. So of your subjects only Maths will have UMS.


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    Where does it say 3 most relevant for UMS purposes?

    It's Best 3, not most relevant 3, for arts&humaties (including PBS).

    UMS depends on the grade boundaries. The exam boards have UMS converters for each cycle of exams.

    But note that reformed subjects will not have UMS from this year onwards. So of your subjects only Maths will have UMS.


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    Oh I must have got them mixed up, thank you for clearing that up.
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    But note that reformed subjects will not have UMS from this year onwards.
    Wait, what?

    So what will we have?
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    Wait, what?

    So what will we have?
    You might have raw marks although Cambridge is yet to announce if they will ask for them.

    But most candidates are in the same situation and Cambridge is very used to dealing with candidates who don't have UMS (e.g. IB or Scottish Highers).

    Also they have introduced Admissions Assessments as an extra source of information about applicants. See the official thread here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3938239
 
 
 
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