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    English: A*
    Maths: A
    German: A*
    Spanish: A*
    History: A*
    Business Studies: A*
    Science: B
    Religious Education: A*

    My predicted grades for my A Levels are A*.
    Do you think I could get into Cambridge with these grades?
    It says that they're ideally looking for 8 A*'s but I only got 6?
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by missdiorxx)
    English: A*
    Maths: A
    German: A*
    Spanish: A*
    History: A*
    Business Studies: A*
    Science: B
    Religious Education: A*

    My predicted grades for my A Levels are A*.
    Do you think I could get into Cambridge with these grades?
    It says that they're ideally looking for 8 A*'s but I only got 6?
    Thank you!
    No you don't stand a chance. Sorry.
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    What subject would you be applying for?

    In general, as long as it's not one of the subjects you didn't do so well in, those GCSEs would be reasonable.
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    I'm hoping to study German and Spanish - I'm a sucker for languages!
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    i saw your grades and i waas like you have got to be kidding me, but then i reread your note and you said they want 8 A*s but you got 6, hmmm well i think its also about your experience and A-levels, apply anyway or email them and tell them EVERYTHING so what youve done, things you would include in your ps basically and ask if you have a chance
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    (Original post by missdiorxx)
    English: A*
    Maths: A
    German: A*
    Spanish: A*
    History: A*
    Business Studies: A*
    Science: B
    Religious Education: A*

    My predicted grades for my A Levels are A*.
    Do you think I could get into Cambridge with these grades?
    It says that they're ideally looking for 8 A*'s but I only got 6?
    Thank you!
    Possibly - your grades are obviously good, and only slightly below their ideal number of A*s. Cambridge places more of a focus on AS grades compared to GCSE, so if you get above 90% in those, you have a good chance. Though if you're not sitting AS levels, you may struggle as they'll only have your GCSEs to look at for past academic performance. Regardless of whether you're sitting AS levels or not, I think you should still apply, but do make sure your personal statement and reference are brilliant.
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    Cambridge don't look at GCSEs, Oxford do. I know people who got no A*s at GCSE but are doing courses at Cambridge now. Just smash your AS exams/ Mocks.
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    Cambridge aren't looking for a specific number of A*s. There are applicants with 1 who will get an offer, and applicants with 8 who won't get one. They look at your application holistically. Having said that, it does help to have quite a few A*s, and anything from 5 will put you at an advantage. With your academic profile I'd definitely recommend applying, as long as you feel that the course there is right for you
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    (Original post by missdiorxx)
    It says that they're ideally looking for 8 A*'s but I only got 6?
    Thank you!
    Where do they say that?

    GCSEs are not that important for Cambridge. Do well in your A-level studies, and the new Admissions Assessment, and you can be as competitive as anyone.

    MML assessment spec: http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...cification.pdf
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    They're majority A*, and as long as you're not applying for sciences/maths related/medicine you'll be fine.

    Having said that, I got an offer with only 5A*s out of 11 GCSEs and I know a few Cambridge students/offer holders with none.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    They're majority A*, and as long as you're not applying for sciences/maths related/medicine you'll be fine.

    Having said that, I got an offer with only 5A*s out of 11 GCSEs and I know a few Cambridge students/offer holders with none.
    that's such a relief to hear! are you accepting the offer?
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    (Original post by missdiorxx)
    that's such a relief to hear! are you accepting the offer?
    Yeah, it's my firm choice
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    Yeah, it's my firm choice
    Can I ask what you are studying? (:
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    (Original post by Lavender Brown)
    Can I ask what you are studying? (:
    NatSci (Bio)
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    GCSE:
    Latin A*

    IGCSE:
    English A*
    Maths A*
    French A*
    German A*
    Physics A*
    Chemistry A*
    Biology A*
    Art A*

    Pre-U Grade:
    Maths D3

    Pre- U Predicted Grades:
    English D3
    History m1
    Economics D3

    I'm hoping to apply to Cambridge to study law for 2017, but I had a brief run in with depression and had to start taking anti-depressants and pain killers. I couldn't submit any decent work and my teachers used my lack of work as a basis for predicting these grades. Relative to my cohort, my gcse results were excellent, but I have fallen out of my school's faith for my Pre-Us.

    Do I still have a chance? I'm also applying to UCL, Durham, Bristol and UKC. If not, it will be easy enough for me to get into HKU where I live, but I would really like to remain in the UK. My parents will not allow me to take a gap year.

    Any advice is appreciated.
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    (Original post by jccgsis)
    Any advice is appreciated.
    Best to ask an actual Cambridge AT here:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4327946
 
 
 
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