Studying Mathematics at University

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    I'm currently in year 12 and studying AS and A2 Maths, AS Further Maths AS Physics and BTEC Level 3 Engineering with targets of straight As at AS with >95 UMS targets in all the Math Units. I wish to study Mathematics at a high tier University (as high as possible) but I didn't put much effort into GCSEs getting 1A* 3As 5Bs and D 😔 will this be a problem when trying to apply for Cambridge, Warwick, Bath and the likes?
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    (Original post by Fugro123)
    I'm currently in year 12 and studying AS and A2 Maths, AS Further Maths AS Physics and BTEC Level 3 Engineering with targets of straight As at AS with >95 UMS targets in all the Math Units. I wish to study Mathematics at a high tier University (as high as possible) but I didn't put much effort into GCSEs getting 1A* 3As 5Bs and D 😔 will this be a problem when trying to apply for Cambridge, Warwick, Bath and the likes?
    Apart from Cambridge, the other unis don't look at GCSE grades.
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    Apart from Cambridge, the other unis don't look at GCSE grades.
    Awesome good to hear! How much do Cambridge look at it like will I not get in with those or will it just be a possible decision maker?


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    (Original post by Fugro123)
    Awesome good to hear! How much do Cambridge look at it like will I not get in with those or will it just be a possible decision maker?


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    Zacken could probably answer this far better than me
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    Oxbridge and ICL place a fair amount of emphasis on GCSEs but I don't see why you'd have a problem getting into one of the others
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    I thought Cambridge looked at AS UMS not GCSE grades?


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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Oxbridge and ICL place a fair amount of emphasis on GCSEs but I don't see why you'd have a problem getting into one of the others
    ICL?
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    (Original post by ODES_PDES)
    ICL?
    Imperial
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Imperial
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    (Original post by Fugro123)
    I'm currently in year 12 and studying AS and A2 Maths, AS Further Maths AS Physics and BTEC Level 3 Engineering with targets of straight As at AS with >95 UMS targets in all the Math Units. I wish to study Mathematics at a high tier University (as high as possible) but I didn't put much effort into GCSEs getting 1A* 3As 5Bs and D 😔 will this be a problem when trying to apply for Cambridge, Warwick, Bath and the likes?
    You will really need FM at full A-Level for Cambridge. That's more important than GCSEs (which Cambridge is not that interested in).

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    (Original post by jneill)
    You will really need FM at full A-Level for Cambridge. That's more important than GCSEs (which Cambridge is not that interested in).

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    Exactly. It's Oxford that's more interested in GCSE's right ?

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    Exactly. It's Oxford that's more interested in GCSE's right ?

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    Currently yes. However cambridge still look at them as the process is holistic and with as ums potentially not existing for mos subjects (unless they do a lot of messing around with the raw scores) i guess its possible that for some subjects gcses will be slightly more inportant than they once were. This probably doesnt apply for maths, at least not yet as they will still have as ums this year
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    (Original post by samb1234)
    Currently yes. However cambridge still look at them as the process is holistic and with as ums potentially not existing for mos subjects (unless they do a lot of messing around with the raw scores) i guess its possible that for some subjects gcses will be slightly more inportant than they once were. This probably doesnt apply for maths, at least not yet as they will still have as ums this year
    No, Cambridge ATs on TSR have said GCSEs will not be more important than previously.

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    Exactly. It's Oxford that's more interested in GCSE's right ?

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    Oxford is much more interested in the MAT than GCSEs for Maths.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    No, Cambridge ATs on TSR have said GCSEs will not be more important than previously.

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    They're introducing entry exams right?

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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    They're introducing entry exams right?

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    Yes but not for Maths. They still have STEP as a key selection requirement.

    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ns-assessments
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Oxford is much more interested in the MAT than GCSEs for Maths.

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    But MAT is so easy.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    You will really need FM at full A-Level for Cambridge. That's more important than GCSEs (which Cambridge is not that interested in).

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    I will be doing the full A2 in Further Maths next year just I'm doing the A2 Maths this year so I can do an AS in Additional Further Maths also next year


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    (Original post by Fugro123)
    I will be doing the full A2 in Further Maths next year just I'm doing the A2 Maths this year so I can do an AS in Additional Further Maths also next year
    Then you're good to go

    Also, check out the STEP prep thread (although not a priority until next year!):
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3478331
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Then you're good to go

    Also, check out the STEP prep thread (although not a priority until next year!):
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3478331
    Alright sweet cheers for the advice!


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