Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I want to ideally go to Cambridge, Bath or Durham to study natural sciences/chemistry. I'm currently doing Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Resistant Materials and predicted A in all this year.
    I don't really want to do 4 with an epq as i feel it'll be too much work
    Am I better off doing phy, chem, maths and f maths or just doing phy, chem and maths with an EPQ focused on science.
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Drop resistant materials and take up the EPQ
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    4 A levels is a lot, but if you're predicted As/ A*s you might be more likely to get an offer from Cambridge with 4 than with 3. But you don't want to take 4 and get lower grades in them than if you took 3. I'm pretty sure if you take further maths, for maths and science courses at Cambridge you need to get an A* in that, which is extremely hard. I'm not sure what happens if you don't have that as an A level.

    Talk to a careers advisor. But if you aren't adamant you want to go to Cambridge, focus on 3 A levels and you're much more likely to do well.

    Good luck!
 
 
 
Poll
Who is your favourite TV detective?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:

HEAR

HEAR

Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.