(I'm looking to apply for 2018 entry for Oxbridge, but can't find an Oxbridge subforum, so this is a duplicate post referring to Cambridge rather than my previous enquiring about Oxford)
I'm currently sitting my GCSEs, twelve subjects in total. However, I feel that I may have messed up a few subjects, notably RS, Further Maths, Greek and maybe Music.
Anyway, I am planning to take RS, Latin, Greek and German for A-Level next year, and am aiming for at least two A*, hopefully three.
My question (and I know this isn't an uncommon one on this forum ;-)) is whether I would have a competitive application with, say, 8A* and 4A (Bearing in mind there are no A* for Further Maths L2 Cert.). Would this be a good set of grades that would only need A levels to meet the requirements, a set of grades that will need boosting with 2+ A* at A-Level, or not Cambridge material?
I am looking to study Classics, possibly with German as a foreign language. The entry requirement is A*AA, but nothing about GCSE.
The main reason I am unsure is because we are the first year not to do AS levels, so I assume this means Universities will look more at GCSE, and no matter how well I do at A-Level, there wouldn't be any reason to give a conditional if my GCSEs are middle of the pile in terms of Cambridge applicants...
And actually passed?