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Just wondering, what AS grades does a typical successful applicant have?
Specifically interested in maths, science and social science subjects.
Thank you!
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Just wondering, what AS grades does a typical successful applicant have?
Specifically interested in maths, science and social science subjects.
Thank you!
I firmed Sociology.

A - Sociology
C - Psychology
C - History
U - Religious Studies

My grades just weren't that good, I didn't even think I'd get an offer but I think I compensated for my not so good grades by writing a good personal statement and having a good reference.
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I have firmed Bath this year for BSc Biomedical Science (required AAA) and only got
C- Biology
C- Environmental Science
D- Chemistry
E- Maths
as my AS grades! I am retaking almost every exam for biology, chemistry, environmental alongside completing A2. Think my personal statement was the only thing that got me an offer!
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I firmed economics and politics and i got A in maths, B in history, B in economics and a D in further maths.
I'm predicted A*AA, which is also my offer. I definitely agree with the others, your personal statement is extremely important.
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(Original post by amie98sutton)
I have firmed Bath this year for BSc Biomedical Science (required AAA) and only got
C- Biology
C- Environmental Science
D- Chemistry
E- Maths
as my AS grades! I am retaking almost every exam for biology, chemistry, environmental alongside completing A2. Think my personal statement was the only thing that got me an offer!
Good on you good luck with all of the exams!

(Original post by glastonbury)
Just wondering, what AS grades does a typical successful applicant have?
Specifically interested in maths, science and social science subjects.
Thank you!
I'm a second year at Bath - AS grades were AABB in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and English Lit. Predicted A2 grades were A*AAA in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and ended up with A*AAB.
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I've firmed Psychology at Bath. In AS I got:
Psychology - A
History - C
English Lit+Lang - A
Physics - E

I think my Extended Project and personal statement helped my application. My offer is A*AA, which makes my life very difficult because, since it's virtually impossible for me to get an A overall in History, I effectively have to get A*s in both History and Psychology to compensate (I dropped physics). I don't expect them to be very forgiving if I don't get the grades.
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Engineering:

Maths: a*
Physics a*
Chemistry: a*

I think this reinforces that Bath is traditionally an Engineering university - it was founded as such.
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Engineering:

Maths: a*
Physics a*
Chemistry: a*

I think this reinforces that Bath is traditionally an Engineering university - it was founded as such.
It doesn't really reinforce that.
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It doesn't really reinforce that.
Well, you happen not to be studying engineering - and got a U..
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Well, you happen not to be studying engineering - and got a U..
What does my subject choice and grade have to do with what we're talking about?

The grades you put down have nothing to with Bath originally being an engineering university.

I could say the same thing:
A* - Sociology
A* - Psychology
A* - History

This reinforces that Bath was orignally a sociology university.

This doesn't mean anything because the two variables (grades and the original purpose of the uni), don't correlate.
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What does my subject choice and grade have to do with what we're talking about?

The grades you put down have nothing to with Bath originally being an engineering university.

I could say the same thing:
A* - Sociology
A* - Psychology
A* - History

This reinforces that Bath was orignally a sociology university.

This doesn't mean anything because the two variables (grades and the original purpose of the uni), don't correlate.
Oh, right. Not directly.

But suggests that they have higher standards for engineering. Now, with the knowledge that it was indeed founded as an engineering university, it makes good sense.
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Oh, right. Not directly.

But suggests that they have higher standards for engineering. Now, with the knowledge that it was indeed founded as an engineering university, it makes good sense.
I agree, there are higher standards/higher grades for engineering at Bath but its the same at most other unis that do engineering.

I don't think the majority of other unis that also do engineering courses, originally specialised in engineering.
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(Original post by undine_monty)
I agree, there are higher standards/higher grades for engineering at Bath but its the same at most other unis that do engineering.

I don't think the majority of other unis that also do engineering courses, originally specialised in engineering.
Aren't the higher offers for science courses mainly because it's easier to get good grades in sciences if you're good at it than anything you write an essay in as essays are so subjective?
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Aren't the higher offers for science courses mainly because it's easier to get good grades in sciences if you're good at it than anything you write an essay in as essays are so subjective?
I think the offers for science courses are higher because the science A-Levels are notoriously harder and have more content than most other subjects. Its why they're needed to get into the tougher fields like medicine.

Essays from humanities subjects may be more subjective but they're more flexible with the answers. With the sciences, there's a right answer or a wrong answer, there isn't really much leeway.
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