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Today i sat my AS physics exam and i know i did not prepare as much as i should have and i feel its likely that i come out with a B at the end of the two exams.
The subjects im doing are Maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.
I really want to study physics in university and i do well in my other 3 subjects.

I predict ill get an A in maths, further maths, and chemistry but a B in physics. Let's say i do come out with these grades, what is the likeliness of top universities for Physics (Cambridge, Manchester, etc) considering me?

Is it at all possible that one of these universities will send me a conditional offer for the physics course? Or do these universities only look at students that get 90+ ums in their physics exam?

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With physics, your AS no longer counts for your A2 in the new spec. Therefore, with a good word from your teacher and good personal statement, you should be fine as long as you do well in your A2 exam.
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With physics, your AS no longer counts for your A2 in the new spec. Therefore, with a good word from your teacher and good personal statement, you should be fine as long as you do well in your A2 exam.

The thing is, i apply to these universities after i get my AS results so unis can only look at my AS results before considering me. Therefore no matter how well i do in the A2 exams, my AS exams are what the unis look for my consideration right? Or am i missing something?
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(Original post by exodee)
The thing is, i apply to these universities after i get my AS results so unis can only look at my AS results before considering me. Therefore no matter how well i do in the A2 exams, my AS exams are what the unis look for my consideration right? Or am i missing something?
I'm in the same situation. Same subjects as well. I think we can just apply or reapply in year 13 with actual grades so I'm not sure if it matters too much. I mean, they can't deny you if you achieve all A*s next year can they lol
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I'm in the same situation. Same subjects as well. I think we can just apply or reapply in year 13 with actual grades so I'm not sure if it matters too much. I mean, they can't deny you if you achieve all A*s next year can they lol
Well that would mean taking a gap year because if they haven't offered you a place, then you wont be able to get into the university for that year, but if you do get all A*s at the end of A2, it would be worth waiting a year just to go to a good uni
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