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    Will the new admissions test mean that they will no longer ask for AS marks? (2017 onwards)
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    (Original post by James1066)
    Will the new admissions test mean that they will no longer ask for AS marks? (2017 onwards)
    They will ask for UMS for the subjects where you have it. The reformed AS-levels don't provide UMS.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    They will ask for UMS for the subjects where you have it. The reformed AS-levels don't provide UMS.

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    If someone does all their AS subjects exams in year 12 just for practice and experience but doesn't get it certified would they have to give the UMS marks? They would be doing the exams again at the end of Year 13


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    (Original post by Questioner1234)
    If someone does all their AS subjects exams in year 12 just for practice and experience but doesn't get it certified would they have to give the UMS marks? They would be doing the exams again at the end of Year 13
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    When i rang up Cambridge they said due to the A-Level reforms AS wont be looked into, unless it is used as a tie breaker between two canditates. Instead more emphasis will be put on admissions tests, A-levels and interviews... with PS and the work that they ask you to hand in forming a small part kf the picture as well. I also rang up other universitys such as UCl and Southampton and thay said that they won't be looking at AS's as not all colleges would have offered them. Hope this helps 😃
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    (Original post by Questioner1234)
    If someone does all their AS subjects exams in year 12 just for practice and experience but doesn't get it certified would they have to give the UMS marks? They would be doing the exams again at the end of Year 13
    If you sat the public exams (as opposed to internal mocks or PPE) you will get the qualification. You will therefore need to declare them.

    But, as I said, reformed AS-levels don't have UMS.
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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    When i rang up Cambridge they said due to the A-Level reforms AS wont be looked into, unless it is used as a tie breaker between two canditates. Instead more emphasis will be put on admissions tests, A-levels and interviews... with PS and the work that they ask you to hand in forming a small part kf the picture as well. I also rang up other universitys such as UCl and Southampton and thay said that they won't be looking at AS's as not all colleges would have offered them. Hope this helps 😃
    Who did you speak to? Was it CAO or a college? The info as stated doesn't sound correct.

    Tagging: Peterhouse Admissions, Christ's Admissions - can you confirm please
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Who did you speak to? Was it CAO or a college?

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    The general admissions office - i had to call up as i was getting a medioca grade in one of my AS's and was struggling to pull it up to an A 😞 (I didnt want it to affect my application)
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    (Original post by Zara0526)
    The general admissions office - i had to call up as i was getting a medioca grade in one of my AS's and was struggling to pull it up to an A 😞 (I didnt want it to affect my application)
    A "mediocre" grade in a less relevant subject will not be a problem.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Who did you speak to? Was it CAO or a college? The info as stated doesn't sound correct.

    Tagging: Peterhouse Admissions, Christ's Admissions - can you confirm please
    We will look at any and all qualifications obtained. We will certainly be interested in AS results, but perhaps a little less so than in the past if they are separate from A levels and without knowing how well they relate to Tripos scores.
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    We will look at any and all qualifications obtained. We will certainly be interested in AS results, but perhaps a little less so than in the past if they are separate from A levels and without knowing how well they relate to Tripos scores.
    Thanks
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    Will admissions ask for the raw marks on reformed AS?
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    (Original post by crablet)
    Will admissions ask for the raw marks on reformed AS?
    I would also like to know this.
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    (Original post by crablet)
    Will admissions ask for the raw marks on reformed AS?
    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    I would also like to know this.
    Ask in here:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4238242
    Ask an Admissions Tutor IX, 4th August - 2nd September

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