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    I'm not sure if I'm in over my head or not about applying to Cambridge. I haven't received my AS results back yet but I am so anxious, I just don't know if when I get my results if they will be good enough to apply.

    I am taking psychology, sociology and maths. In my mocks I got all AAA (above 90% for maths and sociology). I want to study psychology/criminology. As of now my teachers predict I'll get A*AA next year (what I would need for Cambridge). However, if i were to get AAB on my AS levels instead of AAA but was still predicted A*AA at A level would I still have a chance at an interview and should I still apply?
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    I'm not an expert at all, but it sounds like those grades are borderline. Whether or not they're enough really depends on the school you go to (from a high-achieving grammar school or private school, they might not be enough, whereas if you've got extenuating circumstances they'll be absolutely fine), and how your personal statement is.
    You might struggle with AAB, particularly seeing as to get an interview you realistically need to have high 80s, if not you may be rejected before you get a chance to really show them what you're all about.
    That said, it's worth a try. It's only 1 choice out of 5! Your grades are not bad by any stretch of imagination, and if you start reading around your subject ASAP you can write a killer personal statement (the next few weeks of year 12 are ideal for this, do as much as you can, I can't stress that enough!!
    I think the only thing that might prevent you is the fact that there will likely be other students there who've done tonnes of extra reading as well, but who've had 4 or 5 As at AS and are predicted, like, all A*s at A2. Don't let it stop you though, you'll never know if you don't try!
    (and results day can always be a surprise- you might end up with a UMS average well into the 90s!)
    Best of luck! Any questions, feel free to ask, I applied for MML and received an offer (but........... the grades..................... aghhh!!!!!!)
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    (Original post by Jasmine5899)
    I'm not sure if I'm in over my head or not about applying to Cambridge. I haven't received my AS results back yet but I am so anxious, I just don't know if when I get my results if they will be good enough to apply.

    I am taking psychology, sociology and maths. In my mocks I got all AAA (above 90% for maths and sociology). I want to study psychology/criminology. As of now my teachers predict I'll get A*AA next year (what I would need for Cambridge). However, if i were to get AAB on my AS levels instead of AAA but was still predicted A*AA at A level would I still have a chance at an interview and should I still apply?
    Looking at their entry requirements you fulfil the minimum as it's not stated you need a fourth AS level, so go for it even if you get AAB if you want to do it, definitely.

    Why only 3 AS though? I thought most schools/colleges forced you to take 4? I would contact the admissions office of one of the colleges and ask about whether it would disadvantage not having the fourth, as they'd be much better placed to advise than I would.

    Good luck!
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    Well originally I was taking four but my fourth one I didn't like at all and wasn't incredibly strong in so my teachers felt if I dropped it I would have a better chance at getting above 90% on my exams. So I did. My maths teachers also want me to take further maths next year as an AS and if I am honest I wish I had taken it as my fourth AS this year since I love it and maths is easily my best subject. I am not worried for my personal statement or any other components to getting in apart from the AS grades alone. I am very strong in my subjects and right now I am just praying for an interview. If I get AAA though I have a fair chance assuming everything else (personal statement, reference, etc.) is sound?
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    (Original post by Jasmine5899)
    Well originally I was taking four but my fourth one I didn't like at all and wasn't incredibly strong in so my teachers felt if I dropped it I would have a better chance at getting above 90% on my exams. So I did. My maths teachers also want me to take further maths next year as an AS and if I am honest I wish I had taken it as my fourth AS this year since I love it and maths is easily my best subject. I am not worried for my personal statement or any other components to getting in apart from the AS grades alone. I am very strong in my subjects and right now I am just praying for an interview. If I get AAA though I have a fair chance assuming everything else (personal statement, reference, etc.) is sound?
    If you genuinely want to go there then apply. You have 5 choices on ucas and chances are you will not be short of offers so you don't have anything to lose by applying. The only way anyone can tell you whether you will or won't get in is if you don't apply, let the admissions tutors worry about whether they give you an offer or not.
 
 
 
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