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    So I'm studying maths, further maths, chemistry and biology and I am fairly hopeful I have done well in the first three and I'm not so sure on biology. I am crossed between applying for maths or computer science at Cambridge in particular.

    If I happened to get a B in biology and As in the rest how far would that disadvantage me?

    My other question is if I got a low A in biology but this is my worst AS would they want to know my UMS score for this fourth as level?

    Thanks in advance

    Edit: Do they even look at your general studies grades as well?
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    They want to know your ums for everything, but for maths they would mostly look at maths, further maths and physics. You haven't taken physics (which if i'm honest could put you at a slight disadvantage for maths given that most applicants take it), they'll probably consider chemistry. So, they look at it but it's not as important as your top three
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    (Original post by Nikhilm)
    They want to know your ums for everything, but for maths they would mostly look at maths, further maths and physics. You haven't taken physics (which if i'm honest could put you at a slight disadvantage for maths given that most applicants take it), they'll probably consider chemistry. So, they look at it but it's not as important as your top three
    So they want all your ums scores? Many have told me they look at your best three only.
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    (Original post by SM-)
    So they want all your ums scores? Many have told me they look at your best three only.
    Nope, all of them to some extent.
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    (Original post by SM-)
    So they want all your ums scores? Many have told me they look at your best three only.
    UMS doesn't exist for anything other than maths anymore. In the old system they would have counted bio as, for average purposes, maths and fm are counted as a single subject. However there is an awful lot more to your application than a single number, such as individual module scores, the admissions tests interviews etc etc. Ultimately if you want to go to cambridge you don't really have anything to lose by applying, you have 5 choices on ucas and most people I know ended up putting some unis they didn't really want to go to on there to fill out the 5, so there is no harm in putting cambridge down as worst case scenario you still have other choices you could go to
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    If I got 96% average across 6 maths and fm units altogether then 90% average in 2 chemistry units and biology 85% average across another 2 units that biology wouldn't matter too much?
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    If you apply to Oxford they won't ask for your UMS, unless you wish to include your scores in your reference. If you get over 93% in your top three most relevant A Levels, I wouldn't worry that much. Otherwise, I'd consider applying to Oxford as application process is slightly different.
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    (Original post by SM-)
    So I'm studying maths, further maths, chemistry and biology and I am fairly hopeful I have done well in the first three and I'm not so sure on biology. I am crossed between applying for maths or computer science at Cambridge in particular.

    If I happened to get a B in biology and As in the rest how far would that disadvantage me?

    My other question is if I got a low A in biology but this is my worst AS would they want to know my UMS score for this fourth as level?

    Thanks in advance

    Edit: Do they even look at your general studies grades as well?
    (Original post by Nikhilm)
    They want to know your ums for everything, but for maths they would mostly look at maths, further maths and physics. You haven't taken physics (which if i'm honest could put you at a slight disadvantage for maths given that most applicants take it), they'll probably consider chemistry. So, they look at it but it's not as important as your top three
    (Original post by The_JoKeR)
    Nope, all of them to some extent.
    (Original post by samb1234)
    UMS doesn't exist for anything other than maths anymore. In the old system they would have counted bio as, for average purposes, maths and fm are counted as a single subject. However there is an awful lot more to your application than a single number, such as individual module scores, the admissions tests interviews etc etc. Ultimately if you want to go to cambridge you don't really have anything to lose by applying, you have 5 choices on ucas and most people I know ended up putting some unis they didn't really want to go to on there to fill out the 5, so there is no harm in putting cambridge down as worst case scenario you still have other choices you could go to
    (Original post by buttered)
    If you apply to Oxford they won't ask for your UMS, unless you wish to include your scores in your reference. If you get over 93% in your top three most relevant A Levels, I wouldn't worry that much. Otherwise, I'd consider applying to Oxford as application process is slightly different.
    heya. don't you worry. I think you can take any subject and still get into oxbridge. He did it. I'm sure you can too.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Moeen_Nawazish

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...12-months.html

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    According to the prospectus and the general opinion on this, they will look at all 4 but are more concerned with the average of your top three.
    General studies and critical thinking are not included in the academic assessment though.
    Hope this helps.
 
 
 
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