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    I know that cambridge usually lookf or high ums but what ums score does the average successful candidate have??

    Also due to the new a level changes, will they still be looking for those top 90 ish ums scores???

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    (Original post by pandasandpens)
    I know that cambridge usually lookf or high ums but what ums score does the average successful candidate have??

    Also due to the new a level changes, will they still be looking for those top 90 ish ums scores???

    Thanks
    It does depend on the course. Average UMS vary between maybe 90 for least competitive or humanities course and 95-96% for the most competitive courses. However the ranges can be quite wide. Even if you exclude those with extenuating circumstances offers are frequently made to candidates with UMS<90% especially for humanities degrees. They are only one part of the application and obviously this round many will not have them.
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    (Original post by pandasandpens)
    I know that cambridge usually lookf or high ums but what ums score does the average successful candidate have??

    Also due to the new a level changes, will they still be looking for those top 90 ish ums scores???

    Thanks
    It varies between subjects. I imagine most successful maths applicants have very high UMS, because it is fairly easy to get high UMS in Maths and Further Maths, whereas for humanities it will be lower as essays can be marked more arbitrarily.

    The higher the UMS the better, but it isn't the be-all and end-all (possibly more so that more admissions tests are being added) and it is considered in context (one bad module isn't the end of the world).
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    (Original post by pandasandpens)
    I know that cambridge usually lookf or high ums but what ums score does the average successful candidate have??

    Also due to the new a level changes, will they still be looking for those top 90 ish ums scores???

    Thanks
    Most A-levels now will not have UMS anyway - i.e. any of the linear/reformed subjects.

    But if you want to look at the typical ranges from when UMS was available...
    http://bit.ly/ApplicantUMS
    You can see there is fairly wide range.
 
 
 
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