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    Hi, I'm an A-Level student and applying to university next year. I hope to apply for either Oxford or Cambridge but cannot decide which one. Cambridge has an offer of A*A*A whereas Oxford has an offer of A*AA.

    I think it could be possible for me to achieve the A*A*A grades needed for Cambridge although I am not entirely sure about this.

    I heard that Cambridge have a higher acceptance rate whilst also hearing rumours that I would have a higher chance of being interviewed. My question is: Which uni will give me a higher chance at being accepted?
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    (Original post by blankboi)
    Hi, I'm an A-Level student and applying to university next year. I hope to apply for either Oxford or Cambridge but cannot decide which one. Cambridge has an offer of A*A*A whereas Oxford has an offer of A*AA.

    I think it could be possible for me to achieve the A*A*A grades needed for Cambridge although I am not entirely sure about this.

    I heard that Cambridge have a higher acceptance rate whilst also hearing rumours that I would have a higher chance of being interviewed. My question is: Which uni will give me a higher chance at being accepted?
    Pick the course, not the admissions process.
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    wait till you get your results. your ums is important to cambridge
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Pick the course, not the admissions process.
    Having looked at both courses, I don't really have a strong preference as both seem quite interesting.

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    wait till you get your results. your ums is important to cambridge
    Ah thats a good point that I forgot to take in to account
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    (Original post by blankboi)
    Having looked at both courses, I don't really have a strong preference as both seem quite interesting.



    Ah thats a good point that I forgot to take in to account
    You will likely only have UMS for Maths. There's no UMS for linear/reformed A-levels.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You will likely only have UMS for Maths. There's no UMS for linear/reformed A-levels.
    That's quite good news for me i guess
    Thank you
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    (Original post by blankboi)
    Hi, I'm an A-Level student and applying to university next year. I hope to apply for either Oxford or Cambridge but cannot decide which one. Cambridge has an offer of A*A*A whereas Oxford has an offer of A*AA.

    I think it could be possible for me to achieve the A*A*A grades needed for Cambridge although I am not entirely sure about this.

    I heard that Cambridge have a higher acceptance rate whilst also hearing rumours that I would have a higher chance of being interviewed. My question is: Which uni will give me a higher chance at being accepted?
    As far as I'm aware Oxford has about 22 places for CompSci whereas Cambridge has about 106 ish, I can't remember specifically but i think overall Oxford has something like 1/10 chance of getting in, Cambridge has about 1/6. Oxford you take the MAT and you have a higher chance at getting an interview but lower chance of actually getting a place, and it has lower boundaries.

    I know at Oxford you learn Haskell in first year, at Cambridge you don't I think you stick with things like Java. For that reason alone I would go to Oxford
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    (Original post by blankboi)
    That's quite good news for me i guess
    Thank you
    Cambridge has the CSAT btw
    https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/admissions/...missions-test/

    And STEP if you want to do the CompSci w/Maths option.
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    (Original post by JW22)
    As far as I'm aware Oxford has about 22 places for CompSci
    For the record: there were 34 offers for Computer Science last year (plus 38 for Maths & CS, and 11 for CS & Philosophy). We expect the number of offers to go up this year, as an additional college will be accepting CS students.

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    I think you and I are in the same situation.
    I think there will be many exams in Cambridge, and I am not really excellent in math, so i choose Oxford.
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    I think you and I are in the same situation.
    I think there will be many exams in Cambridge, and I am not really excellent in math, so i choose Oxford.
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    No. You have CSAT at Cambridge, or MAT at Oxford. By the way, MAT = *Maths* Admissions Test

    Both courses will expect you to be strong in maths. Oxford expects at least a A, and specifies A* in Maths or FM or Computing.

    Cambridge adds a STEP requirement but that's only if you are applying for the w/Maths option.

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    (Original post by y1999zk)
    I think you and I are in the same situation.
    I think there will be many exams in Cambridge, and I am not really excellent in math, so i choose Oxford.
    Unfortunately if you're "not really excellent in maths" then you may want to consider choosing another subject because most of computer science is basically maths.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    ?

    No. You have CSAT at Cambridge, or MAT at Oxford. By the way, MAT = *Maths* Admissions Test

    Both courses will expect you to be strong in maths. Oxford expects at least a A, and specifies A* in Maths or FM or Computing.

    Cambridge adds a STEP requirement but that's only if you are applying for the w/Maths option.

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    I have got A* in both math and further math.
    But i think step, especially STEP2 and 3 are very difficult for me, but MAT is a little bit easy.
 
 
 
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