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    Hi,

    I've just finished my AS levels and so will be applying to university in the coming few months and I will be applying for maths.

    My GCSE's are quite poor compared to the competition (3A*s 6A's 2B), however I am fairly confident of AAAA this year (in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics) and then either an A*A*AA (probable) or A*A*A*A prediction (optimistic- depends on how physics went).

    I'm thinking of applying to the following universities (obviously not all as there are 6 here):
    Imperial College London (A*A*A plus MAT)
    University College London (A*A*A)
    Warwick (multiple 'standard' offers)
    Kings College London (AAA)
    Queen Mary University (AAB)
    Royal Holloway University (ABB)

    I have a few questions with regards to the above universities:

    1) Does anyone know the average MAT score for a successful Imperial maths applicant?

    2) From what I've read on UCL's website, they ask for Maths and Further Maths UMS scores. I've seen the model answers and I've approximated my UMS scores for both:
    Maths - 92 UMS (very silly mistakes made)
    Further Maths - 93 UMS (silly mistakes again)

    How likely am I to get an offer with those marks (along with a very very average personal statement - not much maths extracurricular done at all. Only a few books read and outside reading on number theory, combinatorics etc)

    3) Also, from what I've understood of Warwick's website, they give out offers to practically everyone who can meet one of their standard offers (A*A*A* or A*A*A plus STEP/AEA). Is this true?

    4) Assuming an A*A*AA prediction, am I practically guaranteed offers from the last three unis on my list?

    Thanks in advance,
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    (Original post by TheRandomGenius)
    Hi,

    I've just finished my AS levels and so will be applying to university in the coming few months and I will be applying for maths.

    My GCSE's are quite poor compared to the competition (4A*s 7A's 1B), however I am fairly confident of AAAA this year (in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics) and then either an A*A*AA (probable) or A*A*A*A prediction (optimistic- depends on how physics went).

    I'm thinking of applying to the following universities (obviously not all as there are 6 here):
    Imperial College London (A*A*A plus MAT)
    University College London (A*A*A)
    Warwick (multiple 'standard' offers)
    Kings College London (AAA)
    Queen Mary University (AAB)
    Royal Holloway University (ABB)

    I have a few questions with regards to the above universities:

    1) Does anyone know the average MAT score for a successful Imperial maths applicant?

    2) From what I've read on UCL's website, they ask for Maths and Further Maths UMS scores. I've seen the model answers and I've approximated my UMS scores for both:
    Maths - 92 UMS (very silly mistakes made)
    Further Maths - 93 UMS (silly mistakes again)

    How likely am I to get an offer with those marks (along with a very very average personal statement - not much maths extracurricular done at all. Only a few books read and outside reading on number theory, combinatorics etc)

    3) Also, from what I've understood of Warwick's website, they give out offers to practically everyone who can meet one of their standard offers (A*A*A* or A*A*A plus STEP/AEA). Is this true?

    4) Assuming an A*A*AA prediction, am I practically guaranteed offers from the last three unis on my list?

    Thanks in advance,
    Afraid i can't help with your first 3 questions but for your fourth, i wouldnt say guaranteed offers but reasonably safe choices and you're very sensible to have a good spread of choices
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    I think you can do better than the last 2 unis, why not apply to bath, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham instead?


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    Also while you seem to have your heart set on London, while if you got into one of the top ones it would be a very good achievement, do you think paying the much higher living costs associated with living there would justify being in a lower end London University when you could get into places mizzsnazzter mentioned?
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    I live in London already so I wouldn't have to move out. I wouldn't mind moving out to go to somewhere like Warwick though, but that's about it.

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    (Original post by TheRandomGenius)
    I live in London already so I wouldn't have to move out. I wouldn't mind moving out to go to somewhere like Warwick though, but that's about it.

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    Warwick University is actually in Coventry though
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    Warwick University is actually in Coventry though
    I know... Which is why I said I wouldn't mind moving out to go to Warwick. For the other unis however there's no need for me to leave home.

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    (Original post by TheRandomGenius)
    I know... Which is why I said I wouldn't mind moving out to go to Warwick. For the other unis however there's no need for me to leave home.

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    Going to better universities will be much more important than staying at home for uni.

    Also you grow up much more when you move out, gain independence, develop social skills etc - I personally would never advise anyone to live at home whilst at uni


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    (Original post by mizzsnazzter)
    Going to better universities will be much more important than staying at home for uni.

    Also you grow up much more when you move out, gain independence, develop social skills etc - I personally would never advise anyone to live at home whilst at uni


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    Not unless your an old fart like me that has a child every weekend☺
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    (Original post by loooopppyyy)
    Not unless your an old fart like me that has a child every weekend☺
    Ah I see, that makes sense then!


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