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    Hello Lucy Cavendish Admissions Tutor, I am a 21-year-old mature student who would like to apply for English at Cambridge. I have an A* in English Literature, A* in History and a B in Economics. I missed my Oxford offer in the year of 2014, where I was required to get 3 As for Magdalen College. Since then I have been trying to get back that 3rd grade, through hard work and self-teaching. I knew Cambridge didn't accept resits and thus I entered myself for a new A Level in Religious Studies. I got my RS result today and regrettably, the board has lost one my scripts so I have no overall grade, just 3 of the 4 modules. Attached is my full statement of results, next to the fourth module result it simply says pending. One of the A2 results is 100/100 and the other is missing. This means my current situation still is A*A*B, to be eligible to apply does this mean I'd have to enter myself in for another 3rd A Level? I appreciate the admissions policy must be stringent, but I am not sure whether at the ripe old age of 21 it would communicate a great deal about my ability to cope with an English degree. I am also very worried about the implications of my grades for applications to other universities for English, as A*A*B is not a fun position to be in.
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    Hello Lucy Cavendish Admissions Tutor, I am a 21-year-old mature student who would like to apply for English at Cambridge. I have an A* in English Literature, A* in History and a B in Economics. I missed my Oxford offer in the year of 2014, where I was required to get 3 As for Magdalen College. Since then I have been trying to get back that 3rd grade, through hard work and self-teaching. I knew Cambridge didn't accept resits and thus I entered myself for a new A Level in Religious Studies. I got my RS result today and regrettably, the board has lost one my scripts so I have no overall grade, just 3 of the 4 modules. Attached is my full statement of results, next to the fourth module result it simply says pending. One of the A2 results is 100/100 and the other is missing. This means my current situation still is A*A*B, to be eligible to apply does this mean I'd have to enter myself in for another 3rd A Level? I appreciate the admissions policy must be stringent, but I am not sure whether at the ripe old age of 21 it would communicate a great deal about my ability to cope with an English degree. I am also very worried about the implications of my grades for applications to other universities for English, as A*A*B is not a fun position to be in.
    You are always eligible to apply. Cambridge will take into account your circumstances and will make their decision from there. For example, if they can see that the 3 papers that were marked received very high scores, and have it confirmed that the Exam Board are responsible for the loss of the fourth module, then they will make their decision based on the marks you do have, and you won't be penalised for the Exam Board's mistake. You don't have to keep chasing new A level grades.

    A*A*B will be perfectly acceptable for a whole range of other universities. have you actually applied anywhere and hold offers? That's what you need to crack on and do.
 
 
 
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