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    I just got my AS Results- I got AAAE. The 3 A's were in English Literature, Politics and Sociology whilst the E was in Maths.
    I expected the E grade, I did give up during the year but I am really happy with the 3 A's. I want to do HSPS (Human, Social and Political Sciences) at Cambridge.. Do you think the E grade will badly affect applying to universities- I know uni's only ask for 3 grades but the E grade will still be entered. I feel like it may put universities off. Is anyone in similar position? Or do you feel your bad AS Grade has affected your chances of getting into top uni? Thanks
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    (Original post by sazriah)
    I just got my AS Results- I got AAAE. The 3 A's were in English Literature, Politics and Sociology whilst the E was in Maths.
    I expected the E grade, I did give up during the year but I am really happy with the 3 A's. I want to do HSPS (Human, Social and Political Sciences) at Cambridge.. Do you think the E grade will badly affect applying to universities- I know uni's only ask for 3 grades but the E grade will still be entered. I feel like it may put universities off. Is anyone in similar position? Or do you feel your bad AS Grade has affected your chances of getting into top uni? Thanks
    What was your UMS for the A's?
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    (Original post by sazriah)
    I just got my AS Results- I got AAAE. The 3 A's were in English Literature, Politics and Sociology whilst the E was in Maths.
    I expected the E grade, I did give up during the year but I am really happy with the 3 A's. I want to do HSPS (Human, Social and Political Sciences) at Cambridge.. Do you think the E grade will badly affect applying to universities- I know uni's only ask for 3 grades but the E grade will still be entered. I feel like it may put universities off. Is anyone in similar position? Or do you feel your bad AS Grade has affected your chances of getting into top uni? Thanks
    It's still worth applying to Cambridge.

    You will also have Cambridge's HSPS Admissions Assessment pre-interview test and the submitted essays to help reinforce your application.

    They look holistically at every application, and a "poor" performance in one element won't necessarily rule you out.
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    What was your UMS for the A's?
    I only have my UMS score for Government and Politics which was 181. I don't have the raw marks for my other two A's as they are the reformed subjects
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    (Original post by sazriah)
    I only have my UMS score for Government and Politics which was 181. I don't have the raw marks for my other two A's as they are the reformed subjects
    jneill has given some good advice
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    It's still worth applying Cambridge.

    You will also have Cambridge's HSPS Admissions Assessment pre-interview test and the submitted essays to help reinforce your application.

    They look holistically at every application, and a "poor" performance in one element won't necessarily rule you out.
    Okay I hope they will! Thanks very much for the help
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    (Original post by Slowbro93)
    jneill has given some good advice
    :five:

    And props to Kvothe the arcane for pointing me to the thread
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    (Original post by Slowbro93)
    jneill has given some good advice
    agreed , thanks too
 
 
 
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