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    Hello everyone,

    The results i got today was
    A - maths
    A - further maths
    B - physics
    B - chemistry

    I really want to study physics at Cambridge but i hear that its only worth apply if you got AAAA/AAAB. Since my physics doesnt count to next year, i really believe i can get an A maybe A* in physics and maths next year.

    I was also disadvantaged for my physics as my teacher moved me from A level (internal) to AS (external) a few weeks before my exam and since my A level teacher cut the content short, i was forced to learn 6 weeks of content in 3 weeks. I also lost about 3 weeks for my practical assessment which then wouldnt get submitted because of the course change.

    Moreover, had i done the internal, my results would show 'A' as i got an A in paper 2 and thats the one used for the internal exam. Is all of this worth mentioning at interviews or does it seem like im making excuses?

    So should i apply to Cambridge?
    Thank you
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    Give it a go; it certainly can't hurt, since their typical offer is still achievable with those grades.
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    I can't say if you will get in if you try but I can tell you if you don't try you won't get in, ask yourself what do you have to lose by trying?
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    You know Cambridge doesn't offer physics, right?

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    Assuming you mean NatSci (which is much broader than just physics - you will at least have to do some maths and computer science or chemistry), I think a successful application is unlikely - most successful applicants will not only have As but 90%+ on all their science exams.

    You don't lose much by applying anyway but be aware your chances are low. The best way to inform them of extenuating circumstances is to put it in the teachers reference. Failing that, the PS - interviews will not have time for people's life stories! Don't worry about 'making excuses' - its seemingly a majority of candidates these days that had some grandparent die, a period of sickness, depression, multiple teacher changes etc etc - you will be far from the only one!

    Alternatively you could wait and apply after you have (better) A2 results but obviously that involves taking a gap year.
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    I'd definitely say give it a go! However bare in mind that Cambridge don't offer physics, they offer natural science instead where you select a range of science modules in the first year and by the third year you can specialise completely in physics. If you like the idea of doing a mixture of physics maths and other sciences such as computer science chemistry biology or geology to name but a few, then Natsci is good, if you only want to study physics hen don't go for Cambridge go for Oxford as they have a Physics course. Good luck!


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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    I'd definitely say give it a go! However bare in mind that Cambridge don't offer physics, they offer natural science instead where you select a range of science modules in the first year and by the third year you can specialise completely in physics. If you like the idea of doing a mixture of physics maths and other sciences such as computer science chemistry biology or geology to name but a few, then Natsci is good, if you only want to study physics hen don't go for Cambridge go for Oxford as they have a Physics course. Good luck!


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    Actually i would like to mix modules like comp science too. I think cambridge would be more suited out of the two.

    Thank for the replies.
 
 
 
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