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    OK here is another post to prove that everyone applying to Oxbridge is pedantic and anxious.

    I got AAAA at AS (French, Classics, English Lit and Film studies which I will drop). My UMS average is 85%, which is much lower than expected since in mocks I was receiving high 90%s and often 100%. Note that English lit, my strongest subject in some respects, is reformed and therefore I don't have my UMS for that.

    I want to apply to study Modern Languages at Cambridge. While I understand it is not a necessity to have at least 90%, most have over it (especially for competitive subjects).

    My question is whether I should bother applying. I have heard that Oxford care less about AS grades, so perhaps I should apply there instead.

    Note that I have 9A*s and an A at GCSE - I know AS are more important for Cambridge, but they do consider it part of the process to look at them.
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    Oxford does seem a better choice due to your high % of A*s at GCSE, but Cambridge is still an option.
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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    OK here is another post to prove that everyone applying to Oxbridge is pedantic and anxious.

    I got AAAA at AS (French, Classics, English Lit and Film studies which I will drop). My UMS average is 85%, which is much lower than expected since in mocks I was receiving high 90%s and often 100%. Note that English lit, my strongest subject in some respects, is reformed and therefore I don't have my UMS for that.

    I want to apply to study Modern Languages at Cambridge. While I understand it is not a necessity to have at least 90%, most have over it (especially for competitive subjects).

    My question is whether I should bother applying. I have heard that Oxford care less about AS grades, so perhaps I should apply there instead.

    Note that I have 9A*s and an A at GCSE - I know AS are more important for Cambridge, but they do consider it part of the process to look at them.
    You may have a better chance at Oxford but I think it would be possible for you to get into either. Don't stress about it honestly, you've done better than you think Go for which you like the most.
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    Cambridge might be a bit of a problem as your UMS is a little low

    I feel like you'd have a better chance at Oxford, but it's your choice still
 
 
 
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