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    I have 3 B grades at AS which means it is highly unlikely that they will even consider me. I am so disappointed in myself as I was hoping for at least 2 As. Has this happened to anyone else? How do I get over it?
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    Wont your teachers predict you AAA anyway? You may have a chance but I guess it depends on the course
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    (Original post by sazriah)
    Wont your teachers predict you AAA anyway? You may have a chance but I guess it depends on the course
    All courses at Cambridge require a minimum of A*AA...
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    All courses at Cambridge require a minimum of A*AA...
    Oh I didn't know, thanks
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    (Original post by StressedCoffee)
    I have 3 B grades at AS which means it is highly unlikely that they will even consider me. I am so disappointed in myself as I was hoping for at least 2 As. Has this happened to anyone else? How do I get over it?
    Start looking at the top Russell Group uni's who I'm sure will consider you with those grades! I also want to apply for Cambridge but one of my AS grades is ****.. life goes on... plenty more uni's that could be perfect for you
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    It's easy to look at somewhere like Cambridge with starry eyes but it may not have worked out anyway. It may not have been a university that was right for you and who knows, you could've gone there and ended up not enjoying it (i know several people in that position). If your heart is still set on it you could redo some AS modules and perhaps even think about a gap year? But don't be dishearted by this, they're good grades and can get you into some very good universities still which you are potentially very likely to more happy with in the long run. Best of luck
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    Same position as you op, i'm doing a gap year and applying post A2. Gonna work a lot harder this year.
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    I am in a similar position to you.

    I did three internal examinations: chemistry, economics and physics, but decided to drop chemistry for further maths.
    In physics, I received a B, which will hopefully be inflated to a predicted A.
    In economics, I got an A, which will then be inflated to an A*
    I got an A in my maths AS exam (~90% UMS), so I should be set to be predicted (A/A*) for both subjects.

    Everyone's been saying that the rule of thumb is that your teacher will predict you the grade above your internal assessment grade. How accurate is it? Are there many exceptions, like for when people get predicted 2 grades above their internals?

    I'm hesitant to apply to OxBridge. I'm already quite a weak candidate from the get-go. Sub-par GCSEs, <90% UMS and fewer A* predictions than most of my friends. I also hate reading.
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    Hey - I got my AS levels last year, got AAAB (maths Chem Spanish A, Phys B). Applied for natsci at queen's after doing their shadowing scheme and being told I had a good chance. Had 6A* 2A 1B GCSEs, and come from a terrible school which generally works in your favour..

    Applied, no interview, got rejected & told I was the bottom 20% of applicants that year off grades alone so my statement wasn't even read etc, so that tells you the kind of grades people apply with. Boggles the mind.

    I'd definitely look at Russell group access courses (MAP, access to Leeds etc) if you live in the catchment area or are disadvantaged someway (eg money or postcode). Plus from personal experience Bristol and Imperial drop entry requirements if you're a list of lower achieving schools... Definitely worth looking into
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    (Original post by 1010marina)
    Hey - I got my AS levels last year, got AAAB (maths Chem Spanish A, Phys B). Applied for natsci at queen's after doing their shadowing scheme and being told I had a good chance. Had 6A* 2A 1B GCSEs, and come from a terrible school which generally works in your favour..

    Applied, no interview, got rejected & told I was the bottom 20% of applicants that year off grades alone so my statement wasn't even read etc, so that tells you the kind of grades people apply with. Boggles the mind.

    I'd definitely look at Russell group access courses (MAP, access to Leeds etc) if you live in the catchment area or are disadvantaged someway (eg money or postcode). Plus from personal experience Bristol and Imperial drop entry requirements if you're a list of lower achieving schools... Definitely worth looking into
    One of my close friends got 4 A's at AS, 3 A*s at A2 and didnt get into cambridge. I can provide proof if anyone wants it.
    He got an unconditional from lancaster so went there but was rejected from cambridge.
    Not to sound harsh to the OP but be realistic, you dont really have a chance..
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    Isn't Lancaster crap? Why find a better elite uni with those grades

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    (Original post by Jory)
    One of my close friends got 4 A's at AS, 3 A*s at A2 and didnt get into cambridge. I can provide proof if anyone wants it.
    He got an unconditional from lancaster so went there but was rejected from cambridge.
    Not to sound harsh to the OP but be realistic, you dont really have a chance..
    If rejected after interview I get it, if offered no interview I just think that's poor. Their loss at the end of the day!

    Having said that I know somebody that got 5A*s and rejected his offer from Cambridge so he could go to Birmingham to be with his girlfriend *throttles*
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    You'll honestly get over it in due course, things in life tend to sting most just after what has caused them.

    There are other unis out there that you think you'll feel happy at if you look hard enough.
 
 
 
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