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    Is it worth applying to Oxford for compsci?
    This year for my AS levels I got:
    A in AS maths
    A in AS physics
    A in AS computer Science
    A in A-Level Maths (missed the A* by 2 marks - due for remarking else i will retake C4 next year for an A* along with Further Maths)
    ...just that final grade is putting me off applying...
    I want to apply for Computer Science too...but i feel like... it was just bad luck tbh with that grade, i did really well in my other modules but somehow that one dropped... probably just fate tbh...
    Assuming I get predicted at least A*A*A*A
    i got a distribution of A*s and A's at gcse
    would it be worth applying... will they look down on that A in A-level maths :/
    Also same with Imperial really... imperial are also really good.
    thanks for your help
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    You're more than fine, clearly.
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    (Original post by Exceptional)
    You're more than fine, clearly.
    No i mean.. i missed the A* in maths... :/ thats a problem isnt it?
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    No i mean.. i missed the A* in maths... :/ thats a problem isnt it?
    Not if you opt for a resit and get predicted an A*.
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    Is it worth applying to Oxford for compsci?
    This year for my AS levels I got:
    A in AS maths
    A in AS physics
    A in AS computer Science
    A in A-Level Maths (missed the A* by 2 marks - due for remarking else i will retake C4 next year for an A* along with Further Maths)
    ...just that final grade is putting me off applying...
    I want to apply for Computer Science too...but i feel like... it was just bad luck tbh with that grade, i did really well in my other modules but somehow that one dropped... probably just fate tbh...
    Assuming I get predicted at least A*A*A*A
    i got a distribution of A*s and A's at gcse
    would it be worth applying... will they look down on that A in A-level maths :/
    Also same with Imperial really... imperial are also really good.
    thanks for your help
    You are fine, in my opinion. Just continue working hard and arrange a strong application. You already have the grades to make a competitive application.

    All the best.
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    No i mean.. i missed the A* in maths... :/ thats a problem isnt it?
    I missed my A* in Maths last year too (by A LOT— 75/100 UMS for C4). I still got called for an interview by Cambridge (but I got rejected because of my sucky interview >.<) and I got an offer for Imperial to do Chemical Engineering.

    So yeah. You're 100% fine. I think when filling up my COPA there was a checkbox to indicate resits too.

    Edit: for Oxford I think they're less generous about giving out interviews. I think you should still try to apply anyway. They will probably ask you to do your MAT and they'll be able to judge your maths based on that.
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    Take a MAT paper to make up for it. (Actually I think most Oxford colleges require MAT for CS, but Imperial will probably respect your bravery in offering it)
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    I missed my A* in Maths last year too (by A LOT— 75/100 UMS for C4). I still got called for an interview by Cambridge (but I got rejected because of my sucky interview >.< and I got an offer for Imperial to do Chemical Engineering.

    So yeah. You're 100% fine. I think when filling up my COPA there was a checkbox to indicate resits too.

    Edit: for Oxford I think they're less generous about giving out interviews. I think you should still try to apply anyway. They will probably ask you to do your MAT and they'll be able to judge your maths based on that.
    This is brilliant thank you!
    I got 77/100 for C4... and 100/100 for C3.... I feel like the only way i lost that many marks is because i missed a question or something lol, ut yep im resitting it next year :/
    Yeah I'm hoping to do my best on the MAT and make up for it there!
    Thanks so much, you've given me some hope here!
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    (Original post by Exceptional)
    Not if you opt for a resit and get predicted an A*.
    Is there any way I can indicate that I'm going to retake to Imperial/Oxford?
    Okay... i thought of something
    can I like NOT put down that I've cashed in for A-level Maths?
    So like... Tell them I have A in AS maths, A in physics, A in CompSci
    and for predicted grades
    A* in maths, A* in Further Maths etc etc?
    would that be allowed?
    Thanks for your help
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    In my school, we don't cash in our marks until the end of A2. Our sixth form advisor instructed us to list our results as 'pending' even though we've completed enough modules to cash in on single maths, but I'm not sure how it works in other schools. If you're predicted A* for single maths, that would probably be enough to tell unis that you're resitting and that your teachers believe that you'll get it the next time.

    But I think whatever it is, you should apply anyway. There's nothing worse than having to regret not trying for it in the future. Remember that you can list up to five choices in UCAS. The fact that you're even considering Oxbridge and Imperial means that it's very unlikely that you're going to miss the other three offers anyway. You have nothing to lose.
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    Is there any way I can indicate that I'm going to retake to Imperial/Oxford?
    Okay... i thought of something
    can I like NOT put down that I've cashed in for A-level Maths?
    So like... Tell them I have A in AS maths, A in physics, A in CompSci
    and for predicted grades
    A* in maths, A* in Further Maths etc etc?
    would that be allowed?
    Thanks for your help
    You must include all the academic qualifications you've taken. However, on your UCAS form you also give the qualifications you are planning to take, and your referee will make predictions for them, so that will make the situation clear.

    Not having achieved an A* first time round is a black mark, but not a fatal one. If you do sufficiently well in the MAT and interviews, you'll be fine.

    Gavin
 
 
 
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