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    Ok so i got my results last week, i got 4 A's in: Maths, Further Maths, Physics and chemistry. I know thats alright but i don't know if my ums is good enough :/.
    I got:
    Decision 1 - 84
    Core 1 - 88
    Core 2 - 96
    Mechanics 1 - 100
    Mechanics 2 - 90
    Further Pure 1 - 91

    Also, is there any advantage of doing all 4 A-levels as oppose to 3?

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    Cambridge to study what?
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    (Original post by londoncricket)
    Cambridge to study what?
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    I did 4 A levels and nobody cared.

    I would still do 4 given the choice again because i enjoyed all 4 and because of vanity reasons (I should say I got A*A*AA in Maths/Further/Chemistry/History 2UMS of an A* in chemistry >:I). Imo, you get more than enough free time even when doing 4 A levels. If you do 3 then like 50% of your time is frees and idk what I would even do with myself. It also means if you bomb in something then you've got a spare.

    I know someone who got into Cambridge with A*AAA* in Maths/Further/Physics/Computing so I guess you don't even need the A*A*. STEP is far harder than A level further maths. Take a look at some STEP papers (they will most likely be well beyond you atm) because if you do well in STEP and present yourself well then they'll have you.

    Personally, I dislike the fact that A*s exist at A level (even though i got 2). I feel like the difference between an A and an A* is mostly luck. Especially in subjects like history. I suppose it distinguishes between those who scrape an A and those who are well beyond one.
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    I did 4 A levels and nobody cared.

    I would still do 4 given the choice again because i enjoyed all 4 and because of vanity reasons (I should say I got A*A*AA in Maths/Further/Chemistry/History 2UMS of an A* in chemistry >:I). Imo, you get more than enough free time even when doing 4 A levels. If you do 3 then like 50% of your time is frees and idk what I would even do with myself. It also means if you bomb in something then you've got a spare.

    I know someone who got into Cambridge with A*AAA* in Maths/Further/Physics/Computing so I guess you don't even need the A*A*. STEP is far harder than A level further maths. Take a look at some STEP papers (they will most likely be well beyond you atm) because if you do well in STEP and present yourself well then they'll have you.

    Personally, I dislike the fact that A*s exist at A level (even though i got 2). I feel like the difference between an A and an A* is mostly luck. Especially in subjects like history. I suppose it distinguishes between those who scrape an A and those who are well beyond one.
    I agree with the last part, particularly in maths where, the difference between getting 90/95 UMS and someone who gets 100 just due to not making silly mistakes or something like that rather than ability.
 
 
 
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