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    So I had an offer for engineering at Girton which involved me getting A*A*A, but I got A*AAAB for my five subjects. Will the fact that I already received an offer help or hinder me in this case? I was around 10 UMS off another A*.
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    (Original post by somedude1824)
    So I had an offer for engineering at Girton which involved me getting A*A*A, but I got A*AAAB for my five subjects. Will the fact that I already received an offer help or hinder me in this case? I was around 10 UMS off another A*.
    Sorry to hear you missed your offer but what are you doing to improve your results? Unless you meet (or ideally exceed) A*A*A there's absolutely no point re-applying. And if you are resitting more than 1 or 2 modules then Cambridge is unlikely to be impressed...

    And what about taking up your Insurance?

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    Sorry to hear you missed your offer but what are you doing to improve your results? Unless you meet (or ideally exceed) A*A*A there's absolutely no point re-applying.

    And aren't you taking up your Insurance?

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    Well I missed my insurance offer (Imperial) as well. I'm retaking some modules next year in the hope that on the off chance they offer me a place again I'll make the grades next time.
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    (Original post by somedude1824)
    Well I missed my insurance offer (Imperial) as well. I'm retaking some modules next year in the hope that on the off chance they offer me a place again I'll make the grades next time.
    In your situation I would expect you would need to exceed the typical offer, and even then, getting the Cambridge offer will be a rather long shot.

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    (Original post by somedude1824)
    Well I missed my insurance offer (Imperial) as well. I'm retaking some modules next year in the hope that on the off chance they offer me a place again I'll make the grades next time.
    Well done on your grades. There are lots of other great unis out there offering the same opportunities and course. Not convinced Cambridge has it as "Sussed" as they like to convince themselves anyway. At least you got an offer, well done on negotiating their "unique" applications system. Me? I was rejected by Peterhouse for the same course so you did better than me on that score. My A levels? 4 A * including further maths, their loss.

    My advice, look outside of Cambridge. You might be pleasantly surprised. Good luck 👍
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Sorry to hear you missed your offer but what are you doing to improve your results? Unless you meet (or ideally exceed) A*A*A there's absolutely no point re-applying. And if you are resitting more than 1 or 2 modules then Cambridge is unlikely to be impressed...

    And what about taking up your Insurance?

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    Even if an applicant only resits one module, would they still be at a disadvantage to someone who didn't need to resit at all?

    ( not resitting to meet the offer, but because one module was a lot lower than their other grades?)
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    (Original post by OriginalLifelin)
    Even if an applicant only resits one module, would they still be at a disadvantage to someone who didn't need to resit at all?

    ( not resitting to meet the offer, but because one module was a lot lower than their other grades?)
    They look at every application holistically. They don't much mind 1 or even 2 resits, and your application may be stronger in other areas than someone else.

    The hypothetical "all things being equal except this one particular thing" doesn't happen in reality.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    They look at every application holistically. They don't much mind 1 or even 2 resits, and your application may be stronger in other areas than someone else.

    The hypothetical "all things being equal except this one particular thing" doesn't happen in reality.

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    I know they look at things module by module, and hopefully my other UMS scores, which are higher than the average Cambridge standard, should mean my application is still competetive.
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    (Original post by OriginalLifelin)
    I know they look at things module by module, and hopefully my other UMS scores, which are higher than the average Cambridge standard, should mean my application is still competetive.
    Indeed

    And note, there's little point resitting a module unless it's going to increase your overall grade.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Indeed

    And note, there's little point resitting a module unless it's going to increase your overall grade.

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    So for an A* I need 90% in A2 modules, right? I got 100% and 73, so I need 10% more UMS for an A*. I'm going to aim for 100% though as that's what I got in my mock
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    (Original post by OriginalLifelin)
    So for an A* I need 90% in A2 modules, right? I got 100% and 73, so I need 10% more UMS for an A*. I'm going to aim for 100% though as that's what I got in my mock
    Yes.

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