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    Hiya I'm interested in studying at Oxbridge (French and Spanish) but I don't want to apply if I have no chance.
    In my AS I got:
    A in French (99%)
    A in Spanish (83%) - only 1 of 2 As, half my class got an E or a U and the class had 22 pupils.. I plan to retake one paper to get it up to near 90% so I can get an A* next year
    A in Politics (86%)
    B in History which is currently being remarked as I did one paper and got an A and was too ill to do the second so I got given a calculated mark which took me down to a B

    I also go 10A* 1A at GCSE and my predicted grades are A*A*A (A*s in languages)

    Do I have a chance at Oxbridge but in particular Cambridge? Any replies welcome
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    Ffs can't you just ask this in the general thread, I'm getting sick of seeing hundreds of individual threads as if the circumstances change for each person.

    But whilst I'm here... Yes, you have a chance. Your Spanish and Politics UMS is a bit weak for Cambridge, but Oxford certainly will consider you for interview provided you do well in the admissions test (as people say in every other similar thread).
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    (Original post by Frenchspanish101)
    Hiya I'm interested in studying at Oxbridge (French and Spanish) but I don't want to apply if I have no chance.
    In my AS I got:
    A in French (99%)
    A in Spanish (83%) - only 1 of 2 As, half my class got an E or a U and the class had 22 pupils.. I plan to retake one paper to get it up to near 90% so I can get an A* next year
    A in Politics (86%)
    B in History which is currently being remarked as I did one paper and got an A and was too ill to do the second so I got given a calculated mark which took me down to a B

    I also go 10A* 1A at GCSE and my predicted grades are A*A*A (A*s in languages)

    Do I have a chance at Oxbridge but in particular Cambridge? Any replies welcome
    What proportion, roughly, of people you know do all arts subjects? I did English, History, Latin and Philosophy so I'm just interested
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    (Original post by Frenchspanish101)
    Hiya I'm interested in studying at Oxbridge (French and Spanish) but I don't want to apply if I have no chance.
    In my AS I got:
    A in French (99%)
    A in Spanish (83%) - only 1 of 2 As, half my class got an E or a U and the class had 22 pupils.. I plan to retake one paper to get it up to near 90% so I can get an A* next year
    A in Politics (86%)
    B in History which is currently being remarked as I did one paper and got an A and was too ill to do the second so I got given a calculated mark which took me down to a B

    I also go 10A* 1A at GCSE and my predicted grades are A*A*A (A*s in languages)

    Do I have a chance at Oxbridge but in particular Cambridge? Any replies welcome
    Hey just wanna let u know you don't need to retake Spanish to get an a*, an a* is based on your a2's only so you need 90% next year at least, and you need to average out on the whole to 80% . So it's fine -no need to retake. If you don't believe me look up how the a* works online
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    (Original post by Juicysugar98)
    Hey just wanna let u know you don't need to retake Spanish to get an a*, an a* is based on your a2's only so you need 90% next year at least, and you need to average out on the whole to 80% . So it's fine -no need to retake. If you don't believe me look up how the a* works online
    That's great thanks for the help! Are you sure even with Edexcel cause I'm sure my teacher said its 360/400? Maybe I misunderstood ..
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    hey no its the same for every single board

    the a* works like so:
    - an average of 80% in the whole two years so overall you must have over 320/400 (80%)
    - and in the 2nd year all your modules must average out to 90%

    so actually if you think about it, you could even get 70% in first year and if you got 100% in the 2nd year, you could get an A* because 70+100 = 170, 170/2 = 85% overall
    and then over 90% in the 2nd year,
    so that is an A*

    The only reason you should retake, is if you little confidence you will achieve the A* and are aiming for an A. So if you think you'll do badly in the 2nd year that is. The more ums you can score the first year the easier it is the 2nd year to achieve an A

    That is why the A* really stands out, it shows that you are an exceptional candidate that has scored very well in both years.
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    and also yes i think you have a good shot at cambridge because your ums is great 90% in a few so yes, definitely give it a shot, its only 1 of your 5 options anyways
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    (Original post by Juicysugar98)
    and also yes i think you have a good shot at cambridge because your ums is great 90% in a few so yes, definitely give it a shot, its only 1 of your 5 options anyways
    I think they'd have more chance at Oxford due to their Spanish UMS being low for Cambridge (especially as that's one of the degree subjects).
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    (Original post by Juicysugar98)
    hey no its the same for every single board

    the a* works like so:
    - an average of 80% in the whole two years so overall you must have over 320/400 (80%)
    - and in the 2nd year all your modules must average out to 90%

    so actually if you think about it, you could even get 70% in first year and if you got 100% in the 2nd year, you could get an A* because 70+100 = 170, 170/2 = 85% overall
    and then over 90% in the 2nd year,
    so that is an A*

    The only reason you should retake, is if you little confidence you will achieve the A* and are aiming for an A. So if you think you'll do badly in the 2nd year that is. The more ums you can score the first year the easier it is the 2nd year to achieve an A

    That is why the A* really stands out, it shows that you are an exceptional candidate that has scored very well in both years.
    (Original post by Juicysugar98)
    hey no its the same for every single board

    the a* works like so:
    - an average of 80% in the whole two years so overall you must have over 320/400 (80%)
    - and in the 2nd year all your modules must average out to 90%

    so actually if you think about it, you could even get 70% in first year and if you got 100% in the 2nd year, you could get an A* because 70+100 = 170, 170/2 = 85% overall
    and then over 90% in the 2nd year,
    so that is an A*

    The only reason you should retake, is if you little confidence you will achieve the A* and are aiming for an A. So if you think you'll do badly in the 2nd year that is. The more ums you can score the first year the easier it is the 2nd year to achieve an A

    That is why the A* really stands out, it shows that you are an exceptional candidate that has scored very well in both years.

    Thanks for the help!!
 
 
 
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