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    I know this question has been asked so many times on here but I would appreciate if people could give me their thoughts - be as brutal as you like!

    So for GCSEs I got 9 A*s and 2 As.

    I've just started Year 13 and at AS level I got an A in Biology, an A in English, a B in Art and an A in the full Maths A-Level (done a year early).

    I've now dropped Biology and I'm carrying on English and Art and starting Further Maths. I know I need as many free hours as I can possibly get for the ridiculous amount of Art coursework and honestly I don't think I can cope with 6 maths modules so I opted to do Further Maths as an AS rather than the full A-Level so I only have to do 3 modules.

    I haven't done an EPQ and don't have work experience of any kind. I'll be applying for English Literature at Cambridge.

    My family are adamant that I should've done an EPQ and should do the full Further Maths A-Level, basically just EVERYTHING to benefit my application but I've made my decisions based on what I can personally handle/cope with even though they don't believe I'm trying my best (I am... trust me). I know there are so many better applicants than me, who've done more things and will have more qualifications. Do I still have a realistic chance or should I not get my hopes up?

    Thanks!
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    You can also find the Exam Thread list for A-levels here and GCSE here. :dumbells:


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    (Original post by neyscar)
    I know this question has been asked so many times on here but I would appreciate if people could give me their thoughts - be as brutal as you like!

    So for GCSEs I got 9 A*s and 2 As.

    I've just started Year 13 and at AS level I got an A in Biology, an A in English, a B in Art and an A in the full Maths A-Level (done a year early).

    I've now dropped Biology and I'm carrying on English and Art and starting Further Maths. I know I need as many free hours as I can possibly get for the ridiculous amount of Art coursework and honestly I don't think I can cope with 6 maths modules so I opted to do Further Maths as an AS rather than the full A-Level so I only have to do 3 modules.

    I haven't done an EPQ and don't have work experience of any kind. I'll be applying for English Literature at Cambridge.

    My family are adamant that I should've done an EPQ and should do the full Further Maths A-Level, basically just EVERYTHING to benefit my application but I've made my decisions based on what I can personally handle/cope with even though they don't believe I'm trying my best (I am... trust me). I know there are so many better applicants than me, who've done more things and will have more qualifications. Do I still have a realistic chance or should I not get my hopes up?

    Thanks!
    You should post this in the Cambridge forum. The issue is that if you can't cope with doing 3 full A levels at once (which I think is what you are saying about Year 13), then there is very little chance you will cope with the workload at Cambridge - your grades won't come into it. However, there are Admissions Tutors in the Cambridge forum with much more experience than me, and they can advise.
 
 
 
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