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    For my as I achieved AAAC in maths chemistry physics and further maths respectively. I am predicted A*A*AB and I know this is very low for chemical engineering. However If I was to achieve A*A*AA or better could I apply to either imperial or Cambridge in 2018??
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    You could. No one can tell you if you'll get in or not, though.
    As far as I know, those sound like good grades, so that plus a good personal statement should stand you in good stead.


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    grades mean a lot, but its by far from everything at Cambridge. After you pass their minimum requirement, they barely look at grades anymore, than its the entrance test for chemical engineering and interview. At imperial theres no entrance test but, they also have some kind of interview but not too sure about theirs.

    So all in all, good grades defo does not guarantee you a place, and doesn't even come close to that.

    But good luck!
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    (Original post by Chemgawd99)
    For my as I achieved AAAC in maths chemistry physics and further maths respectively. I am predicted A*A*AB and I know this is very low for chemical engineering. However If I was to achieve A*A*AA or better could I apply to either imperial or Cambridge in 2018??
    Hi,

    I think for Cambridge, you definitely shouldn't be too hung up over grades. Yes, their requirements for standard offers are high, but they also make quite a few offers to people who have achieved less than that / did not have a good AS UMS. A lot of factors are considered with your application, particularly whether you had any extenuating circumstances and the kind of school you come for. Getting all A*s isn't the be-all-end-all for Cambridge, particularly if you achieved below that, but your marks are still relatively higher than the rest of your cohort. It's how much better you perform relative to those around you.

    Also, for 2018, no one is quite sure how Cambridge will assess your application, as so few people will have UMS, so I'm not sure how much weightage they'll attach to your grades. They might now put greater emphasis on your performance at interview and in the entrance test.

    Hope this helps!
 
 
 
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