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    A*A*A* at A2
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    (Original post by SANTR)
    Firstly, with grades A*A*A* at A2 and poor reformed AS grades (B grades), is one likely to be successful in a post A2 application?
    Secondly, is Mathematics a level essential for Cambridge medicine?
    Likely? No, but possible?, yes.
    It's not just your A-levels that matter, although they are certainly important.

    No. If in doubt refer to the entry requirements.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Likely? No, but possible?, yes.
    It's not just your A-levels that matter, although they are certainly important.

    No. If in doubt refer to the entry requirements.

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    It is required for a certain college that I can't remember.
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    (Original post by SANTR)
    A*A*A* at A2 and poor AS grades, is one likely to be successful in a post A2 application?
    It's possible but not guaranteed.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Likely? No, but possible?, yes.
    It's not just your A-levels that matter, although they are certainly important.

    No. If in doubt refer to the entry requirements.

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    I was told 90% of Cambridge colleges require you to have Maths A2 or at least it is highly recommended.
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    (Original post by SANTR)
    There's no guarantee with Cambridge but would one stand a 'good' chance provided they achieved a competitive BMAT score in addition to the aforementioned?
    Yes depends on your GCSE's as well.
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    (Original post by SANTR)
    Ah I forgot to mention, a few A*s and rest A's.
    They're picky with GCSE's. Most people who apply have mostly A*'s.
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    (Original post by SM6)
    They're picky with GCSE's. Most people who apply have mostly A*'s.
    High BMAT score and A*s grades at A2 surely offset any other shortcomings?
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    It is required for a certain college that I can't remember.
    (Original post by SANTR)
    I was told 90% of Cambridge colleges require you to have Maths A2 or at least it is highly recommended.
    Afaik no college requires maths. Some require chemistry plus 2 of maths, physics, biology.

    Pembroke, for example, says
    "The most useful combinations of A-levels (or equivalent) are Physics, Chemistry, Biology; Maths, Physics, Chemistry; or Maths, Chemistry, Biology. We have no preference between these combinations."




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    (Original post by SANTR)
    High BMAT score and A*s grades at A2 surely offset any other shortcomings?
    It should do, but there are so many applicants you will be competing against. Give it a go and apply.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Afaik no college requires maths. Some require chemistry plus 2 of maths, physics, biology.

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    Ok, so with Chemistry, Biology and a humanities subject one is unlikely to be considered?
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    (Original post by SANTR)
    Ok, so with Chemistry, Biology and a humanities subject one is unlikely to be considered?
    A better way of saying it is; less likely.

    The stats are on the Medicine entry requirements page.

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    (Original post by SM6)
    They're picky with GCSE's. Most people who apply have mostly A*'s.
    Correlation is not causation.

    A high number of A*s at GCSE is not a requirement.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Correlation is not causation.

    A high number of A*s at GCSE is not a requirement.
    They still prefer it.
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    (Original post by SM6)
    They still prefer it.
    Of course it's "preferable" but it's not a requirement. By your reckoning it would be preferable to have 14 A*s. But look that person didn't get an offer... while some with less than 5 did.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Of course it's "preferable" but it's not a requirement. By your reckoning it would be preferable to have 14 A*s. But look that person didn't get an offer... while some with less than 5 did.

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    Yeah that's true. I always hear a lot of people getting rejected for medicine because they don't have enough A*'s.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Of course it's "preferable" but it's not a requirement. By your reckoning it would be preferable to have 14 A*s. But look that person didn't get an offer... while some with less than 5 did.

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    I wonder how much they'll consider UMS subjects this year since there is no SUMS to be calculated.
 
 
 
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