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    I am applying to do General Engineering at the University of Cambridge which has entry requirements: A*A*A. I'm currently in A2, studying Maths Further Maths and Physics. I studied Chemistry for a whole year but decided to drop it recently. I believe that I was predicted AAB when my application was sent off. For my AS exams I got A overall in Maths and B overall in Further Maths. I'm planning to retake D1 because I got a C in it, all my other modules were A grade.

    My GCSE Grades: 7As, 3A*s
    My AS UMS marks:
    -Further Pure: 81
    -Stats 2: 82
    -Decision 1: 64
    -Core Maths 1: 80
    -Core Maths 2: 87
    -Stats 1: 91
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    (Original post by ImStudent101)
    I am applying to do General Engineering at the University of Cambridge which has entry requirements: A*A*A. I'm currently in A2, studying Maths Further Maths and Physics. I studied Chemistry for a whole year but decided to drop it recently. I believe that I was predicted AAB when my application was sent off. For my AS exams I got A overall in Maths and B overall in Further Maths. I'm planning to retake D1 because I got a C in it, all my other modules were A grade.

    My GCSE Grades: 7As, 3A*s
    My AS UMS marks:
    -Further Pure: 81
    -Stats 2: 82
    -Decision 1: 64
    -Core Maths 1: 80
    -Core Maths 2: 87
    -Stats 1: 91
    You applied with AAB predictions? And your maths UMS, even ignoring D1, are a bit lower than the average succesful applicant. Unfortunately I doubt it will be sufficient to get you an interview. Did you register for the ENGAA?
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    You applied with AAB predictions? And your maths UMS, even ignoring D1, are a bit lower than the average succesful applicant. Unfortunately I doubt it will be sufficient to get you an interview. Did you register for the ENGAA?
    Yep I've registered for the ENGAA. I feel like my school's predictions were very low though, it was a recurring problem for everyone at my school. Anyways, thanks for the response
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    (Original post by ImStudent101)
    Yep I've registered for the ENGAA. I feel like my school's predictions were very low though, it was a recurring problem for everyone at my school. Anyways, thanks for the response
    Cambridge doesn't usually pay a whole lot of attention to predictions but if they are below the typical offer, and AAB is very below A*A*A, they will certainly notice and it's likely to affect your application.

    Your best bet (if Cambridge really is your goal) will probably be to use this as a "trial run", then ace your A-levels and re-apply next cycle with A*A*A+ achieved.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Cambridge doesn't usually pay a whole lot of attention to predictions but if they are below the typical offer, and AAB is very below A*A*A, they will certainly notice and it's likely to affect your application.

    Your best bet (if Cambridge really is your goal) will probably be to use this as a "trial run", then ace your A-levels and re-apply next cycle with A*A*A+ achieved.
    Do you think that performance in the ENGAA is weighted heavily when they decide who to call for an interview?
 
 
 
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