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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    I know that. I was talking about the quality level.

    If the AT sets an entry requirment for Mathmos to be A* in Math and FM. Surely, students who meet that level have demonstrated that they have the quality to be there.

    I am not saying that once you score A*s you have the automatic right to be there. My original point is that the OP's son demonstrated through his A Levels that he had the quality to be there.
    Meeting the entry requirements is just a benchmark, a lot of my friends met that benchmark but they aren't Oxbridge quality. Why? because applying Oxbridge maths means you need to have mathematical ability that is beyond A levels. Getting the scores does not automatically mean you have the quality to be an Oxbridge mathmo.

    To be clear, I am not deriding the OP's son's ability, perhaps he has the quality, just saying that your blanket statement about making the scores = Oxbridge quality is not correct.

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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Meeting the entry requirements is just a benchmark, a lot of my friends met that benchmark but they aren't Oxbridge quality. Why? because applying Oxbridge maths means you need to have mathematical ability that is beyond A levels. Getting the scores does not automatically mean you have the quality to be an Oxbridge mathmo.

    To be clear, I am deriding the OP's son's ability, perhaps he has the quality, just saying that your blanket statement about making the scores = Oxbridge quality is not correct.

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    (Original post by DLundie1)
    If anyone could offer any advice or thoughts about my situation I would greatly appreciate it. I applied for Psychology and got offered a place at Selwyn ( A*A*A). On results day I got AAA in Biology, Maths and English but wasn't outright rejected. Instead, they said that they were still 'considering' my application. I applied for an emergency remark for English (1 mark away) and my grade moved up to an A*, meaning that overall I got A*AA. However, before I could tell the college about my remark they sent an email saying that I would be notified about whether or not I got a place. I emailed the college on Friday telling them about my situation but have yet to hear back from them (I'm assuming its because of the weekend). Later that day, I found out on Ucas that i had been rejected.

    My question is, should I tell the college about my remark? Could it make a difference or is it too late? I feel conflicted about emailing them again as the remark has not made my results actually reach the offer. To provide some context, the typical offer for psychology is A*AA (apparently) and they want you to have studied either Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Psychology at A level.

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    My opinion is that you contact them again and say you had a remark.

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    (Original post by DLundie1)
    If anyone could offer any advice or thoughts about my situation I would greatly appreciate it. I applied for Psychology and got offered a place at Selwyn ( A*A*A). On results day I got AAA in Biology, Maths and English but wasn't outright rejected. Instead, they said that they were still 'considering' my application. I applied for an emergency remark for English (1 mark away) and my grade moved up to an A*, meaning that overall I got A*AA. However, before I could tell the college about my remark they sent an email saying that I would be notified about whether or not I got a place. I emailed the college on Friday telling them about my situation but have yet to hear back from them (I'm assuming its because of the weekend). Later that day, I found out on Ucas that i had been rejected.

    My question is, should I tell the college about my remark? Could it make a difference or is it too late? I feel conflicted about emailing them again as the remark has not made my results actually reach the offer. To provide some context, the typical offer for psychology is A*AA (apparently) and they want you to have studied either Maths, Biology, Chemistry or Psychology at A level.

    Any responses would be appreciated
    Ask here.
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4869518

    Good luck !
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    If the AT sets an entry requirment for Mathmos to be A* in Math and FM. Surely, students who meet that level have demonstrated that they have the quality to be there.
    The typical entry requirements for maths are A*A*A plus 1,1 in STEP II and III. Someone who has only met some of the requirements has not necessarily 'demonstrated that they have the quality to be there'.
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    (Original post by Sportysam)
    He did them altogether this year. The A result needed to be A*.
    I "think" I get you. So the A needed to be an A* in a subject relevant to his degree. I am assuming he only needed A grades in less relevant subjects, but did amazingly well to achieve A *. Please feel free to correct me here if I am wrong.

    It's annoying, I know. Where's he going to?

    Just to reassure him. I was rejected last year post interview and went on to achieve A*A*A*A*. I have just finished my first year at Durham and have thoroughly enjoyed it. There are very many people with grades like your sons at other unis ( I have met many many people far cleverer than I). He won't be getting a second rate experience just because he isn't at Cambridge. There are actually advantages to not going, I discovered in my case.

    He may be disappointed at the minute, I understand, but I am certain he will be fine. Best wishes 😀
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    The typical entry requirements for maths are A*A*A plus 1,1 in STEP II and III. Someone who has only met some of the requirements has not necessarily 'demonstrated that they have the quality to be there'.
    True, but i doubt that ALL Mathmos achieve those grades to meet those requirements.

    So if someone does not meet the grade i.e. they get A*A*A*, miss their STEP offer, but was still let in, does that mean they are imposters because they failed to reach their offer?
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    True, but i doubt that ALL Mathmos achieve those grades to meet those requirements.

    So if someone does not meet the grade i.e. they get A*A*A*, miss their STEP offer, but was still let in, does that mean they are imposters because they failed to reach their offer?
    Of course not. You'll note that I wrote 'not necessarily'.
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    Of course not. You'll note that I wrote 'not necessarily'.
    True. Hence my original point of meeting a quality level.
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    True. Hence my original point of meeting a quality level.
    :facepalm: Just getting A*A* in Maths and FM is nowhere near the level required in itself, you'd have to see the STEP results to know whether they'd 'demonstrated that they have the quality to be there'. Personally, I got A*A* in A-level maths and I wouldn't consider myself anywhere near the standard required to study Maths at Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    :facepalm: Just getting A*A* in Maths and FM is nowhere near the level required in itself, you'd have to see the STEP results to know whether they'd 'demonstrated that they have the quality to be there'. Personally, I got A*A* in A-level maths and I wouldn't consider myself anywhere near the standard required to study Maths at Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    [utter nonsense]
    This has been replied to by others, but clearly you know absolutely nothing about how anything words re maths admissions at Cambridge and it'd be to the benefit of everybody if you stopped trying to pretend you did, thanks.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    This has been replied to by others, but clearly you know absolutely nothing about how anything words re maths admissions at Cambridge and it'd be to the benefit of everybody if you stopped trying to pretend you did, thanks.
    Don't get upset. I never said that I did.

    I was responding to a post where the poster quoted another poster, who said that their son did not get in, despite having 2 A*s. The poster did not provide extra information on why their child failed to get in.

    My response was that the kid may have met a "quality" level (re: 2A*s) but fell on another part e.g. STEP or whatever.

    There was then a back and forth about whether 2A*s demonstrates that one has met an arbitary quality level, which i think you do.

    I am not an Admissions Tutor or Officer with inside knowledge to the inner workings of the Cambridge system. I was just giving an objective view on the grades of a kid of failed to get in despite having "quality" grades.
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    (Original post by Sportysam)
    He did them altogether this year. The A result needed to be A*.
    wow that does seem really harsh - what subject and college was it?
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    There was then a back and forth about whether 2A*s demonstrates that one has met an arbitary quality level, which i think you do.
    Yes, it's clear you're not an Admissions Tutor if you think A*A*X + U,U,U in STEP meets the quality level for maths at Cambridge.
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    I realise that there are probably better threads to ask this question in, but hoping someone might have an answer. Waiting on a priority remark for A2 EDEXCEL English Literature - 3 papers. Could anyone suggest how long until I receive the results? I sent them off Thursday 17th, and I'm anxious to let Cambridge know in the event of a positive outcome. Not particularly hopeful, but miracles can happen?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yes, it's clear you're not an Admissions Tutor if you think A*A*X + U,U,U in STEP meets the quality level for maths at Cambridge.
    Still, i did not say that. You are jumping to conclusions.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yes, it's clear you're not an Admissions Tutor if you think A*A*X + U,U,U in STEP meets the quality level for maths at Cambridge.
    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    Still, i did not say that. You are jumping to conclusions.
    Okay, we get it, Cambridge mathmos have to be above and beyond A level requirements to get in. Do you both need to keep arguing?
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    Okay, we get it, Cambridge mathmos have to be above and beyond A level requirements to get in. Do you both need to keep arguing?
    I was not arguing. I made a statement and they came after me like I stole a Cambridge perception from them.
 
 
 
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