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    in my final year
    maths, econ and english
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    I don't do English but for maths: do as much practice as you can. Do every past paper you have time for before the exam(s). Make sure you know the formulae you aren't given in the formula booklet.
    Economics: know the definitions. Helps a lot with short answer questions as well as a great way to start off essays. Speaking of essays, don't necessarily write every one out that you see- plan it, then get a teacher to read through it and see what they say and what feedback they give you. Obviously write out a few fully (and time it so you know you can still produce it in the exam) and give some of those to a teacher as well.

    It's definitely possible and I wish you the best luck!
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    A lot of hard work...
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    in my final year
    maths, econ, english
    Lots of practice and past-paper questions. I can tell you that for Maths, you need to really know each topic like the back of your hand. You want to really be confident in your answers, and to get them quickly enough to have time to double-check. If you're doing modular (which you probably are if you're a 2nd year), focus more on C3 and C4 than on your applied module (I did S2). The main barrier to getting an A* is getting the 90% average of C3 and C4. That said, if you got less than 80% (an A) in your first year, consider retaking a first-year module, especially if you don't think you'll do well on your applied module this year.
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    in my final year
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    You don't need to, it's extremely unlikely any offer will require A*A*A*.

    Edit: also please don't post the same question in multiple forums.
    I've merged your multiple threads and consolidated them in the A-levels forum.
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    (Original post by TheMindGarage)
    Lots of practice and past-paper questions. I can tell you that for Maths, you need to really know each topic like the back of your hand. You want to really be confident in your answers, and to get them quickly enough to have time to double-check. If you're doing modular (which you probably are if you're a 2nd year), focus more on C3 and C4 than on your applied module (I did S2). The main barrier to getting an A* is getting the 90% average of C3 and C4. That said, if you got less than 80% (an A) in your first year, consider retaking a first-year module, especially if you don't think you'll do well on your applied module this year.
    I did ocr
    do u need a for each module ( 80 ums or over) in maths as and maths a level to get A* as well as 90 UMS for C3 and C4
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    I did ocr
    do u need a for each module ( 80 ums or over) in maths as and maths a level to get A* as well as 90 UMS for C3 and C4
    No.

    You must get a grade A on the A Level overall (not per module) and achieve at least 90% of the UMS on the core A2 units combined (units C3 and C4).

    http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/16356-a...-questions.pdf
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    I did ocr
    do u need a for each module ( 80 ums or over) in maths as and maths a level to get A* as well as 90 UMS for C3 and C4
    Nope. You need a total of 180/200 in C3 and C4 (that's 90% on average, but if you get 100% in one and 80% in the other you're fine), and a total of 480/600 out of all 6 units (80% average). Usually it's the C3 and C4 that holds people back.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    You don't need to, it's extremely unlikely any offer will require A*A*A*.

    Edit: also please don't post the same question in multiple forums.
    I've merged your multiple threads and consolidated them in the A-levels forum.
    economics at cambridge 2 A* A
    i know people who got 4a* AND WENT TO BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE OXFORD
    and biomed oxford is not even that competitive
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    biomed oxford is not even that competitive
    ? Oxford's offer rate for biomedicine is about 19%, that's pretty competitive.

    And yes I know Cambridge's offer is A*A*A, that's not A*A*A* though...

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    ? Oxford's offer rate for biomedicine is about 19%, that's pretty competitive.

    And yes I know Cambridge's offer is A*A*A, that's not A*A*A* though...

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    but lots of good courses such as LSE finance and accounting say they need 3 As for example but i know most people who got A* 2As at least

    they give min. requirement to not put people off
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    but lots of good courses such as LSE finance and accounting say they need 3 As for example but i know most people who got A* 2As at least

    they give min. requirement to not put people off
    They give typical requirements because that's what's typically required. If you apply for an AAA course will never be given an A*A*A* requirement. You might *achieve* a higher grade but it's not required.

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    They give typical requirements because that's what's typically required. If you apply for an AAA course will never be given an A*A*A* requirement. You might *achieve* a higher grade but it's not required.

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    but my point is that nobody gets in with the required grades
    everyone achieves 4A* to get into Oxford
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    but my point is that nobody gets in with the required grades
    everyone achieves 4A* to get into Oxford
    name somebody who got into Oxford and came from a grammar school or private school with lower grades
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    (Original post by veeraxox)
    but my point is that nobody gets in with the required grades
    everyone achieves 4A* to get into Oxford
    If you meet the offer you get the place. If the offer is AAA and that's what you achieve, you're in. Simple as that.

    What course are you *actually* considering? And which universities? You've missed the Oxbridge deadline - so they are out anyway...
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    ,Good luck! Tbh I think if you believe you can do it you can. Everyone has the potential. Not everyone has the dedication
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    You don't need to, it's extremely unlikely any offer will require A*A*A*.

    Edit: also please don't post the same question in multiple forums.
    I've merged your multiple threads and consolidated them in the A-levels forum.
    A*A*A* is the standard offer for warwick maths, although I'm not sure if that's what you actually need or if they let most people in who miss it (and obviously this person isn't studying maths just thought it was interesting).

    (Original post by veeraxox)
    name somebody who got into Oxford and came from a grammar school or private school with lower grades
    There's someone on my course who got into Oxford but dropped out and got A*AAB, and he came from a ridiculously posh private school (which means Oxford have higher expectations). Someone else got into Cambridge and dropped out with A*A*A from a very good grammar school.
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    (Original post by lordofbutthurt)
    A*A*A* is the standard offer for warwick maths, although I'm not sure if that's what you actually need or if they let most people in who miss it (and obviously this person isn't studying maths just thought it was interesting).
    Yes, but most will do STEP and be able to target the A*A*A 1 alternative offer instead. And, correct, it's not relevant to the OP anyway (no FM...).
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    If you meet the offer you get the place. If the offer is AAA and that's what you achieve, you're in. Simple as that.

    What course are you *actually* considering? And which universities? You've missed the Oxbridge deadline - so they are out anyway...
    I acc applies with 2A* and A prediction
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    (Original post by lordofbutthurt)
    A*A*A* is the standard offer for warwick maths, although I'm not sure if that's what you actually need or if they let most people in who miss it (and obviously this person isn't studying maths just thought it was interesting).



    There's someone on my course who got into Oxford but dropped out and got A*AAB, and he came from a ridiculously posh private school (which means Oxford have higher expectations). Someone else got into Cambridge and dropped out with A*A*A from a very good grammar school.
    one girl who went to a boarding school-- got 4A* biomedical science oxford
    one guy who went to private school-- got 4A* biomedical science oxford

    one guy who went to TOP GRAMMAR school got 4A* PPE OXFORD
 
 
 
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