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    Hi, I am planning to apply for maths (or maths with physics). I’m currently in my GCSE year (11) and will be taking 10 (or 11) GCSE's this year, out of which 2 are maths related papers: (i) iGCSE Maths and (ii) Additional Maths.

    Next year, in 6-Form, I will have the option to either taking the standard AS/A2 Level route (3 or 4 A-Levels) or a Pre-U route (I believe 3 or 4 subjects as well).

    From what I know so far the Pre-U subjects are all linear (there is no mid-way tests, such as the AS in the A-level route) so I will be applying to university based on my GCSE grades alone (and possibly predicted grades for Pre-U).

    My question is specific to maths admissions process: Is the Pre-U route disadvantages me as a maths candidate in any way? I am leaning towards choosing the Pre-U over the A-level route as it is said to be a bit more rigorous however I have seen on these boards that most offers to Maths are given in terms of A-Level. What is the typical Pre-U offer to do Maths?

    I appreciate if you could help me understand what could be the advantages / disadvantages of each of these 2 routes for me as I will need to choose between them soon. Many thanks!
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    Hi, I am planning to apply for maths (or maths with physics). I’m currently in my GCSE year (11) and will be taking 10 (or 11) GCSE's this year, out of which 2 are maths related papers: (i) iGCSE Maths and (ii) Additional Maths.

    Next year, in 6-Form, I will have the option to either taking the standard AS/A2 Level route (3 or 4 A-Levels) or a Pre-U route (I believe 3 or 4 subjects as well).

    From what I know so far the Pre-U subjects are all linear (there is no mid-way tests, such as the AS in the A-level route) so I will be applying to university based on my GCSE grades alone (and possibly predicted grades for Pre-U).

    My question is specific to maths admissions process: Is the Pre-U route disadvantages me as a maths candidate in any way? I am leaning towards choosing the Pre-U over the A-level route as it is said to be a bit more rigorous however I have seen on these boards that most offers to Maths are given in terms of A-Level. What is the typical Pre-U offer to do Maths?

    I appreciate if you could help me understand what could be the advantages / disadvantages of each of these 2 routes for me as I will need to choose between them soon. Many thanks!
    Maths A-level will also be linear.

    For Pre-U Cambridge says: Conditional offers are set on an individual basis but are likely to require the achievement of Distinction level grades (D2 or D3) in Principal Subjects.
    https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....e-requirements

    So for Maths typically : D2 D2 D3 plus 1, 1 in STEP II and III (D2s in Maths and FM)
    https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....es/mathematics
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