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    I love maths, but due to complacent I ended up getting a C at AS( B in C1, A in C2 and D in S1 ). Even though I was 3 ums off a B i plan on retaking all of my AS modules this year. Is there any point in applying to universities such as York, Manchester,Birmingham etc that require an A in maths? My teacher thinks I can get an A but he is only predicting me a B.

    Side note: A2 maths is going well so far...
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    I love maths, but due to complacent I ended up getting a C at AS( B in C1, A in C2 and D in S1 ). Even though I was 3 ums off a B i plan on retaking all of my AS modules this year. Is there any point in applying to universities such as York, Manchester,Birmingham etc that require an A in maths? My teacher thinks I can get an A but he is only predicting me a B.

    Side note: A2 maths is going well so far...
    They normally require an A, so of your teacher is predicting a B then you are at a disadvantage.

    If it were me, then I would sit the exam and then apply after either though clearing or take a gap based on the fact of an achieved A. Its sometimes an A*
    (unless you have FM) so do check

    Also look to see if theres any chance of a degree with foundation year
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    I love maths, but due to complacent I ended up getting a C at AS( B in C1, A in C2 and D in S1 ). Even though I was 3 ums off a B i plan on retaking all of my AS modules this year. Is there any point in applying to universities such as York, Manchester,Birmingham etc that require an A in maths? My teacher thinks I can get an A but he is only predicting me a B.

    Side note: A2 maths is going well so far...
    Aren't you taking Further Maths? If they require an A/A* then it will be hard because you won't even meet their A-Level requirements. Some may also like Further Maths.
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    Aren't you taking Further Maths? If they require an A/A* then it will be hard because you won't even meet their A-Level requirements. Some may also like Further Maths.
    No but I am self teaching AS further maths. Plenty of good Unis don’t have further maths as a requirement.
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    No but I am self teaching AS further maths. Plenty of good Unis don’t have further maths as a requirement.
    Fair enough. It'll also depend on where you want to apply to.
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    Fair enough. It'll also depend on where you want to apply to.
    Yeah exactly. Thanks
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    Yeah exactly. Thanks
    No problem. If you don't meet a university's requirements, make sure you contact and ask them if you'll be considered before you apply. You don't want to end up getting a straight rejection.
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    No problem. If you don't meet a university's requirements, make sure you contact and ask them if you'll be considered before you apply. You don't want to end up getting a straight rejection.
    Yh I feel like I’m if I do that I would get a generic response. Along the lines of “we consider each applicant on an individual basis”
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    Yh I feel like I’m if I do that I would get a generic response. Along the lines of “we consider each applicant on an individual basis”
    You'll probably hear that at almost every response. However, you could ask a more direct question like: "If my A-Level target grades don't meet your A-Level requirements yet I still apply, will I face a immediate rejection?". Something along those lines I guess.
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    You'll probably hear that at almost every response. However, you could ask a more direct question like: "If my A-Level target grades don't meet your A-Level requirements yet I still apply, will I face a immediate rejection?". Something along those lines I guess.
    I see okay.
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    I see okay.
    Yeah, that's what I meant.
 
 
 
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