I just wanted everyone's honest opinion on whether I have a good chance of making a competitive application to Cambridge? (lack of A*)
In GCSE I was in an inexperienced and underachieving school in which my grades were top 9%. I got;
English Lit A
English Lang A
Double science AA
In A2 I believe/highly confident I will be predicted A*A*A. Say I achieve that and my PS etc are all good, will I honestly stand a good chance of getting an offer from Cambridge to do law if everything else goes well?
Should I apply to Cambridge/UCL with these grades/GCSE's? Watch
- Thread Starter
No, not a 'good chance'.
Not because of your grades, but because no-one stands a good chance with Cambridge, particularly for law.
I have seen people with worse GCSE's than yours get in, but people with much better get rejected.
Pretty much everyone applying will be predicted A*AA-A*A*A*A*, and Cambridge barely values GCSE's.
So the only think to separate you apart and increase your chances will be the admissions assessment and interview, and if you take AS. PS and references may help, but much less so.
So like all people predicted A*AA+ you have a chance, but it's impossible to say whether it's a good chance.