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    I’m currently in year 11 about to sit my GCSEs in the next couple months. In my mock results I got 2 7’s some 6’s 5’s in all sciences and then a couple 4’s. I’m trying hard to work to get all 6’s and above in all my subject before I go on to A levels. I was wondering that if I did semi decent in my GCSE results, but in my A levels I got all A’s and A*, would I have a chance at getting into Cambridge?
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    (Original post by Y11_Maths)
    I’m currently in year 11 about to sit my GCSEs in the next couple months. In my mock results I got 2 7’s some 6’s 5’s in all sciences and then a couple 4’s. I’m trying hard to work to get all 6’s and above in all my subject before I go on to A levels. I was wondering that if I did semi decent in my GCSE results, but in my A levels I got all A’s and A*, would I have a chance at getting into Cambridge?
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    Yes.

    But what do you want to study and why at Cambridge?

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Yes.

    But what do you want to study and why at Cambridge?

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    I’d like to study maths because I am very passionate about the subject. My maths teacher went to Cambridge and told me how great it was and he is honestly the smartest person I have ever met. He told me there are people even smarter than him who go to Cambridge and that he has taught many people who have gone on to study at Cambridge and done well with their lives
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    (Original post by Y11_Maths)
    I’d like to study maths because I am very passionate about the subject. My maths teacher went to Cambridge and told me how great it was and he is honestly the smartest person I have ever met. He told me there are people even smarter than him who go to Cambridge and that he has taught many people who have gone on to study at Cambridge and done well with their lives
    Ah the clue was in your username

    In that case you realistically need to do well in GCSE maths (8 or 9) and then excel in your Maths and FM at A-level. You will also have STEP, a couple of hard maths exams, in Y13.

    Good luck.
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    So your reason for 'why at cambridge' was:

    - A teacher told you it was good
    - Some people that he knew who did maths at cambridge was successful

    Have you done research around the course structure? Have you done any reading around the subject?
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    Ah the clue was in your username

    In that case you realistically need to do well in GCSE maths (8 or 9) and then excel in your Maths and FM at A-level.

    Good luck.
    Thank you so much, I’ve been putting in so much effort to get the best grade possible in maths, my teacher keeps urging me to get 240/240 because he knows I’m capable 😂.
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    (Original post by C_Yap)
    So your reason for 'why at cambridge' was:

    - A teacher told you it was good
    - Some people that he knew who did maths at cambridge was successful

    Have you done research around the course structure? Have you done any reading around the subject?
    Chill

    Having an inspiring teacher in Y11 is a good start. The further research appears to be following now...

    And not many mathematicians "read around the subject".
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    (Original post by C_Yap)
    So your reason for 'why at cambridge' was:

    - A teacher told you it was good
    - Some people that he knew who did maths at cambridge was successful

    Have you done research around the course structure? Have you done any reading around the subject?
    I know it’s one of the best universities in the UK so I would like to be eligible to get in at least. I haven’t looked fully at it in detail yet but I will soon so I can get a full idea of what it is like
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