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    I’ve always been good at and enjoyed English and would really love to get onto an English degree at Cambridge but I’m not really sure if I have any chance.

    I’m currently on my first year of A-Levels (I had already done a year but didn’t enjoy all of my subjects and had some issues at home etc so I changed subjects and started again). In my mocks recently I got A*ABB with the A* being in literature and the A being in language, which im rather proud of and know I can improve overall by the exams in 2019.

    However, something that concerns me is my GCSE’s. I only got 2 A’s, 5 B’s and a C which was quite good considering all the stuff that was going on in my life but obviously I know that that won’t really be considered.

    Anyway, I just want to know if I have any chance? I come from a poor background, wasn’t raised by my parents and home life has always been difficult but I don’t know if that would sway my chances at getting in.

    I’m also considering applying for Warwick and Nottingham if anyone has anything to say about those two universities

    Thank you in advance
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    What about Exeter? You can follow Jk rowlings shoes.

    To be honest, any top university. Is a good choice. Every uni is different. Visit and pick what’s best for you. Can you see yourself for 3 years? It isn’t just ‘reputation’. I know many people who rejected the likes of Cambridge for a lower tier uni because they couldn’t see themselves there for 3 years.
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    What? Is there roadworks on Huntingdon Road again?
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    cambridge doesn't have as much as a heavy weighting of gcses as you'd expect- ibz mo (a youtuber, defo recommend him) is an example- didn't do very well at gcses but worked his ass off at a-level and got into cambridge what are your predicted grades for a-level?
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    (Original post by King Arthur 284)
    What about Exeter? You can follow Jk rowlings shoes.

    To be honest, any top university. Is a good choice. Every uni is different. Visit and pick what’s best for you. Can you see yourself for 3 years? It isn’t just ‘reputation’. I know many people who rejected the likes of Cambridge for a lower tier uni because they couldn’t see themselves there for 3 years.
    I have considered Exeter and will most probably apply, but I’m not a fan of the town and it feels too near to Cornwall (where I live). Whereas I adore Warwickshire county as a whole and likewise adore the Cambridge area too.

    But yes, you’re right in that I shouldn’t apply because of the reputation, I just kind of want an idea of whether I could be one of those successful applicants so I know whether it’s worth wasting my energy.
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    (Original post by Lenanais)
    I have considered Exeter and will most probably apply, but I’m not a fan of the town and it feels too near to Cornwall (where I live). Whereas I adore Warwickshire county as a whole and likewise adore the Cambridge area too.

    But yes, you’re right in that I shouldn’t apply because of the reputation, I just kind of want an idea of whether I could be one of those successful applicants so I know whether it’s worth wasting my energy.
    Just so you know, Warwick isnt in Warwickshire... it’s in Coventry.


    Yeah you can be one of those ‘successful candidates’. People get to cambridge with a lot worse gcs’es then you have.
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    cambridge doesn't have as much as a heavy weighting of gcses as you'd expect- ibz mo (a youtuber, defo recommend him) is an example- didn't do very well at gcses but worked his ass off at a-level and got into cambridge what are your predicted grades for a-level?
    My tutors haven’t given us predictions yet but they’ve made comments about expecting me to get A’s, though I’m trying to prove now that I can get A*’s... I haven’t been working as hard as I should be.

    I’ll definitely check his channel out, thank you!
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    Just so you know, Warwick isnt in Warwickshire... it’s in Coventry.


    Yeah you can be one of those ‘successful candidates’. People get to cambridge with a lot worse gcs’es then you have.
    Evidently georgraphy isn’t one of those A-Levels, I was up there last week and had no idea 😂
 
 
 
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