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My gcse's have almost reached it's end.I can say it has been ok but not the greatest.The acadmeic goal that i wanted to acheive for a long time has been going to oxford/cambridge.Taking into consideration that i might acheive a combination of 7/8/9s in prediction, majority 7's.I want to study maths in one of these university's but due to my plentiful of mistakes in my exams, silly mistakes,it seems impossible to acheive a 9, most probably an 8. And so taking that into consideration too, as well as me working harder for a*'s in a levels. Is it a goal that i should strive for, or does is it seem unrealistic and so should i think of an alternative goal
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My gcse's have almost reached it's end.I can say it has been ok but not the greatest.The acadmeic goal that i wanted to acheive for a long time has been going to oxford/cambridge.Taking into consideration that i might acheive a combination of 7/8/9s in prediction, majority 7's.I want to study maths in one of these university's but due to my plentiful of mistakes in my exams, silly mistakes,it seems impossible to acheive a 9, most probably an 8. And so taking that into consideration too, as well as me working harder for a*'s in a levels. Is it a goal that i should strive for, or does is it seem unrealistic and so should i think of an alternative goal
You can definitely do it. Look up ibzmo on youtube, he went from getting 2 As, 2Bs and 1C at GCSE to A*A*A at A-level and got into cambridge.
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(Original post by Yusuf.3)
My gcse's have almost reached it's end.I can say it has been ok but not the greatest.The acadmeic goal that i wanted to acheive for a long time has been going to oxford/cambridge.Taking into consideration that i might acheive a combination of 7/8/9s in prediction, majority 7's.I want to study maths in one of these university's but due to my plentiful of mistakes in my exams, silly mistakes,it seems impossible to acheive a 9, most probably an 8. And so taking that into consideration too, as well as me working harder for a*'s in a levels. Is it a goal that i should strive for, or does is it seem unrealistic and so should i think of an alternative goal
Also if you want to study maths at uni in those unis, make sure to do A-Level maths + Further mass and also a maths-heavy science such as physics. If you can, take 4 a levels as that will increase your chances.
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Even if it is unrealistic what does it matter?

If you fail you'll fail much higher than you would if you set a realistic goal.
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(Original post by ZdYnm8vuNR)
You can definitely do it. Look up ibzmo on youtube, he went from getting 2 As, 2Bs and 1C at GCSE to A*A*A at A-level and got into cambridge.
he actually got 0 As 2Bs rest Cs and Ds
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Also if you want to study maths at uni in those unis, make sure to do A-Level maths + Further mass and also a maths-heavy science such as physics. If you can, take 4 a levels as that will increase your chances.
Iam taking Maths,Further maths,physics and chemistry
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Iam taking Maths,Further maths,physics and chemistry
Will you do maths in y12 and then further maths in y13?

I'll be taking really similar subjects! (Maths in Y12, Further maths in Y13, and Computer science + physics for both years)
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Will you do maths in y12 and then further maths in y13?

I'll be taking really similar subjects! (Maths in Y12, Further maths in Y13, and Computer science + physics for both years)
Yh i think so
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You can definitely do it. Look up ibzmo on youtube, he went from getting 2 As, 2Bs and 1C at GCSE to A*A*A at A-level and got into cambridge.
Stop using Ibz Mo as an example. He only got in because of his extenuating circumstances, filling the diversity quota and applying for a subject with low applicant numbers (HSPS). You think that’ll apply to a student with no extenuating circumstances looking to study Maths (probably the 2nd most popular course)?
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Stop using Ibz Mo as an example. He only got in because of his extenuating circumstances, filling the diversity quota and applying for a subject with low applicant numbers (HSPS). You think that’ll apply to a student with no extenuating circumstances looking to study Maths (probably the 2nd most popular course)?
Its just an example of someone who managed to get great results with determination. Obviously for something like maths he'll need better results (A*A*A*A or A*A*A*A*), but the thing is it's possible.
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i take the same subs, maths, fm, physics, chem, i did 2017 9-1, if you have any questions ask ahead
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i take the same subs, maths, fm, physics, chem, i did 2017 9-1, if you have any questions ask ahead
what grade did u get in gcse maths?
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what grade did u get in gcse maths?
got 9
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