Does AS result affect Cambridge Application?

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I got a B for AS computing, I don't really like the subject so it doesn't bother me that much, but will it affect Oxbridge applications? I'm predicted As for maths, further maths, and physics and I have 8 A*s for GCSE including maths, english,physics, chemistry and biology.
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(Original post by Anon1244)
I got a B for AS computing, I don't really like the subject so it doesn't bother me that much, but will it affect Oxbridge applications? I'm predicted As for maths, further maths, and physics and I have 8 A*s for GCSE including maths, english,physics, chemistry and biology.
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What are you applying for?
You dont have too many A*s predicted, which might be an issue more than the B AS in Computing.
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(Original post by Interrobang)
Moved this to the Cambridge forum
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Sorry, I wrote As as shorthand for A*s, I want to apply to mathematics (pure)
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What are you applying for?
You dont have too many A*s predicted, which might be an issue more than the B AS in Computing.
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Sorry, I wrote As as shorthand for A*s, I want to apply to mathematics (pure)
So A*A*A*
are you taking computing to Y13 or dropping it?
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Same question except that i got and B in chemistry and i'm applying for natural sciences
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(Original post by SomMC1)
So A*A*A*
are you taking computing to Y13 or dropping it?
Dropping
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(Original post by vivienne0402)
Same question except that i got and B in chemistry and i'm applying for natural sciences
chemistry is a pretty core subject, in both physical and biological natsci. how did you do in ur other AS subjects? there's no harm in applying, and if you did really well in ur other subjects, the SAQ (an additional application form for cambridge where you input, amongst other things, your UMS AS marks) may demonstrate that you're really strong in other subjects and the chemistry mark was an anomaly.

but yes, AS results will factor quite heavily, as along with your interview, personal statement and predicted grades, it's all the admissions team have to go on.
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(Original post by julietlima3)
chemistry is a pretty core subject, in both physical and biological natsci. how did you do in ur other AS subjects? there's no harm in applying, and if you did really well in ur other subjects, the SAQ (an additional application form for cambridge where you input, amongst other things, your UMS AS marks) may demonstrate that you're really strong in other subjects and the chemistry mark was an anomaly. but yes, AS results will factor quite heavily, as along with your interview, personal statement and predicted grades, it's all the admissions team have to go on.
I got 3A in Maths, Further Maths and Biology. wanna go for biological natsci. I am 2 marks away from getting an A in chem so I am getting the papers reviewed.
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(Original post by Anon1244)
I got a B for AS computing, I don't really like the subject so it doesn't bother me that much, but will it affect Oxbridge applications? I'm predicted As for maths, further maths, and physics and I have 8 A*s for GCSE including maths, english,physics, chemistry and biology.
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Sorry, I wrote As as shorthand for A*s, I want to apply to mathematics (pure)
All that matters for Cambridge (or Oxford) Maths is your maths. It's fine. :yy:
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Wish I applied to Cambridge.
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(Original post by vivienne0402)
Same question except that i got and B in chemistry and i'm applying for natural sciences
(Original post by julietlima3)
but yes, AS results will factor quite heavily, as along with your interview, personal statement and predicted grades, it's all the admissions team have to go on.
and the NSAA.

(Original post by vivienne0402)
I got 3A in Maths, Further Maths and Biology. wanna go for biological natsci. I am 2 marks away from getting an A in chem so I am getting the papers reviewed.
It's definitely still worth applying. A small miss in one area can be made up by strengths elsewhere. :yy:
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All that matters for Cambridge (or Oxford) Maths is your maths. It's fine. :yy:
Nice, I'm still going to appeal the decision, but im not going to retake computing, it's such a **** A level, may as well be ICT 😂
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and the NSAA.



It's definitely still worth applying. A small miss in one area can be made up by strengths elsewhere. :yy:
Thank you so much!!!
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(Original post by vivienne0402)
I got 3A in Maths, Further Maths and Biology. wanna go for biological natsci. I am 2 marks away from getting an A in chem so I am getting the papers reviewed.
yeah definitely go for the remark, and regardless of what happens, it's worth giving it a shot. i don't know what a typical offcer for bio natsci looks like, but when i applied for Chemical engineering via Natsci in 2009, my offer was AAA with As in Maths and Chemistry. So it may be that they will be more interested in ur Maths and Biology marks

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and the NSAA.
oops, forgot there were entrance exams now
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(Original post by julietlima3)
yeah definitely go for the remark, and regardless of what happens, it's worth giving it a shot. i don't know what a typical offcer for bio natsci looks like, but when i applied for Chemical engineering via Natsci in 2009, my offer was AAA with As in Maths and Chemistry. So it may be that they will be more interested in ur Maths and Biology marks
Typical offer is now A*A*A, and yes they still like to specify subjects :yep:

oops, forgot there were entrance exams now
Yeah, introduced largely due to the removal of AS UMS - and many people no longer have AS-levels at all now.
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Just hoping that I can get a conditional offer, so that I can be given the chance to prove myself through STEP 😁
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Just hoping that I can get a conditional offer, so that I can be given the chance to prove myself through STEP 😁
Every chance, the offer rate is quite high because STEP is "quite hard"... :lol:
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Every chance, the offer rate is quite high because STEP is "quite hard"... :lol:
Yh, at least it's more fair than the a level computing exam 😂
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