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I have these qualifications completed over 3 years in UK college sixth form:

Physics A level: A*
Maths A level: A*
Further maths A level: A*
Chemistry AS: A
Biology AS: A
Geography AS: A

I want to apply to Cambridge to do a degree then probably PhD but I literally can’t decide which one. Highly considering astrophysics(but only problem is label you get given as nerd or whatever. Don’t really want that to be the first impression to a girl in a club you know?). Preferably(and I know this isn’t a pillar to base your career choice upon but still) it has to have a salary of over $100k(moving to America after uni). Thanks guys
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Nothing wrong with being a nerd. Maybe you'll find a girl while studying astrophysics then you can sit and gaze at the stars every night
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I have these qualifications completed over 3 years in UK college sixth form:

Physics A level: A*
Maths A level: A*
Further maths A level: A*
Chemistry AS: A
Biology AS: A
Geography AS: A

I want to apply to Cambridge to do a degree then probably PhD but I literally can’t decide which one. Highly considering astrophysics(but only problem is label you get given as nerd or whatever. Don’t really want that to be the first impression to a girl in a club you know?). Preferably(and I know this isn’t a pillar to base your career choice upon but still) it has to have a salary of over $100k(moving to America after uni). Thanks guys
Well you've now missed the Oxbridge deadline so that's another year gone by...

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Nothing wrong with being a nerd. Maybe you'll find a girl while studying astrophysics then you can sit and gaze at the stars every night
That’s the thing, I’m not the typical nerd you’re thinking of. I party all the time so I wouldn’t fit in at all with astrophysics
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Well you've now missed the Oxbridge deadline so that's another year gone by...

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Yeah not worried about that wanted a year to chill and really pick the right route. Know I’d regret rushing into it in the future
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That’s the thing, I’m not the typical nerd you’re thinking of. I party all the time so I wouldn’t fit in at all with astrophysics
Even better! Instead of saying you're an astrophysicist, say you look at the sky - then just shrug and continue PARRRRRRRRRRTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYING.

p.s. where can I get those grades
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Yeah not worried about that wanted a year to chill and really pick the right route. Know I’d regret rushing into it in the future
Why has it taken 3 years to get to this stage? Cambridge expects your A-levels to be completed in the standard 2 years.

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Even better! Instead of saying you're an astrophysicist, say you look at the sky - then just shrug and continue PARRRRRRRRRRTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYING.
Honestly I’d probably be so ****ed up that they’d think I’m joking. Didn’t even think about that
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Why has it taken 3 years to get to this stage? Cambridge expects your A-levels to be completed in the standard 2 years.

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Upon starting college I had aspirations of medicine(thought I can’t really go wrong with that) but then I realised my maths ability really exceeded all of my other abilities so I thought I’d just go full maths and see where it takes me. So dropped Chen and bio and took up maths and further in year 2
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Even better! Instead of saying you're an astrophysicist, say you look at the sky - then just shrug and continue PARRRRRRRRRRTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYING.

p.s. where can I get those grades
In the *****iest college you can imagine. Literally we have 30 in our year and most of them can’t spell
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(Original post by reubenmate)
I have these qualifications completed over 3 years in UK college sixth form:

Physics A level: A*
Maths A level: A*
Further maths A level: A*
Chemistry AS: A
Biology AS: A
Geography AS: A

I want to apply to Cambridge to do a degree then probably PhD but I literally can’t decide which one. Highly considering astrophysics(but only problem is label you get given as nerd or whatever. Don’t really want that to be the first impression to a girl in a club you know?). Preferably(and I know this isn’t a pillar to base your career choice upon but still) it has to have a salary of over $100k(moving to America after uni). Thanks guys
With Oxbridge you'd need a reason why it took you 3 years to get those grades though.
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With Oxbridge you'd need a reason why it took you 3 years to get those grades though.
I changed my mind about what I wanted to do. Can’t really have a better reason than that imo
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Upon starting college I had aspirations of medicine(thought I can’t really go wrong with that) but then I realised my maths ability really exceeded all of my other abilities so I thought I’d just go full maths and see where it takes me. So dropped Chen and bio and took up maths and further in year 2
That's fine then :yy:

:party: is on!

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I changed my mind about what I wanted to do. Can’t really have a better reason than that imo
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That's fine then :yy:

:party: is on!

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If anyone knows anything, it's Doonesbury. So if you changed subjects, then you completed physics, maths and further maths in 2 years? That would just be taking normal A-levels.
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If anyone knows anything, it's Doonesbury. So if you changed subjects, then you completed physics, maths and further maths in 2 years? That would just be taking normal A-levels.
Well Doonesbury the gave me his blessing. I took chem bio physics year 1, year 2 dropped bio chem picked up maths and further and carried on with year 2 of physics. Year 3 finished maths and further and picked up geography AS
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so...

Year 1: AS Chem, AS Bio, AS Physics
Year 2: A2 Physics, AS Maths, AS Further Maths
Year 3: A2 Maths, A2 Further Maths, AS Geography

That's a handful. I think some universities only allow you to enter when you take all the A2s in the same year.
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so...

Year 1: AS Chem, AS Bio, AS Physics
Year 2: A2 Physics, AS Maths, AS Further Maths
Year 3: A2 Maths, A2 Further Maths, AS Geography

That's a handful. I think some universities only allow you to enter when you take all the A2s in the same year.
You’re probably right but I presume in the case of degrees like astrophysics they’re only really concerned with the maths and further maths subjects as they’re the only relevant ones. Physics a level is really just pointless for that degree I mean its just basic maths which I won’t need paired with drawing **** like a diode. But further and maths include functions relevant in astrophysics. Praying this is the case
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If you're worried about getting the 'nerd' label and 'party all the time' I'm not sure why you deserve going to a good university...? Yes, most university students party but at least they're grateful for what they study.
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