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So I’ve done pretty bad in my AS results I got bbbc is it worth a chance to apply with these grades for 2020 entry if I do really well in my A levels or is there no chance?
Would it be better for me to just take a gap year after A levels and apply the next year,maybe that way I could get in.Are AS grades really that important for the application.
I’m a bit stuck here and disappointed please reply
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So I’ve done pretty bad in my AS results I got bbbc is it worth a chance to apply with these grades for 2020 entry if I do really well in my A levels or is there no chance?
Would it be better for me to just take a gap year after A levels and apply the next year,maybe that way I could get in.Are AS grades really that important for the application.
I’m a bit stuck here and disappointed please reply
what course are you thinking about applying for and what are the grade requirements?
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(Original post by Mollyy2002)
So I’ve done pretty bad in my AS results I got bbbc is it worth a chance to apply with these grades for 2020 entry if I do really well in my A levels or is there no chance?
Would it be better for me to just take a gap year after A levels and apply the next year,maybe that way I could get in.Are AS grades really that important for the application.
I’m a bit stuck here and disappointed please reply
I think if u were to apply this year and your predicted grades were close to ur as results, then u wouldn’t really make a competitive application . Obviously that’s only me having looked at those grades. It may be better to apply post a levels if u know u can achieve the requirements or even better higher
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I guess you’re right.Thank u
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So I’ve done pretty bad in my AS results I got bbbc is it worth a chance to apply with these grades for 2020 entry if I do really well in my A levels or is there no chance?
Would it be better for me to just take a gap year after A levels and apply the next year,maybe that way I could get in.Are AS grades really that important for the application.
I’m a bit stuck here and disappointed please reply
Most people applying to Cambridge will have a strong academic profile and be predicted AAA + next year. Even if you manage to get strong predictions, Cambridge will see your AS grades and may see them as less realistic.

If you manage to get A*AA next year and apply during a gap year, you'd be a much stronger applicant.

I know this must be disappointing, but there are lots of great unis out there, so why not look at some other unis in the autumn? You might find a course that you love?
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So I’ve done pretty bad in my AS results I got bbbc is it worth a chance to apply with these grades for 2020 entry if I do really well in my A levels or is there no chance?
Would it be better for me to just take a gap year after A levels and apply the next year,maybe that way I could get in.Are AS grades really that important for the application.
I’m a bit stuck here and disappointed please reply
To get a Cambridge interview you generally need to be predicted their entry requirements (e.g. be predicted A*AA or above) because they need to see that you have a realistic chance of meeting their offer if they make you one. You'd be very unlikely to get an interview if you are predicted anything below AAA minimum. Therefore, unless you will be predicted AAA (preferably A*AA) or above this year I would not recommend applying for 2020 entry to Cambridge.
However, if you get A*AA or above in your actual A-Levels then you'd be much better off applying then during a gap year (what I did!)
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Did u get in?
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Yes I did! (though my story was a bit different from yours, I was predicted high grades, achieved A*AA and then decided to take a gap year to apply, but if you manage to get A*AA or above in your alevels- your predictions won't matter).
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