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I sat my A levels in 2019 exam season and achieved:
• A* - mathematics
• A* - geography
• A - further mathematics
Any suggestions for universities in LONDON for a maths degree? Applying for 2020 entry and am considering KCL and QMUL but don't know what other good universities would consider me as I didn't get an A* in further.
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Look at universities grade requirements. However remember some universities don’t differentiate between Maths and Further Maths.
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Look outside London. In London you are restricted to UCL, Kings and Imperial for top universities. I wouldnt put Queen Mary in the same level. Royal Holloway might be an option but that is on the outskirts. With those grades you would have very good options outside London
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(Original post by MathsMeme)
I sat my A levels in 2019 exam season and achieved:
• A* - mathematics
• A* - geography
• A - further mathematics
Any suggestions for universities in LONDON for a maths degree? Applying for 2020 entry and am considering KCL and QMUL but don't know what other good universities would consider me as I didn't get an A* in further.
KCL is probably the highest profile London university for which you would be competitive with your A-level results. You will have probably have seen already that you would unlikely to be competitive at Imperial or UCL.

Do look outside London, though. You are likely to get offers from a good number of Russell Group universities with A*A in Maths and FM. Also, have you thought about a Geography degree? You could very well be able to get an offer from UCL for Geography, or even the BASc Arts and Sciences degree (with or without a year abroad). That would enable you to continue with mathematics alongside geography in an integrated programme.
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A good place to see where you can apply with specific grades is - https://www.whatuni.com/

As above, pick at least one Uni outside London. It may be the only offer you get.
Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/maths/undergraduate/
Southampton : https://www.southampton.ac.uk/maths/...e/courses.page
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Look outside London. In London you are restricted to UCL, Kings and Imperial for top universities. I wouldnt put Queen Mary in the same level. Royal Holloway might be an option but that is on the outskirts. With those grades you would have very good options outside London
There’s also LSE...
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There’s also LSE...
Yes, there is. They offer joint degrees in Maths and/with Economics. A*AA with A* Maths, A FM and A in a 3rd subject.
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Hi, thanks for all the responses so far!
I agree that I would definitely have a wider range of options outside of London however moving away from home isn't an option for me. I would much rather commute from home and whilst I understand that limits my options massively, it's for my health. I was originally going to be starting at a uni outside of London this September but had to take a spontaneous gap year and it made me realise I would prefer to stick to London.
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Greenwich, Kingston, Middlesex, Westminster.
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(Original post by MathsMeme)
I sat my A levels in 2019 exam season and achieved:
• A* - mathematics
• A* - geography
• A - further mathematics
Any suggestions for universities in LONDON for a maths degree? Applying for 2020 entry and am considering KCL and QMUL but don't know what other good universities would consider me as I didn't get an A* in further.
I would apply to lse with those grades, they’re very good
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Have you thought about taking a STEP exam? Universities (such as UCL) reduce their maths offer of A*A*A (A* in Maths and Further Maths) to A*AA + 2 in STEP
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Have you thought about taking a STEP exam? Universities (such as UCL) reduce their maths offer of A*A*A (A* in Maths and Further Maths) to A*AA + 2 in STEP
I did begin to consider it. However, it seems a bit risky for me to go for an offer requiring STEP if I don't manage to get the grade (e.g. I firmed it then missed the offer and end up taking a second gap year which is something I don't want to do). Generally, I just don't think I'd be a suitable candidate for the STEP :')
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I did begin to consider it. However, it seems a bit risky for me to go for an offer requiring STEP if I don't manage to get the grade (e.g. I firmed it then missed the offer and end up taking a second gap year which is something I don't want to do). Generally, I just don't think I'd be a suitable candidate for the STEP :')
Kings does seem your best option and Isuspect you will likely get an offer there. Anything else will just be back up.
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I did begin to consider it. However, it seems a bit risky for me to go for an offer requiring STEP if I don't manage to get the grade (e.g. I firmed it then missed the offer and end up taking a second gap year which is something I don't want to do). Generally, I just don't think I'd be a suitable candidate for the STEP :')
but you can have an insurance. but fair enough not wanting to do step.
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Thank you everyone who commented, I appreciate it all a lot and will take on board all the advice
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I did begin to consider it. However, it seems a bit risky for me to go for an offer requiring STEP if I don't manage to get the grade (e.g. I firmed it then missed the offer and end up taking a second gap year which is something I don't want to do). Generally, I just don't think I'd be a suitable candidate for the STEP :')
Wouldn’t you just go to your insurance in that case? As you would be living at home you are not at a disadvantage.
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Wouldn’t you just go to your insurance in that case? As you would be living at home you are not at a disadvantage.
Yeah it seems like I would and true. I'll consider it depending on which uni I decide is best for me.
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Have you thought about looking for a course that offers a year in industry. The likelihood is that it will be in the banking sector and in London which would make life easier for you. If you don't get offered a job out of it you will still have the work experience to put on your CV.

Both Greenwich and Queen Mary offer placement years.
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Have you thought about looking for a course that offers a year in industry. The likelihood is that it will be in the banking sector and in London which would make life easier for you. If you don't get offered a job out of it you will still have the work experience to put on your CV.

Both Greenwich and Queen Mary offer placement years.
I hadn't really considered it as I'd prefer to do my three years at university in 'one chunk' however it's something I would look into further as I know placement years can be valuable in the future.
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