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I'm applying to Cambridge natsci , but unfortunately my AS forecast was bad (A*A*A*C , C in further maths). Does the 4th subject really affect much ?
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Are you predicted a C for As, or have you already done the As and achieved a C?
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Are you predicted a C for As, or have you already done the As and achieved a C?
I'm predicted a C for AS , going to take the actual exam soon. That day I wasn't feeling well so I can't focus on the paper completely, but in the previous exam I got an A in further maths, so I'm quite sure that I will be getting an A/A* in the actual exam.
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I'm predicted a C for AS , going to take the actual exam soon. That day I wasn't feeling well so I can't focus on the paper completely, but in the previous exam I got an A in further maths, so I'm quite sure that I will be getting an A/A* in the actual exam.
Can you talk to your teachers about the predicted grade? If you've been doing well and working at "A" standard in everything but a mock exam, and if you're predicted an A* in maths, it seems unfair that they would base your predicted grade entirely off of one exam on a day you were feeling unwell.

Try not to be too pushy or demand anything, but explain that you were feeling really unwell on the day of the exam and that you're worried about the effect of your predicted grade on university admissions given that you know you can do a lot better. Hopefully they will understand.
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I'm predicted a C for AS , going to take the actual exam soon. That day I wasn't feeling well so I can't focus on the paper completely, but in the previous exam I got an A in further maths, so I'm quite sure that I will be getting an A/A* in the actual exam.
If you haven't yet done your AS levels then are you even in the right year for applying to unis? If you're doing AS levels then you should be applying after you get the results, so your prediction for those doesn't matter.
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Can you talk to your teachers about the predicted grade? If you've been doing well and working at "A" standard in everything but a mock exam, and if you're predicted an A* in maths, it seems unfair that they would base your predicted grade entirely off of one exam on a day you were feeling unwell.

Try not to be too pushy or demand anything, but explain that you were feeling really unwell on the day of the exam and that you're worried about the effect of your predicted grade on university admissions given that you know you can do a lot better. Hopefully they will understand.
I explained my situation, but they said they can't do anything regarding my situation, so I guess this is not an option anymore.
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If you haven't yet done your AS levels then are you even in the right year for applying to unis? If you're doing AS levels then you should be applying after you get the results, so your prediction for those doesn't matter.
In my country most of us start A-levels in January and end in next year June (yes it's accelerated, but it's very common here, less people opt for 2 year programme) , so in my case I apply to universities before even taking AS , so my teachers basically predict my A-level grades based on AS mock, but it is still doable to catch up with the syllabus.
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I explained my situation, but they said they can't do anything regarding my situation, so I guess this is not an option anymore.
Well that's irritating. Can you see if your referee is willing to mention it in your reference? Cambridge should know that schools often do odd things with predicted grades, so hopefully it won't be a problem. I would still apply and hope that the rest of your application shows what you are actually capable of.
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Well that's irritating. Can you see if your referee is willing to mention it in your reference? Cambridge should know that schools often do odd things with predicted grades, so hopefully it won't be a problem. I would still apply and hope that the rest of your application shows what you are actually capable of.
Hmm if I can't change my teacher's mind , I think it's harder to deal with my referee. I mean , she's also a teacher , and surely she will refer to my subject teacher
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I'm applying to Cambridge natsci , but unfortunately my AS forecast was bad (A*A*A*C , C in further maths). Does the 4th subject really affect much ?
A low grade in a 4th subject isn't normally a negative. The key in your situation is whether further maths is important to the course. If it is, then inference will be drawn about your maths ability. Ask an admissions tutor in one of their threads.
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A low grade in a 4th subject isn't normally a negative. The key in your situation is whether further maths is important to the course. If it is, then inference will be drawn about your maths ability. Ask an admissions tutor in one of their threads.
I'm applying for phys natsci , so further maths is essential for this course, but not compulsory. My concern is , since my other 3 grades have met the entry requirements , will my further maths affect my chances ?
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i'm applying for phys natsci , so further maths is essential for this course, but not compulsory. My concern is , since my other 3 grades have met the entry requirements , will my further maths affect my chances ?
ask an admissions tutor in one of their threads!
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ask an admissions tutor in one of their threads!
Do you mind to drop a link ? I'm new here and I can't find an official thread. Thanks
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Do you mind to drop a link ? I'm new here and I can't find an official thread. Thanks
Click the link at the top that says > University of Cambridge
Look down the list of threads, it's about the second thread under yours Ask an Admissions tutor ... Though read the whole thread first, because your question has, in large part, been answered already.
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Click the link at the top that says > University of Cambridge
Look down the list of threads, it's about the second thread under yours Ask an Admissions tutor ... Though read the whole thread first, because your question has, in large part, been answered already.
Alright thanks !! Really appreciate that
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