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I presume this means you got an offer from Caius for law this Michaelmas? I must have missed this in the law entry thread. If so, congratulations
Thank you!!😊😊
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Aww good luck everyone it’s a long journey ahead of you.
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Hello everyone!

1. A*A*A (English Literature, Psychology, History) + A* in Level 3 Criminology.
2. Theology, Religion & Philosophy of religion
3. 999988876 (6 in maths lol)
4. The course combined with the beauty of the town and the uni's history. The apocalypse module in particular looks amazing and is unconventional, fitting my interests perfectly.

5. KCL, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol, Exeter.
6. Not yet, going to the divinity faculty open day next month though!
7. A huge amount of wider reading, MUN, Bar Mock Trials, teaching assistance. In my spare time I do taxidermy :-)
8. A test based on a sample lecture at interview.
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1)What A-levels are you taking and what grades are you hoping for? Maths A* further maths A* chemistry A* biology A
2)What subject are thinking of applying for at Cambridge? maths
3)What are your GCSE Grades? 9999887765 A* ( I know these aren’t the highest so if you think I’m punching above my weight by applying please let me know, I don’t mind people’s honesty)
4)Why Cambridge? you are able to be thought by some of the best academics in your subject. It’s prestigious reputation and Cambridge itself is such an amazing place

About UCAS specifically:
5)Besides Cambridge what other unis are you thinking of applying to? Warwick Birmingham Manchester bath
6)Have you gone to any of the open days for Cambridge? yes
7)What are you currently doing (academically especially) to make your application stronger. helping other students in my year in a tutoring scheme. Out of syllabus reading. ( if anyone has any other ideas please let me know!)
8)Would you have to sit an admission test, if so, which one. step
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mate you need AH for Cambridge.
I know that but I'd be applying before I've completed my advanced highers and after completing highers in May so why would I predict my Advanced Highers if I'm not even in S6?
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Hi everyone!
1. I'm taking History, Economics, English Lit and Maths and I'm hoping for A*, A*, A*, A
2. I'm applying for a law degree with a year abroad (the Netherlands for International Law)
3. 9,9,9,9,8,A*,A*,A
4. I love my subject, a lot, and I am ready to fully invest myself in getting the best of the best education on it... Also, the town is so pretty and I really want to be a part of a community such as Cambridge!
5. Glasgow, UCL, Durham/Aberdeen, Warwick
6. Nope
7. I am just studying for my A-levels lol. I need to start prepping for the Law Test at Cambridge and the LNAT. I'm also doing quite a few extra-curriculars such as EYP and MUNs and volunteering.
8. For Cambridge I need the Law Admission one, and I need the LNAT for some of my other unis.
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(Original post by Alysia.joy)
1)What A-levels are you taking and what grades are you hoping for? Maths A* further maths A* chemistry A* biology A
2)What subject are thinking of applying for at Cambridge? maths
3)What are your GCSE Grades? 9999887765 A* ( I know these aren’t the highest so if you think I’m punching above my weight by applying please let me know, I don’t mind people’s honesty)
4)Why Cambridge? you are able to be thought by some of the best academics in your subject. It’s prestigious reputation and Cambridge itself is such an amazing place

About UCAS specifically:
5)Besides Cambridge what other unis are you thinking of applying to? Warwick Birmingham Manchester bath
6)Have you gone to any of the open days for Cambridge? yes
7)What are you currently doing (academically especially) to make your application stronger. helping other students in my year in a tutoring scheme. Out of syllabus reading. ( if anyone has any other ideas please let me know!)
8)Would you have to sit an admission test, if so, which one. step
Cambridge are much more lenient with GCSE grades and yours are absolutely fine to make a solid application with. Just apply and you never know what can happen! I know quite a few maths offer holders did olympiads, is this a possibility for you? Good luck
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Hi all, I have some questions about reapplying to an Oxbridge university (first time applying to Cambridge). I have been rejected by Oxford for E&M post-interview. I did, however, receive an offer from LSE to study Management and Economics, which I have firmed. Now after I applied back in October, my interest in Economics started to grow relative to my interest in Management.

For that reason, I think I want to reapply through UCAS this October to apply for Economics at both LSE and Cambridge. I will still start my studies at LSE this year, (because perhaps my interest for Management will come back) so I was wondering if this would give me any disadvantage. I presume they will see I am a reapplicant as my grades will already be achieved. Does this give me any advantage? Do I have to mention in my UCAS application what I am doing in my 'gap year'? I.e. that I am studying at a university? That will not portray me as a student who has a stable interest, which could cause me to be a less competitive applicant. Do I have to mention that my interests shifted?

I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

- A worried international student.
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Hi all, I have some questions about reapplying to an Oxbridge university (first time applying to Cambridge). I have been rejected by Oxford for E&M post-interview. I did, however, receive an offer from LSE to study Management and Economics, which I have firmed. Now after I applied back in October, my interest in Economics started to grow relative to my interest in Management.

For that reason, I think I want to reapply through UCAS this October to apply for Economics at both LSE and Cambridge. I will still start my studies at LSE this year, (because perhaps my interest for Management will come back) so I was wondering if this would give me any disadvantage. I presume they will see I am a reapplicant as my grades will already be achieved. Does this give me any advantage? Do I have to mention in my UCAS application what I am doing in my 'gap year'? I.e. that I am studying at a university? That will not portray me as a student who has a stable interest, which could cause me to be a less competitive applicant. Do I have to mention that my interests shifted?

I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

- A worried international student.
dont think cambridge allows transfers from other universities. you will have to take the year out and reapply.
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dont think cambridge allows transfers from other universities. you will have to take the year out and reapply.
But I don't think I am like a transfer student, as I am not only applying to enroll in the first year of an undergraduate study, but also because I am applying for another course.
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I’m really worried, I really wanted to apply to Cambridge medicine but have no experience whatsoever because of COVID 19.

I completely understand the situations the hospitals are going through, but am scared I won’t have anything hospital based for my application now...

All I’ve done:
- Course in Dementia and its neurodegenerative impacts on the brain
- Imperial University MOOC and UKMT maths challenge Bronze
- Charity Shop Work (3 months) in 2018
- DofE Bronze in 2018

I’m not sure about the uni access programmes, and whether they’ll go on either. Social mobility foundation are also currently suspending activities.

This is a nightmare. Any help would be perfect
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Don't worry about this! Almost all applicants will be in the same boat. There are lots of other ways to show your interest in Medicine which do not involve clinical settings (watching documentaries, for example, or reading books about Medicine), so I would suggest you focus on those.
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Don't worry about this! Almost all applicants will be in the same boat. There are lots of other ways to show your interest in Medicine which do not involve clinical settings (watching documentaries, for example, or reading books about Medicine), so I would suggest you focus on those.
Thankyou for the response!

I'm currently deciding on books to read, and watching documentaries is a great idea
I'm just fearful as to whether I'll be disadvantaged, considering theirs many students who have done work experience earlier in the year / last year...

Nevertheless, I'll carry on trying to find whatever I can, as I don't want my application to seem heavily academia based.
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Hi, I'm a current year 13 and Cambridge maths offer holder (Gonville and Caius, applied to Trinity). Feel free to ask me any questions about applying for maths!
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Because of this year's mayhem and how students are getting their 'predicted' grades.... If someone was to apy to Cambridge with these grades how would they look at it??? Without really sitting a levels...
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Because of this year's mayhem and how students are getting their 'predicted' grades.... If someone was to apy to Cambridge with these grades how would they look at it??? Without really sitting a levels...
I assume they’d have to treat them the same as if they had sat a-levels, I don’t think they’d have any choice
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Hi, I'm a current year 13 and Cambridge maths offer holder (Gonville and Caius, applied to Trinity). Feel free to ask me any questions about applying for maths!
If you don’t mind me asking, what we’re your gcse results and predicted a levels? Also do you have any ideas on extracurriculars? Thank you!
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If you don’t mind me asking, what we’re your gcse results and predicted a levels? Also do you have any ideas on extracurriculars? Thank you!
My GCSEs were 99999999987A* and predicted grades are 4A* in Maths, FM, Physics and Chemistry.

For maths the most important thing to demonstrate with super-curriculars is that you're interested in depth and problem-solving, so in your PS you could write about books you've read, topics you've explored in your free time or competitions (e.g. UKMT) that you've done, although you don't have to have done any olympiads at all to get an offer (I got a silver in the SMC in year 12). I personally wrote about a programming project I did on RSA encryption that uses number theory as well as a combinatorics related paper I wrote about counting isomers in chemistry and some maths-heavy theoretical physics books I'd worked through, so they can relate to other subject areas as well.
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Im even more scared about reapplying now as I won't get to sit my a levels so im that even subconsciously they won't see my grades as real grades as i havent taken exams
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Im even more scared about reapplying now as I won't get to sit my a levels so im that even subconsciously they won't see my grades as real grades as i havent taken exams
that's how i feel too....
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