Would I be more likely to be accepted into Cambridge with A*A*A or A*A*A B?

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What about computer science at imperial college? I'd think my odds are also quite bad, but when I input my information into the ucas offer rate calculator I get about 74%.
Regardless of the likelihood of getting an offer, if you do FM it will specify an A in that and whether or not you do it's likely you'll get an offer including STEP which will be quite a lot harder than getting an A in FM.
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I see, looks like I'm going to have to try to get an A prediction. I'll post what I end up with. I got a B (A is the highest) in my quarantine exams. Usually my school predicts one grade up but now it looks like they'll be factoring yearly assessments too and homeworks. I'll let you know what I end up with. Thanks
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Regardless of the likelihood of getting an offer, if you do FM it will specify an A in that and whether or not you do it's likely you'll get an offer including STEP which will be quite a lot harder than getting an A in FM.
Let's say I drop A2 of FM to take FM AS level and get predicted A* A* A* a (math physics product design and FM). How would I stand then? How much better off than before?
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Let's say I drop A2 of FM to take FM AS level and get predicted A* A* A* a (math physics product design and FM). How would I stand then? How much better off than before?
It's difficult to say, because dropping FM after AS would be very unusual for an applicant to Cambridge for a subject where maths is important. If they think you've done that because you find FM too hard I expect it would disadvantage you significantly. You can see the predicted grades of 2019 offer holders here. Most of them have A-level FM and I couldn't see any with a prediction of below an A in it.
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Let's say I drop A2 of FM to take FM AS level and get predicted A* A* A* a (math physics product design and FM). How would I stand then? How much better off than before?
It's difficult to say, because dropping FM after AS would be very unusual for an applicant to Cambridge for a subject where maths is important. If they think you've done that because you find FM too hard I expect it would disadvantage you significantly. You can see the predicted grades of 2019 offer holders here. Most of them have A-level FM and I couldn't see any with a prediction of below an A in it.
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It's difficult to say, because dropping FM after AS would be very unusual for an applicant to Cambridge for a subject where maths is important. If they think you've done that because you find FM too hard I expect it would disadvantage you significantly. You can see the predicted grades of 2019 offer holders here. Most of them have A-level FM and I couldn't see any with a prediction of below an A in it.
I saw 58 with AS levels and 50 of those had "a" predictions. But there were about 750 people with further maths A levels with A*s or As so yeah.... Do one of those exist for Imperial college EEE? This is really interesting and useful.
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I saw 58 with AS levels and 50 of those had "a" predictions. But there were about 750 people with further maths A levels with A*s or As so yeah.... Do one of those exist for Imperial college EEE? This is really interesting and useful.
Not sure, you can see the freedom of information requests they've had here. You could always submit one yourself.
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