I'm thinking of applying for Natural Sciences (biological) at Cambridge, but I have a few doubts.
I got 11 A*s, and took 3 sciences, maths and general studies, which I got 5 A's in.
However, I'm a little worried about my ums marks. I've heard you need 90% in relevant subjects.
My ums marks were 99% in biology, 83% in chemistry and physics, and 93% in maths. Do I have a good chance? Would I be a strong, middle, or weak candidate?
If you've gotten into natural sciences, I'd be grateful to know what ums, gcses you got.
Yes, we know your grades are brilliant, well done, next question....
How many more of these threads??
Of course they are good enough grades, why bother asking?
I hate these threads and more importantly people who make them, like you
Well I've been told by loads of people that my grades might not be good enough because of lower ums in chemistry and physics.
All the people I know who have gotten into natural sciences have had 95%+ so I just wanted to see what other people were like.
Unless you got GOLD Duke of Edinburgh award your results mean NOTHING!!!
Hello and congratulations; you are clearly suffering from smack induced paranoia
I'm pretty sure that the best people to ask whether you're good enough will be the people who actually interview you. They'll let you know the answer in early january....
I got 7 As at AS, 20 A* GCSEs, level 8 SATS, a gold sticker at nursery and displayed higher brain activity in the womb. And yes, I read New Scientist!
ARE MY GRADES GOOD ENOUGH OR SHOULD I APPLY TO ONE OF THOSE UNIS THAT USED TO BE A GYM???????
Guys, what's with the harsh responses, he has a reasonably valid question about UMS, people DO say you generally need over 90% in relevant subjects.
I don't se the harm in him asking the question. He didn't say "OMG MY GRADES ARE SOOOOO BAD", he was just worried about one specific aspect of them.
You seem to have asked this question about 3 times already, and each time met with the same kind of (sarky) answer - they're fine, and stop worrying about them. You'll definitely get an interview with those kind of grades, and whether you get an offer or not will depend on the whole application, not solely on 10% or so difference of UMS marks. Plenty of people get in with less than 90% UMS - high UMS may give you an advantage, but a lowish UMS doesn't necessarily disadvantage you.
Asking these kind of questions is really annoying, but I can kind of understand why you asked (provided you're not just a troll!) as I am a chronic worrier and was really insecure during applying as well.
I am quite passionate about my subject, and do read around the subject a lot, and have done plenty of science related work experience.
It's just that it's so competitive, and i am applying for natural SCIENCES, and two of my sciences are barely A's. I know that's still good but I was wondering what it they were like relative to other applicants.