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Hi, I’m in year 13 and recently received my predicted grades of AAA(in maths,physics and chemistry) . However, these grades aren’t enough for me to get to top university like imperial or Oxbridge(Took Cambridge off anyway since I don’t have fm) for engineering(aerospace). My school is highly reluctant to change my predicted grades, I’ve got AABB in my AS (dropped the B subject) and I feel that they suppressed my grades a bit too much,and really don’t think it’s representative of my capability. Should I take a gap year to reapply for Cambridge/imperial in 2022 or do I still realistically have a chance to get into imperial this year?
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(Original post by nafis lubdn)
Hi, I’m in year 13 and recently received my predicted grades of AAA(in maths,physics and chemistry) . However, these grades aren’t enough for me to get to top university like imperial or Oxbridge(Took Cambridge off anyway since I don’t have fm) for engineering(aerospace). My school is highly reluctant to change my predicted grades, I’ve got AABB in my AS (dropped the B subject) and I feel that they suppressed my grades a bit too much,and really don’t think it’s representative of my capability. Should I take a gap year to reapply for Cambridge/imperial in 2022 or do I still realistically have a chance to get into imperial this year?
Hi, I was in the same shoes as you last year, I have just started aerospace engineering at Bristol this year, I always wanted to go to imperial/oxbridge but I found that if you don’t do further maths, it’s pretty unlikely that they’ll invite you for an interview unless you have really good extra curricular activities that you did. Also with their course at ox bridge and imperial, they do general engineering for the first two years then specialise into the different categories after that like aerospace mech electrical. While other unis go straight into those categories. With me I didn’t want to take a gap year for a couple reasons, it’s hard to stay motivated without people that you know well/decent school support during it, it’ll be quite hard to get a job this year especially for us teens due to covid, also I would be very distracted and end up wasting the year. So my plan is to get a bachelors at Bristol then move to oxbridge/imperial for my masters. I feel this is a better option. Hope this helps👍
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And Bristol is a top Uni for Aerospace, as is Southampton.
'London' and Cambridge isnt necessarily what to aim for.
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