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Is it worth applying to the University of Cambridge with 9988866 @ IGCSE with the 2 6's being in English as a second language and P.E?
Do I make a competitive applicant with those IGCSE's (Assuming my BMAT is good enough)?
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Is it worth applying to the University of Cambridge with 9988866 @ IGCSE with the 2 6's being in English as a second language and P.E?
Do I make a competitive applicant with those IGCSE's (Assuming my BMAT is good enough)?
congrats on those grades! those definitely give you an advantage but bear in mind you still have to do a pre-uni course since igcses are not the standalone entry requirement. igcses are equivalent to gcses in the UK, which you take at age 16, after those you take two-year courses for example A Levels which are the ones universities actually focus on. it’ll be different pre-uni courses for each country though so here’s a link to the cambridge requirements of prospective international students https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....qualifications

hope this helps, and good luck!
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Your GCSEs are fine. Note that Cambridge medicine requires 3 STEM subjects at A-level or equivalent (unlike all other UK medical schools which just require 2).
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Yeah at iGCSE those grades are the kind of grade Cambridge are looking for. But they’re also looking for something more important which are your A level grades. Im assuming you’ve just finished your iGCSEs and are going to sixth form in september? If you wanna do medicine, you’ll have to pick A level biology, A level chemistry, and another A level of your choice and come out with at least 2 A*s and 1 A in them. It’s pretty vigorous but it’ll be easy for you if you revise as soon as you are able to and communicate w your teachers. Good luck!
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Is it worth applying to the University of Cambridge with 9988866 @ IGCSE with the 2 6's being in English as a second language and P.E?
Do I make a competitive applicant with those IGCSE's (Assuming my BMAT is good enough)?
your name makes me hungry lol
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congrats on those grades! those definitely give you an advantage but bear in mind you still have to do a pre-uni course since igcses are not the standalone entry requirement. igcses are equivalent to gcses in the UK, which you take at age 16, after those you take two-year courses for example A Levels which are the ones universities actually focus on. it’ll be different pre-uni courses for each country though so here’s a link to the cambridge requirements of prospective international students https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....qualifications

hope this helps, and good luck!
I will be starting A2 (Year 13) in a month lol
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Yeah at iGCSE those grades are the kind of grade Cambridge are looking for. But they’re also looking for something more important which are your A level grades. Im assuming you’ve just finished your iGCSEs and are going to sixth form in september? If you wanna do medicine, you’ll have to pick A level biology, A level chemistry, and another A level of your choice and come out with at least 2 A*s and 1 A in them. It’s pretty vigorous but it’ll be easy for you if you revise as soon as you are able to and communicate w your teachers. Good luck!
Nope I finished year 12 and will be starting year 13 in September, i'm taking bio chem and math. I only got two preds back still waiting for the 3rd one.
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Your GCSEs are fine. Note that Cambridge medicine requires 3 STEM subjects at A-level or equivalent (unlike all other UK medical schools which just require 2).
Stupid question, but chem bio and math only is enough right?
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your name makes me hungry lol
xD it should that's how good kfc is LOL
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Stupid question, but chem bio and math only is enough right?
Yes that would be fine. In fact for most colleges chem/bio/physics is fine as well (some do specify maths though).
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Yes that would be fine. In fact for most colleges chem/bio/physics is fine as well (some do specify maths though).
Alright thanks. I'm just mostly worried mostly about my IGCSE since I only have 7 as I also had to take my country's national curriculum on top of that and unfortunately universities in the UK do not recognize it + typically a cambridge applicant would have on average 10 IGCSE's or even more. So I think that might hold me back; hopefully it doesn't though.
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