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Nat 5 for Oxford

hello I'm sitting my nat 5 exams soon. Im doing chemistry, physics, biology, maths, English, modern studies and French. I have been predicted A* for all of them but just A for chemistry (I was 2% away from A* and hope to improve before exam)

Some people in my school are doing applications of maths at nat 5 as additional subject but I have emailed universities and they don't recognise it as a subject (apart from Edin). Ive never been taught application of maths and my biology exam would be the day after it. and I want to maximise my chance of getting A* in biology exam.

Im not sure whether to do applications of maths too. But most unis don't regard it as a subject so I don't wanna waste time.

Im aware that some schools do 8 nat 5 but I have only done 7 nat 5. Will this make me less likely to get into Oxford? (I want to do undergrad medicine degree)
Reply 1
Original post by Melissa200
hello I'm sitting my nat 5 exams soon. Im doing chemistry, physics, biology, maths, English, modern studies and French. I have been predicted A* for all of them but just A for chemistry (I was 2% away from A* and hope to improve before exam)
Some people in my school are doing applications of maths at nat 5 as additional subject but I have emailed universities and they don't recognise it as a subject (apart from Edin). Ive never been taught application of maths and my biology exam would be the day after it. and I want to maximise my chance of getting A* in biology exam.
Im not sure whether to do applications of maths too. But most unis don't regard it as a subject so I don't wanna waste time.
Im aware that some schools do 8 nat 5 but I have only done 7 nat 5. Will this make me less likely to get into Oxford? (I want to do undergrad medicine degree)

No, doing application of maths won't help you getting into Oxford if you are doing maths.
Reply 2
Hi,
While it's great you're considering Oxford right now, it's definitely a bit far off for you; Oxford will not really care as much about your National 5s; they make offers mainly based on your Advanced Higher results, and then look at Highers. I'm doing Apps of Maths right now (it's a very easy A) and I would say it looks good when you pull up your grades with 9 straight As, but in the future it's not something that would ever affect your chances of getting into Oxbridge xx
Original post by Melissa200
hello I'm sitting my nat 5 exams soon. Im doing chemistry, physics, biology, maths, English, modern studies and French. I have been predicted A* for all of them but just A for chemistry (I was 2% away from A* and hope to improve before exam)
Some people in my school are doing applications of maths at nat 5 as additional subject but I have emailed universities and they don't recognise it as a subject (apart from Edin). Ive never been taught application of maths and my biology exam would be the day after it. and I want to maximise my chance of getting A* in biology exam.
Im not sure whether to do applications of maths too. But most unis don't regard it as a subject so I don't wanna waste time.
Im aware that some schools do 8 nat 5 but I have only done 7 nat 5. Will this make me less likely to get into Oxford? (I want to do undergrad medicine degree)
National 5s are irrelevant. They are a stepping stone. Your highers are the most important qualification.

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