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Standard IB offers for Cambridge

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Standard offers for the International Baccalaureate vary from college to college and it is worth doing some research to get yourself a lower offer!

Here are some examples to show you the range (Colleges in alphabetical order). When they talk about overall points they always mean including bonus points.

This information was correct in October 2009.

Christ's College:

  • Our standard IB offers are between 40 and 42 points overall, with 7, 7, 7 or 7, 7, 6 in the Higher Level subjects.
  • Information given in an email from the admissions office, October 2009
  • Offer made in Jan 2009 to TSR user TheFriendlySocialist - 42 points, 777
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user Elanor - Christ's -Arch & Anth- 40 points, 776
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user walrusgod - Christ's - Medicine - 42 points with 7s in Bio and Chem, 6 in Eng
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user casey b - Christ's - Law - 42 points with 7,7,6, in HLs

Churchill College

  • 41 or 42 points overall with Higher Level scores of 7, 7, 6 (Information on their website, January 2011)
  • http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduates/typical_offers.php/
  • Offer made in Jan 2007 to TSR user SunderX - Computer Science - 7/7/6 Math/Phy/Eng (no overall specification).
  • Have known people with offers low as 37 (Maths, special circumstances) and as high as 42 (medicine).

Clare College

  • 7,7,6 in relevant subjects, with at least 2 at higher level, and a score of 40+ points overall. We accept that candidates may sometimes be taking their proposed subject of study as a subsidiary subject for the IB. In that case, we would ask for a 7 in that subject at subsidiary level.
  • http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/admissions/how-to/OffersatClareCollege.html
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user LA! - Clare - Classics 40 points with 776 at Higher Level.

Corpus Christi College

  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user Существо - Corpus Christi - PPS - 42 points, with 776 at Higher Level.

Downing College

  • Offers for applicants taking the International Baccalaureate are normally made at the level of 39 points overall (including Theory of Knowledge) and 20 points from three subjects being taken at Higher Level (Information in the prospectus on their website, January 2011)
  • http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk/dow_server/info/prospectus.pdf p.11
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR under nenay - Downing - Mathematics - 40 points, 776 at Higher Level; 1 and 2 in STEPs II and III (in any order)

Emmanuel College

  • Our standard IB offer is 19-21 points at Higher Level and 39-41 overall; including bonus points
  • Information given in an email from the Admissions Office, October 2009
  • However TSR user Mathe writes I had an offer of 42 with 7-7-6 from Emmanuel. (http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showpost.php?p=21663675&postcount=5)
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user PhoebeZeitgeist - Emmanuel - Natural Sciences (Physical) - 40 points, 7/7/6 HL
  • Offer made in Jan 2011 to TSR user a daedalus - Emmanuel - English - 41 points, 766 at Higher Level

Fitzwilliam College

Girton College

  • A minimum of 40 points overall with 7,7,6 or (sometimes) 7,7,7 in three higher level subjects. If a candidate is taking at subsidiary level a subject deemed to be important for the proposed course of study, we would also ask for a 7 in that subject. (Information on their website, January 2011)
  • http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduates/applying-girton/

Gonville and Caius College

Homerton College

  • Offers on the IB vary between 39 and 42 pts (inclusive) with 40/41 being the most common. In most cases this is also accompanied by the need to get 776 in HL subjects.
  • Information given in an email from the Admissions Office, October 2009
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user iron_appendages100 - Homerton - English with Education - 41 points- 7 in HL Eng, and 7/6 for my other two HL subjects
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR under Shaman009 - Homerton - Engineering - 42 points

Jesus College

  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user littlemissvixen23 - Jesus - English - 40/45 including 7,7,7 for HLs.
  • Offer made in Jan 2011 to TSR user jamieraser - Jesus - English - 42 points, 776 at Higher Level.

King's College

  • We standardly require grades 7, 6, and 6 in the relevant Higher Level subjects plus an overall score of 38, including the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay components. (Information on their website, January 2011)
  • http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entrance-requirements.html
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user -raisa - King's - MML - 38 points, 7,6,6 at Higher Level.
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user chalcanthite - King's - Natural Sciences (Phys) - 38 points, 7,6,6 at Higher Level.

Magdalene College

Murray Edwards College

Newnham College

Pembroke College

  • A conditional offer in the IB would be 40 or 41 points overall (including bonus points), with 7,7,6 in the Higher Level subjects.
  • Information given in an email from the Admissions Office, October 2009
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user Arialaxe - Pembroke - Computer Science - 41 points, with 7,7,7 at Higher Level.

Peterhouse College

Queens' College

Robinson College

  • The ‘typical’ conditional offer, at Robinson, for someone studying the IB is to obtain scores of 7, 7, 6 at Higher Level (scores may be specified in relevant subjects) with at least 39 points overall. Please note that each offer is tailored to the individual so this information is to be used as a guide only.
  • Information given in an email from the Admissions Office, October 2009
  • Offer made in Jan 2010: to TSR user IDGAF -Robinson -Maths - 39 points and 1,1 in STEP 1&2
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user rm1234 - Robinson - Land Economy - 40 points, 7/6/6 in HL
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user bethan_louise - Robinson - MML - 40 points, 7 in German, 7,6 in other Highers

Selwyn College

  • Our standard International Baccalaureate offer is for 42 or more points overall (including bonus points), and for either 7,7,6 or 7,6,6 in the Higher Level subjects. (Information on their website, January 2011)
  • http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/prospectus/home/index.php?p=60
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user beautiful-lion - Selwyn - MML - 42 points, 7 (in French), 7,6 at Higher Level.

Sidney Sussex College:

St Catharine's College

  • 7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects, with an overall score of 41/42. (Information on their website, January 2011)
  • http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/home/?m=page&id=208
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user lewy038 - Catz - MML - 41 points, 776 at HL
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user amazingelli - Catz - History - 40 points and 7s in Higher English and History, 6s in Higher Psychology

St John's College

Trinity College

  • 'Total of 42 (including bonus points) with marks of 7 in relevant subjects. (Information on website, January 2011)
  • http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=189
  • Offer made in Jan 2010 to TSR user opaltiger - Trinity- Natural Sciences (Biological) - 41 points with 777 in biology, chemistry, maths

Trinity Hall College

IB offers made to TSR users in January 2012 (for 2012 or 2013 entry)

  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user LA! - Clare - Classics 40 points with 776 at Higher Level.
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user Существо - Corpus Christi - PPS - 42 points, with 776 at Higher Level.
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR under nenay - Downing - Mathematics - 40 points, 776 at Higher Level; 1 and 2 in STEPs II and III (in any order)
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user Shaman009 - Homerton - Engineering - 42 points
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user chalcanthite - King's - Natural Sciences (Phys) - 38 points, 7,6,6 at Higher Level.
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user -raisa - King's - MML - 38 points, 7,6,6 at Higher Level.
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user Arialaxe - Pembroke - Computer Science - 41 points, with 7,7,7 at Higher Level.
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user bethan_louise - Robinson - MML - 40 points, 7 in German, 7,6 in other Highers
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user beautiful-lion - Selwyn - MML - 42 points, 7 (in French), 7,6 at Higher Level.
  • Offer made in Jan 2012 to TSR user jacuch - Trinity Hall - Chemical engineering - 41 points, 776 at Higher Level

IB offers made to TSR users in January 2011 (for 2011 or 2012 entry)

Information collected from the 2011 Decision Thread

IB offers made to TSR users in 2009 (for 2010 or 2011 entry)

Information collected from the 2010 Decision thread

  • IDGAF -Robinson -Maths - 39 points and 1,1 in STEP 1&2
  • Elanor - Christ's -Arch & Anth - 40/45 including 7,7,6 for HLs
  • StormStryke - St John's - Music - 42/45 including 7,7,6 for HLs.
  • littlemissvixen23 - Jesus - English - 40/45 including 7,7,7 for HLs.
  • mufiak - Trinity Hall - Geography - 42/45 (7 Geography HL, 7,6 HL)
  • opaltiger - Trinity - Natural Sciences (Biological) - 41 points with 777 in biology, chemistry, maths
  • iron_appendages100 - Homerton - English with Education - 41 points- 7 in HL Eng, and 7/6 for my other two HL subjects
  • Verden - Magdalene - PPS - 42 points , 776 at HL
  • rm1234 - Robinson - Land Economy - 40 points, 7/6/6 in HL
  • walrusgod - Christ's - Medicine - 42 points with 7s in Bio and Chem, 6 in Eng
  • lewy038 - Catz - MML - 41 points, 776 at HL
  • amazingelli - Catz - History - 40 points and 7s in Higher English and History, 6s in Higher Psychology
  • casey b - Christ's - Law - 42 points with 7,7,6, in HLs
  • PhoebeZeitgeist - Emmanuel -Natural Sciences (Physical) -40 points, 7/7/6 HL




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