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University of Cambridge

Undergraduate admissions - 18 August update

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    18 August 2020

    Following the government’s announcement on 17 August, we are delighted that students across the country now have greater clarity on their A Level grades.

    What happens next?

    We know this has been an extraordinarily stressful time for offer holders, teachers, parents and carers, and that many will be anxious following the announcement about A Level results. 

    We are now waiting for revised grades from examination boards for our offer holders and clarification on issues to do with the University’s student numbers cap. It is the College’s intention to confirm places to students who previously missed their offers but now have met them as a consequence of their Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) being used to determine results. 

    We will be in touch again with everyone affected as soon as possible, and we intend to keep the whole College community up-to-date throughout the process. We appreciate waiting for information is difficult and ask for your patience as we work through our plans.

    Widening participation at Murray Edwards

    Widening participation has always been central to the College’s mission and we are delighted to say that we expect to see a high number of UK state-educated undergraduates entering the College in the autumn. We will know the exact figures once our intake for 2020 has been confirmed.

    The College community

    Over the last few days we have received many messages from alumnae and current students about our admissions process. It has been particularly uplifting to read messages about what a difference the College has made to people’s lives and the deep concern shown for the next generation of students.

    We are continuing to work hard on our plans for the next academic year and are entirely committed to helping new and existing students settle into new ways of living and working. We are really looking forward to welcoming old faces and new to College in the autumn.

    University statement on undergraduate admissions

    The University statement on undergraduate admissions: 18 August can be read here.