JennyWreny · 29/11/2018 21:29
Does anyone have experience of TMUA?
DD scored 3.6. Two of her choices (Lancaster and Nottingham) take good TMUA results into account when they make offers, but she doesn’t know if she should tell them her result or if it might not be good enough. Lancaster says “A strong performance of 4.5 or above in the TMUA is very impressive. If you sit the TMUA and perform sufficiently well you will normally receive a lower offer from us.”
Can anyone help please?
GhostSauce · 29/11/2018 21:48
Is it required by the universities she's applying to as an admissions test? That's usually what it's used for.
If it's not a requirement and it's under 4 then I wouldn't mention it unless they ask.
What is the course she wants to study?
JennyWreny · 29/11/2018 22:04
She applying for Maths. None of her choices require it, so maybe she shouldn’t declare it.
She took it because when she had to decide if she wanted to take TMUA she hadn’t finalised her 5 choices and wasn’t sure if it might be a requirement. As it happens she didn’t apply to anywhere it was compulsory.
GhostSauce · 30/11/2018 06:53
I'm not sure if you can retake TMUA but I can find out today and let you know if you like?
JennyWreny · 30/11/2018 08:37
Thanks for offering to find out GhostSauce but she definitely doesn’t want to retake as she doesn’t want to take a gap year.
Witchend · 30/11/2018 13:14
Dd1's applied for maths. She tells me that you won't be penalised for telling Lancaster a lower than 4.5 result, however there's no point as the only reason for telling them is that they lower the offer (by one grade) if you have above it. It's a standardised mark, so it is always the same each year.
You don't have to tell, so if you don't declare it then they don't know you've done it.
It's only a once a year exam, so you'd have to take a gap year to retake, and most universities are very against gap years for maths.
Justanothermile · 30/11/2018 16:25
You might find it useful to know that DS is at Lancaster, studying MMath in his first year, it was his first choice. He didn't get the required grades in his A Levels and they still accepted him.
JennyWreny · 30/11/2018 18:57
Thanks for the info Witchend it sounds like it's not worth sending it off then.
Justanothermile that's exactly the course that DD has applied for. She got an offer from Nottingham just now and already has offers from York and Leeds. Just waiting on Lancaster and Bath now, although her form has only been in a week, so fingers crossed.
Witchend · 30/11/2018 20:16
Just spoken to dd again. She says that you've nothing to lose by telling Lancaster as they say they don't discriminate for lower than 4.5, and if it's a low application year, they sometimes go lower. It's unlikely to go as low as 3.6, but if that was borderline and she didn't achieve the offer then it would work in her favour.
Hope that makes sense.
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