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Are my brother's GCSEs really that bad?

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    AABBBCCC

    Are they bad grades?
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    they're better than my brothers x100 so they are good, not the best but good
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    (Original post by JDWhite1995)
    A in English Language - Obtained
    A in English Literature
    B in Food Technology - Mid-C in exam and high-B coursework
    C in Maths - Foundation - Obtained
    C in French
    C in History

    C in Spanish - taking in A2 year (to get 8 GCSEs)
    B in Maths - Higher - taking in AS year (")
    B in Science (Core) - " (")

    AABBBCCC

    Are they bad grades?
    They are not bad but not good - just standard really. There are basically the grades I got: A*AABBBCC


    Erm... why was I negged for this? At least explain what I did wrong/why you disagree!
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    Pretty average tbh

    BUT make sure he does well in his a levels so he can get a good uni of his choice.
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    good but not great
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    They're your grades really, aren't they?
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    (Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
    They are not bad but not good - just standard really. There are basically the grades I got: A*AABBBCC
    What a levels did you get?

    What was A* in?

    (Original post by Axion)
    Pretty average tbh

    BUT make sure he does well in his a levels so he can get a good uni of his choice.

    (Original post by JordanS94)
    they're better than my brothers x100 so they are good, not the best but good
    He wants to to study English at UEA, Sussex, Leicester, Kent or Exeter. Does he stand a chance? (providing he meets A level requirements)
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    Yeahhhhhh... brother's...
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    They're your grades really, aren't they?
    My brother's - it's in the title
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    (Original post by JDWhite1995)
    He wants to to study English at UEA, Sussex, Leicester, Kent or Exeter. Does he stand a chance? (providing he meets A level requirements)
    Lots of universities overlook GCSEs if the A-levels make up for them. Provided he meets the basic requirements and isn't going for Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/Dur, I reckon he'll be ok.
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    If he gets straight A's at AS and 3 A's at A -level (which is what everyone should ideally be aiming for as nothing is impossible) then yes.
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    (Original post by JollyGreenAtheist)
    Lots of universities overlook GCSEs if the A-levels make up for them. Provided he meets the basic requirements and isn't going for Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/Dur, I reckon he'll be ok.
    Thanks UEA, Sussex, Kent, Exeter (too risky?) and Leicester he wants to go to...
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    (Original post by JDWhite1995)
    Thanks UEA, Sussex, Kent, Exeter (too risky?) and Leicester he wants to go to...
    I don't know if any of them are completely out of bounds, although with Exeter, they run an A*AA course and an AAB course (I think). The AAB course would be easier, methinks.

    It's a bit early to be definitively planning universities, though. Get the results, do AS levels, take it from there.
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    (Original post by JDWhite1995)
    My brother's - it's in the title
    Yeah, I saw that.

    But they're yours though, aren't they? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Axion)
    If he gets straight A's at AS and 3 A's at A -level (which is what everyone should ideally be aiming for as nothing is impossible) then yes.
    lol no.

    AAA is hardly amazing anymore.
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Yeah, I saw that.

    But they're yours though, aren't they? :rolleyes:
    Ok. I did it for a psychological reason. I thought you'd be more honest if you weren't directly telling the person their grades are **** ;P
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    100% A-C... on what planet is that bad? I know a lot of people who've done a lot worse.
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    (Original post by JDWhite1995)
    Ok. I did it for a psychological reason. I thought you'd be more honest if you weren't directly telling the person their grades are **** ;P
    Trust me, people on TSR have no problem telling people their grades are terrible.
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    The grades are fine, at least he passed everything and as long as he gets the required A level grades for his chosen universities then I think he'll be able to get a place
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    (Original post by JDWhite1995)
    What a levels did you get?

    What was A* in?
    Still doing my A Levels. I am predicted an A and then distinction, and another distinction (doing 2 BTEC's and 1 A Level). A* was in business studies.

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