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Is AABCDD (and two Dis* in BTECs) rubbish GCSE results...?

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    A Eng Lang
    A Eng Lit
    B Food Tech (compulsory)
    C Maths
    D French
    D History

    If so would;

    AABBBBDD make up for it?

    The added Bs are in Astronomy, Science and Higher Maths.
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    (Original post by GrantG)
    A Eng Lang
    A Eng Lit
    B Food Tech (compulsory)
    C Maths
    D French
    D History

    If so would;

    AABBBBDD make up for it?

    The added Bs are in Astronomy, Science and Higher Maths.
    How many GCSEs are the BTECS worth?-they are fully accepted as GCSEs,so you've got at least 2A*s and an A in English Language and a B in Maths sounds pretty good.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    How many GCSEs are the BTECS worth?-they are fully accepted as GCSEs,so you've got at least 2A*s and an A in English Language and a B in Maths sounds pretty good.
    IT 2 GCSEs
    Science 4 GCSEs

    The AABCDD were from when I attended a ****ty state school.

    I am now at a brilliant college and have gotten the GCSEs up to Bs

    However I still have to put AABBBBCCD on UCAS? Will the B matter? I will be applying for Eng at UEA, Exeter, Sussex, Kent and Leicester.
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    (Original post by GrantG)
    IT 2 GCSEs
    Science 4 GCSEs

    The AABCDD were from when I attended a ****ty state school.

    I am now at a brilliant college and have gotten the GCSEs up to Bs

    However I still have to put AABBBBCCD on UCAS? Will the B matter? I will be applying for Eng at UEA, Exeter, Sussex, Kent and Leicester.
    You have to include all completed GCSEs,on UCAS and 6A*s,including an A in English Language and a B in Maths,the B in Maths is probably the only slightly bad thing and some unnecessary failed GCSEs,which probably won't ruin your life-most people will have a lot worse GCSEs than you.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    You have to include all completed GCSEs,on UCAS and 6A*s,including an A in English Language and a B in Maths,the B in Maths is probably the only slightly bad thing and some unnecessary failed GCSEs,which probably won't ruin your life-most people will have a lot worse GCSEs than you.
    Thanks Is a B in Maths really that bad?
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    How many GCSEs are the BTECS worth?-they are fully accepted as GCSEs,so you've got at least 2A*s and an A in English Language and a B in Maths sounds pretty good.
    No they aren't. They are equivalent to GCSEs; they are not accepted in lieu of GCSEs.
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    They're good Universities I would say that A levels are much more important than GCSEs I know someone who applied for sussex for english as a mature student and was asked for AAA so its more about how confident you are for A levels which are far harder than GCSEs

    Im always a bit skeptical about BTECs i cant help but feel universities are still prejudiced against them, I have a BTEC in public services which i got a Dis* in and it only took me 2 days to achieve whereas i know some people spend 2 years doing, that's not a criticism of the course but rather how it is administered i certainly don't think the amount of work i put in was worth 4 A*s but I wouldn't doubt that if I spent 2 years doing it, it may well be.

    anyway rant about not convention qualifications aside predicted A level grades are more important and just do your best, I did alot better than I was predicted at GCSE so you may be surprised.
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    (Original post by GrantG)
    Thanks Is a B in Maths really that bad?
    Naa a B is decent mate
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    (Original post by GrantG)
    Thanks Is a B in Maths really that bad?
    most universities only want a C from what I've heard unless your going to a top uni. I've applied for maths and unis only want a B in GCSE maths from what I've seen So yeah it's pretty decent and won't hold you back unless your aiming very high
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    Most courses at most universities care very little about GCSE's. Mine were terrible, way worse than yours, and still got 5 offers from decent universities including Sussex.

    You got C+ in Maths and English which is the main thing and (kind of) meet the 5 A-C GSCE requirement.
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    (Original post by Beebumble)
    Most courses at most universities care very little about GCSE's. Mine were terrible, way worse than yours, and still got 5 offers from decent universities including Sussex.

    You got C+ in Maths and English which is the main thing and (kind of) meet the 5 A-C GSCE requirement.
    What were yours
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    (Original post by GrantG)
    A Eng Lang
    A Eng Lit
    B Food Tech (compulsory)
    C Maths
    D French
    D History

    If so would;

    AABBBBDD make up for it?

    The added Bs are in Astronomy, Science and Higher Maths.
    6 A*-B is very good, and you've got two As in the subject that you want to study at university. Also, if you add the BTECs, you've got 2 A*s on top of that. If you don't mind me asking, what A-Levels do you do?
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    (Original post by GrantG)
    A Eng Lang
    A Eng Lit
    B Food Tech (compulsory)
    C Maths
    D French
    D History

    If so would;

    AABBBBDD make up for it?

    The added Bs are in Astronomy, Science and Higher Maths.
    That's above the national average, so you should be happy. I wouldn't compare yourself to members of the student room; generally not very representative of all students.
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    It's great that you've managed to push up some of your grades - don't worry about them at all, they're really good!
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    (Original post by GrantG)
    What were yours
    BCCDDEF

    That should make you feel better.

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