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    Hello, I study at a grammar school and got 5A*s 7As at GCSEs. My A*s were in triple science, music and art.

    For A-Levels I am currently studying Economics, Maths, Music and English Literature.

    I am intending to study Psychology at universities, preferably Cambridge as my top choice, and was wondering whether my GCSE performance would have hindered my opportunity since my performance is slightly below average standard of a grammar student applicant?

    I understand other factors have an impact too, but honestly I do not have a clear indication of how my AS' just went!

    Thanks for help guys.

    Cambridge used to not care about gcses, as they were big on AS levels, but with the new reform I'm not sure what'll happen with that
    For oxford I would say it was a disadvantage but your grades are still pretty good so

    the website says 'most students who apply have at least four or five As or A*s at GCSE'

    ~hopeful oxford medicine applicant who does way too much research online~

    You have the aforementioned 5 A*s at GCSE.

    Focus on A Levels - they're the grades you can affect at the moment.

    I cannot see any other purpose for this sort of post apart from rather bad mannered showing off.

    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    I cannot see any other purpose for this sort of post apart from rather bad mannered showing off.
    Perhaps he's worried that 5A*s won't be enough?

    I can acc understand, I go grammar school and it will seem as if you need like 10A*s to do well. But 5 is fine. In fact its exceptional.
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