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    (Original post by CommonNortherner)
    I achieved 5 A*'s at A level on my first try, but my GCSEs were really bad and I retook about 5 subjects in order to get them up to B's. I was wondering, when applying to uni, do I need to declare gcse resits, and if not, will they look at my profile and somehow find out anyway? Thanks.


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    Which subjects - I'm really impressed.
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    (Original post by CommonNortherner)
    I achieved 5 A*'s at A level on my first try, but my GCSEs were really bad and I retook about 5 subjects in order to get them up to B's. I was wondering, when applying to uni, do I need to declare gcse resits, and if not, will they look at my profile and somehow find out anyway? Thanks.


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    Some universities, even Cambridge, have sensitivity towards circumstances that do not enable one to achieve their full potential, and I doubt there wasn't something hindering you seen as you've gotten amazing A levels. Don't worry about it, it's the A levels that count.
    "Cambridge does not require a minimum number of A* grades at GCSE." #
    "With the exception of those for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (grade C or above in GCSE Double Award Science and Mathematics), there are no GCSE requirements for entry to Cambridge, and there is no minimum number of A* grades required for any of our courses.
    Our research shows that post-16 examination performance is a much better predictor of degree success at Cambridge. While GCSE results are looked at as a performance indicator, this is within the context of the school/college performance and strong performance in Years 12 and 13 can make up for a less stellar performance at GCSE."

    From Cambridge's official website. I'm bringing Cambridge up because there's hardly a university as selective as them and Oxford, so if they take you anyone will. GCSE's importance are grossly exaggerated; relax!
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    (Original post by Ashir)
    Some universities, even Cambridge, have sensitivity towards circumstances that do not enable one to achieve their full potential, and I doubt there wasn't something hindering you seen as you've gotten amazing A levels. Don't worry about it, it's the A levels that count.
    "Cambridge does not require a minimum number of A* grades at GCSE." #
    "With the exception of those for Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (grade C or above in GCSE Double Award Science and Mathematics), there are no GCSE requirements for entry to Cambridge, and there is no minimum number of A* grades required for any of our courses.
    Our research shows that post-16 examination performance is a much better predictor of degree success at Cambridge. While GCSE results are looked at as a performance indicator, this is within the context of the school/college performance and strong performance in Years 12 and 13 can make up for a less stellar performance at GCSE."

    From Cambridge's official website. I'm bringing Cambridge up because there's hardly a university as selective as them and Oxford, so if they take you anyone will. GCSE's importance are grossly exaggerated; relax!
    There is . I was a full time carer for my mum from years 7-13. Even with this though, I doubt I'd get into Cambridge :3


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    Which subjects - I'm really impressed.
    Biology, Economics, Health and Social, Geography, EPQ


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    (Original post by CommonNortherner)
    There is . I was a full time carer for my mum from years 7-13. Even with this though, I doubt I'd get into Cambridge :3


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    (Original post by Caribbeantwist)
    Say for instance I did my English language exam in 2011 in my first gcse year then chose to retake it in my second gcse year do I have to put that down??


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    I'm exactly in the same situation. How did you declare?
 
 
 
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