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    Thank you! I suppose it depends on how many people are applying and how successful they've been. What's a contextual flag please??
    You are exactly right, in the past few years cardiff has seen a huge increase in the number of applicants it had, and these applicants all know its a gcse heavy school so they generally have very good GCSE grades. The increase in applicants is due to its ever increasing reputation and its brilliant new course.

    A contextual flag is if you come from a very very bad school or have noted severe medical problems upon sitting exams i think... but dont quote me on this aspect as i know very little.
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    You are exactly right, in the past few years cardiff has seen a huge increase in the number of applicants it had, and these applicants all know its a gcse heavy school so they generally have very good GCSE grades. The increase in applicants is due to its ever increasing reputation and its brilliant new course.

    A contextual flag is if you come from a very very bad school or have noted severe medical problems upon sitting exams i think... but dont quote me on this aspect as i know very little.
    Ah okay thank you I'll have a look into that. I don't think mine will count as serve medical problems but I did come down with a sickness bug and septic tonsillitis whilst sitting my exams which has resulted in me getting lower grades. I was only suppose to get 1 B or tow Bs at the most 😔
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    Ah okay thank you I'll have a look into that. I don't think mine will count as serve medical problems but I did come down with a sickness bug and septic tonsillitis whilst sitting my exams which has resulted in me getting lower grades. I was only suppose to get 1 B or tow Bs at the most 😔
    unfortunately I dont think it classes as severe medical problems, did you apply for extenuating circumstances through your school as that will always work in yur favour?
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    unfortunately I dont think it classes as severe medical problems, did you apply for extenuating circumstances through your school as that will always work in yur favour?
    No I never thought at the time as I was so ill and it was all a blur. My teachers knew I was very ill but they never told the woman in charge of exams in my school. However, I did talk to her on results day and she now has informed the exam board of my illness and I think they can reward me an extra 5% which should hopefully bump up my grades for 4 subjects. I am considering to get French remarked as I had an extremely low mark and even though I was ill it still doesn't seem right. I might re sit Biology or Maths, do you know if Unis look down on resting please??
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    No I never thought at the time as I was so ill and it was all a blur. My teachers knew I was very ill but they never told the woman in charge of exams in my school. However, I did talk to her on results day and she now has informed the exam board of my illness and I think they can reward me an extra 5% which should hopefully bump up my grades for 4 subjects. I am considering to get French remarked as I had an extremely low mark and even though I was ill it still doesn't seem right. I might re sit Biology or Maths, do you know if Unis look down on resting please??
    im not so sure about GCSE resits, so sorry! your best looking at each universities website!
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    im not so sure about GCSE resits, so sorry! your best looking at each universities website!
    Okay thankyou for all your help though! I know a lot more!
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    They score GCSEs using a points system, and they score the best 9! An A* = 3 an A = 2 and a B = 1,
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    Just to add to that, there are a few exceptions to the 'best 9' rule, namely GCSEs in English, maths and the sciences. They will include these in calculating your score even if they're outside your best 9 (and some of the OP's better results in other subjects could be excluded under this process) provided you have a B or above in all of them.
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    Just to add to that, there are a few exceptions to the 'best 9' rule, namely GCSEs in English, maths and the sciences. They will include these in calculating your score even if they're outside your best 9 (and some of the OP's better results in other subjects could be excluded under this process) provided you have a B or above in all of them.
    Oh yes, i forgot to include this!! This is soooo important!!


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