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    (Original post by emsybearboho)
    In my experience it's definitely the case - basically as long as you do well in the subjects you intend to do at A level that is the most important thing, as that provides evidence you are capable of meeting their offer English, history, RE, languages, those kinds of subjects are more significant than maths and science. Remember, the application is assessed holistically, so if you had a good personal statement and reference etc those things would work in your favour PM me if you have any questions about Exeter, or applying for English x


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    Thank you! I desperately want to go to Exeter, I hope I can meet the entry requirements in a few years time The requirements for English are so high! I suppose it's not surprising considering how many applicants Exeter must get every year for the subject! Although when I looked at a joint degree for English and Film Studies the requirements were significantly lower!
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    (Original post by twhiddy)
    I'm looking into a English based degree, so I was hoping they wouldn't mind so much about Maths. Yet I have the feeling if it's a somewhat well respected Uni they might look for small flaws in my application, such as this C in GCSE Maths.
    I don't think you have anything to worry about then some Russell Group universities might prefer it but I think A Level results are what they are focused on, if you're really worried about it check the entry requirements for Exeter and GCSE wise I'm sure they'll state it there
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    You'll be fine. I only got a C in maths and some very average GCSE grades and had an offer from LSE and an interview at Oxford. It's all about the A levels
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    (Original post by Tenisha1999)
    I don't think you have anything to worry about then some Russell Group universities might prefer it but I think A Level results are what they are focused on, if you're really worried about it check the entry requirements for Exeter and GCSE wise I'm sure they'll state it there
    Thank you! It states that I need an A in GCSE English Language or Literature so I think I'm covered, thank you again!
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    (Original post by Redmonds)
    You'll be fine. I only got a C in maths and some very average GCSE grades and had an offer from LSE and an interview at Oxford. It's all about the A levels
    I hope you don't mind me asking, but what did you get at A Level? My predicted grades are very average and I hope to do very well at A Level to make up for it
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    (Original post by twhiddy)
    I hope you don't mind me asking, but what did you get at A Level? My predicted grades are very average and I hope to do very well at A Level to make up for it
    Not at all, I got AAAA at AS which helped a lot, they don't at all reflect my GCSE grades. Which Universities and courses do you have in mind?
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    (Original post by Redmonds)
    Not at all, I got AAAA at AS which helped a lot, they don't at all reflect my GCSE grades. Which Universities and courses do you have in mind?
    Wow! Those results are amazing, I congratulate you! I'm not entirely sure on a course, but I'm definitely looking towards an Arts degree. I want to go to Exeter University very badly, but I'm open to other options of a Uni
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    (Original post by twhiddy)
    Wow! Those results are amazing, I congratulate you! I'm not entirely sure on a course, but I'm definitely looking towards an Arts degree. I want to go to Exeter University very badly, but I'm open to other options of a Uni
    Thanks! An arts degree would mean that there is less of an emphasis on mathematics in the course (apart from methodology), so as opposed to a Science, they wouldn't see the maths qualification as a hugely significant factor. Of course there are standard entry requirements for top Universities, a C in maths being one of them. Exeter is a good choice, perhaps even Oxbridge at those grades.
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    (Original post by Redmonds)
    You'll be fine. I only got a C in maths and some very average GCSE grades and had an offer from LSE and an interview at Oxford. It's all about the A levels
    Hey, if you don't mind me asking but what were your GCSE grades like and how many did you get? It's just LSE is like my dream uni and my GCSEs are pretty disappointing in comparison with the grades I'm achieving now in year 12, I'm predicted 3 A* (equivalents) for the end of two years and have achieved A's, so I'm going to try and prove myself with those grades
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    (Original post by Tenisha1999)
    Hey, if you don't mind me asking but what were your GCSE grades like and how many did you get? It's just LSE is like my dream uni and my GCSEs are pretty disappointing in comparison with the grades I'm achieving now in year 12, I'm predicted 3 A* (equivalents) for the end of two years and have achieved A's, so I'm going to try and prove myself with those grades
    Looks like your A levels will be fine! At GCSE I only got AAABBBCCC (one of those Bs was an ICT DiDa). With LSE, the key part of the application is the personal statement. You'll be competing with hundreds of people for your chosen course alone. If you have proven yourself with a solid AS set, they will hardly look at your GCSEs.
 
 
 
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