Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Online

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Already have

    Could this help me out in aplying to uni - I got a few good grades even though I went to a **** school?
    They will definitely take it into consideration.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    That is bad. You've done well if you've managed to do well in that school but I guess it only really depends on how hard you yourself work
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Wtf my school is 100%
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    As already said I believe Oxford probably won't consider you, Cambridge *may* if you do amazing at AS/A Level and get good references etc. However, at other Russel groups (eg. Nottingham, Exeter and others, check their websites) they do this thing called a Contextual Offer. There is basically a list of schools and colleges with below average GCSE results where they *may* lower your university offer based on the fact that you did well in a situation that was very challenging. However, I *think* this only applies if you remain at your current school (rather than changing to a college, unless that college *also* is below average for GCSE results). I'm about to start applying for uni so you may want to check this with someone who has applied and gotten a contextual offer.
    Offline

    17
    Yeah it's awful, like my school

    (Original post by ClydeJ)
    Wtf my school is 100%
    Lol
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Lol guys my high school only got 37%. That's worst than last year because my year group got 40 something %
    My high school is so bad that they were on the bbc news last night 😂😂😂
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    The thing is, our school doesn't do sixth form anymore because of crap alevel grades as well. Lol I don't think I'll get into oxbridge it's too competitive.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Lol

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    Would love to hear your honest opinion. A*AABBBBBCCD good enough for Oxbridge or Warwick?
    Depends what you apply for but if you get AAA at AS and do well on the subject test, you would have more than made up for it

    Your school doing poorly and you getting above the average will help you in the application process

    You are however just starting year 12, get to year 13 and ask again to get a clearer picture
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Lol, my school had 33% A*-C, thankfully got out of it with 5 A*s and 5 As
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Very true! All the top students never relied on the teachers cuz they never bothered to help us - even though they're employed to. Typical teachers that hate their jobs

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Yes!!!!!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Not_a_horse)
    Lol, my school had 33% A*-C, thankfully got out of it with 5 A*s and 5 As
    You must have contributed to at least 30% of that statistic

    Good lord, why are these schools still allowed to open?
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Dreadful, my school is at 82%
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    My school did average ish- 55%
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    My school last year had 25% 5 A*-C lol no joke


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    There's a school in my area where only 22% of GCSE grades are A*-C
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by MHI)
    Depends what you apply for but if you get AAA at AS and do well on the subject test, you would have more than made up for it

    Your school doing poorly and you getting above the average will help you in the application process

    You are however just starting year 12, get to year 13 and ask again to get a clearer picture
    Yeah my secondary school was poor. I'm going to year 13 in september and will be applying for maths courses. I got AACD at AS
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Very true! All the top students never relied on the teachers cuz they never bothered to help us - even though they're employed to. Typical teachers that hate their jobs

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    What school do you go to?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by shohaib712)
    Lol nope I got 1A*, 3A's, 5B's (Some of the B's were very close to an A )

    I'm so happy that i'm leaving the school because all the english teachers were horrible *******, they were the kind that hated their jobs and wouldn't bother helping students if they asked for ways to improve. + They couldn't teach basic english nor mark coursework properly
    Just absolutely hammer your A-levels and apply to Cambridge instead of Oxford
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
    Useful resources

    Study tools

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

    Creating

    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

    Planner

    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

    Papers

    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.