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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    I don't think it's luring him into a false pretence. I never said 'you'll definitely get in, don't worry' or anything like that, I just said it was possible, and if you'd bothered to read my last post properly, you'd have noticed that I said it's extremely rare.
    sorry, my wrong. i misinterpreted it greatly...

    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    Also, it is possible to get Bs at GCSE because you hated and weren't very good at some of the subjects you had to do or because you had crap teachers; it doesn't automatically mean you're not capable of studying one subject you may be very good at when taught by experts.
    yeah it is, very rare.
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    Does it look bad to oxbridge or any other top unis if you have a few Grade C's at gcse?
    I don't know about Oxford, but at Cambridge, you get a points score based on how many A*s and As you have (1 point for each A* and 0.6 for each A) so your Cs wouldn't even be looked at. I don't think having a few Cs would hurt though considering you got mostly A*s and As.
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    Does it look bad to oxbridge or any other top unis if you have a few Grade C's at gcse?
    this is a question i don't think we can answer. i'd have to say it won't do you any favours, but i'm not an oxbridge admissions tutor so, my opinion isn't all that relevent.
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    I didnt think cambridge and oxford even looked at GCSEs. I just thought it was all A levels considering they are the most relevant.
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    (Original post by Markus)
    I didnt think cambridge and oxford even looked at GCSEs. I just thought it was all A levels considering they are the most relevant.
    oxbridge is so competitive, of course they'll need to refer to gcses. :rolleyes:
    if they're getting many applicants with straights A's plus AEA merits etc, the only distinguishing factor could be gcses.
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    oK thanks. So would my points add up to 6.2.. and a few added on for going to a **** school? :rofl:

    I was so pissed off with those C's, it was out of my hands as well because AQA gave us the wrong level of exam for the double award ict and never remarked it accordingly. I even came top of the country in the exam with a grade C! :rolleyes: that's how ***** it was.
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    oK thanks. So would my points add up to 6.2.. and a few added on for going to a **** school? :rofl:

    I was so pissed off with those C's, it was out of my hands as well because AQA gave us the wrong level of exam for the double award ict and never remarked it accordingly. I even came top of the country in the exam with a grade C! :rolleyes: that's how ***** it was.
    laughable. :toofunny:
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    Are you laughing with me or at me? Because i'm telling the truth seriously.
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    oxbridge is so competitive, of course they'll need to refer to gcses. :rolleyes:
    if they're getting many applicants with straights A's plus AEA merits etc, the only distinguishing factor could be gcses.
    Well i got an offer from oxford(still waiting on results) but at GCSE i didn't get a single A* I even got a D in french, overall i got 5A's 4B's a C and a D so i think if you got the stuff they will see it as it about potential more than anything at oxbridge, I am sure I am not the only one where this is the case

    Also i think that despite this GCSE's are important because you dont have to declare your AS results and since this information is not available for everyone it is unfair to use it as a deciding factor so GCSE's become even more important, but when i was in interview they mentioned my D in french at gcse but mainly my predicted A2 results.
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    Are you laughing with me or at me? Because i'm telling the truth seriously.
    i'm definitely not laughing at you.
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    (Original post by iceberg_1)
    Well i got an offer from oxford(still waiting on results) but at GCSE i didn't get a single A* I even got a D in french, overall i got 5A's 4B's a C and a D so i think if you got the stuff they will see it as it about potential more than anything at oxbridge, I am sure I am not the only one where this is the case
    so, they looked at your gcses? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    i'm definitely not laughing at you.

    Oh right. It sounds almost unbelivable that the top grade was a C but it's true. Nearly everyone else in my school got F's G's or U's... and it counted for 33.3% of the double award.
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    (Original post by Whizz Kid)
    so, they looked at your gcses? :rolleyes:
    yes but they are not all important so dont worry about them to much you've done them so focus on your AS's
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    I know they look at metriculation but didnt think they looked at anything else where GCSEs were concerned
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    Oh right. It sounds almost unbelivable that the top grade was a C but it's true. Nearly everyone else in my school got F's G's or U's... and it counted for 33.3% of the double award.
    Di you go to a school where the academic was very outspread, from very very academically challenged to very smart or what?
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    (Original post by iceberg_1)
    yes but they are not all important so dont worry about them to much you've done them so focus on your AS's
    i'm not worried - i think i'll get good results. hoping for 7 A*s and 3 As (well that's what i think i've got anyhow).
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    Oh right. It sounds almost unbelivable that the top grade was a C but it's true. Nearly everyone else in my school got F's G's or U's... and it counted for 33.3% of the double award.
    it's believable. i've known someone who was so academically challanged, the school contemplated removing him from exams. he wasn't a "naughty" kid - just very very thick.
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    (Original post by Markus)
    I didnt think cambridge and oxford even looked at GCSEs. I just thought it was all A levels considering they are the most relevant.
    Cambridge have a points system for GCSEs which allows them to put applicants in rank order, but they rank ASs, aptitude tests, submitted work and interviews as well.
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    (Original post by stratomaster)
    oK thanks. So would my points add up to 6.2.. and a few added on for going to a **** school? :rofl:
    If it helps, my school's average GCSE points score is about 30 (46% A*-C), so I should get 2.7 added on, and if it's 20, you get 4 added. You should be able to find the statistics for your school somewhere on the DfES website.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    If it helps, my school's average GCSE points score is about 30 (46% A*-C), so I should get 2.7 added on, and if it's 20, you get 4 added. You should be able to find the statistics for your school somewhere on the DfES website.

    I looked at my school on there but I couldn't work out what the numbers meant what do they call it??
 
 
 

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