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Hi, I was wondering whether to put in my personal statement that I received the best A-Level and GCSE results at my schools? Or would it sound kinda arrogant or whatever? Thanks for advice!
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Hi, I was wondering whether to put in my personal statement that I received the best A-Level and GCSE results at my schools? Or would it sound kinda arrogant or whatever? Thanks for advice!
incredibly arrogant.
let your teacher put that on your reference.
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yeah maybe, but then again u can afford to be arrogant with that performance!
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hmm i guess it depends on what youre applying for, and where

gcses, they were some time ago and so universities might not care so much if you got the highest mark possible for some now-insignificant subject, and might see it as insignificant in your application - unless that subject is what youre doing at the university

similarly with a levels if youre applying for history and you got the best biology grade, the universities might see it as a waste of space on the PS [unless youre applying for history with biology or whatever]

HOWEVER it could go a long way if you mention it in passing, just not as a main point - which would sound pretty lame and perhaps arrogant

...meh i dunno...
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I meant overall. If I were to write it, it would be in the context of moving schools and how I adapted etc. I dunno
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I put it in mine, tough it was kind of relevant. I wrote about my interst in travel and foreign cultures and then sliped in that I got the highest German in the school. I was applying for Engineering with a year in Europe and got all the offers that i wanted.
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same kinda dilema really. I am writing my personal statement for English and dropped 4 marks in my Lit A level and 8 in my Language from 600. I think to say I got high As might sound arrogant and since most unis don't ask for ums maybe they are only interested in the grade. Is it worth asking my teacher to mention it (in passing) in my reference or is it something that is irrelevant since it wasn't like I was best in the school or got full marks?
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Hi, I was wondering whether to put in my personal statement that I received the best A-Level and GCSE results at my schools? Or would it sound kinda arrogant or whatever? Thanks for advice!
Your GCSE and A-level grades on your application form should reflect that, as you wrote them down, and they are all A's.
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i think its much better to have your teacher/referee mention it, i suppose it sounds better coming from them because theyre supposed to be impartial and whatever
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thanks for the advice!
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