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English - A* (with Top 5 mark)
English Lit - A
Geography - A*
History - A*
Maths - A
Psychology - A*
Physics - B
Law - B (three marks off an A)

*prepares self for flac*
4 A*'s, 2 A's, 2 B's.

I suppose doing 9/10 GCSE's would have been better, but these are still good grades!! Cheer up!

they are probably behind oxbridge average grades, but maybe not as much as you think!
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GCSE Grades do matter to an extent - you can't say that dodgy gcse grades won't ahve an effect, because they will.

its up to Eeyore to over come this disadvantage by getting good AS grades and showing she is good in the interviews.

If Eeyore had straight Cs, then yeah, it would probably not be worth her time applying. However I know what GCSE grades she got and they're pretty good. Better, in fact, than hk_ghetto (no offence to you m'dear, hope you don't mind me using you as an example) who has, if I remember correctly, just got an offer from Trinity Cambridge. No mean feat.

I wish people would stop putting potential applicants down like this. Bono and Tek, neither of you have been through the process. Even people who have couldn't possibly presume to speak for an admissions tutor! Just try to be a bit more supportive, eh?

But yeah, Eeyore, the interviews are what count so prepare as best you can for them by having as thorough a knowledge of your subject as you can
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(Original post by Eeyore)
English - A* (with Top 5 mark)
English Lit - A
Geography - A*
History - A*
Maths - A
Psychology - A*
Physics - B
Law - B (three marks off an A)

*prepares self for flac*
Your GCSEs are great and if you are living in a bad area or at a bad school now I'm sure you will have a bigger advantage.

I'd apply though, I'm sure there are people with worse exam results than you.
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Thanks guys !
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I wish people would stop putting potential applicants down like this. Bono and Tek, neither of you have been through the process. Even people who have couldn't possibly presume to speak for an admissions tutor! Just try to be a bit more supportive
Madnatsci, i think you are mistaken, i have not put eeyore down at all!! please read my last 3/4 posts, i have been encouraging and wish her the best of luck!

i think you made a mistake!
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Anyway you can all happily apply and only 1/4 of you will get in. Why does Ox matter so much?
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Anyway you can all happily apply and only 1/4 of you will get in. Why does Ox matter so much?
its 1/3...and it also depends on which subject.
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Madnatsci, i think you are mistaken, i have not put eeyore down at all!! please read my last 3/4 posts, i have been encouraging and wish her the best of luck!

i think you made a mistake!

Sorry Bono, my apologies!
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its 1/3...and it also depends on which subject.
I see. But still you get my point.
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Sorry Bono, my apologies!
You better be! (j/k, its cool )
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I see. But still you get my point.
its understandable that people want to go the best university (ok, 1 of top 2).
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I'm sure there are people with worse exam results than you.
Like me
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Like me
What do you think you'll get Cate?
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Like me
Hello dear sister. Please do not feel bad. Please do not make ME feel bad.
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What do you think you'll get Cate?
I've already got 2A and 3B, and I'm taking 3 more this year... dunno what I'll get. Probably an A for maths and english and a B for psychology :rolleyes:
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Like me
Dont worry, grades aren't everything!!
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Please do not make ME feel bad.
You got good grades!!
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I've already got 2A and 3B, and I'm taking 3 more this year... dunno what I'll get. Probably an A for maths and english and a B for psychology :rolleyes:
They are really good Are you home schooled or are you at school?
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They are really good Are you home schooled or are you at school?
I don't know what they are feeling bad about, they got good grades!!

I don't think people realise that the number who get A*/A's isnt as big as its been made out to be!!
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Hello dear sister. Please do not feel bad. Please do not make ME feel bad.
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