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    I did well in my GCSEs, getting 8 A*s and 2 As. However, I now really regret taking two of my GCSE options; Business and Communication Systems and Media Studies. Looking back, I should really have taken more academic subjects, and I would now have loved to have carried on with a language.

    I took Philosophy, Psychology, English Literature and History for A-Level.

    Will these bad choices effect me getting into Uni? I've been told that I should be aiming for some of the top ones.
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    I think you need to look at what you have just written, think about it and look at yourself in the mirror. Should you really be aiming for top universities?
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    Seriously doubt it, it's the A-levels that matter and you have done 4 good academic, essay based subjects. They won't give a damn if you did 2 slightly useless GCSE's. Chill.
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    (Original post by TheHistoryBoy)
    I did well in my GCSEs, getting 8 A*s and 2 As. However, I now really regret taking two of my GCSE options; Business and Communication Systems and Media Studies. Looking back, I should really have taken more academic subjects, and I would now have loved to have carried on with a language.

    I took Philosophy, Psychology, English Literature and History for A-Level.

    Will these bad choices effect me getting into Uni? I've been told that I should be aiming for some of the top ones.
    In amongst my GCSEs is business studies and pottery, and neither of them have a high grade (B and C respectively.) I got an offer from LSE.

    You'll be fine, they don't care what subjects your GCSEs are in.
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    You are a first class wasteman.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    In amongst my GCSEs is business studies and pottery, and neither of them have a high grade (B and C respectively.) I got an offer from LSE.

    You'll be fine, they don't care what subjects your GCSEs are in.
    LSE is probably the Uni I most want to go to, so that's reassuring.
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    You could make a film about how it has ruined your life.
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    As long as you have english maths and a science most universities really don't care
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    As long as you're not thinking Oxbridge, unis won't care about which GCSEs you took, especially as at some schools GCSE subjects are obligatory.
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    Media studies ? Thats a mickey mouse subject ! Your life is over.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    In amongst my GCSEs is business studies and pottery, and neither of them have a high grade (B and C respectively.) I got an offer from LSE.

    You'll be fine, they don't care what subjects your GCSEs are in.
    Pottery? Is that a GCSE?
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Pottery? Is that a GCSE?
    Art (3D design) ... but it was all clay and pots, so I just call it pottery GCSE.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Art (3D design) ... but it was all clay and pots, so I just call it pottery GCSE.
    PMSL. . That just made my day.
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    I'm not sure most unis really look at your GCSEs, I think its fair enough that at 14 you're not exactly expected to be making the best decisions for the future.
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    No one in the world will ever care about your GCSE results. At all. Seriously. Chill out.


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    As long as you have C or above in Maths and English, obviously.
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    (Original post by sango)
    I think you need to look at what you have just written, think about it and look at yourself in the mirror. Should you really be aiming for top universities?
    Sheesh man, why so harsh?

    Considering 2 of those A* were presumably in ****e subjects it might have an impact but I was told by a Cambridge grad that there is more correlation between good A-levels and good results at uni then GCSEs so you'l be ok.

    An average student can get good GCSEs with hard work frankly.
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    WTF I'm not even worried about going to uni and you pissed on me grade wise
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    (Original post by sango)
    I think you need to look at what you have just written, think about it and look at yourself in the mirror. Should you really be aiming for top universities?
    Ouch Sango! Harsh...

    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    In amongst my GCSEs is business studies and pottery, and neither of them have a high grade (B and C respectively.) I got an offer from LSE.

    You'll be fine, they don't care what subjects your GCSEs are in.
    You can do a GCSE in pottery?? :eek: I'm so jealous! There I was doing Art and Design at GCSE like a mug... :sigh:

    OP, don't worry! Your A level subjects are strong. One of my two A*s was in Media Studies (:facepalm:) and I also did Art and Design (C). I wish someone had told me how hard it is to get a decent grade in Art!
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    (Original post by diamonddust)
    You can do a GCSE in pottery?? :eek: I'm so jealous! There I was doing Art and Design at GCSE like a mug... :sigh:
    Technically, it's 'art and design (3D design)' ... but it's all clay and pots, so just easier to call it a pottery GCSE.
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    Doesn't matter.
 
 
 
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