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    Okay, I'll keep it simple. I don't like my GCSE grades. Are they respectable? It's been bugging me since August...

    English Language: A
    English Literature: A
    Maths: A
    Corse Science: B
    Additional Science: A
    History: A
    French: A
    Drama: A
    Religious Studies (Full course): A

    I want to study English Lit with Creative Writing at either Birmginam, Warwick, Kent, Bristol, or Durham.
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    They're above average, but not amazing. Don't let the people on this site give you a warped sense of what decent GCSEs are.
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    They're good...you should be happy
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    i think these results are a disgrace and you should be hung drawn and quartered for the good of our nation
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    Respectable in the real world.
    On TSR, they're ****.
    But yeah, they are respectable.
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    well done

    Those grades are good
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    No one will ever give a **** about your GCSEs.
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    They're great Honest. However, they aren't *amazing* and I've heard rumours about Durham wanting a certain number of A* at GCSE? They might be unfounded though. Anyway, don't worry. It's easy to feel second rate on a forum like TSR where there's a skewed amount of people with stellar grades. In the real world they're really good.
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    By the standards of TSR anything below 10A* is worthy of public dressing down.
    In the real world however, yes, they're really good.
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    They're fine for what you want to do, provided you do well in your a levels.
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    I'm going to shoot myself if someone else posts a thread claiming that they're not happy with their GCSE grades, when they clearly got fantastic grades. You got 8 A's and a B, well done, that's brilliant. Don't be intimidated by people on TSR who got 98325835825802 A*'s, because your grades ARE good and you shouldn't think otherwise.

    Why neg rep me for that?! I was being nice to the OP...
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    They're fine. Much better than mine and in the "real world" mine have never been an issue. I got 4 Bs 4 cs and a D and they've never been commented on negatively
    Mind you I did them back in the days when GCSE's were hard . Only messing
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    Please stop showing off...actually, hang on a second. No A*? You're a disgrace to your family and to humanity. Hang yourself at once.
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    the symbol '*' is conspicuous in its absence.
    They shouldn't be a problem for the uni's you're going for though (with the possible exception of Durham).
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    Your GCSE's are great, don't beat yourself up about them, its A-levels that should be at the top of your concern.
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    Got an offer from Durham with worse than them, you'll be fine!
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    Just work super hard to get As at AS and you'll be fine as they are what matter the most
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    (Original post by TheGrandmaster)
    They're above average, but not amazing. Don't let the people on this site give you a warped sense of what decent GCSEs are.
    joke?

    average is 5 a-c's so aye they're miles above average
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    they're good compared to my 5 Cs and 6 Ds
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    Better than mine (as usual on TSR) and a good achievement.

    Although I don't know why people are worried about GCSEs, I only got one A* and the rest were Cs and Bs and I managed to get offers from a top uni.
 
 
 
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