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    Had straight C grades at GCSE then got AAA at a level and ended up at a good uni. ALSO retaking english/maths next year to get a B
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    Unlikely, as most "good" (whatever criteria your using) universities require B's at GCSE maths and english.
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    Normally your grades at a level drop a grade from gcse's. For example, if you get a C in a subject, you will be predicted to get a C/D. This is normally how predicted grades work, however this isn't always true to form.
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    Had straight C grades at GCSE then got AAA at a level and ended up at a good uni.
    Probably. Although, I guess it would depend on why you got C grades in the first place, if it was out of hard work, determination and a crazy amount of revision etc then hmmm whilst it isn't impossible, you would probably find it very difficult but I guess hard work/retakes could get you there.

    If you were just unmotivated with subjects you found boring etc whilst you did your GCSEs but actually can achieve high grades on practice papers, but you're just lazy when it comes to exams then you would probably have a higher chance of attaining A grades, as long as you are a bit more motivated and do subjects that interest you.

    So yeah, work hard and stay motivated!
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    (Original post by SuperStarr1)
    Probably. Although, I guess it would depend on why you got C grades in the first place, if it was out of hard work, determination and a crazy amount of revision etc then hmmm whilst it isn't impossible, you would probably find it very difficult but I guess hard work/retakes could get you there.

    If you were just unmotivated with subjects you found boring etc whilst you did your GCSEs but actually can achieve high grades on practice papers, but you're just lazy when it comes to exams then you would probably have a higher chance of attaining A grades, as long as you are a bit more motivated and do subjects that interest you.

    So yeah, work hard and stay motivated!
    But can i get into a good uni despite the retakes in gcse
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    It's defenitly possible.
    especially if the reason the person got all C's was due to very little/no revision
    lots of uni's do ask for a minimum of B's in english, science and maths ALTHOUGH many universities say 'preference for B's' rather than having to have B's

    academically you can do whatever you want, if you put your mind to it
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    But can i get into a good uni despite the retakes in gcse
    I'm not sure about retaking GCSEs tbh but it depends on what your perception of "good" universities are I guess..

    Retaking modules at A level shouldn't affect you so much if you're not looking at universities in the top 10ish (I'm going by the Times Good University guide here), otherwise you should be fine.
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    (Original post by SuperStarr1)
    Retakes at A level shouldn't affect you so much if you're not looking at universities in the top 10ish
    Just want to clarify, I think this poster means retaking a whole A Level. Retaking modules shouldn't affect an application to a top university much.
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    (Original post by i.am.lost)
    Just want to clarify, I think this poster means retaking a whole A Level. Retaking modules shouldn't affect an application to a top university much.
    Oo noo I meant modules! Yikes.. I'll try and clarify it though
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    (Original post by SuperStarr1)
    I'm not sure about retaking GCSEs tbh but it depends on what your perception of "good" universities are I guess..

    Kings College London


    (Original post by i.am.lost)
    Just want to clarify, I think this poster means retaking a whole A Level. Retaking modules shouldn't affect an application to a top university much.
    Nah i meant retaking gcse as a whole not a levels :/
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    (Original post by Skaterkid)
    Kings College London
    Tbh, it would depend on the subject. I'd assume that they ask for GCSE English/Maths at minimum grade C for the majority of their courses. However, they probably get so many applications, they might say a minimum of C grades to gain a bigger pool of applicants but then anyone has a C or below will automatically be declined an offer.

    Rather than retaking GCSE's, why don't you focus on getting the best grades at AS? Then if you apply with 3 or 4 AS levels at grade A, the admission tutors may be a bit lenient.
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    I suppose so? It would show how much you've progressed during your A-levels
 
 
 
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