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Maybe if you're applying to oxbridge, but other than that you can fu** it.
Not everyone is ambitious from the word go, some of us realise our potential later on in life, so if you've got average gcse's don't worry i am a perfect case study .
I was on role to becoming a professional footballer till i had a really bad injury and now its over, . I hardly went to classes in school and was always playing foot ball, i was only ever good at maths and geography. Consequenly i went on to achieve 2A*, 3A, 3B's and 2C's at gcse (A* in maths and geography). I have heard several people going around saying rubbish about not being able to go to a good university if you had bad gcse grades. Thats rubbish.
I went on to achieve 3As and a B at AS (further maths-A, maths-A, physics B, economics A). Predicted 4A's and have an offer from the LSE to read mathematics and economics. I am not rich if you were wondering, nor am i an international student, i am just the everyday guy, (except a bit more exciting ).
So don't be discouraged by what anyone tells you and if you have a goal in life go for it, unfortunately i cannot be a footballer but hopefully i will become a successful financier in the city one day, or maybe eliminate 3rd world debt. who knows. just go for it.
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(Original post by MC-GENIUS)
Maybe if you're applying to oxbridge, but other than that you can fu** it.
Not everyone is ambitious from the word go, some of us realise our potential later on in life, so if you've got average gcse's don't worry i am a perfect case study .
I was on role to becoming a professional footballer till i had a really bad injury and now its over, . I hardly went to classes in school and was always playing foot ball, i was only ever good at maths and geography. Consequenly i went on to achieve 2A*, 3A, 3B's and 2C's at gcse (A* in maths and geography). I have heard several people going around saying rubbish about not being able to go to a good university if you had bad gcse grades. Thats rubbish.
I went on to achieve 3As and a B at AS (further maths-A, maths-A, physics B, economics A). Predicted 4A's and have an offer from the LSE to read mathematics and economics. I am not rich if you were wondering, nor am i an international student, i am just the everyday guy, (except a bit more exciting ).
So don't be discouraged by what anyone tells you and if you have a goal in life go for it, unfortunately i cannot be a footballer but hopefully i will become a successful financier in the city one day, or maybe eliminate 3rd world debt. who knows. just go for it.
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No offence, but they aren't bad GCSE results.
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oh yeh i also have offers from nottingham, birmingham, bristol, ucl and manchester
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Good for you!!!

But those grades you got at GCSE are by no means bad at all!! Anyone who says otherwise is just being a snob...

Well done!!

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No offence, but they aren't bad GCSE results.
True. Surely 'bad' is not getting c's or above?
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I got 5'C's and 4 D's. I know that is nothing for most people here but my school was 10% pass rate at 5-A-C. Considering every thing I went through I was very proud and still am of my results. It annoys me when people say A and B's are bad.
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True. Surely 'bad' is not getting c's or above?
And I've heard of people who've got into Oxbridge with those grades. I get his point though.
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Good for you!!!

But those grades you got at GCSE are by no means bad at all!! Anyone who says otherwise is just being a snob...

Well done!!

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Well i had been told by several people, one of my friends got much lower grades than myself and managed to get an offer to read some sports degree or business at bath. i just wanted people not to worry about gcse grades, as long as you pass and then do well at AS and A2 your ok.
i'm sick of these 'know it all guys putting people down'.
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Well i had been told by several people, one of my friends got much lower grades than myself and managed to get an offer to read some sports degree or business at bath. i just wanted people not to worry about gcse grades, as long as you pass and then do well at AS and A2 your ok.
i'm sick of these 'know it all guys putting people down'.
I know what you mean....i go to a school where the emphasis placed by the teachers is on straight As at GCSE...and while it's good that they do encourage this...i think they see less than an A at GCSE as bad...which is simply not true...and everyone would do well to remember this...

You should just do your best....then at least you've fulfilled your potential...

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Your GCSE results are important at job interviews.
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Your GCSE results are important at job interviews.
If you get an interview - a lot of jobs require at least a C in GCSE English and sometimes Maths. Many employers only see a 'pass' as A* - C.

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Your GCSE results are important at job interviews.
Not if you have a good degree.
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But GCSEs are importamnt for applying to a 6th form college or school or something.
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Not if you have a good degree.
I didn't do very well in my GCSE's, my highest grades were 3 B's, the rest D's except maths which I eventually passed after 3 attempts. I am now in the final year of a science based degree, looking to pass with a 2:1. I dont do so well in the modules with maths in, but I've got by ok. I wouldn't worry about your grades, they sound great to me. Good luck with your degree
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Consequenly i went on to achieve 2A*, 3A, 3B's and 2C's at gcse (A* in maths and geography).
An intelligent MC.

Isn't that phrase contradictory though?

I know some idiot who thinks he's an MC and he goes round calling himself a "poet" and a "lyrical genius".
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Depends what job you go for most jobs want you to have a C or above at maths and English. Grad jobs normally expect at least 22 A Level points minimum with 3 A Levels (sorry I dont know the new points system). As for your other results most places dont care unless a job specifically requires that particular skill.
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So don't be discouraged by what anyone tells you and if you have a goal in life go for it, unfortunately i cannot be a footballer but hopefully i will become a successful financier in the city one day, or maybe eliminate 3rd world debt. who knows. just go for it.
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you obviously have problems if your lifes aim is to eradicate third world debt
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you obviously have problems if your lifes aim is to eradicate third world debt
youre so cynical!
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Depends what job you go for most jobs want you to have a C or above at maths and English. Grad jobs normally expect at least 22 A Level points minimum with 3 A Levels (sorry I dont know the new points system). As for your other results most places dont care unless a job specifically requires that particular skill.
Thats me stuff then. I got 18 points from AVCE, (AB) and 4 points from AS Business Studies. So if they count AS and AVCE thats 22 points. However I never got a C in English and Maths GCSE. It was a long time ago though and people change. Plus the school was one of the worst in the country which has since closed down.
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you obviously have problems if your lifes aim is to eradicate third world debt
it will never be eradicated.

a debt is a debt, if they pretend to cancel it then others will suffer as a consequence - which would not happen anyway as it is a debt, therefore money is owed and needs to be paid.

infact, i am gonna ask my mum to go to the bank and ask them to eradicate her debt because she cant pay it, i'll wonder what they say....

btw: yes i know my mum isnt in poverty, but there is a principle after all.

i dont see why wealthier nations should give money to countries where useless leaders usually pocket most of it anyway.....
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