What did u get the D's in? And please don't think that your GCSEs are low cos they really arent.(Original post by Nickyy)
I slacked my GCSE grades and now I'm paying for it. Currently wish to study at a top university, predicted AAAA (bio, chem, maths, further maths) and hoping to do physics AS and A2 in one year, next year, during my A2s (carrying on all but further maths to A2). This may seem (modesty aside) impressive, but my GCSE grades aren't as up to scratch unfortunately.
I received A*A*A*AAABBBDD at GCSE, which I know isn't a bad set of GCSEs, but I don't think it's up to the standards of top universities. Beating around the bush aside, how likely are my chances of sensibly applying to places such as Imperial and Warwick and being accepted, or do my GCSE grades not shine enough? Are there universities that swear by GCSEs for their applicants (those I should avoid), and some others which do not consider GCSEs strongly as part of an application at all?
All help is greatly thanked!
EDIT: About the GCSE grades, more concerned if they're Imperial/Warwick standard? Don't wanna sound like a ***** whining about 3A*s and 3As, I'm happy personally but idk if top universities would be happy with them. Also, I'm looking to do biomedical engineering/engineering related courses (aeronautics caught my eye in the Imperial prospectus!), hence why I'm putting emphasis on doing full physics next year
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Low GCSEs, with high A level expectations watch
- 09-06-2011 21:03
- 22-06-2011 16:30
Hi i got 10 A*s at GCSE, can i still apply for any university?
- 22-06-2011 18:37
- 22-06-2011 21:10
I think those GCSEs would be fine for anything other than medicine, tbh.
But please, don't call them 'low' GCSEs, when over 50% of GCSE candidates fail to get 5 grades at C or above.
(Original post by Kareir)
- 23-09-2011 19:06
I got AAABBBBBBC at our equivalent of GCSEs, and I got warwick and imperial offers. Bad? Hardly.
(Original post by 1ILF234)
Hi, I got much poorer GCSEs, only 1 A*, couple of As and the rest Bs and Cs and I got an offer from Imperial etc,
In my opinion, it is a really strong personal statement that is important..why you are perfect for their course..previous experience and your outstanding qualities.
Go for it..or you will regret it
(Original post by theseeker)
- 25-09-2011 00:47
I'm thinking off applying to Economics at Warwick or UCL. Would you say I have a chance with GCSES very similiar to you and predicted AAA?
I have A*A*A*A*AAAAAA at GCSE
and currently AAB, prediction is likely to be A*AA and I feel like if I were to apply to Warwick it would be a waste of a choice as I would most likely get rejected