KS3 Sats on University application

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mattytaylor
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This post may seem hilarious to some people but it’s not as funny as it sounds. I got EP in Science, only 2 people in the entire borough got it, and I got the higher mark. Not showing off of course. But the thing is, alot of people are telling me that KS3 Sats were completely meaningless. This is one of the few things i have ever achieved. Was it all for nothing? I want to go to a good university (maybe even oxbridge), I know that gcse and especially AS level results are far more important but is there anyway I can sneak this onto my personal statement or something. I'm in year 11 now, i'm just curious to know if what i did back in year 9 will have any affect on my application. Will universities give any importance to the Sats?
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They won't give a damn I don't think, but you could work it into something like "I like to think I have achieved outstandingly throughout my education, from achieving the highest science mark in my borough for KS3 science, to ..."
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They won't give a damn I don't think, but you could work it into something like "I like to think I have achieved outstandingly throughout my education, from achieving the highest science mark in my borough for KS3 science, to ..."
Whether you got Level 1 or EP at KS3 means zilch.
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I'm afraid the university wouldn't look at that KS3 mark as some form of achievement. More likely they would ask you as to why you didn't get the best mark for GCSE in science. And that would be a throny question indeed
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i'm afraid your achievement counts for nothing but at least you know with a base like that you are likely to go on and do very well anyway.
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whats EP?
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(Original post by lalalaura)
whats EP?
exceptional performance
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Hahaha, I didn't even do this "key stage" malarky.
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I did, and I understand why you might like to use this to your advantage for medical applications (I got 8 EP EP lol); but the others are right. Sats are pretty meaningless at that stage, esp. for medical school where everyone is good. Focus on your GCSEs- be confident that by application time, you'll hopefully have a lot more than sats in your favour.
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SATS are done to test schools not pupils, even though teachers will tell you you need to do well, and thats y. But as regards university nobody gives a flying F*** and its quite possible that unless ur doin med or law noone will bother bout ur gcse grades as long as they're reasonable
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I want to do medicine, so do you think its a good idea to mention this?
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(Original post by mattytaylor)
I want to do medicine, so do you think its a good idea to mention this?
sats noone care anywhere no matter what, gcses as long as u got bout 10 As then u'll be ok at oxbridge, invidual marks arnt really important, and obiously AAA at A level
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(Original post by mattytaylor)
I want to do medicine, so do you think its a good idea to mention this?
SATS are not qualifications, therefore they count for nothing - And that is zero.

If you mention them, it'll make you look stupid.
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SATS are not qualifications, therefore they count for nothing - And that is zero.

If you mention them, it'll make you look stupid.
That is very true, they'll laugh ur app all the way to the bin
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That is very true, they'll laugh ur app all the way to the bin
Maybe the recycling bin.
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its good to see year11s thinking ahead to the ucas application stage
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Hell, I had my CV written out in Y11.
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Hell, I had my CV written out in Y11.
probably as part of your GCSE english coursework.
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its good to see year11s thinking ahead to the ucas application stage
I agree, i never thought about it in yr 11, but from our school only bout 10 people are off to uni probably, but now at sixth form everyone i know is goin
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Lol. I never did them along with the vast majority of privately schooled children. We are doooomed.
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