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    I am planning on studying either physics or engineering at uni, ideally Oxford or Cambridge (or similar). I am in year 11 at the moment, and I am worried that my GCSEs may hold me back. My predicted grades are:

    maths - A*
    Science (double award) - A*
    English language - B
    English literature - B
    French - A
    German - A
    Geography - A*
    Music - A*
    GCSE PE - A

    I am also doing a further maths GCSE, but I am not sure of my predicted grade. I'm pretty sure that I could get an A* in German, too. Will my english grades hold me back?

    The options I chose for AS level are: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
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    No, your English grades will not hold you back.
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    (Original post by hollinej01)
    I am planning on studying either physics or engineering at uni, ideally Oxford or Cambridge (or similar). I am in year 11 at the moment, and I am worried that my GCSEs may hold me back. My predicted grades are:

    maths - A*
    Science (double award) - A*
    English language - B
    English literature - B
    French - A
    German - A
    Geography - A*
    Music - A*
    GCSE PE - A

    I am also doing a further maths GCSE, but I am not sure of my predicted grade. I'm pretty sure that I could get an A* in German, too. Will my english grades hold me back?

    The options I chose for AS level are: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
    Finish your GCSEs and get your results first, then consider whether Oxbridge is a feasible choice.
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    GCSE grades are average for Oxbridge applicants so not too bad.

    However, make sure you do VERY well at AS level if you're looking at Cambridge as you need to submit your UMS marks.

    Also, you need to do well on the PAT for Oxford or the Cambridge equivalent test(s).

    You're definitely in with a shot, just do well at AS levels and practice a lot for the admissions tests.
 
 
 
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