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    In particular, Law. I have 5 A*'s at A level and a fantastic amount of extra-curricular achievements, but my GCSEs are very average (A*AABBBBBCC). Up until now, UCL has been my first choice, but I've seen someone with low grades get into Oxbridge before. Is it worth applying, or not?


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    Cambridge, for sure.

    Cambridge pay less attention to GCSEs, but ask for your %s in your AS/A2-levels.

    Oxford pay more attention to GCSEs, and only see your grades at A-level, not your module percentages.

    So someone with great A-levels and relatively poor GCSEs would stand a much higher chance at Cambridge, and vice-versa.

    4 A*s at GCSE, 5 A*s at A-level -> great Cam application, poor Oxford application.
    10 A*s at GCSE, AAAA at AS-level @ 80% average -> terrible Cam application, fantastic Oxford application.

    In your case your GCSEs are *really* low for Oxbridge though, but I would definitely recommend Cambridge.
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    Cambridge, for sure.

    Cambridge pay less attention to GCSEs, but ask for your %s in your AS/A2-levels.

    Oxford pay more attention to GCSEs, and only see your grades at A-level, not your module percentages.

    So someone with great A-levels and relatively poor GCSEs would stand a much higher chance at Cambridge, and vice-versa.

    4 A*s at GCSE, 5 A*s at A-level -> great Cam application, poor Oxford application.
    10 A*s at GCSE, AAAA at AS-level @ 80% average -> terrible Cam application, fantastic Oxford application.

    In your case your GCSEs are *really* low for Oxbridge though, but I would definitely recommend Cambridge.
    True, but I've been a full time carer for my mum, and still on track for 5 A*'s. If I do well in the LNAT test, someone said I'd have a chance, so I thought I'd ask.



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