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    Hi guys,

    I'm new here so forgive me if this isn't a suitable area to post this thread.

    So basically, I'm nearing the end of my GCSEs and have a pretty good idea of what I'm likely to achieve overall and would like to know where this leaves me? Are my results good enough for a Russell Group university? Or perhaps even Oxbridge? Although I'm aware this is highly unlikely with my grades.

    Here are my grades:

    History: A*
    English Lang: A*
    English Lit: A*
    Maths: A
    R.S: A
    French: A
    Spanish: A
    D.T (Graphics) : A
    Core Science: A
    Additional Science: A
    P.E: B

    That's 3A*s 7As and 1B

    P.S. I go to a comprehensive school with very poor results. Only 40% leave with 5A*-C including maths and English. I've heard universities sometimes take this into account but that might be rubbish.

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    You should get into a Russell group uni
    I got 1A* 6As and 3Bs and Russell Groups look more at your as results anyway, I wish you the best of luck but it really depends on what you get at AS because that's what they base your offers on 😄


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    What have you picked for A levels??


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    GCSEs are only looked at for certain Uni/subjects - for many places they are irrelevant and its your A level grades alone that matter. Usually its only Maths/English that they are interested in and yours are fine.

    PS. Yes, if you come from a school with a low University entrance rate, check out the various 'access' schemes that many top Unis run to encourage wider participation. They can offer what are called 'contextual offers' - requiring lower grades. One example at Leeds : http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ace/PS/A2L.html Look also at the Sutton Trust summer school scheme, again designed to support applicants from low achieving schools : http://www.suttontrust.com/summer-sc...ummer-schools/
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    (Original post by Jeremy7373)
    Hi guys,

    I'm new here so forgive me if this isn't a suitable area to post this thread.

    So basically, I'm nearing the end of my GCSEs and have a pretty good idea of what I'm likely to achieve overall and would like to know where this leaves me? Are my results good enough for a Russell Group university? Or perhaps even Oxbridge? Although I'm aware this is highly unlikely with my grades.

    Here are my grades:

    History: A*
    English Lang: A*
    English Lit: A*
    Maths: A
    R.S: A
    French: A
    Spanish: A
    D.T (Graphics) : A
    Core Science: A
    Additional Science: A
    P.E: B

    That's 3A*s 7As and 1B

    P.S. I go to a comprehensive school with very poor results. Only 40% leave with 5A*-C including maths and English. I've heard universities sometimes take this into account but that might be rubbish.

    Cheers
    - Jeremy
    For the majority of courses at the majority of universities as long as you have the 5A*-C at GCSE including English and Maths then its meeting the A-Level requirements which matters more.

    I got 5A's 5B's 1C and got offers from 3 RG Unis- Sheffield, Birmingham and Leeds
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    (Original post by eggz95)
    What have you picked for A levels??

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    I'm taking english lit, history, french and politics or philosophy.
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    Thank you very much for your replies guys. This has been very helpful!

    If you have any further thoughts please don't hesitate to tell me.

    Cheers!
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    I got virtually the same gcses as you and I applied to 5 RGs got 4 offers (rejected from lse) and firmed ucl.
    I think AS level matter more!
 
 
 
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