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    Hi, so I just got my AS results and received AABC. A in maths, A in chemistry, B in biology and C in Geography.

    In my GCSE's I received a C in maths and a C in Chemistry. I was wondering whether this jump in my grades from GCSE to AS level would in some way make me any more desirable for Universities as it may have shown maturity? Thanks
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    I've heard they're usually not too bothered with GCSE depending on how many candidates are competing for a place, the fact that you've improved your chemistry and maths renders those grades pretty much irrelevant anyway. It certainly shows you're progressing, but they probably won't look to much into it.
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    Probably won't make a huge difference - universities are mostly just interested in A-level grades. Congrats on your grades though
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    (Original post by podrodow1)
    Hi, so I just got my AS results and received AABC. A in maths, A in chemistry, B in biology and C in Geography.

    In my GCSE's I received a C in maths and a C in Chemistry. I was wondering whether this jump in my grades from GCSE to AS level would in some way make me any more desirable for Universities as it may have shown maturity? Thanks
    Well done on your results, that jump is impressive! To be honest I don't think it will, as many universities won't even bother to look at your GCSE results, as they have so many applications to get through. However, some unis might notice
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    Well done on those grades

    I think Uni's would be more encouraged if there was a jump from AS grades to A2, although that improvement is pretty good
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    Well done, and it'll make a huge difference.

    I had all B's at GCSE (6) and 2 a's. My AS levels went well last year, ended up with 4 a's and gained an offer from LSE where I'm starting this September after making the grades yesterday. I mentioned my increase in focus since the GCSE's and my improvement in my personal statement and I think that helped (LSE really focuses on personal statements apparently).

    Your improvement is even better imo, and I'm certain it will really help you out with applications. Well done and good luck!
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    (Original post by abhiksetia)
    Well done, and it'll make a huge difference.

    I had all B's at GCSE (6) and 2 a's. My AS levels went well last year, ended up with 4 a's and gained an offer from LSE where I'm starting this September after making the grades yesterday. I mentioned my increase in focus since the GCSE's and my improvement in my personal statement and I think that helped (LSE really focuses on personal statements apparently).

    Your improvement is even better imo, and I'm certain it will really help you out with applications. Well done and good luck!
    may i ask which course this is for ? also which subjects did you take at A-level ?
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    (Original post by Fas)
    may i ask which course this is for ? also which subjects did you take at A-level ?
    Business Math and Statistics. Maths, Further Maths, Econ and AS level Chemistry.
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    (Original post by podrodow1)
    Hi, so I just got my AS results and received AABC. A in maths, A in chemistry, B in biology and C in Geography.

    In my GCSE's I received a C in maths and a C in Chemistry. I was wondering whether this jump in my grades from GCSE to AS level would in some way make me any more desirable for Universities as it may have shown maturity? Thanks
    Well done! Doing well at AS can hardly damage your chances. Depending on what you apply for and where, some unis won't even look at your GCSEs, while at some unis they're a pivotal factor. All unis, however, will look at your "academic potential" - that jump shows massive improvement and therefore most probably a lot of potential. If you want to play the potential card, you might want to get the person writing your reference to comment on the jump in your grades from GCSE to AS to bring it to the attention of the admissions tutors. What are you thinking of applying for?
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    (Original post by podrodow1)
    Hi, so I just got my AS results and received AABC. A in maths, A in chemistry, B in biology and C in Geography.

    In my GCSE's I received a C in maths and a C in Chemistry. I was wondering whether this jump in my grades from GCSE to AS level would in some way make me any more desirable for Universities as it may have shown maturity? Thanks
    Excuse me sorry for the question but how did you get accepted to do A Level Maths and Chemistry at Sixth Form? I was just wondering because at the sixth form I want to go to the entry requirement for Chemistry and Maths is a B.
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    I enjoy the satisfaction especially of nearly matching a friends AS grade of AABB with my AABC even though I achieved 3 A's, 1 A*, 1 C and like 5 B's at gcse compared to his 9 A*s or whatever

    Shows how a narrowing of subjects creates specialisation in a way which can lead to the 'perceived less academic' achieving similar or beating the big academics

    (Unless your applying to a top end university or applying for vet/ medicine/dentistry gcses won't be too much of a hindrance unless you do not match English or math grades)


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    (Original post by ChieOnakata)
    Excuse me sorry for the question but how did you get accepted to do A Level Maths and Chemistry at Sixth Form? I was just wondering because at the sixth form I want to go to the entry requirement for Chemistry and Maths is a B.
    It took a lot of persuasion and begging on my part, to be honest I really underperformed in my GCSE's. We also had lots of tests at the start of the year to confirm a place, which i put everything in to so I could get on the course.
 
 
 
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