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    Hello!

    I am writing this post as I would like to know if I have any chance at all of getting into a Russell Group university. I have just started AS, my choices as follows; Literature, History, Psychology, and Government and Politics. I have settled on the idea of continuing Literature and History into A2, and then either Psychology or Politics. So far I have made good first impressions towards my subject teachers and I contribute regularly in lessons. I have been studying roughly 10 hours a day purely out of passion for my subjects and my teachers seem to see me as a committed, high achiever. I have been performing very well in lessons...

    HOWEVER!

    I received all B's in my GCSE's. I took them modularly, and because of this when we first started taking tests I was foolish and did not properly understand the full importance of them, thus only receiving B's. I was recognised by most of my teachers of being talented and capable, but I did not put enough effort into my tests and that showed.

    I am worried that even if I achieved A*AA etcetera, I might still be refused from Russell Group universities due to my poor GCSE grades.

    Am I doomed? That is what I want to know.

    PS: I have taken part in school sports, joined a couple of sports clubs, been part of an orchestra, raised money for charity and had work experience etcetera. I am currently looking into other opportunities that can give me experience for my future ambitions.
    Also, I have no particular idea of what job I would like to do, but I am interested in studying History or Law at university.
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    If you get A*AA, with B's at GCSE, you will easily make it to a russel group uni, some courses at some russel group unis aren't even that hard to get into. I don't know what course you want to study though,
    As for studying 10 hours a day, good for you etc, but are you sure? That would mean, assuming you sleep from midnight to 7am and get home at 4, you study from 4 to 12, plus 2 hours in school during free periods or something. Each to their own and all, I guess...
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    (Original post by BaldrickForPM)
    Hello!

    I am writing this post as I would like to know if I have any chance at all of getting into a Russell Group university. I have just started AS, my choices as follows; Literature, History, Psychology, and Government and Politics. I have settled on the idea of continuing Literature and History into A2, and then either Psychology or Politics. So far I have made good first impressions towards my subject teachers and I contribute regularly in lessons. I have been studying roughly 10 hours a day purely out of passion for my subjects and my teachers seem to see me as a committed, high achiever. I have been performing very well in lessons...

    HOWEVER!

    I received all B's in my GCSE's. I took them modularly, and because of this when we first started taking tests I was foolish and did not properly understand the full importance of them, thus only receiving B's. I was recognised by most of my teachers of being talented and capable, but I did not put enough effort into my tests and that showed.

    I am worried that even if I achieved A*AA etcetera, I might still be refused from Russell Group universities due to my poor GCSE grades.

    Am I doomed? That is what I want to know.

    PS: I have taken part in school sports, joined a couple of sports clubs, been part of an orchestra, raised money for charity and had work experience etcetera. I am currently looking into other opportunities that can give me experience for my future ambitions.
    Also, I have no particular idea of what job I would like to do, but I am interested in studying History or Law at university.
    That's a very broad question your asking. The requirements differ by course and in some cases (Oxbridge) university. For example for English requirements are typically high around the AAA mark plus. Whilst for Sociology requirements can often be as low as ABB-AAB. Your A-Levels are much more important than GCSES's.
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    Unless universities expressly state GCSE entry requirements that exceed B grades (relatively rare, except for medicine) then you'll be absolutely fine

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    (Original post by BaldrickForPM)
    Hello!

    I am writing this post as I would like to know if I have any chance at all of getting into a Russell Group university. I have just started AS, my choices as follows; Literature, History, Psychology, and Government and Politics. I have settled on the idea of continuing Literature and History into A2, and then either Psychology or Politics. So far I have made good first impressions towards my subject teachers and I contribute regularly in lessons. I have been studying roughly 10 hours a day purely out of passion for my subjects and my teachers seem to see me as a committed, high achiever. I have been performing very well in lessons...

    HOWEVER!

    I received all B's in my GCSE's. I took them modularly, and because of this when we first started taking tests I was foolish and did not properly understand the full importance of them, thus only receiving B's. I was recognised by most of my teachers of being talented and capable, but I did not put enough effort into my tests and that showed.

    I am worried that even if I achieved A*AA etcetera, I might still be refused from Russell Group universities due to my poor GCSE grades.

    Am I doomed? That is what I want to know.

    PS: I have taken part in school sports, joined a couple of sports clubs, been part of an orchestra, raised money for charity and had work experience etcetera. I am currently looking into other opportunities that can give me experience for my future ambitions.
    Also, I have no particular idea of what job I would like to do, but I am interested in studying History or Law at university.

    A few problems I have with what you've said:

    1. 10 hours a day? Shame you couldn't show that commitment to your GCSEs. But that doesn't matter! Do well in your ASs and you'll get offers from some of the good RG unis (not Oxbridge, Durham, LSE, UCL, Warwick Imperial etc, but the weaker ones certainly)

    2. There are some weak Russell Group unis, such as Queen Mary/Birmingham/Manchester/Southampton, so don't worry about "A*AA not being good enough".

    3. Psychology is a joke A-Level though it's up to you if you continue with it to A2
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    (Original post by Surrey Bubble15)
    A few problems I have with what you've said:

    1. 10 hours a day? Shame you couldn't show that commitment to your GCSEs. But that doesn't matter! Do well in your ASs and you'll get offers from some of the good RG unis (not Oxbridge, Durham, LSE, UCL, Warwick Imperial etc, but the weaker ones certainly)

    2. There are some weak Russell Group unis, such as Queen Mary/Birmingham/Manchester/Southampton, so don't worry about "A*AA not being good enough".

    3. Psychology is a joke A-Level though it's up to you if you continue with it to A2
    Im very confused, I received similar results with a few A's, so do i not have a chance to study, say, International Relations and politics at Warwick?
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    (Original post by fleurwest)
    Im very confused, I received similar results with a few A's, so do i not have a chance to study, say, International Relations and politics at Warwick?
    This is a 2013 thread.

    Maybe start your own thread with your specific questions.

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