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Depends on your a-level grades


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It's good but it's the A-Levels that count the most so you need to get really high grades to get into courses like...let's say medicine!
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I was planning on looking at courses science orientated like natural sciences or chemical engineering?
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i remember being in the exact same situation a few years ago (got A*A*AAAAAAAB) and people on TSR were telling me they aren't good enough for a top university bla bla bla

trust me.. all that matters is your personal statement, your a-levels (choices + grades) and your interview. they do not give a flying **** about GCSE grades, don't worry

get 3 A's, write a banging personal statement and smash your interview. you can go anywhere you want, people here love to exaggerate
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Not terrible grades but like others have said A levels are the key...they show your current ability which is usually given the most weight when applying in terms of academics.
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I was planning on looking at courses science orientated like natural sciences or chemical engineering?
A course like chemical engineering is quite competitive, offers from universities can vary from a*aa to abb at a-levels, depending on the university you've applied to. For example imperial and Oxbridge May offer A*aa whereas Loughborough aaa


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A course like chemical engineering is quite competitive, offers from universities can vary from a*aa to abb at a-levels, depending on the university you've applied to. For example imperial and Oxbridge May offer A*aa whereas Loughborough aaa


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So if you do well enough at a-levels, you shouldn't be too concerned about your gcse grades.


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GCSEs are irrelevant apart from the core ones for most courses. A-levels on the other hand...
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GCSEs are irrelevant apart from the core ones for most courses. A-levels on the other hand...
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Don't ignore GCSE's completely. Universities do actually take them into consideration when assessing an application. But a-levels is the main factor.


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Smash your a-levels and you'll probably be fine, I hold offers from Warwick, Bath and Bristol for Maths and I got 2B 5C at GCSE, for medicine they'd obviously hold critical importance
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Thats decent enough for a good UNI provided you get A's in the core ones and MIN B's. You literally just need to bangout at A-level and get 3-4 As at AS then right a good personal statement and have a good interview and a decent enterance exam score for whatever subject you choose at UNI eg LMAT UKCAT
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It depends upon the course that you wish to pursue, and the university in question. Some courses and institutions place much greater emphasis upon GCSEs than others do. For example, for Medicine at Cardiff University, a points system whereby the candidate's nine best GCSEs are ranked out of 27 is used, and to be competitive, majoritively A*s and As are required. Similarly, Oxbridge entry would require a broad range of GCSE subjects, and consistently high grades. However, for many courses, where GCSE requirements are stated, they usually entail a specific grade in the subject that you wish to study at undergraduate level, or a subject that may be relevant to such study, e.g. an A in Maths for an undergraduate Maths degree. I would advise you to research courses and note specific entry requirements in order to garner an idea of your options.
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As long as you get ABB or above in your A-levels you should be fine for most courses at a Top 25/1994 group/russell group.
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As long as you don't want to do medicine where GCSEs matter quite a lot, you can go wherever you like as long as you're A levels are good enough.
Someone at my school dossed his GCSEs and got mainly Bs, worked really hard during his AS year and is now an offer holder for Economics at Cambridge. So its definitely possible.
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I was looking at more of a biochemistry route?
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(Original post by jennyrules)
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Unless you're aiming for Oxford and Cambridge (for which those grades probably aren't quite good enough), then GCSE grades are almost entirely irrelevant.
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Im confused so should I completely forget about cambridge?
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Im confused so should I completely forget about cambridge?
You could always give it a shot anyway. But remember AS levels are crucial for getting offers.
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