Can I apply to Oxbridge with these grades?

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At AS, I'm achieving AAB, by end of this year I should be getting AAA
At A2 I'm hoping for AAA/A*AA

At GCSE I achieved 3A*, 6A and 2B

Can I realistically apply to Oxbridge with these results?
Or would I need higher GCSE/A Level grades?


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If you can't even research their entry requirements how are you going to cope at Uni?
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If you can't even research their entry requirements how are you going to cope at Uni?
I researched the entry requirements, what I meant was do they require higher GCSE scores or whatever to get in, as I didn't do exceptionally well


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Absolutely not
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(Original post by BaudelaireLucky)
I researched the entry requirements, what I meant was do they require higher GCSE scores or whatever to get in, as I didn't do exceptionally well


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What subject are you applying for? That matters.
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(Original post by BaudelaireLucky)
I researched the entry requirements, what I meant was do they require higher GCSE scores or whatever to get in, as I didn't do exceptionally well
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You very blatantly haven't researched their entry requirements because both explicitly say that they have no GCSE entry requirements (apart from Medicine) and Cambridge specifically says that excellent AS results are vastly more important than your GCSE results.
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You very blatantly haven't researched their entry requirements because both explicitly say that they have no GCSE entry requirements (apart from Medicine) and Cambridge specifically says that excellent AS results are vastly more important than your GCSE results.
I have read that, but I know that lots of people who apply with great AS grades but not-so-good GCSE grades don't get in


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Your grades seem good enough but Oxbridge is so much more than just grades hence why it's so hard to get into even with 4 A* grades. You need to look at the extra curricular side of things, admissions tests etc too
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Why do you only have 3 AS levels? That could be a problem.

Aside from that, start preparing for the ELAT Your GCSEs shouldn't hold you back too much :nah:
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Some representative came from Cambridge to our school. They said that they have no entry requirements but realistically the average student in Cambridge has 7A* at GCSE, they may filter out applicants
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But in Oxford they really scrutinise the GCSE grades, so if you are applying Cambridge would be a better choice, but you will need high UMS marks in modules in AS
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Why do you only have 3 AS levels? That could be a problem.

Aside from that, start preparing for the ELAT Your GCSEs shouldn't hold you back too much :nah:
I have 4 AS levels, I just mentioned the ones I intend on taking next year (both Englishes and history) but I also do Spanish
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Absolutely not
Wrong.

OP, it's a maybe. Get strait As at AS and write a decent personal statement - that'll probably get you an interview. If you get an interview, then you definitely have a chance. Some not-so-impressive GCSEs will not get you rejected in the face of an excellent performance at your interviews.
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(Original post by Chlorophile)
You very blatantly haven't researched their entry requirements because both explicitly say that they have no GCSE entry requirements (apart from Medicine) and Cambridge specifically says that excellent AS results are vastly more important than your GCSE results.
To be fair to him, GCSEs do matter; there's just not a minimum required.
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(Original post by ennahaspatience)
Some representative came from Cambridge to our school. They said that they have no entry requirements but realistically the average student in Cambridge has 7A* at GCSE, they may filter out applicants
If your top 3 AS UMS are very high you're practically guaranteed an interview at Cambridge despite what you achieved at GCSE. I don't think there's a GCSE filter
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If you can't even research their entry requirements how are you going to cope at Uni?
Owned.

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If your top 3 AS UMS are very high you're practically guaranteed an interview at Cambridge despite what you achieved at GCSE. I don't think there's a GCSE filter
The woman said that the average student gets 7a* at GCSE, I am not saying it is certain, i just assumed because the woman from KCL came on afterwards and said they filter out students with less than 5A*
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The woman said that the average student gets 7a* at GCSE, I am not saying it is certain, i just assumed because the woman from KCL came on afterwards and said they filter out students with less than 5A*
Yes but that doesn't mean you cannot get in with less than 7.

KCL =/= Cambridge. Their admission processes are different
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(Original post by BaudelaireLucky)
I have 4 AS levels, I just mentioned the ones I intend on taking next year (both Englishes and history) but I also do Spanish
You're fine for Oxford, start swotting for the ELAT :cool:
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Yes but that doesn't mean you cannot get in with less than 7.

KCL =/= Cambridge. Their admission processes are different
I know. If she/he does really well in AS then it won't be a huge problem. I just assumed
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