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    So GCSEs can be a big factor and Oxbridge will want to see lots, if not all, A*'s & A's but what if your school doesn't do much GCSEs.

    So say my school does 9 options, how many would need to be at A/A*'s for it to be worth applying?

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    8 or 9, i'd say. my school only does 10 and i'm aiming for 8-10 A*s with any luck.


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    (Original post by Invest)
    So GCSEs can be a big factor and Oxbridge will want to see lots, if not all, A*'s & A's but what if your school doesn't do much GCSEs.

    So say my school does 9 options, how many would need to be at A/A*'s for it to be worth applying?

    Thank you.
    Unless for Law or Medicine it's not critical at Cambridge because they place most emphasis on your UMS at A level. The typical entrant from a good school has almost all A/A* with 7A*+. Lower GCSEs from weaker schools are less of a disadvantage than from selective or independent schools.
    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...Applicants.pdf

    By the time you get to AS they may have disappeared as a stage for full A-levels & so its likely that good GCSEs will become more important.
 
 
 
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