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    I got 6As, 1A* and 4Bs at GCSE at a comprehensive. I then attended a grammar sixth form and got 5As at AS. Will universities look down on my GCSE grades or look nicely on the improvement I have made ?(want to do law)
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    Your GCSE grades are good. Alongside with a good set of A-levels you should have no issues getting into law at uni.
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    (Original post by 8472)
    Your GCSE grades are good. Alongside with a good set of A-levels you should have no issues getting into law at uni.
    Okay thank you, it just seems strange the emphasis they place on GCSE's. Surely A-levels are more accurate indicators. Do they take into account your results in the context of your schools overall performance ? (e.g. surely someone getting 8a*s at a terrible school compared to 11A*s at grammar school wont be judged the same ?)
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    Your GCSEs are good, your AS are fantastic, you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by j_r112)
    Okay thank you, it just seems strange the emphasis they place on GCSE's. Surely A-levels are more accurate indicators. Do they take into account your results in the context of your schools overall performance ? (e.g. surely someone getting 8a*s at a terrible school compared to 11A*s at grammar school wont be judged the same ?)
    A-levels are looked at more highly. Sadly due to number of applicants I don't they have time to go through everyone and look at the schools they went to, research them ect. But they may have the general idea.
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    An upwards trajectory can often mitigate poorer results. Your GCSE results are fine though.
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    (Original post by j_r112)
    I got 6As, 1A* and 4Bs at GCSE at a comprehensive. I then attended a grammar sixth form and got 5As at AS. Will universities look down on my GCSE grades or look nicely on the improvement I have made ?(want to do law)
    Woah what AS levels?
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    What subjects did you take for AS? What about A2?
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    Very few Universities actually care about your GCSEs, and those that do only mind when it's a very oversubscribed course. In most cases, you should be absolutely fine.
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    ok thanks and I did Geography, English lit, History, PE and general studies( doesn't really count haha ), I now do geography, English and History
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    (Original post by j_r112)
    ok thanks and I did Geography, English lit, History, PE and general studies( doesn't really count haha ), I now do geography, English and History
    How did you revise for General Studies?
    It so difficult.
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    How did you revise for General Studies?
    It so difficult.
    There's isn't exactly a way you can revise for a General studies. Although the only way I would suggest is going through the past papers and mark schemes.


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    I didn't really revise much, I just went through past papers and kept up to date on popular news stories. Its important to use examples from real life in answers e.g. I used the Suarez biting incident in an essay question on human aggression.
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    There's isn't exactly a way you can revise for a General studies. Although the only way I would suggest is going through the past papers and mark schemes.


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    Ah ok.
 
 
 

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