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Just wondering if this meets the minimum GCSES requirement for Oxbridge - here are my grades:

Chinese - A*
English language GCSE - A
English Language - iGCSE - A
Science core - A
Science additional - A
Art - B
Maths - C (hopefully pushing it up to a B - A*)
History - B
Psychology - C
ICT - C
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they are decent grades but focus on A levels more - GCSE's are important but not as much as A levels.
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Cambridge don't usually consider GCSE's as a major factor in your application (not sure about oxford). They are much more bothered about your AS results, it also depends on the course you want to do. Courses like medicine are so competitive that I think they have to look at GCSE's.
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Almost certainly not for Oxford, Cambridge are more likely to accept them but only with stellar AS grades.
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Thanks everyone! Really appreciate everyone's input! If it helps, I'm planning on going into Computer Science
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You got a C in GCSE maths and you want to go to Oxbridge? Just focus on passing A levels bro.
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It's probably technically possible for you to get into Oxford or Cambridge (more like the latter since Oxford are more picky about GCSEs) with those grades but it's incredibly unlikely. Not so much because you'll be rejected because of them, but more because the kind of student getting those kinds of GCSE grades is probably not the kind of student they're looking for.

The fact that you got a C in Maths and you're applying for Computer Science however makes me think that your chance is virtually nil. Computer Science is basically just maths - virtually everyone applying will have A*s in GCSE Maths and close to full marks in A Level Maths and likely Further Maths.
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They're quite low for Oxbridge but with very high UMS at AS you may have a shot at Cambridge. Every other aspect of your application would probably need to be perfect as well, so it will be an uphill struggle.
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Only problem is your maths
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What about Cambridge, Bristol, Southampton, Durham or Imperial OP?
As others have stated above ^ Focus on getting straight As in your A Levels, they are associated with great importance.
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I think people are being a bit optimistic here... Oxford is probably off the cards given the GCSE results and is someone who got a C in GCSE Maths going to get the 95%+ UMS average that Cambridge will expect for Computer Science, quite possibly higher since people who take A Level Maths tend to get higher UMS? I'm not saying it's impossible... but a lot more improbably than a lot of people are making out. If you do somehow manage to get that kind of UMS at AS then fine, but I can't see how that's going to happen.
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Is there a difference in the way Oxford look at IGCSE results in comparison with GCSE results?
Because at my school, they only offered a max of 9 IGCSEs. Apparently, GCSEs are easier? Do Oxbridge take this into consideration? Thanks!
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(Original post by zk11)
Is there a difference in the way Oxford look at IGCSE results in comparison with GCSE results?
Because at my school, they only offered a max of 9 IGCSEs. Apparently, GCSEs are easier? Do Oxbridge take this into consideration? Thanks!
Oxford will view GCSEs as exactly the same as IGCSEs. I really think people exaggerate the relative difficulty of IGCSEs. And it's quality rather than quantity that matters. The fact that you took 9 IGCSEs isn't a problem, what matters is what those grades were.
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(Original post by Chlorophile)
Oxford will view GCSEs as exactly the same as IGCSEs. I really think people exaggerate the relative difficulty of IGCSEs. And it's quality rather than quantity that matters. The fact that you took 9 IGCSEs isn't a problem, what matters is what those grades were.
IGCSE: 6 A*s and 3As. Could you advise where these results sit compared to the average? Thank you!
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IGCSE: 6 A*s and 3As. Could you advise where these results sit compared to the average? Thank you!
I don't have the complete statistics but from the statistics I have seen, that looks slightly lower than average. I'm guessing the average is around 7-10 A*s, but I'm basing this off the statistics from two courses only. I wouldn't be surprised if it's in that range though.

Again though, below-average GCSEs does not mean you can't get in.
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Watch Jake Wright on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/user/jaketvee

He did alright at GCSE level and got pretty good A Levels and now he studies Computer Science at Cambridge. His channel is about the whole application process, interviews and grades etc as well as revision and how to stay on track. He also vlogs his weekly like as a Cambridge Compsi and I think it'll help you with knowing how to get there as well as what your life could be like.

Good Luck well done for your grades though! Maybe just try working harder on Maths because that's a large part of your course.
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Thanks everyone! Really appreciate everyone's input! If it helps, I'm planning on going into Computer Science
If you are doing GCSE Further Maths, you have to get at least an A to get to do A Level Maths for Computer Science at Oxbridge. Otherwise, you are really unlikely to do A Level Maths for Computer Science at Oxbridge.
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(Original post by Asclepius TSR)
Just wondering if this meets the minimum GCSES requirement for Oxbridge - here are my grades:

Maths - C (hopefully pushing it up to a B - A*)
Before you worry about Oxbridge, I'd focus on sorting your Maths out. If you want a shot at computer science at a decent university then you really ought to take maths and further maths A levels. If you don't improve your likely GCSe maths grade then you won't be able to do A level Maths and then you will struggle to be accepted for Computer Science anywhere. Many 6th forms require a B or even an A at GCSE maths in order to take A level Maths, and some places require at A* to take Further maths.
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(Original post by Asclepius TSR)
Just wondering if this meets the minimum GCSES requirement for Oxbridge - here are my grades:

Chinese - A*
English language GCSE - A
English Language - iGCSE - A
Science core - A
Science additional - A
Art - B
Maths - C (hopefully pushing it up to a B - A*)
History - B
Psychology - C
ICT - C
Moved to Oxbridge section
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Thanks everyone! Really appreciate everyone's input! If it helps, I'm planning on going into Computer Science
Maths is the problem really. If you can completely turn your maths around, then you'd probably have a chance. Cambridge expect Maths and often prefer you to have further maths too at A level. Computer Science is a lot more mathematical than you might think.
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