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    Please forgive me if I posted in the wrong forum or I have asked a question that was already asked by another person. But I really need an answer to this question.

    Q: Does the University care if I came from a not so good high school but graduated with very high marks? My mother says that I have to work extra hard so that it would be comparable to those who are in better schools. Please help! -Cas
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    They don't care at all. If your sixth form is in the bottom 40% of sixth forms in the UK some universities will actually give you a lower offer.

    It's all about the grades.
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    (Original post by Castiel.)
    Please forgive me if I posted in the wrong forum or I have asked a question that was already asked by another person. But I really need an answer to this question.

    Q: Does the University care if I came from a not so good high school but graduated with very high marks? My mother says that I have to work extra hard so that it would be comparable to those who are in better schools. Please help! -Cas
    As loperdoper says, pupils from poorer schools are at an advantage. Universities take it into account when making what they call 'contextual offers' and often make them lower offers.
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    Thank you for answering my question! -Cas
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    (Original post by Castiel.)
    Thank you for answering my question! -Cas
    Worth pointing out the above is only true for applicants from UK schools (and some unis don't take it into account)
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    ...Oh man. I'm attending an international school from a rural place in the Philippines!
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    Worth pointing out the above is only true for applicants from UK schools (and some unis don't take it into account)
    Q: But do I still have a chance to get accepted into a UK uni if I manage to graduate with a good GPA and a good IB points?
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    (Original post by Castiel.)
    Q: But do I still have a chance to get accepted into a UK uni if I manage to graduate with a good GPA and a good IB points?
    Absolutely. Most unis will have the IB points they ask for on their websites. And if you're a bit below but at a poor school then you can always ask your reference to mention that. It might be taken into account.
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    Oh my god. I do have a chance. Thank you.
 
 
 
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