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I got relatively mediocre GCSEs

2a*'s and 6a's coming from a state school and im predicted AABB at AS. Im worried as to whether this is enough to be able to consider me to a top end uni?

My goal is Durham or Warwick to study engineering plus I've got a hell of alot of experiance/supercurriculuar e.g Headstart,research placements, 4 diff. university residential STEM trips...
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I got relatively mediocre GCSEs

2a*'s and 6a's coming from a state school and im predicted AABB at AS. Im worried as to whether this is enough to be able to consider me to a top end uni?

My goal is Durham or Warwick to study engineering plus I've got a hell of alot of experiance/supercurriculuar e.g Headstart,research placements, 4 diff. university residential STEM trips...
Engineering is a very competitive course and you will want to get at least 3 A's at AS to be competitive for that course at Durham/Warwick. You have lots of experience which will set you apart and look good but nothing can make up for grades. I would still apply with AABB but it will be quite difficult to get he grades to get in if you can't get at least 3 A's at AS. What are you taking?
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Engineering is a very competitive course and you will want to get at least 3 A's at AS to be competitive for that course at Durham/Warwick. You have lots of experience which will set you apart and look good but nothing can make up for grades. I would still apply with AABB but it will be quite difficult to get he grades to get in if you can't get at least 3 A's at AS. What are you taking?

Ahh i see. Maths, further maths, chemistry & physics
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Ahh i see. Maths, further maths, chemistry & physics
I would say getting the 2A's in maths and physics would set you in good stead. How did your mocks go? :eek:
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I would say getting the 2A's in maths and physics would set you in good stead. How did your mocks go? :eek:
I did terribly which clearly showed my lack of revision of xmas. BBBC
However I did quite my job which has helped alot of balancing my time.

My predicted A's are in physics and Maths which is promising
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I got relatively mediocre GCSEs

2a*'s and 6a's coming from a state school and im predicted AABB at AS. Im worried as to whether this is enough to be able to consider me to a top end uni?

My goal is Durham or Warwick to study engineering plus I've got a hell of alot of experiance/supercurriculuar e.g Headstart,research placements, 4 diff. university residential STEM trips...
I applied to Warwick, with worse GCSE results, having messed up my AS's and was still offered a place. I got B in A2 maths, A in physics and a C in chem. I am predicted A*AB, and applied for the masters course. I rejected the place, but I think with AABB, you're fine
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'SUPER'curriculuar
Elaborate....
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I did terribly which clearly showed my lack of revision of xmas. BBBC
However I did quite my job which has helped alot of balancing my time.

My predicted A's are in physics and Maths which is promising
Thats a good move, jobs really do reduce your grades that extra bit of money isn't worth getting into a crap uni or not into one at all Hope you do well
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I applied to Warwick, with worse GCSE results, having messed up my AS's and was still offered a place. I got B in A2 maths, A in physics and a C in chem. I am predicted A*AB, and applied for the masters course. I rejected the place, but I think with AABB, you're fine
oh wow, thats reassuring. were you predicted to get A*AB and didn't achieve it or?
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Elaborate....
Extracurricular which is directly linked to the subject that you want to study.
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oh wow, thats reassuring. were you predicted to get A*AB and didn't achieve it or?
I'm predicted it, most probably will get A*AA, or A*A*B, but decided I preferred Exeter over Warwick, as my brother's at Warwick
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Thats a good move, jobs really do reduce your grades that extra bit of money isn't worth getting into a crap uni or not into one at all Hope you do well
thankyouu!!
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Thats a good move, jobs really do reduce your grades that extra bit of money isn't worth getting into a crap uni or not into one at all Hope you do well
Ignoring the fact that some students NEED to work alongside their studies, the longer you have out of work, the harder it is to find work. Companies would rather take on an inexperienced 16 year old than an inexperienced 20 year old because they can pay them less.
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How did you find the Headstart courses? Did you find them useful?
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I got relatively mediocre GCSEs

2a*'s and 6a's coming from a state school and im predicted AABB at AS. Im worried as to whether this is enough to be able to consider me to a top end uni?

My goal is Durham or Warwick to study engineering plus I've got a hell of alot of experiance/supercurriculuar e.g Headstart,research placements, 4 diff. university residential STEM trips...
take a year out then they don't even care about grades they only seem to care for school/coll leavers its odd
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How did you find the Headstart courses? Did you find them useful?
They were all right I guess. Being run by different companies, each one was different but focused on mainly the same things
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They were all right I guess. Being run by different companies, each one was different but focused on mainly the same things
Thank you
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So long as you meet all started GCSE requirements then you won't have a problem.

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