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Yeez
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I got A*A*A*A*AAAABBC.
Are they good enough? The course I'm interested in is Classics.
The BBC grades were in unrelated subject areas (maths, physics, art).
My A*s were in English Lit, French, R.S, history.
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I got twelve A*s and a B at GCSE and I didn't get an offer for maths from Cambridge after my interview there. I guess that GCSEs don't make a huge difference to your chances at Oxbridge compared to your reference, your performance at A-Levels, the interview and extra-curricular activities that you have done related to your chosen course that you can talk about in your personal statement and in your interview.
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(Original post by Yeez)
I got A*A*A*A*AAAABBC.
Are they good enough? The course I'm interested in is Classics.
The BBC grades were in unrelated subject areas (maths, physics, art).
My A*s were in English Lit, French, R.S, history.
Thank you!
Yes they are good enough, but you need to concentrate on getting straight A's at AS to stand a good chance, also try and do some activities which will show how much you like the course. I don't know, do you have any clubs at college for english literature/classics?
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If you AS UMS are good then you will not be (significantly) disadvantaged at Cambridge.
At Oxford you will have a slightly harder time, but it is by no means beyond possible for you to get a place.
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