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    At GCSE I got an A*, 5A, 3B, and a D
    At AS I got A*A*A
    Should I bother still applying at Oxford? Or should I resist the exam which I got a D in instead? But would that help me become a stronger candidate.

    I want the honest truth thanks xc
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    (Original post by JustARandomer)
    At GCSE I got an A*, 5A, 3B, and a D
    At AS I got A*A*A
    Should I bother still applying at Oxford? Or should I resist the exam which I got a D in instead? But would that help me become a stronger candidate.

    I want the honest truth thanks xc
    Oxford generally want a very high number of A*s at GCSE, it's one the biggest factors they use when picking candidates for interviews.

    What was the D in?

    Personally I think you should apply to another medical school - your GCSE results are fine for medicine overall, but they won't cut it for Oxford.

    (As a side note and just for my personal education, is it possible to get A*s for AS levels? I thought only full A levels got A*s).
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    You can't get A* at AS.
    Also with those gcses and only 3 AS levels it does not look good.
    Oxford don't accept gcse retakes.
    Putting it bluntly you have no chance.

    Be careful when applying, assuming you got AAA at AS then lots of other unis will take you.
    Pick ones that don't look too much at gcses as you don't have an A average over your best 8.
 
 
 
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