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Will I be disadvantaged when applying for universities having only 6 IGCSEs? watch

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    I am an AS-Level student from Hong Kong.Although I shouldn't,I am a bit worried about my previous exams(IGCSE,the international GCSE equivalence )

    In the first year of IGCSE I studied 9 subjects, but I for various reasons I changed my school and then they only offered 6 courses as they preposed the A-Level Maths a year ahead(and unfortunately all are compulsory). Thus I only finished studying 6 amongst the 9 of my IGCSEs. I sat the six this summer and went on getting one A* and remaining As.They are Maths,Chemistry,Physics,Economic s,English and Chinese.

    I am wondering should I self teach the remaining subjects and sit them along with my A-Levels? Will universities disadvantage me because this lack of IGCSE grades? I am considering applying some of the most prestigious ones tbh.

    PS.I am doing 4 A-Levels this year,but I don't think reviewing and sitting these remaining IGCSEs would be a heavy burden to me.

    Well, given the situation, I don't think it should be a huge prob, but if you don't think it will affect your grades at A-level, by all means do a few more GCSEs It would remove any chances of the really top unis not giving you an offer because of the number of GCSEs on the one hand, but on the other hand, they look more at A-levels, so as long as you have some decent grades in the four A-levels you're doing, plus doing well in the interviews etc, you should stand a decent choice
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