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    I've applied to do economics at UCL, Bath, Bristol, Nottingham and Exeter but am worried that I won't get any offers due to my GCSEs being uncompetitive compared to other applicants, how highly do these unis value GCSEs?

    I have 3A* predictions for A2 but my GCSEs are 2A* 5A 3B 1C.
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    (Original post by JoshC98)
    I've applied to do economics at UCL, Bath, Bristol, Nottingham and Exeter but am worried that I won't get any offers due to my GCSEs being uncompetitive compared to other applicants, how highly do these unis value GCSEs?

    I have 3A* predictions for A2 but my GCSEs are 2A* 5A 3B 1C.
    you should be fine with those GCSE's. The big question for Economics is your A level choices as most of these require A level Maths. The only issue regarding GCSE's is that some require English Language and Maths at grade B and above
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    (Original post by JoshC98)
    I've applied to do economics at UCL, Bath, Bristol, Nottingham and Exeter but am worried that I won't get any offers due to my GCSEs being uncompetitive compared to other applicants, how highly do these unis value GCSEs?

    I have 3A* predictions for A2 but my GCSEs are 2A* 5A 3B 1C.
    I've never heard that unis apart from Oxbridge are picky about gcse results as long as you have English and Maths to Grade B or above you should, be fine. I'm applying to bath for German and French double Honours and I had 1-A* 1-A 6-Bs and 1 C I'm certainly hope they won't count against me as I'm predicted AAB at A2
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    Look at the course requirements page. Usually, it's GCSE Grade B in English Language & Maths.

    I've also read UCL require a MFL GCSE Grade C but if you don't have it then they will allow you to take a course whilst you are at University
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    (Original post by JoshC98)
    I've applied to do economics at UCL, Bath, Bristol, Nottingham and Exeter but am worried that I won't get any offers due to my GCSEs being uncompetitive compared to other applicants, how highly do these unis value GCSEs?

    I have 3A* predictions for A2 but my GCSEs are 2A* 5A 3B 1C.
    I've got 2As and 5Bs at GCSE. This is pretty terrible however it hasn't made the slightest difference to me apart from my application to Oxford. I think as long as you turn it around and do well in entrance exams (such as the MAT if this applies to you) you can get into a really good university.

    If I revised for my GCSEs and did better it would have helped me however I think I have made up for it in other areas. I have an offer from Warwick and interviews at Imperial and Manchester, and since you are in a better position than me I wouldn't worry.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Louisb19)
    I've got 2As and 5Bs at GCSE. This is pretty terrible however it hasn't made the slightest difference to me apart from my application to Oxford. I think as long as you turn it around and do well in entrance exams (such as the MAT if this applies to you) you can get into a really good university.

    If I revised for my GCSEs and did better it would have helped me however I think I have made up for it in other areas. I have an offer from Warwick and interviews at Imperial and Manchester, and since you are in a better position than me I wouldn't worry.

    Good luck!
    Thanks that gives me confidence! Congrats on your offer from Warwick! Good luck to you to!
 
 
 
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