Hi I am an Irish student and I am aware that Cambridge value the AS Level results quite highly and that they are important if you want to get in. Although I won't be going to Uni for a few years I am still slightly concerned how I will be judged, having not done AS exams, in comparison to UK students who have done them. Is it not that big of a problem considering it's not part of the Irish Educational system?
I got 8 As and 2 Bs ( B's were in subjects non-related to the course I want to do) with A being the maximum grade you can achieve (no such thing as A stars) in my Junior Cert. I am expecting good results in my Leaving Cert (however it's just one big exam after 2 years of study as opposed to 2 exams added up together like they do in the UK).
Am I at a disadvantage without proof of good grades at a high level or am I just worrying too much. All replies would be appreciated.
btw just in case: Junior Cert = GSCE equivalent
Leaving Cert = A level equivalent
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