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    So I didn't get the best GCSE results, which honestly dragged down my confidence to succeed. Im scared that my GCSE results will hold me back from going to a good uni..Am I right in thinking that it will?
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    So, you have 2 options here really, depending on what you want to do and what grades you got.

    1) You can resit some of your GCSEs during AS. If you don't have your subjects at a C or above, this might be a good idea. Plus, with studying AS you may find the GCSE material to be a walk in the park.

    2) Depending on how competitive your course is and if your choices have any specific GCSE requirements, you can be done with them and choose to knuckle down and get some stellar AS results, which will give you good A2 predictions. Make sure you have a good personal statement and lots of relevant work experience/extra curricular stuff and your application will be strong.

    I won't lie and say that Unis don't look at GCSEs because many do. Good GCSEs can back up bad AS results and vice versa. If you really aren't happy with your results and think you could do better, I'd definitely consider resitting some.
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    (Original post by Scitty)
    So, you have 2 options here really, depending on what you want to do and what grades you got.

    1) You can resit some of your GCSEs during AS. If you don't have your subjects at a C or above, this might be a good idea. Plus, with studying AS you may find the GCSE material to be a walk in the park.

    2) Depending on how competitive your course is and if your choices have any specific GCSE requirements, you can be done with them and choose to knuckle down and get some stellar AS results, which will give you good A2 predictions. Make sure you have a good personal statement and lots of relevant work experience/extra curricular stuff and your application will be strong.

    I won't lie and say that Unis don't look at GCSEs because many do. Good GCSEs can back up bad AS results and vice versa. If you really aren't happy with your results and think you could do better, I'd definitely consider resitting some.
    Thank you! This definitely helped me. As for my options, I doubt I'll resit because I didn't get anything lower than a C and the subjects that I want to consider studying at uni, I did well in. I think from what you said, my main focus right now should 100% knuckle down and get some good AS results to back up my not so great GCSE results.
    Thank you again for your advice
 
 
 
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