are 7 gcse's good enough to go to a uni placed 10-24 in the Russell group
A maths, C english language, 1B, 4C's
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- 19-02-2016 20:37
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- 19-02-2016 22:59
That's a very open question! Firstly universities aren't really 'ranked' within the Russell group, per se. Independent companies do it, but there's variation between the rankings so there's no objective top ten or 10-24. You're better off looking at tables for the specific subject (or several, if you haven't decided on a specific one) that you want to study, and this may give high rankings to institutions not in the Russell group (e.g. universities that specialise in a specific area). Even then, rankings aren't the best way of deciding which universities to apply to. Be sure to read websites and prospectuses as well as attending open days instead of just relying on the opinions of others (essentially what league tables often are).
You can look on UCAS to see if courses you're considering will accept you with those grades. I'll be honest and say that some courses want results a little higher, but some won't, which is why I advise you to look at specific subjects.
Either way, you'll find that A-Levels (or IB etc... whatever you choose to do after your GCSEs) are far more important, so don't be put off if a course you're looking at asks for higher grades. I've seen some cases where universities will overlook the fact that an applicant didn't meet the GCSE requirements if they made up for it at A Level.
Best of luck with your upcoming exams
- 19-02-2016 23:05
Hi, It depends on what course you want to do, but unis mainly look at your A-levels as those are the main entry requirements they want. Check ucas or the uni website for the entry requirements for the course you want to do but your gcse's are not given as much attention compared to your A-levels so I don't think you're at some kind of an disadvantage.
- Thread Starter
- 19-02-2016 23:27
Thanks for the responses