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    Hi there,

    I've been unsure about what university course I want to do, and was thinking about psychology or English for a while. I then discovered law and I'm now confident that it's the path I want to take.

    I was thinking about Cambridge, and I'm sure I could get the entry requirements (A*AA), but I think my GCSEs may have messed it up for me. They're by no means bad, I'm proud of my GCSEs, I just know that Cambridge holds a high standard for them, and honestly, I don't think I've met them. (I've listed my grades below)

    I'd be really grateful for any current students (particularly law students) to give me some advice.

    Thanks
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    English Language - A
    English Literature - A*
    Maths (Higher) - B
    Biology - B
    Chemistry - B
    Physics - B
    History - A
    French - A
    Business - A
    Sociology - A
    Graphic Design - B
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    Cambridge previously didn't place much emphasis on GCSEs (although that might change somewhat now fewer people do AS's). You are unlikely to be rejected just based on your GCSE's - your B's are all in irrelevant subjects. That said, your GCSE's will be a fair bit lower than average, and it's worth noting that although the standard offer is A*AA, successful applicants for arts subjects average A*A*A. But if you choose good subjects at A-level, and do well in your AS's (if relevant) there's no harm in applying.
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    (Original post by lucyparkhouse)
    Hi there,

    I've been unsure about what university course I want to do, and was thinking about psychology or English for a while. I then discovered law and I'm now confident that it's the path I want to take.

    I was thinking about Cambridge, and I'm sure I could get the entry requirements (A*AA), but I think my GCSEs may have messed it up for me. They're by no means bad, I'm proud of my GCSEs, I just know that Cambridge holds a high standard for them, and honestly, I don't think I've met them. (I've listed my grades below)

    I'd be really grateful for any current students (particularly law students) to give me some advice.

    Thanks
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    English Language - A
    English Literature - A*
    Maths (Higher) - B
    Biology - B
    Chemistry - B
    Physics - B
    History - A
    French - A
    Business - A
    Sociology - A
    Graphic Design - B
    Cambridge is actually a bit fussier about GCSEs for Law than most other subjects. And some colleges are particularly fussy, notably Churchill requires at least 5 A* at GCSE and preferably more. (https://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/study-us/u.../subjects/law/)

    It might be worth asking one of the admissions tutors when they re-open one of their threads. Or ask Peterhouse in that college's thread.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=171927

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