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    Hey all,
    I'm sitting my GCSEs in around two weeks time. I am predicted:

    Mathematics - A* (already obtained)
    English Language - A* (already obtained)
    English Literature - A*
    Geography - A*
    Physics - A*
    Chemistry - A*
    Biology - A*
    History - A/A*
    French - A
    Music - A
    Welsh - A (already obtained)

    Are these grades good enough for Oxford or Cambridge? I am leaning towards Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A-level for engineering at degree level, though may take history - I'm completely undecided!

    Worst case scenario is 6/7 A*s, 3/4 As and 1 B, best is as listed above with 8A*s and 3 As. Thank you very much for your replies!
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    i think so. i don't think it really matters. however (from what i have heard) they are more likely to consider you when you get 8 A stars and above
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    For engineering, it's probably best that you take maths and physics at A-level as opposed to history


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    I don't think GCSE's matter, really, in the grand scheme of things.

    To be considered at A-level you need good predicted grades. It's early entry so you apply after you've gotten your AS grades; they look at your AS grades and you need at least AAAB to be considered. Your final A-level grades should be A*A*A or something of the sort. You need at least one A* in your final A-level exam, in principle.


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    (Original post by gera279)
    Hey all,
    I'm sitting my GCSEs in around two weeks time. I am predicted:

    Mathematics - A* (already obtained)
    English Language - A* (already obtained)
    English Literature - A*
    Geography - A*
    Physics - A*
    Chemistry - A*
    Biology - A*
    History - A/A*
    French - A
    Music - A
    Welsh - A (already obtained)

    Are these grades good enough for Oxford or Cambridge? I am leaning towards Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A-level for engineering at degree level, though may take history - I'm completely undecided!

    Worst case scenario is 6/7 A*s, 3/4 As and 1 B, best is as listed above with 8A*s and 3 As. Thank you very much for your replies!
    Yes, they are more than fine. Definitely take Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A-level (don't replace any of them with History), and consider taking Chemistry as well (at least to AS) if your school allows it.
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    Agreed that you should only consider history as a fourth choice if you're serious about engineering.

    https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...science?wssl=1
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    Ditto for Cambridge
    http://www.admissions.eng.cam.ac.uk/guide/table1
 
 
 
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