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    (Original post by asos98)
    Personal statement, GCSE, A Levels, Academic reference
    Naturally varies by university, but generally in my opinion:

    A Levels, Personal Statement, GCSEs, Reference. (In decreasing importance).

    Reference is last, because every teacher literally writes a decent reference for every student, since they don't want to damn their chances of getting into uni. Hence, the reference isn't much of a vocal point of discussion for admission tutors compared to the other three factors you've mentioned.


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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Naturally varies by university, but generally in my opinion:

    A Levels, Personal Statement, GCSEs, Reference. (In decreasing importance).

    Reference is last, because every teacher literally writes a decent reference for every student, since they don't want to damn their chances of getting into uni. Hence, the reference isn't much of a vocal point of discussion for admission tutors compared to the other three factors you've mentioned.


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    Yeah that's what i thought. I really wish you could add reference options because then i'd add my work experience reference and volunteering reference
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
    A levels, Personal Statement, GCSE, Academic Reference.
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    I'm glad people consider the statement as being more important thatn gcses. I feel like i have really bad gcses but i've nailed my statement. I've applied for law and i did 2 weeks work experience at a law firm and i've wrote about what i learn from it and how it might help me with my academics
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    I would say that from most to least important:

    A Levels, personal statement, GCSEs, academic reference
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    Like the others have said.

    There is a huge gap between A levels and personal statement though, and an even bigger gap between personal statement and GCSEs (unless you need a specific GCSE to do the course - in which case GCSEs may even come first because no matter how well you do in your A levels you wont get in if you don't meet the requirement).
 
 
 
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