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    I resat my ESL IGCSE as I got a C when I was actually predicted an A* the next year. I earned an A. Now my IGCSEs are straight As... but not A*s. I'm applying for Law... which is very competitive and English should be strictly required. Would my UCAS application show that I resat it? Plus, I don't have an IGCSE English grade, I'm afraid that unis won't be too impressed since I'm applying for Law, a course which requires a very high level of English. Are my IGCSEs good enough for Law at unis such as Durham, King's, Nottingham, Warwick and Southampton?
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    Yes they would know that you resat it and you will need at least a C in English for all universities, some require higher than that.
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    then that would mean that they won't consider me???
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    They'll know you've resat because the date will be different to all the others, but I have no idea whether ESL will be good enough- you need to email or phone the unis directly to ask them that. As for your IGCSE grades as a whole, straight As is obviously very good, so you should be fine for most of those unis, but Durham are notorious for wanting lots of A*s, especially for the most competitive courses.
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    They'll know you've resat because the date will be different to all the others, but I have no idea whether ESL will be good enough- you need to email or phone the unis directly to ask them that. As for your IGCSE grades as a whole, straight As is obviously very good, so you should be fine for most of those unis, but Durham are notorious for wanting lots of A*s, especially for the most competitive courses.
    What are classed as Durham's more competitve courses? The courses with higher average grade offers?
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    Law, History, Eng Lit, Economics?
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    Law, History, Eng Lit, Economics?
    :ditto: Those are probably the most competitive, and there's a rumour that Durham won't consider anyone with less than 6 A*s for history, but I'm not sure if it's true. I think in general, the sciences are less competitive, probably because they attract fewer applicants. I wouldn't pay too much attention to offers though because they can be a bit misleading. For example, they only ask for ABB for languages, but I'm pretty sure the majority of applicants they make offers to are predicted AAA. I was rejected with a prediction of AAAA. Whether it was my GCSEs or something else, I don't know, but without meaning to sound arrogant, my reference was excellent and I think my personal statement was good, so I don't see what else it could have been. My AS grades weren't cashed in, but they knew from my reference that it was school policy, so they shouldn't have discriminated against me because of that, and they also knew I got 300/300 and 290/300 in 2 of my AS levels because my referee mentioned it. Apparently I applied in a really competitive year though.
 
 
 

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