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    If so, please comment below.
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    -how you revised to achieve those grade
    -what your GCSE & a level grades are
    -and have you been rejected by Unis due to your 'bad' GCSE grades?
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    (Original post by Fatimabibi_)
    If so, please comment below.
    Mention:
    -how you revised to achieve those grade
    -what your GCSE & a level grades are
    -and have you been rejected by Unis due to your 'bad' GCSE grades?
    Starter for 10...

    I believe that people can change after GCSEs and before A-levels, as long as they make the effort to and are aware how to. They should think about how/what they could improve on and ask around at A-level on tips on how to do well, and then voila, if they work hard enough throughout the year and engage in the material / with teachers then they can do it.
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    (Original post by citycompusci)
    got into a top 20 uni with just one b at gcse and the rest c's.
    is the uni kent btw, if so, or if not how did you do it. I need help writing my personal statement and I wonder if you could review it with me for compsci
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    (Original post by citycompusci)
    got into a top 20 uni with just one b at gcse and the rest c's.

    That's amazing! What did you get in your A levels?
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    I've just got my AS grades but I got amazing GCSEs (4A* 3A 3B- Amazing for me) but really bad AS results- BCD
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    well my gcses were 4bs and 5cs
    A level grades were AAC, not excellent but id say an improvement from gcses
    A in Maths, iCT and C in Business
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    Someone in my school did.
    A few C and Ds but came out with 4A*s.
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    (Original post by imran_)
    well my gcses were 4bs and 5cs
    A level grades were AAC, not excellent but id say an improvement from gcses
    A in Maths, iCT and C in Business
    That's a huge improvement! Congratulations!
    What did you get in your maths GCSE? And what exam board are you doing your A level maths with?
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    (Original post by nwmyname)
    Someone in my school did.
    A few C and Ds but came out with 4A*s.
    Wow!!! What subjects?
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    (Original post by Fatimabibi_)
    That's a huge improvement! Congratulations!
    What did you get in your maths GCSE? And what exam board are you doing your A level maths with?
    got a B at GCSE maths
    AS I had a C for A level maths and then retook the entire AS as well as doing a2 and got an A in the end. It was for edexcel
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    if i'm honest, my revision was a mess. for GCSEs i basically did none and this year i did the same.

    my GCSEs were ABBBBCD and AS were ABBC. i've essentially not changed! when i drop the C subject, however, i'm planning to bump the ABB to A*AB (at least) so... something's gotta change lmao
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    Not really atrocious, but pretty bad by Studentroom standards.

    Revision: I never worked at school, from year seven all through my a-levels. Quite often actually I'd chose to play-sick and skip altogether.

    Grades: As a consequence my A-levels were ABBb, and my GCSE's were comprised of a one A*, two A's, a smattering of B's, and a single C.

    Rejections: None. I had decided that the only thing worse than writing school work was having to actually 'work', so I made sure that my personal statement was far more informed and excited than I was.

    Outcome: I'm entering my third year of studying (loving) politics at a RG institution, and am actually planning on shooting for a PhD after a couple of years earning money with Teach First. Funny how life works.
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    Not Excellent but I got 1A 5Bs 3Cs at GCSE then I got AAB at A level then ended up getting a first in my degree (lower tier russel group)

    I got an offer from UCL even with those terrible GCSEs (though i didn't get in it still shows GCSEs are overrated)
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    I wouldn't say excellent grades but they're better than my GCSE ones.

    A*ABBBBBBC < GCSE
    AAAC < A Level

    Going to Sheffield University
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    (Original post by Elastichedgehog)
    I wouldn't say excellent grades but they're better than my GCSE ones.

    A*ABBBBBBC < GCSE
    AAAC < A Level

    Going to Sheffield University
    Great A level results!! What subject did you take and what will you be studying in Sheffield
 
 
 
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