Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Can I still get into a top university with my GCSE results? Watch

    • Thread Starter

    I received my GCSES results today and I'm slightly disappointed. I ideally wanted 8 A*s and 2 As but these are my results:

    English Literature: A*
    English Language: A*
    Maths: A
    Physics: B
    Chemistry: B (1 mark off an A)
    Religious Studies: A*
    Spanish: A*
    History: A
    Latin: A*
    Drama: A*

    So I got 6A*s, 2As and 2Bs. I know these grades are fine but I'm still quite disappointed. All the subjects I'm doing for A Level I got high A*s in, which is positive for A Level but I still feel I could have done better.

    I'm very academic and have aspirations of either Cambridge or going to a high tier American university. Firstly, would Cambridge even consider me with these grades, even if the spring I want to study is completely unrelated to those? I want to possibly take law but am wondering if I would get a chance?

    And with universities abroad, does anyone know if top American, Canadian or Australian universities care too !much about GCSEs or are there other more important factors? Should I bother applying with these grades?

    Cogratulations to everyone on their results today as well!

    Get a grip. They're fine.

    Your GCSEs are good. Just work hard for your A Levels and sign up for summer schools. Do everything you can in year 12 to make your personal statement thee best of the best. Also if you do get an offer after your UCAS application practice interviews with your teachers at your college/sixth form. For know focus on your AS subjects
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
    Useful resources

    Study tools


    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.


    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.


    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.


    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.