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    Snooty GCSE kiddies have me super bitter, please share stories of people doing excellent in GCSEs then falling flat on their face in A-levels. Bonus points if they kept banging on about Oxbridge.

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    This is the most positive thread I've seen on TSR


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    I can't really say any from personal experience but I've seen plenty of people on this forum talk about getting A*'s in Maths and then getting E's in AS due to terrible work ethic
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    I'm guessing you did poorly in your gcses?
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    (Original post by Jono-Wolf)
    I'm guessing you did poorly in your gcses?
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
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    What did you get?
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    (Original post by edothero)
    I'm the opposite; I managed to scrape 6 A*-C at GCSEs (incl A in Maths and C in Eng Lang).

    Ended up with A*AAC at A-Level: Maths, Further Maths, Graphics and Spanish respectively. (I was forced to take Graphics and Spanish because those were the only GCSEs, other than Maths, that I got higher than/a B in :laugh:)

    Didn't get me Oxbridge though lmao. Infact I was rejected by Imperial and UCL. Fun times
    Those are stellar grades, how did UCL reject you.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    What did you get?
    1A* 4A 4B 3C

    Not bad nationally, but on TSR 98% of people have better than me. I've only seen like 3 people with worse grades than me, and I've been on this site for nearly a year.
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    1A* 4A 4B 3C

    Not bad nationally, but on TSR 98% of people have better than me. I've only seen like 3 people with worse grades than me, and I've been on this site for nearly a year.
    You have similar GCSE grades to myself (1 A*, 4 A's, 4 B's and 1 E) quite good for my secondary but as you say average on TSR but I still managed to hit A* grades in some of my A2 modules. It's all about work ethic and context. Don't feel inferior because of your GCSE grades you can still get A*'s in your A-Levels if you really try
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    You can feel better at my misfortune if you'd like. 5A* 7As at GCSE to CDD at AS to BCC at A2.

    I also had hopes to study medicine at UCL or Imperial, once upon a time.
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    That's what I've seen happen, I was someone who had to put in LOADS of effort at GCSE to get pretty good grades, and because I was used to working so hard, A Levels went very well for me. I think that people who try incredibly hard at GCSE and get mostly As and Bs are in the best position going forward. So many people breeze through GCSEs and get a shock at A Level


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    I did horrifically at GCSE's

    I got 2 B's 4C's 1 F and 1 E

    Went to college to do Business and got Distinctions across the board don't ever let anybody tell you that GCSE's are everything they truly aren't.

    In my final year of a Business Management degree now.

    I don't even have a Math's GCSE at Grade C i got a F.

    And i work...lol don't listen to these clowns who tell you grades are everything.
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    1A* 4A 4B 3C

    Not bad nationally, but on TSR 98% of people have better than me. I've only seen like 3 people with worse grades than me, and I've been on this site for nearly a year.
    I'm sure there's plenty of us, I got 2 A's 3 B's 5 C's and I didn't even make it to my January AS exams.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    You have similar GCSE grades to myself (1 A*, 4 A's, 4 B's and 1 E) quite good for my secondary but as you say average on TSR but I still managed to hit A* grades in some of my A2 modules. It's all about work ethic and context. Don't feel inferior because of your GCSE grades you can still get A*'s in your A-Levels if you really try
    What were your subjects?
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    1A* 4A 4B 3C

    Not bad nationally, but on TSR 98% of people have better than me. I've only seen like 3 people with worse grades than me, and I've been on this site for nearly a year.
    That's pretty good! Just bang out your A levels and you can still get into most Unis!
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    One of my mates got 6 A*s and 6 As however at AS she got BDDE.

    Someone else I knew had 7 A* at GCSE but EEEU at AS.
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    im so academic

    That train wreck was so entertaining.
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    Loads of people who did well at GCSE in my school dun goof'd at AS
    But most of them picked it back up at A2
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    (Original post by alow)
    im so academic

    That train wreck was so entertaining.
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    Ah! What happened? I haven't been on here for a long time but I remember them going on and on and on about grades.*
 
 
 
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