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    I've always had aspirations of going to Oxbridge (preferably Cambridge) but was slightly disappointed with my GCSE results. Ideally, I wanted 8 A*s and 2 As so was pretty disappointed with my results:

    English Language (IGCSE): A*
    English Literature (IGCSE): A*
    Maths (IGCSE): A
    Chemistry (IGCSE): A
    Physics (IGCSE): B
    History: A
    Spanish: A*
    Drama: A*
    Latin: A*
    RS: A*

    So overall I got 6 A*s, 3As and a B. Honestly, are these grades good enough for Cambridge or should I not bother? I know the majority who apply have at least 8A*s and definitely straight As so would my B hurt my chances? When looking at them in relation to the rest of my school, I was probably in the top 30% as I go to a high performing independent school so will this hurt my chances as well?

    Even though I got A* in all four subjects I'm doing at A Level and if I have a strong interview and get A*s and As at A Level, will my GCSEs hold me back?

    Honest answers please as I don't want false hope!
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    They are fine, but don't underestimate how hard it is to achieve the other stuff you mentioned. Getting straight A/A*s, strong interview/admissions test and a solid PS isn't easy.
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    (Original post by GCSEdward)
    I've always had aspirations of going to Oxbridge (preferably Cambridge) but was slightly disappointed with my GCSE results. Ideally, I wanted 8 A*s and 2 As so was pretty disappointed with my results:

    English Language (IGCSE): A*
    English Literature (IGCSE): A*
    Maths (IGCSE): A
    Chemistry (IGCSE): A
    Physics (IGCSE): B
    History: A
    Spanish: A*
    Drama: A*
    Latin: A*
    RS: A*

    So overall I got 6 A*s, 3As and a B. Honestly, are these grades good enough for Cambridge or should I not bother? I know the majority who apply have at least 8A*s and definitely straight As so would my B hurt my chances? When looking at them in relation to the rest of my school, I was probably in the top 30% as I go to a high performing independent school so will this hurt my chances as well?

    Even though I got A* in all four subjects I'm doing at A Level and if I have a strong interview and get A*s and As at A Level, will my GCSEs hold me back?

    Honest answers please as I don't want false hope!
    There's no set requirement and no way of knowing. Apply if you want to.
 
 
 
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