It's weird I always though that Liverpool was a good university. To hear people on this thread you would think that it was some crappy ex-poly. Don't worry too much if you don't get into Oxbridge, their reputations at postgraduate level are not as massive as at undergraduate level there are other very good places to go.
L to the S to the E..u get me...repping the LSE town...holla back y'all.
im sorry for that dweeb who is going to my uni next year
I am starting my undergraduate course soon with the Uniersity of London. Basically if I hould decide later to go on for a masters, I want to know if Oxbridge would consider me if I got a first, but didnt have perfect A-levels.
Are A-Levels / GCSE grades important when you allready have a first and are applying for a masters?
Im going to QMUL... why would that make A LOT of difference? I understand that LSE and UCL have more prestige, but basically it comes down to money and funding. LSE and the like are in richer areas of London and have more money in general which makes the difference. But QMUL is a decent uni, its in the countries top 20, with applicants going from there to Oxford in the past.
Surely Oxbridge wouldnt look upon a first from QMUL as 'less impressive' than say a first from Kings College.
Someone on this forum went to QMUL and is now at Oxford for a masters.
I don't think they look at A-Levels at all. I don't recall mentioning my scores or grades from high school when I applied to PG courses.
Postgrad applications tend to ask only for university grades, but if you've got good A Levels, there's no harm in popping in a supplemental sheet stating what they are, along with your transcript, references and personal statement. I did this and got offers from everywhere I applied.
If you got a 1st, you would be in a good position to apply to Oxbridge, even thought you're right in saying that there will be an element of university tier bias when it comes to what your 1st is worth.
Either way, to answer the OP's question; no, they are not important.