Can I still get into the better Russel Group universities?

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    Hi, I got my GCSE results last month and they're not quite what I wanted them to be. Will this have much of an effect on getting into some of the better Russell Group universities?
    I'd love to go to a uni like Bristol or Kings, to study either law or history. Also, I'm doing an EPQ, so will that make up for my GCSE results? At GCSE, I got
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    I'm not sure
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    I got 4 a* 5 a and 1 b and still have doubts. It all depends on ur work experience and personal statement
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    GCSEs don't play as big of a role as A Level so just focus on your A Level (as well as other stuff like personal statement) and I think you'll be fine.
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    Not my subjects but I looked at maths which is what I want to do and they have very tough grade requirements assuming you want to go somewhere which is not crud. weaker Russel group/ some of the polytechnics ask for ABB but if you want to go somewhere decent you need AAB+ and if you want elite A*AA +Step.

    almost all of them are not deeply fussed about GCSE so long as you get the A levels so I assume this will be the same for History but not sure. It may be an issue for Law because that is one of the toughest courses to get on. However your GCSE's really dont look that bad so I would be surprised if it was an obstacle. I think a lot more depends on your A levels and how well you do. I mean if you have A*A*A* you are probably going to be golden. AAA and they might start looking at GCSE's for LAW id guess. But I am just guessing.

    History I would be surprised.
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    (Original post by Luke7456)
    Not my subjects but I looked at maths which is what I want to do and they have very tough grade requirements assuming you want to go somewhere which is not crud. weaker Russel group/ some of the polytechnics ask for ABB but if you want to go somewhere decent you need AAB+ and if you want elite A*AA +Step.

    almost all of them are not deeply fussed about GCSE so long as you get the A levels so I assume this will be the same for History but not sure. It may be an issue for Law because that is one of the toughest courses to get on. However your GCSE's really dont look that bad so I would be surprised if it was an obstacle. I think a lot more depends on your A levels and how well you do. I mean if you have A*A*A* you are probably going to be golden. AAA and they might start looking at GCSE's for LAW id guess. But I am just guessing.

    History I would be surprised.
    Thanks, what sort of stuff would look great on my personal statement? Like what extracurricular stuff?
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    (Original post by HarryTilly)
    Thanks, what sort of stuff would look great on my personal statement? Like what extracurricular stuff?
    I have no idea on that. I do not study Law or history. If I had to guess and I would be guessing I would mention extra history or Law you had studied. The thing is though if you mention a book or time period or court case you would likely be asked about it at interview.
 
 
 
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