Can i be accepted by a top uni with bad igcse grades?

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I am an international studen(from Kazakhstan) currently in year 12 lower sixth studying Further Maths, Economics and Physics. I got terrible IGCSE results due to poor exam technique
Physics-A
History-B
ICT- A
Maths- A*
English-B
Economics -A
Chemistry-B
I am afraid that good unis will reject me due to these grades. I am however doing really well in AS and expect to get 4 as or a*s. Do i still have a chance?
Which subject do you want to study? Medicine?
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Which subject do you want to study? Medicine?
computer science or economics
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computer science or economics
I would hope that 4 A's would make much more of an impact on your application unless you apply to somewhere like Oxford (as the adage goes...) don't sweat it too much, those honestly aren't crap grades and for those subjects.. not sure how important GCSEs are for most unis.
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Universities do not tend to look much at GCSEs - all they require for GCSE is that you have around 4 A*-C grades including maths and English (which you do). Though this might vary according to the course you wish to apply to. But your GCSE grades seem fine to me.

It is mainly your A level predicted and of course final grades that get you into the universities you apply for.

If you are predicted 4 A-A*s and you are confident in getting those grades at the end of your A levels, I think you should be given an offer at strong universities.
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Most universities do not care about your GCSEs. They're more bothered about A level predictions.
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If you get good results in your A level subject the IGCSE results in these subjects will be irrelevant as the A level are more important than the IGCSE result. The only other subjects that might come into play are maths and English, there could be a minimum requirement but it is usually a B grade or above. If you have an idea what you want to study look on the uni websites at the degree and it will tell you their minimum grade requirements. Good luck.
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So unis doesn't care about IGCSE right?
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Most courses have a specific GCSE requirement (typically Maths and English). If you don't met these you wont be accepted - regardless of your other GCSE results.

Most Unis will also 'score' your overall GCSE profile and use this as part of an overall score that will include A level predictions, PS score etc etc. This overall score is how you are ranked for an offer - higher the score, you have more chance of an offer.
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I got 2Cs for my igcse maths and english .will universities accept these C passes as english and maths are two important subjects?
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I got 2Cs for my igcse maths and english .will universities accept these C passes as english and maths are two important subjects?
Each course entry on each University website will state very clearly the minimum GCSE grades you need for each subject.
(IGCSE and GCSE are treated as equal qualifications).
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Also pls can i know whether these passes are good or should i resit again
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