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Physics- will my GCSE hinder me when applying?

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    I'm studying Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, SSD(systems & software development) and an enrichment course/gcse in astronomy this year. For GCSE I achieved 7A*s and 4As which I was really happy with, but I'd love to apply to Oxford to study Physics, and one of the A's were in Physics (I got an A* in further maths, maths, biology and chemistry though ) ;/
    Would this A hinder me in applying for Oxford, even if I did really well in my AS levels and my PAT? Would I have a better chance in applying to Cambridge for Natural Sciences?

    Thanks in advance!!

    Oxford does look at GCSEs but with the exception of medicine (where 10 A*+ is necessary to have a good chance), an A in physics GCSE should barely matter as long as you get an A grade at AS and get predicted A* or A (ideally A*) for the overall A Level and do well in the PAT. Especially considering that your GCSEs are overall very good.
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