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    Hi, I was just wondering if someone with really bad GCSEs or no GCSEs for example, would have an advantage over someone with for example mostly Bs with a few As, if they had a very good excuse.
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    (Original post by VictorGon)
    Hi, I was just wondering if someone with really bad GCSEs or no GCSEs for example, would have an advantage over someone with for example mostly Bs with a few As, if they had a very good excuse.
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    It depends on the nature of circumstances, what you are applying to, and what you define as "really bad" GCSEs. In the case of no GCSEs, that would be a definite problem.
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    Who are they giving the excuse to and what sort of excuse is it? There aren't many excuses that would apply for the time period necessary.to explain truly terrible GCSEs.
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    Depends how good someone is at their subject, what and where they are applying for etc. I've awful GCSEs but I've serious and complicated extentuating circumstances. I'm applying to all top 20 (mainly top 10) russel group unis and already have two offers.
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    If there were serious extenuating circumstances and then the person was able to show a significant improvement with AS/A level grades then they'd probably be ok.
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    (Original post by VictorGon)
    Hi, I was just wondering if someone with really bad GCSEs or no GCSEs for example, would have an advantage over someone with for example mostly Bs with a few As, if they had a very good excuse.
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    If it's absolutely no GCSE's then you might have a problem.
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    It depends on the situation. A girl in my year received no GCSEs at grades C or above due to severe mental illness across the last 18 months of GCSE study, and spending considerable amounts of time sectioned in hospital or units. Despite this, she managed to get onto a course at college, and so if she manages to complete and pass this, her GCSEs will be or no relevance.


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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Depends how good someone is at their subject, what and where they are applying for etc. I've awful GCSEs but I've serious and complicated extentuating circumstances. I'm applying to all top 20 (mainly top 10) russel group unis and already have two offers.
    So do you have to fill out a form for the extenuating circumstances? If so is there a deadline?
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    (Original post by Maria24365)
    So do you have to fill out a form for the extenuating circumstances? If so is there a deadline?
    For Cambridge I did, and it had to go with my UCAS so the deadline was October 15th, for other unis it just got put briefly into my reference and I'm hoping for the best.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    For Cambridge I did, and it had to go with my UCAS so the deadline was October 15th, for other unis it just got put briefly into my reference and I'm hoping for the best.
    oooh so you don't always have to sign a form, i'm in the first year of A-levels, so it still means that i'm able to apply for it right? and Good Luck!^^
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    (Original post by Maria24365)
    oooh so you don't always have to sign a form, i'm in the first year of A-levels, so it still means that i'm able to apply for it right? and Good Luck!^^
    Yeah, just make sure your school/college are aware of everything
 
 
 
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