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    Okay need some help/advice from you guys:
    I originally set out to do something science-y at university (the biological studies, the geographical/geological studies and pharmacy) however as AS has been going on I've been looking into other career paths which equally suit my being (the politics, philosophies, economics, history etc.) however my current a-levels hardly reflect this, I am also finding them increasingly difficult and I'm worried for my progress (I study biology, English lit and chemistry) does anyone have any advice for someone doing AS and is still on roughly E's and U's in Janurary? Is this even remotely feasable when coming to apply to universities most of which I personally hope to be RUSSELL GROUPs even considering I have fairly poor GCSEs compared to what I've seen on this website. Please help a fellow student out.

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    (Original post by khateshumans)
    Okay need some help/advice from you guys:
    I originally set out to do something science-y at university (the biological studies, the geographical/geological studies and pharmacy) however as AS has been going on I've been looking into other career paths which equally suit my being (the politics, philosophies, economics, history etc.) however my current a-levels hardly reflect this, I am also finding them increasingly difficult and I'm worried for my progress (I study biology, English lit and chemistry) does anyone have any advice for someone doing AS and is still on roughly E's and U's in Janurary? Is this even remotely feasable when coming to apply to universities most of which I personally hope to be RUSSELL GROUPs even considering I have fairly poor GCSEs compared to what I've seen on this website. Please help a fellow student out.

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    Hi there!! Your a levels should be fine, while studying PPE subjects, History or Classiscs would have been appropriate, you do have an essay based subject so you should be fine. Most Russell Group Universities will not care too much about GCSES if your a level grades are strong. Also, they are taken contextually. If your GCSES weren't that good but they were for your school, that's taken into account. Oxford do care about GCSES a lot but that's about it. Exeter can be picky too, requiring a B in both English in Maths for most courses. Manchester wants a B in both English and Maths too. I think providing you have a B in English you should be fine. However, some Universities ask for an A in GCSE maths for PPE, so if you didn't achieve that just look out.
    Durham requires maths to a level. Just look at universities. Some will accept you and some won't as they all have different requirements for PPE. As for your current grades, use all your frees to revise and work as hard as possible. That's the only trick to it.
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    Hi there!! Your a levels should be fine, while studying PPE subjects, History or Classiscs would have been appropriate, you do have an essay based subject so you should be fine. Most Russell Group Universities will not care too much about GCSES if your a level grades are strong. Also, they are taken contextually. If your GCSES weren't that good but they were for your school, that's taken into account. Oxford do care about GCSES a lot but that's about it. Exeter can be picky too, requiring a B in both English in Maths for most courses. Manchester wants a B in both English and Maths too. I think providing you have a B in English you should be fine. However, some Universities ask for an A in GCSE maths for PPE, so if you didn't achieve that just look out.
    Durham requires maths to a level. Just look at universities. Some will accept you and some won't as they all have different requirements for PPE. As for your current grades, use all your frees to revise and work as hard as possible. That's the only trick to it.
    Thank you! This was exceedingly helpful. I do have 2 A*s in English however didn't manage to get the B grade for maths so I'm looking to resit that this summer! Thank in regards To what universities are looking for however as that is very helpful 😄😄
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    (Original post by khateshumans)
    Thank you! This was exceedingly helpful. I do have 2 A*s in English however didn't manage to get the B grade for maths so I'm looking to resit that this summer! Thank in regards To what universities are looking for however as that is very helpful 😄😄
    Hoping you get the A grade so you can study PPE! I unfortunately only got a B (no plans of resitting, not putting myself through that again haha) so it drove me away from my PPE aspirations. Wish you all the best!
 
 
 
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