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    So here's the question: what's more important average grade at gcse or number.

    E.g. If I have 7a* 3 a 3b am I a better or worse candidate for a place at uni when compared to someone with 7a* 3a (assume that the 3bs were irelivent to the course applied for and the candidates had otherwise achieved identical grades on both the entence exam and and had a comparable personal statement)
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    If we go by what they do for medicine, then number of A* and % of A* are weighted equally.

    So in your example, the one without 3Bs is better.

    https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics
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    Now let's change a variable
    Say the candidate who's grades are worth less got a higher score in there admissions test (assume the other got acsepted average) how much higher must the candidates score be for a stait of the applications being equal
 
 
 
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