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    So at GCSE I got
    A*- Religious Studies
    A- History
    A- English Liturature
    A- English Language
    A- Business Studies
    B- Drama
    C- Core Science
    C- Additional Science
    C- Geography
    F- Maths (Because I have Dyscalculia)
    At AS I am predicted=

    A- Philosophy & Ethics
    A- English Literature
    A- History
    A- Politics

    Are my grades good enough to apply to Oxford/Cambridge/Edinburgh/Durham/Warwick? I want to study Philosophy at University by the way and then take a Masters in History. Also, I do a lot in school and am writing a novel.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Without retaking Maths GCSE and getting a C or higher, you cannot make an application to Oxbridge, I'm afraid.
    I will be retaking Maths
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    Cambridge has no specific requirements for GCSE, apart from for Medicine and Vet Med:

    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...irements-facts

    Oxford is the same:

    https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...rements?wssl=1

    A successful applicant with an F in maths and C/C in science would, however, be exceptionally unusual, I suspect. It's all about the A levels, really.
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    For a humanities subject, realistically no. But you are likely to get accepted if you speak another language for a joint course as those are undersubscribed. And you really should've taken a STEM
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    Nevermind I skipped the GCSE's and looked at A-levels. And I thought it was PPE. Nevermind. You are likely to. Just make yourself stand out
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    (Original post by Sophtheelf)
    So at GCSE I got
    A*- Religious Studies
    A- History
    A- English Liturature
    A- English Language
    A- Business Studies
    B- Drama
    C- Core Science
    C- Additional Science
    C- Geography
    F- Maths (Because I have Dyscalculia)
    At AS I am predicted=

    A- Philosophy & Ethics
    A- English Literature
    A- History
    A- Politics

    Are my grades good enough to apply to Oxford/Cambridge/Edinburgh/Durham/Warwick? I want to study Philosophy at University by the way and then take a Masters in History. Also, I do a lot in school and am writing a novel.
    oxford nah, cambridge yeah
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    Edinburgh, Warwick and Durham sound fine.

    But the likes of Oxford and Cambridge are known to expect a great GCSE profile (Oxford is perhaps worse in this regard) so I'm not sure about that.
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    Your GCSE grades are fine providing you're not considering law or medicine. Philosophy isn't the most competitive of subjects so realistically your GCSE grades won't matter as much. Cambridge is known for being more lenient with GCSE grades, so with this in mind you should have a fair shot. It's not like your grades are bad. Oxford do care a little more, however, I know someone who just got an offer with only 3A*s at GCSE. However, I haven't heard of many people getting in with less than that. But, it's worth bearing in mind there are a lot of aspects to your application and GCSES aren't the most important thing. You just need to try a little harder with your PS if you can, because you will be up against people with all A*s at GCSE. Read widely around your subject, look at the course outline, go to a summer school (UNIQ, Sutton Trust). Do whatever you can to make yourself stand out. Nothing is impossible! You're doing the Humanities so realistically your poor grades in science and maths don't matter too much - just make sure you get a C/B in maths.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    For a humanities subject, realistically no. But you are likely to get accepted if you speak another language for a joint course as those are undersubscribed. And you really should've taken a STEM
    Thanks so much for the advice! It might be worth applying to Cambridge maybe. I can't believe you can only apply to 5 uni's !
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    (Original post by rosie.mn)
    your gcse grades are fine providing you're not considering law or medicine. Philosophy isn't the most competitive of subjects so realistically your gcse grades won't matter as much. Cambridge is known for being more lenient with gcse grades, so with this in mind you should have a fair shot. It's not like your grades are bad. Oxford do care a little more, however, i know someone who just got an offer with only 3a*s at gcse. However, i haven't heard of many people getting in with less than that. But, it's worth bearing in mind there are a lot of aspects to your application and gcses aren't the most important thing. You just need to try a little harder with your ps if you can, because you will be up against people with all a*s at gcse. Read widely around your subject, look at the course outline, go to a summer school (uniq, sutton trust). Do whatever you can to make yourself stand out. Nothing is impossible! You're doing the humanities so realistically your poor grades in science and maths don't matter too much - just make sure you get a c/b in maths.
    thanks so much!
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Edinburgh, Warwick and Durham sound fine.

    But the likes of Oxford and Cambridge are known to expect a great GCSE profile (Oxford is perhaps worse in this regard) so I'm not sure about that.
    Okay thanks
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    For a humanities subject, realistically no. But you are likely to get accepted if you speak another language for a joint course as those are undersubscribed. And you really should've taken a STEM
    Why should of they taken a STEM subject?
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    (Original post by veganavb)
    Why should of they taken a STEM subject?
    I thought she was applying for human social political sciences/ ppe I didn't read through just skipped to the a levels. Saw that she wanted to take philosophy then went nvm
 
 
 
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