I got 3 A*'s and 7 A's at GCSE.
I know that a lot of unis consider gcse grades if a course is competitive and will take into account the amount of A*'s someone has.
Compared to others I have a relatively low number of A*'s, will this affect my prospects?
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Will my GCSE grades prevent my chances of getting into a top UK uni? watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-02-2017 00:35
- 04-02-2017 01:01
I got a very similar set of results, and I don't think so after going through the process myself - just make sure that your AS grades are banging so that you can get the best predictions possible in Year 13 - while AS may not count for a chunk of your final grade anymore, it certainly comes to bite you on the bottom if you don't take it so seriously
Get relevant experience, look at Open Days, course specs, student reviews etc when preparing and START YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT EARLY, even if it's just planning - it'll be hard to get skills at the last minute, so doing even the smallest of things out of school can either be mentioned in your PS or reference. Never too early (unlike me - that's another story ) Hope you manage to get the course at the Uni you want!
- 04-02-2017 01:01
What are you planning to do at uni? And where are you thinking of applying to?
Those GCSEs are excellent, and should be fine for most unis in the UK.
EDIT: sorry, I didn't see which forum this was in lol (I'm tired) - but yeah, the point still stands in that you should be fine for most unis in the UK. Your A-Levels, work experience, personal statement, interview, LNAT (if required by the unis that you wish to apply to) are all more important at this stage. Concentrate on smashing all of those, and you'll be fine.
Good luck!Last edited by kettering_98; 04-02-2017 at 01:11.
- 04-02-2017 01:12
I actually cba anymore.
I won't even be surprised anymore if someone asked on here:
" I have 12 A*'s, will i get into at least a decent university?"
like man... of course you can get into a good uni with those grades!