Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Will Universities accept me if I did some what bad in IGCSE ? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I got these grades in IGCSE:

    A* in Biology, ICT.
    A in Physics, English and History.
    B in Chemistry.
    C in Math and French.

    And if I were to get these marks for A2:

    A* in Biology
    A* in Physics
    A* in IT

    Would most Universities care about the somewhat bad IGCSE Grades, and what would a University like Berkeley do ?
    • Community Assistant
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by BobJones1233)
    I got these grades in IGCSE:

    A* in Biology, ICT.
    A in Physics, English and History.
    B in Chemistry.
    C in Math and French.

    And if I were to get these marks for A2:

    A* in Biology
    A* in Physics
    A* in IT

    Would most Universities care about the somewhat bad IGCSE Grades, and what would a University like Berkeley do ?
    Your IGCSE grades are not 'somewhat bad', they are absolutely fine. Universities in the UK do look at the GCSEs/IGCSEs of an applicant, but A level grades are much, much more important - all universities, even the very best, are prepared to overlook bad GCSE grades if the applicant has done well at A level. But as I say, your grades are not bad so you have nothing to worry about.

    I don't know what Berkeley's admission requirements are, but I doubt they will care very much about your IGCSE grades. Your A level grades and SAT score will be much more important. Can you afford Berkeley though?
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Your IGCSE grades are not 'somewhat bad', they are absolutely fine. Universities in the UK do look at the GCSEs/IGCSEs of an applicant, but A level grades are much, much more important - all universities, even the very best, are prepared to overlook bad GCSE grades if the applicant has done well at A level. But as I say, your grades are not bad so you have nothing to worry about.

    I don't know what Berkeley's admission requirements are, but I doubt they will care very much about your IGCSE grades. Your A level grades and SAT score will be much more important. Can you afford Berkeley though?
    From what I know about Berkeley admissions: They'll pretty much only care about A levels and SAT scores. So yes you are right

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Your IGCSE grades are not 'somewhat bad', they are absolutely fine. Universities in the UK do look at the GCSEs/IGCSEs of an applicant, but A level grades are much, much more important - all universities, even the very best, are prepared to overlook bad GCSE grades if the applicant has done well at A level. But as I say, your grades are not bad so you have nothing to worry about.

    I don't know what Berkeley's admission requirements are, but I doubt they will care very much about your IGCSE grades. Your A level grades and SAT score will be much more important. Can you afford Berkeley though?
    Thanks for the long and well made answer, hopefully I can do very well in A Levels and yes I can afford it XD
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    From what I know about Berkeley admissions: They'll pretty much only care about A levels and SAT scores. So yes you are right

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Thanks your answer helped with my stress lol.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    These grades are not bad, the university would definetly accept you if you got those A level grades
    • Community Assistant
    • Political Ambassador
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    21
    (Original post by BobJones1233)
    Thanks your answer helped with my stress lol.
    The caveat is that you have to have a good SAT score and extracurriculars. You also need a solid essay plus supplements. (Don't know how much you know about the UC application system but you need to answer a couple of prompts from a list)

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What time of year is the worst for students?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.