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    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 ?
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    (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?
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    (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

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    (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
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    (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

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    Thanks your answer helped with my stress lol.
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    These grades are not bad, the university would definetly accept you if you got those A level grades
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    (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)

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