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    I really want to study Law at Cambridge, but I am worried I will not have a competitive application at all

    I feel like my GCSE Grades are not good enough.. These are my grades:

    RE - A*
    English Lit - A
    English Lang - A
    History - B
    Design and Technology (Graphic Design) - B
    Welsh (Second Language) - B
    BTEC Science - Merit (B)
    Mathematics - D
    French - D
    Media Studies - D

    For AS Levels I am studying: History, English Lit, Religious Education (RE) and the compulsory Welsh Baccalaureate.

    I am worried that I do not have enough A's to submit a competitive application, and that the D grades in French and Media Studies will not look very good for Law. I am aiming to get A*AAA in my A Levels.. is this too unrealistic of me?
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    (Original post by spud23)
    I really want to study Law at Cambridge, but I am worried I will not have a competitive application at all

    I feel like my GCSE Grades are not good enough.. These are my grades:

    RE - A*
    English Lit - A
    English Lang - A
    History - B
    Design and Technology (Graphic Design) - B
    Welsh (Second Language) - B
    BTEC Science - Merit (B)
    Mathematics - C
    French - D
    Media Studies - D

    For AS Levels I am studying: History, English Lit, Religious Education (RE) and the compulsory Welsh Baccalaureate.

    I am worried that I do not have enough A's to submit a competitive application, and that the D grades in French and Media Studies will not look very good for Law. I am aiming to get A*AAA in my A Levels.. is this too unrealistic of me?
    Realistically it will be a stretch. But if you are on target for A*AA then you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. You also have 4 other choices on your UCAS.

    If you are unsuccessful then a post A-level (ie gap year) application with (ideally) A*A*A achieved will make you much more competitive.

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    you need like 6+ A*s lol, not even a single B. you have Cs and Ds
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    you need like 6+ A*s lol, not even a single B. you have Cs and Ds
    No you don't. There's no minimum GCSE requirement for Law at Cambridge.

    Yes, most applicants do have a string of A*s and As but they aren't a requirement. And other aspects of an application are as, if not more, important.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Realistically it will be a stretch. But if you are on target for A*AA then you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. You also have 4 other choices on your UCAS.

    If you are unsuccessful then a post A-level (ie gap year) application with (ideally) A*A*A achieved will make you much more competitive.

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    Thank you I am prepared to work hard for awesome grades in AS this year
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    (Original post by dft)
    you need like 6+ A*s lol, not even a single B. you have Cs and Ds
    I know, I was just wondering if getting really good A Level grades would improve my application and chances
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    (Original post by spud23)
    Thank you I am prepared to work hard for awesome grades in AS this year
    That will help

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