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    I was never encouraged to do well in school, and my parents were ultra-happy when I came home with grades that were barely enough. However I find criminal psychology and profiling especially interesting and I've read 10 books and dozens of internet articles on the subject. If I keep this up and ace the entrance exam, can I still get into a good uni? I'm not from UK, and here we have multiple types of high schools. The best ones are called gymnasiums, where you learn a little about everything, and the worst last for only 3 years where you learn a craft e.g. locksmith, florist, salesman. I'm studying economics which is one of the best high schools, but still not a gymnasium, and not even gymnasiums in this *****y country are as good as UK schools. If you think I can't get into a good uni, what kind of unis do you think I could get into?
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    I was never encouraged to do well in school, and my parents were ultra-happy when I came home with grades that were barely enough. However I find criminal psychology and profiling especially interesting and I've read 10 books and dozens of internet articles on the subject. If I keep this up and ace the entrance exam, can I still get into a good uni? I'm not from UK, and here we have multiple types of high schools. The best ones are called gymnasiums, where you learn a little about everything, and the worst last for only 3 years where you learn a craft e.g. locksmith, florist, salesman. I'm studying economics which is one of the best high schools, but still not a gymnasium, and not even gymnasiums in this *****y country are as good as UK schools. If you think I can't get into a good uni, what kind of unis do you think I could get into?
    We'd need to know the results obtained and the examination system/country before anyone could give you a meaningful answer to this question.
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    I was never encouraged to do well in school, and my parents were ultra-happy when I came home with grades that were barely enough. However I find criminal psychology and profiling especially interesting and I've read 10 books and dozens of internet articles on the subject. If I keep this up and ace the entrance exam, can I still get into a good uni? I'm not from UK, and here we have multiple types of high schools. The best ones are called gymnasiums, where you learn a little about everything, and the worst last for only 3 years where you learn a craft e.g. locksmith, florist, salesman. I'm studying economics which is one of the best high schools, but still not a gymnasium, and not even gymnasiums in this *****y country are as good as UK schools. If you think I can't get into a good uni, what kind of unis do you think I could get into?
    Most UK universities do not have an entrance exam.

    And those that do (e.g. Oxbridge) don't usually use the entrance test/assessment as a sole decision making criteria.
 
 
 
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