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    i would be 20 when I go to university though, also I resat my AS levels and I have fairly okay-ish gcses. 6As 1A* 4Bs and a B in FSMQ.


    Should I even possibly consider LSE or UCL or Warwick??? If I get these grades
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    A*A*A are amazing A-Levels.
    I think that the unis you listed are within your reach. Most of their grade requirements are around A*AA so you will definitely have a chance
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    i would be 20 when I go to university though, also I resat my AS levels and I have fairly okay-ish gcses. 6As 1A* 4Bs and a B in FSMQ.


    Should I even possibly consider LSE or UCL or Warwick??? If I get these grades
    Where do you currently hold offers from & for what?
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    I applied through extra and I have one offer from Bath to study accounting and finance which is AAAB ( I already have an A in epq)
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    I applied through extra and I have one offer from Bath to study accounting and finance which is AAAB ( I already have an A in epq)
    you could try adjustment then take a gap year if you dont find anything.
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    sounds goood
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    Considered oxbridge?
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    Have a gap year man, you won't regret it
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    Considered oxbridge?
    Wouldn't get in. Subpar GCSE results and I resat AS.
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    Wouldn't get in. Subpar GCSE results and I resat AS.
    You never know unless you try, it sounds like you've let what TSR defines as stellar academic performance as cloud your judgement. Even if you did resit , i have friends at both Oxford and Cambridge that had to resit AS modules - their personal statements were just flawless and they went into the interviews relaxed. Its circumstantial and you just have to try your best, writing yourself off from the get go won't get you into any top uni - i believe you could get in & even if you don't you gave it a shot and won't have any regrets later in life.

    (i put it off because of the same thing but I'm still going to try and do some post-grad study at one of them)

    Have a great day.
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    (Original post by xs4)
    You never know unless you try, it sounds like you've let what TSR defines as stellar academic performance as cloud your judgement. Even if you did resit , i have friends at both Oxford and Cambridge that had to resit AS modules - their personal statements were just flawless and they went into the interviews relaxed. Its circumstantial and you just have to try your best, writing yourself off from the get go won't get you into any top uni - i believe you could get in & even if you don't you gave it a shot and won't have any regrets later in life.

    (i put it off because of the same thing but I'm still going to try and do some post-grad study at one of them)

    Have a great day.
    Resitting an AS module is fine. It's not like cambridge are TOTALLY against resits. I would not get in simply because a lot of people applying to cambridge will have at least 10 A*s at GCSE. I've seen people get rejected from oxford despite achieving 7A*s at A level and been predicted 4A*s at A-level, like... the competition is fierce.
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    If you can get those results at A-Level, you could get an 80% at Bath. With such a grade, you could do anything you want once you graduate.

    Unless you have a moral opposition to Bath, or otherwise just hate the course, there is no real reason to abandon the course for a "better" university. The name of the university isn't going to make any difference to you.
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    Go for it!
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    Resitting an AS module is fine. It's not like cambridge are TOTALLY against resits. I would not get in simply because a lot of people applying to cambridge will have at least 10 A*s at GCSE. I've seen people get rejected from oxford despite achieving 7A*s at A level and been predicted 4A*s at A-level, like... the competition is fierce.
    Of course it's going to be fierce, but to be honest thats down to the candidate, you don't know how their interview really went. There are many factors that contribute to acceptation/rejection its not all about the grades. You've done well and with a cracking interview you could easily pick up an offer amidst the competition. I mean if you don't want it that badly thats down to you and what you deem to be a good academic portfolio, people getting 7A* are probably going to the best schools which doesn't really say much apart from the fact that they're a product of the private sector. Plus even if they got rejected with 4+A* the could probably just go to an ivy-league uni.
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    Wouldn't get in. Subpar GCSE results and I resat AS.
    You don't need amazing GCSE's for oxbridge, A levels are the priority & a good personal statement.
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    I resat AS at a private school?! Like, I don't see why I would get in when most people get 3 A*s first try
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    Yes. Apply to Oxbridge as well because, f—k it, what's the worst that can happen? You get rejected and move on with your life, quite possibly to LSE or UCL. Always aim for the best. Never settle, even if it means entering university a year later. Delayed gratification and all that. Good luck!
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    Try adjustment .
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    go for it honestly and apply for oxbridge you literally have nothing to loose. its just one option.
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    Resitting an AS module is fine. It's not like cambridge are TOTALLY against resits. I would not get in simply because a lot of people applying to cambridge will have at least 10 A*s at GCSE. I've seen people get rejected from oxford despite achieving 7A*s at A level and been predicted 4A*s at A-level, like... the competition is fierce.
    Oxbridge compare GCSE's to your school's averag, also other contextual info.

    I am applying (if I get good AS grades on results day) with similar GCSE's to yours, I resat year 12 with different subjects. I say you should go with it especially with those achieved grades, and imo admissions test can help put a weaker GCSE profile to one side.

    Good luck!

    Definitely consider unis like UCL,Wariwck,Durham etc.
 
 
 
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