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    I'm currently studying maths, further maths, chemistry and physics at a level and i want to study physics at university, preferably a Russell group one.

    Are universities likely to care that much about gcse grades or are reasonable grades in physics, chemistry and maths allow me to get into most of the good universites?

    I know there are lots of threads already open on this subject but, they aren't as specific as i want them to be and they mostly look at medicine at oxbridge.
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    Honestly I think your GCSEs results are good enough. You just need to work hard during you a levels as they are more important than your GCSEs. I'm sure you will get to do what you want with those grades
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    (Original post by Amullai)
    I'm currently studying maths, further maths, chemistry and physics at a level and i want to study physics at university, preferably a Russell group one.
    My Gcse grades were
    Maths :8
    Additional Maths: B
    English Language: 6
    Literature: 5
    Biology, Computer science, Philosophy and Ethics: B
    Physics, Chemistry,Engineering: A
    Geography: C
    ECDL: Dist*

    Are universities likely to care that much about these grades or are the reasonable grades in physics, chemistry and maths allow me to get into most of the good universites?

    I know there are lots of threads already open on this subject but, they aren't as specific as i want them to be and they mostly look at medicine at oxbridge.
    Weeeell, my uni didn't look at my gcse grades at all, but then it's not a russell group, and I had to submit a portfolio and do an interview
    imho i wouldn't worry too much about your gcses, they seem very good anyway, but unis are way more likely to look at a levels, epq, and anything else you do that makes your personal statement look good (e.g. volunteering, part-time work, ncs...)
    tldr; dw about them, you'll do fine
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    GCSEs are much more important to universities now than they used to be, given that AS levels have been scrapped, so GCSEs are the only set of public exam results you have when you apply.

    Your grades aren’t too bad - though you’d be unlikely to get into a top RG uni for physics/engineering (e.g. Warwick, Imperial) unless you get stellar predicted A-level grades, you could certainly get into somewhere like Nottingham or Cardiff.
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    OK, thank you. I guess they will be ok for most of universities excluding Oxford, Birmingham and the ones that really care about Gcse grades.
 
 
 
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