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    So for a little background info, I'm currently in year 12 and I do Biology, Sociology, psychology and Core Maths... I did average? (B's and C's in GCSE) because I just didn't think they would impact Uni as they mostly look at A levels... I'm so dumb and I'm regretting not taking Chemistry A level (I failed it. The coursework brought my Grade to a D, even though I got B's in my exam, I got an E in my coursework but I'm retaking it in January)

    I wanted to do a Medicine with a Preliminary Year at Cardiff as they let students who didn't do the sciences at A levels do it. I want to apply in the future but they say the look at GCSE scores and have a 'point score system'.. they haven't gotten back to me when I asked them what were the typical scores for previous years....

    I'm retaking the English Language as I got a 4 (C) and Chemistry... BTW... if any of you do Cardiff Preliminary Year or not, tell me what the typical Point score system is...


    Hi I think the way that Cardiff uni works is that they want your GCSE grades mainly so it's 3 for an A*, 2 for an A and 1 for a B. They take your 9 top grades and give you a score out of 27. Then, depending on the quality of the students applying, they set a cut off point (usually 23-26) and make offers from there. If you are close to the cutoff then they will look at your personal statement to see. If you have A levels though they count towards your points in the same way I believe Hope this has helped

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