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    I got the following at GCSE;
    Maths- 8
    English lit- 9
    English lang-9
    R.e- A*
    Biology- A
    Chemistry- A
    Physics- A
    geography- B
    Drama-B
    French- C

    I want to apply to Oxford for PPE. I currently study Politics, economics, English literature and maths at A level.But I am worried that my GCSE grades will dampen my chances of success. My secondary school was a *****y state school with.a 'needs improvement' ofsted rating, what are my chances?
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    Yes, but that said, GCSEs are a tiny part of your application. Worry about your A-levels (or equivalent), forget about GCSEs now.
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    (Original post by -Mathematician-)
    Yes, but that said, GCSEs are a tiny part of your application. Worry about your A-levels (or equivalent), forget about GCSEs now.
    At Oxford, GCSEs form one of two major factors Oxford consider when shortlisting applicants for interview. That and the entrance test.
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    Your grades are good but they're below average for PPE offer holders at Oxford. If you want to get into Oxford you'll have to do well on the entrance exam, the TSA.
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    (Original post by HoldThisL)
    Your grades are good but they're below average for PPE offer holders at Oxford. If you want to get into Oxford you'll have to do well on the entrance exam, the TSA.
    Would they look at my secondary school's performance?
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    (Original post by lauryngreeng)
    Would they look at my secondary school's performance?
    Yes they have what's called a contextual score. If you get good grades in a bad school this is positive. Although I'm not exactly sure how it's used.
 
 
 
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