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    Hi guys,
    I in no way intent to show off or anything but I just wanted everyone’s HONEST opinion on whether if I get the grades I stand a good chance of getting into Cambridge to do Law.
    In GCSE i was in a poor performing school in which I was top 9% and I got
    English Lang; A
    English Lit; A
    Maths; A
    Double Science; AA
    Business; A
    History; A
    PE; A
    In A2 I thoroughly believe I can/will be predicted A*A*A.
    I just wanted to know that if my PS is good, will these grades and my context be sufficent in getting an offer.
    Thank you so much.
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    Yes - especially with context.
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    Those grades are brilliant, supposing the context in which you achieved them is valid.Defintely, go for it.
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    (Original post by Markdownin)
    Hi guys,
    I in no way intent to show off or anything but I just wanted everyone’s HONEST opinion on whether if I get the grades I stand a good chance of getting into Cambridge to do Law.
    In GCSE i was in a poor performing school in which I was top 9% and I got
    English Lang; A
    English Lit; A
    Maths; A
    Double Science; AA
    Business; A
    History; A
    PE; A
    In A2 I thoroughly believe I can/will be predicted A*A*A.
    I just wanted to know that if my PS is good, will these grades and my context be sufficent in getting an offer.
    Thank you so much.
    I think these grades are great, academic wise I think you would have a good chance of getting in. You may need to ask your college/sixth form whether they limit the number of people who can apply to Cambridge because in my college they limit a certain amount of people who can apply. Also, I think law course requires admission tests? With your grades, I think it wouldn't be much of a worry though. And obviously, demonstrate your passion for studying law when you do your personal statement.
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    (Original post by jw562)
    I think these grades are great, academic wise I think you would have a good chance of getting in. You may need to ask your college/sixth form whether they limit the number of people who can apply to Cambridge because in my college they limit a certain amount of people who can apply. Also, I think law course requires admission tests? With your grades, I think it wouldn't be much of a worry though. And obviously, demonstrate your passion for studying law when you do your personal statement.
    Yeah I was just worried that my lack of A* in GCSE’s might let me down in comparison to all the other students...
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    (Original post by Fox12)
    Those grades are brilliant, supposing the context in which you achieved them is valid.Defintely, go for it.
    Yeah I was just worried that my lack of A* in GCSE’s might let me down in comparison to all the other students...
    (Original post by Fox12)
    Those grades are brilliant, supposing the context in which you achieved them is valid.Defintely, go for it.
    Yeah I was just worried that my lack of A* in GCSE’s might let me down in comparison to all the other students...
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    (Original post by Markdownin)
    Yeah I was just worried that my lack of A* in GCSE’s might let me down in comparison to all the other students...
    My Oxbridge teacher in college showed us a PowerPoint of what kind of students from our college got into oxford and Cambridge and it all ranges from 10 A*s from GCSE to just no A*s in GCSE so I don’t think you should be put off applying. But there are more students that got in oxbridge with more A*s in our college ngl so I know it may let you down and do be ready for that but your grades, especially your predicted grades, makes you good enough to apply so you may as well apply. At the end of the day it’s only one of your 5 options
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    Currently, Cambridge’s admissions take more from your AS UMS marks than from GCSE. However, with the A level reforms, and if you're not doing AS Levels then obviously it will still count for something.
    Have your referee put it in your reference, contact the college and ask if they have an extenuating circumstances form, and ace the admissions test. Law will be competitive regardless- even at other universities- so be realistic, and have a good back up.
    Your grades are one part of your application, and you’ll never know if you don’t try.
    Good Luck!
 
 
 
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