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    I'm in year 12 atm, meaning I got my GCSE results as number grades in English and Maths. I got 8 in maths and lit, and a 7 in lang.

    Are universities going to view an 8 as an A*, or 9 as an A*? Or simply both as an A* grade? I'd like to know specifically for Oxbridge, Imperial, UCL, York, Durham if possible.
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    Well, an 8 was designed to be approximately the same as the bottom two-thirds of an A* so for admissions purposes, they would probably see them both as an A*. Once the system has settled down, they may consider the difference between an 8 and a 9 slightly more significant but a bad day can cost you a 9 so they probably won't look at it that closely. Besides, only Oxford really look at GCSEs in depth and even then, it's not the most significant factor in admissions from what I can gather. I wouldn't worry about it. Well done on your 8s!
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    (Original post by ecila21)
    Well, an 8 was designed to be approximately the same as the bottom two-thirds of an A* so for admissions purposes, they would probably see them both as an A*. Once the system has settled down, they may consider the difference between an 8 and a 9 slightly more significant but a bad day can cost you a 9 so they probably won't look at it that closely. Besides, only Oxford really look at GCSEs in depth and even then, it's not the most significant factor in admissions from what I can gather. I wouldn't worry about it. Well done on your 8s!
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