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    My school doesn't offer triple science and I enjoy science so I'm wondering if I choose to do a science related degree, will they favour triple science students if we both have similar grades?
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    (Original post by L36)
    My school doesn't offer triple science and I enjoy science so I'm wondering if I choose to do a science related degree, will they favour triple science students if we both have similar grades?
    It won't matter for Cambridge, and I doubt it will for Oxford especially if your school doesn't offer it. Applicants are never disadvantaged by their school's GCSE policy.
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    (Original post by L36)
    My school doesn't offer triple science and I enjoy science so I'm wondering if I choose to do a science related degree, will they favour triple science students if we both have similar grades?
    To be honest they look more at A Levels than your GCSE results. But, triple science is a good way at getting ahead on some of the A Level Science. But, if you think you can cope with A Level sciences without triple (which lots of people do) then you will be fine, Oxbridge won't look to sceptically on that.
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    (Original post by L36)
    My school doesn't offer triple science and I enjoy science so I'm wondering if I choose to do a science related degree, will they favour triple science students if we both have similar grades?
    No. As above it is often out of the applicant's control. In any case, the GCSE subjects taken matters very little.
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    Most applicants, when given the choice to do Triple, will usually have done Triple. However through the power of contextualisation, the University will be able to see your GCSE policy of your school, and will understand if this opportunity was not available to you at this point.

    So long as you do well in Core/Additional, and go on to do the A Levels, they will honestly not make a fuss about it.
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    They don't look at GCSE as much as everyone things. Oxford won't look they just happen to have a high average GCSE grades from their graduates. Once you've done A levels the GCSE in those subjects basically become obsilite.
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