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    Im in year 12 at the moment and I’m hoping to go to a top university such as kings college London or Bristol to study Law but I’m unsure if it’s even worth it considering applying to one when the time comes. I know it’s early days and I haven’t even done my AS levels yet but I’m worried that my GCSEs will prevent my chances of even getting considered for a place, for my GCSEs I had:

    Maths: E (i know that’s bad but I’m resitting this one)

    Numeracy: C

    English literature: B

    English language: B

    Art: B

    Geography: D

    History: B

    Additional science: B

    Welsh Baccalaureate: P1 (not sure what that means)

    RE short course (half a GCSE): F

    And I have a qualification in Equality and Diversity

    I know that I certainly didn’t do as good as most people applying for the top universities but I’m wondering if I’ll even have a chance or if I should even consider the top universities. Just to add, for A levels I am doing, History, Sociology and RE/Philosophy and Ethics. Also I heard that top universities ask for a B in maths is this true?
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    What do you realistically assume you will get in your AS and A levels?
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    I applied Kings and bristol, for medicine tho, and for bristol its more PS and less GCSE weighting, and kcl average gcse are 8A*s, but thats for my course, i have heard law is competitve too, esp for unis like Kings etc..
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    (Original post by k4yleyh4u00)
    What do you realistically assume you will get in your AS and A levels?
    I’m gonna work my butt off, I seem to be doing well at the moment, I got a B grade on my first History, so that’s a good sign. Also for my GCSEs I didn’t work as hard as I could of because I was unmotivated and wasn’t enjoying what I was learning at all. Realistically I think i can get A A A this year if
    I put enough hard work and effort in.
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    (Original post by lolz23489)
    I applied Kings and bristol, for medicine tho, and for bristol its more PS and less GCSE weighting, and kcl average gcse are 8A*s, but thats for my course, i have heard law is competitve too, esp for unis like Kings etc..
    Okay, thank you. So if I get excellent grades for my A levels and have a good PS I should have a chance at Bristol?
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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    Okay, thank you. So if I get excellent grades for my A levels and have a good PS I should have a chance at Bristol?
    I think, thats just for medicine. Email the university and ask, if you're unsure.
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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    I’m gonna work my butt off, I seem to be doing well at the moment, I got a B grade on my first History, so that’s a good sign. Also for my GCSEs I didn’t work as hard as I could of because I was unmotivated and wasn’t enjoying what I was learning at all. Realistically I think i can get A A A this year if
    I put enough hard work and effort in.
    If i'm completely honest (in my own opinion), unless you can get around AAAA or something like that and A*AA in your A levels I would think that it would be unlikely to be getting an offer from Kings or Bristol, as they both ask for A*AA and most people applying will probably be holding A*A*A* predictions :/ But dont be discouraged! Work hard and get those grades! I got 4A and 5B in IGCSES, similar situation as you (not caring) and i'm now predicted A*A*A* for my A levels, applying for quite high ranked unis!
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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    Okay, thank you. So if I get excellent grades for my A levels and have a good PS I should have a chance at Bristol?
    Given you get good maths gcse tol yeah! Ik people with like 6A*+ at gcse that got BBB-ABB alevel and didnt bother applying law to top unis as its too risky- if you manage like A*AA or something i dont see why not
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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    Also I heard that top universities ask for a B in maths is this true?
    Check the stated entry requirements for each university.

    e.g. Bristol
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...8/law/llb-law/

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    (Original post by k4yleyh4u00)
    I think, thats just for medicine. Email the university and ask, if you're unsure.
    Okay, thank you 😊
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    (Original post by k4yleyh4u00)
    If i'm completely honest (in my own opinion), unless you can get around AAAA or something like that and A*AA in your A levels I would think that it would be unlikely to be getting an offer from Kings or Bristol, as they both ask for A*AA and most people applying will probably be holding A*A*A* predictions :/ But dont be discouraged! Work hard and get those grades! I got 4A and 5B in IGCSES, similar situation as you (not caring) and i'm now predicted A*A*A* for my A levels, applying for quite high ranked unis!
    Thank you, I’m gonna work my hardest, I forgot to mention I’m also doing Welsh baccalaureate so if I can manage to get an A in that as well that will push me up to 4 As.
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    (Original post by lolz23489)
    Given you get good maths gcse tol yeah! Ik people with like 6A*+ at gcse that got BBB-ABB alevel and didnt bother applying law to top unis as its too risky- if you manage like A*AA or something i dont see why not
    I’m extremely motivated to do it, as it’s something that I really want to achieve.
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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    I’m extremely motivated to do it, as it’s something that I really want to achieve.
    Yes do it !! Nothing is stopping you from getting in, believe in yourself
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Check the stated entry requirements for each university.

    e.g. Bristol
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...8/law/llb-law/

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    Thank you, it states that you need a C in numeracy and English which I both have already, I couldn’t find anything on Maths unless that’s under numeracy
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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    Thank you, I’m gonna work my hardest, I forgot to mention I’m also doing Welsh baccalaureate so if I can manage to get an A in that as well that will push me up to 4 As.
    Im doing the WJEC as well! Good luck
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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    Thank you, it states that you need a C in numeracy and English which I both have already, I couldn’t find anything on Maths unless that’s under numeracy
    No, it's saying no specific subjects are required at GCSE at all.

    If you are doing well in Y12/Y13 then you can certainly apply.

    And if you are unsuccessful in getting 1 or 2 "aspirational" offers then there's always Plan B... re-applying in a gap year with A-level grades actually achieved.
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