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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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    (Original post by Kleigh01)
    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?
    From my experience, most of the best unis like your gcses to be Cs or above. In maths and English pretty much every 'top' university requires a C at least, some will require a B. Looking at the university websites will be a big help, they'll explain exactly what they want from you, but since Law is quite competitive they might be expecting more than the average applicant.

    However, I know a good number of people that didn't do too well as gcse but turned it around and did amazingly well at a-level, and then got into a prestigious uni. Sometimes that can be more impressive to a uni than being the classical 'good student', but you'll have to work harder at a-level to prove you can handle uni.
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    I'm legit in the same position as you, I did really badly in my GCSEs or not what i was expecting, I thought I would have done better but I don't know what happened to be honest. But I want to go to Manchester uni to read law but I'm scared they will just laugh in my face because of my GCSE's hence why I'm revising my arse for A Levels hoping they will me in!
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    (Original post by umbrellala)
    From my experience, most of the best unis like your gcses to be Cs or above. In maths and English pretty much every 'top' university requires a C at least, some will require a B. Looking at the university websites will be a big help, they'll explain exactly what they want from you, but since Law is quite competitive they might be expecting more than the average applicant.

    However, I know a good number of people that didn't do too well as gcse but turned it around and did amazingly well at a-level, and then got into a prestigious uni. Sometimes that can be more impressive to a uni than being the classical 'good student', but you'll have to work harder at a-level to prove you can handle uni.
    Thank you, i wasn’t very motivated throughout my GCSEs which is probably why I didn’t do as well, I think if I worked harder I could of done a lot better. I seem to be doing well at my AS levels at the moment and I want to carry that on all the way through. I’m getting lots of support from my teachers and I think if I work hard enough and put enough effort in I could get A A A this year.
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    (Original post by p123456)
    I'm legit in the same position as you, I did really badly in my GCSEs or not what i was expecting, I thought I would have done better but I don't know what happened to be honest. But I want to go to Manchester uni to read law but I'm scared they will just laugh in my face because of my GCSE's hence why I'm revising my arse for A Levels hoping they will me in!
    Me too, I’m working my butt off this year as I am determined to get into a good university. I’m worried that my grades won’t be good enough, but I’m gonna work my hardest to try to get good grades.
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    Honestly, i completing understand how you feel, put in all of the work for next year or so and get the grades! Don't let some exams that you did when you were 15 or 16 let your future down!
 
 
 
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