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    I was wondering if anyone who has studied/is currently studying law at a highly ranked university would be able to tell me if my average GCSEs of : A* A B B B B B C C C would be countered by my Alevels: A* A* A* for me to get a place in a Oxbridge/Russel Group University or if my GCSEs have ruined my chances
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    not oxford but other than that yes
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    Are these achieved or predicted?
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    (Original post by _gcx)
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    Cambridge place more emphasis on A-Levels whereas Oxford are pretty GCSE-heavy, you'd definitely get a place at a RG university with 3 A*'s as well as a very good chance at Cambridge (though I'm sure their admissions test is probably the most important factor).

    If these are your predicted grades, then I highly doubt Cambridge will give you an offer - however if you've already achieved them that's a different story.
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    It's possible that, if you were asked to interview in Cambridge and all went well, they might be tempted to make you an offer, or perhaps higher than usual offer: maybe A*A*A or A*A*A*? Or if they didn't want to take the risk of making an offer on such scant hard evidence of academic excellence, you could see about applying the year after when you've achieved your grades. They might also be interested in an explanation of why it's plausible that you'll get A*A*A* after you got what you did in GCSEs.
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    (Original post by Jasmine__)
    I was wondering if anyone who has studied/is currently studying law at a highly ranked university would be able to tell me if my average GCSEs of : A* A B B B B B C C C would be countered by my Alevels: A* A* A* for me to get a place in a Oxbridge/Russel Group University or if my GCSEs have ruined my chances
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    Yes, A-levels are more important than GCSEs.

    There's no minimum requirement for GCSEs at Cambridge. If you are on target to meet their typical offer (A*AA for Law) then apply. Indeed Cambridge likes an "upward academic trajectory" (e.g. "poor" GCSEs followed by good A-levels).

    Worst case, you can always re-apply with A-level grades achieved in a gap year.

    PS. The Russell Group is not a badge of quality. It's just a lobby group of self-selected universities.
 
 
 
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