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    Just wondering when you apply for university do your GCSE's play a major role? I'm mainly predicted A's by the end of Year 11 but was just wondering if universities also judge you on them
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    Usually only maths and English are considered for most courses as most ask for A-C depending on the course and/or uni, but some of the most competitive courses like medicine require high GCSE grades.

    I've also heard oxford judges based on GCSEs but besides that not really.
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    If your looking for a science degree, they will require a C or B in science GCSE, as well as english and maths. Top universities require 5 A or A stars!
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    Not really unless the course is very competitive. Just aim for a C or above in math and English and you should be good to go.
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    They didn't used to that much but now they do. The lack of AS means GCSE's are the only thing uni's can judge you on fairly. A's are still good, just work as hard as possible!
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    Only Oxbridge care. The rest of the top unis just want a decent set of grades, and good A Levels. Usually they require a B or so in English Language, and above a C Maths (could be higher if you apply for something that requires maths). Look at the websites, they'll have the information on there.
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    These people are giving you awful advice. I know specifically LSE, Bristol, Birmingham and many others DO care, not 'just Oxbridge'. Also you might want to do medicine or something very competitive, where you will need strong GCSE's.
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    Most universities, they will consider your GCSE's depending on the course though it will be based on the core subjects such as English and Maths. Majority of courses will want a grade C or higher.

    Oxbridge doesn't always factor in GCSEs when considering applicants. (Based on experience at open days and talks etc.) Though successful applicants to these universities generally have high-end grade sets.
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    If you want to do medicine, yes.
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    Just wondering when you apply for university do your GCSE's play a major role? I'm mainly predicted A's by the end of Year 11 but was just wondering if universities also judge you on them
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    (Original post by Sunset891)
    Only Oxbridge care. The rest of the top unis just want a decent set of grades, and good A Levels. Usually they require a B or so in English Language, and above a C Maths (could be higher if you apply for something that requires maths). Look at the websites, they'll have the information on there.
    Bullsh*t. Other top unis like Imperial and LSE most certainly will care. It also depends on the course, Warwick won't care for a maths undergrad as long as they get a decent Maths grade and equivalent of a C or above in English. Medicine all unis will care about GCSE results, just some more than others.

    Generally, decent russel group uni or bath will care if it's a 'competitive' course. Some will prioritise certain subjects over others such as Maths in STEM courses over French.
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    Just wondering when you apply for university do your GCSE's play a major role? I'm mainly predicted A's by the end of Year 11 but was just wondering if universities also judge you on them
    Hi JamieLouiseXox

    It will depend which courses you are thinking of applying for. The vast majority of courses will require you to get at least a grade C or 4 or above in English Language and Maths, and some may ask you to achieve higher grades. However, the most competitive courses will use overall GCSE grades to distinguish between applicants with similar predicted grades at A level. This may be more important if you are not studying AS levels as they will be the most recent qualifications that you have completed.

    When you more idea which courses you are going to apply to you can contact the universities directly and they can tell you how they will consider your GCSEs.

    Phil
 
 
 
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