I just wanted everyone's honest opinion on whether I have a good chance of making a competitive application to Cambridge? (lack of A*)
In GCSE I was in an inexperienced and underachieving school in which my grades were top 9%. I got;
English Lit A
English Lang A
Double science AA
In A2 I believe/highly confident I will be predicted A*A*A. Say I achieve that and my PS etc are all good, will I honestly stand a good chance of getting an offer from Cambridge to do law if everything else goes well?
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Can I gt into Cambridge with these GCSE's? watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-11-2017 18:56
- 14-11-2017 18:59
Yeah go for it, you look like you’d have a good chance, but everyone is going to have good grades, so you need something to make yourself stand out
- Community Assistant
- 14-11-2017 19:03
Cambridge barely care about GCSEs, being in the process of phasing out specific grade requirements in e.g. Maths and English and additionally putting very little weighting on them in their holistic analysis of applications. Both Peterhouse and Christ's College ATs indicated that they have never rejected a candidate solely on the basis of GCSEs.
I have literally had to type this exact same commentary about 20 times this year, can you please put a modicum of effort in and actually read through previous threads on the subject which overwhelmingly state the same. Your chances of an offer are far more dependent on the interview than GCSEs provided you have the necessary predictions and do reasonably well on the relevant pre-interview assessments.
- 14-11-2017 19:04