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    My gcses : 3A*, 2A's, 3B's, 2C's
    My AS level mock exams: 4 A*'s
    Looking at it from a completely arbitrary perspective, would I have a chance of getting into Cambridge, Durham, Bristol, York and other top UK universities? Or should I lower my standard of university?
    Btw I know these grades aren't amazing, that's why I'm asking this question. I know there are people with 13A*'s at GCSE and 6A*'s at A level who would deserve a place much more than me. I just want some sort of closure. Please just give an honest but constructive answer and try not to be arrogant or pompous, thanks.
    I'm genuinely worried about this and I wish I had done more work at GCSE but that time is gone now. So yeh.
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    You had 4 A*s at AS Level? I thought the highest was an A? But anyway, those grades are really good, maybe not Oxford, but any of the rest could be fine
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    My gcses : 3A*, 2A's, 3B's, 2C's
    My AS level mock exams: 4 A*'s
    Looking at it from a completely arbitrary perspective, would I have a chance of getting into Cambridge, Durham, Bristol, York and other top UK universities? Or should I lower my standard of university?
    Btw I know these grades aren't amazing, that's why I'm asking this question. I know there are people with 13A*'s at GCSE and 6A*'s at A level who would deserve a place much more than me. I just want some sort of closure. Please just give an honest but constructive answer and try not to be arrogant or pompous, thanks.
    I'm genuinely worried about this and I wish I had done more work at GCSE but that time is gone now. So yeh.

    Well I thought you could only get A’s at AS Level but either way you only need 3 A Levels to go to University. Do you know what A level grades you are predicted?

    And for your GCSEs they play some part in getting you to univeristy (probably more so at Cambridge) but they are pretty good results!
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    Same, didn’t know you could get A* at AS level but since right now you are doing really well, I think you could! I’m not sure for Oxbridge since it is true many tend to get 8 A* at GCSE and more but the results are fine overall
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    You can't get an A* in A-Level unless you're doing mathematics?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My gcses : 3A*, 2A's, 3B's, 2C's
    My AS level mock exams: 4 A*'s
    Looking at it from a completely arbitrary perspective, would I have a chance of getting into Cambridge, Durham, Bristol, York and other top UK universities? Or should I lower my standard of university?
    Btw I know these grades aren't amazing, that's why I'm asking this question. I know there are people with 13A*'s at GCSE and 6A*'s at A level who would deserve a place much more than me. I just want some sort of closure. Please just give an honest but constructive answer and try not to be arrogant or pompous, thanks.
    I'm genuinely worried about this and I wish I had done more work at GCSE but that time is gone now. So yeh.
    1. You can't get A* grades at AS

    2. Besides particular courses at particular unis, yes. Naturally, LSE and Oxford will prove more difficult.
 
 
 
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