I've completed my GCSEs last year, I achieved 2 A*s, 1 A in Biology, chemistry and Physics. I achieved 9 in Maths, 6 in English Language, B in Business Studies, C in History. I am going to choose uni with low GCSEs weighting:
Im currently studying A levels Biology, Chemistry and Law. Does anyone have any disagreements regarding the choices of universities that I'm going to apply for this year:
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- 15-02-2018 20:15
- 16-02-2018 06:44
Do not apply to Bristol! There are a lot of people who have applied to Oxbridge that apply there, so although they don’t weight GCSEs as much, most applicants have at least 5/6 A*s.
I’m afraid you can’t apply to Keele - you have 4 A/A* at GCSE and they ask for 5 minimum. You would receive an immediate pre-interview rejection.
Newcastle is a good shot if you get a really high UKCAT score. If you don’t, don’t apply there as they have a cut-off.
Plymouth is a good choice - you’ll need an above average UKCAT score though.
Glasgow seems okay, but you will need a relatively high UKCAT score.
Exeter seems okay, but you will need a relatively high UKCAT score and really high A-level predictions.
Dundee seems like a good choice, but you will need a high UKCAT score.
Therefore, you application sort of relies on you having a good UKCAT score. If there is a reason that you did not perform as expected, mitigating/extenuating circumstances might cover you, but do not rely on it!