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    (Original post by Harriso1)
    I know many universities don't consider them but are Oxbridge, UCL, Durham, York, Edinburgh etc . bothered?

    If I'm doing my Masters at a different uni.

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    They may ask for grades but they're generally more worried about your degree.
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    They may ask for grades but they're generally more worried about your degree.
    But would mostly B's limit me?
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    (Original post by Harriso1)
    But would mostly B's limit me?
    If you’re applying for a grad scheme that wants certain grades yes. For masters courses no.
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    probably not depending on your postgraduate level.

    I'm going to open university this year. can't go to a brick uni due to being a full time mum and carer.

    if I wanted to, I can go to a brick uni to do a masters after ou as long as I get a 2:1 degree.
    with ou, you don't even need functional skills never mind gcses and a levels. so if I can from ou, you can.

    btw, I do have 16 gcses (1 A* 2 bs the rest cs) and currently 2nd a level for my chosen degree.
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    probably not depending on your postgraduate level.

    I'm going to open university this year. can't go to a brick uni due to being a full time mum and carer.

    if I wanted to, I can go to a brick uni to do a masters after ou as long as I get a 2:1 degree.
    with ou, you don't even need functional skills never mind gcses and a levels. so if I can from ou, you can.

    btw, I do have 16 gcses (1 A* 2 bs the rest cs) and currently 2nd a level for my chosen degree.
    16 GCSE's??? Did you sit some more after school?
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    Oxford weren't bothered about my A Levels when I was talking to them about a DPhil.
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    Oxford weren't bothered about my A Levels when I was talking to them about a DPhil.
    Wb GCSE's? What were your grades for a level & gcse
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    (Original post by Harriso1)
    Wb GCSE's? What were your grades for a level & gcse
    GCSEs never got mentioned either.

    Can't remember my GCSE grades specifically, it was 16 years ago. A Levels were Bs.
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    (Original post by Harriso1)
    I know many universities don't consider them but are Oxbridge, UCL, Durham, York, Edinburgh etc . bothered?

    If I'm doing my Masters at a different uni.

    Thanks
    As long as it's not an MSci, no.

    They don't care... at all
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    (Original post by Harriso1)
    16 GCSE's??? Did you sit some more after school?
    I did sociology as a school leaver during a levels but I got multiple grades for science and English which all added up
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    You will often be asked to list your relevant qualifications, and left to interpret that however you like. It's common for people to list relevant A level subjects, especially where the particular MA they hope to study exists at the intersection of their undergraduate degree subject and something they have only formally studied at A level. It really won't make a difference in the extreme majority of cases, though. I recall listing one A level subject on a few postgraduate applications as it was an A in a relevant subject, but I don't think I listed a single GCSE on any.

    If you are ever in any doubt about these things, contact the universities. You can often talk to someone directly involved with making admissions decisions.
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    No they are not important only your social media Account is
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    (Original post by Niekman843)
    No they are not important only your social media Account is
    Good!
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    Why would some qualifications you got 3+ years before in ostensibly unrelated areas be relevant in any way?

    Outside of the minimal requirement of Maths and English at C or above (literacy and numeracy requirement) and the small possibility of them requiring Maths at GCSE or A-level to a higher grade if you don't have a numerate degree and are applying to something with some quantitative element (e.g. some business/finance courses) I can't see that it's likely. Honestly, if they did, I would be wary of them...
 
 
 
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