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    I've been told I should apply to one of Oxbridge by people, but I don't think my GCSEs are good enough. I got A*AAA in my alevel mocks recently, and I think I can do really well at alevel - im just worried some of my GCSEs might bring me down. My GCSE grades were:
    English Lit - 8
    English Lang - 9
    Maths - 5
    French - A*
    Business - B
    History - A*
    Drama - B
    RE/RS - A
    Spanish - A*
    Core Science - A
    Additional Science - B
    Further Additional Science - C

    it depends on the subject, since more competitive subjects demand a higher amount of a*s

    also, they would consider your school ie. if they have a lower achievement rate

    Cambridge focuses less on gcse grades than oxford, so that is something else to bear in mind

    but in the end it is so subjective, no one will be able to give you a definitive answer, and you should only apply if you want to, not because you feel that you are expected to

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