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    I'm wondering how many grade 9s are seen as Oxbridge standard. Because, in the old system, people will 12A*s has the best chances of getting in. But now those people are gonna be replaced by people with eight 9s, or maybe twelve 9s, or five 9s? I'm only asking because I'm determined to get into Oxbridge, but I'm sure how far off I am from getting being qualified.

    Thanks in advance!
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    I don’t think GCSEs matter too much for Cambridge? It seems that GCSEs wouldn’t be too reflective of how well you would do in a degree.
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    I would advise you get as many as possible, simply for your own self confidence in getting the courage to even apply in the first place. That is one of the blocks and reasons oxbridge barely even get the combined application numbers of Nottingham, Alot of people just dont apply because they dont feel they are smart enough, having all 9s or close will give you self confidence, in addition to your high predictions it gives you the feeling of a shot, which it may get you an interview but the process from there on out is 100 percent at the whim of the admissions process.
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    I would advise you get as many as possible, simply for your own self confidence in getting the courage to even apply in the first place. That is one of the blocks and reasons oxbridge barely even get the combined application numbers of Nottingham, Alot of people just dont apply because they dont feel they are smart enough, having all 9s or close will give you self confidence, in addition to your high predictions it gives you the feeling of a shot, which it may get you an interview but the process from there on out is 100 percent at the whim of the admissions process.
    It's more than people not being smart enough. The rejection rates are off-putting, when thousands of people with perfect applications get rejected you begin to doubt yourself. Also, the vast, vast majority of students want the traditional university experience, even if they were told their chances into Oxbridge were excellent, most wouldn't be tempted. TSR doesn't reflect reality, most here are very academic. Overall, It's probably for the best, if you're truly bright you'll excel anywhere you go, and a three year crippling Oxbridge workload is not right for most people.
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    (Original post by GapYaar)
    It's more than people not being smart enough. The rejection rates are off-putting, when thousands of people with perfect applications get rejected you begin to doubt yourself. Also, the vast, vast majority of students want the traditional university experience, even if they were told their chances into Oxbridge were excellent, most wouldn't be tempted. TSR doesn't reflect reality, most here are very academic. Overall, It's probably for the best, if you're truly bright you'll excel anywhere you go, and a three year crippling Oxbridge workload is not right for most people.
    Primarily it does boil down to intelligence and work ethic.thats what oxbridge deems as criteria for being smart.

    OP does need the self confidence just like anyone to apply. Not sure what your response was worth?
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    I don’t think GCSEs matter too much for Cambridge? It seems that GCSEs wouldn’t be too reflective of how well you would do in a degree.
    If you dont literally do GCSE in your sleep... oxbridge isnt for you... hell the normal Russell group might not be for you...School is piss easy if your smart at that level.
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    Primarily it does boil down to intelligence and work ethic.thats what oxbridge deems as criteria for being smart.

    OP does need the self confidence just like anyone to apply. Not sure what your response was worth?
    Ok genius
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    If you dont literally do GCSE in your sleep... oxbridge isnt for you... hell the normal Russell group might not be for you...School is piss easy if your smart at that level.
    But there are people who have gotten into Cambridge with Bs, Cs and Ds at GCSE, but As and A*s at A Level?
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    But there are people who have gotten into Cambridge with Bs, Cs and Ds at GCSE, but As and A*s at A Level?
    There are always special cases, but looking at the overall picture these cases are likely extremely rare.

    Generally academic progression from GSCE to A* students comes from students who aced there GSCE's.
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    (Original post by Realitysreflexx)
    There are always special cases, but looking at the overall picture these cases are likely extremely rare.

    Generally academic progression from GSCE to A* students comes from students who aced there GSCE's.
    OK. That’s good to know because I would like to go to Cambridge in September 2020.
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    (Original post by HisMajesty_Kwabz)
    OK. That’s good to know because I would like to go to Cambridge in September 2020.
    Its still worth an application definitely, but from the standpoint of someone who hasnt taken their GCSE's as of yet, the strategy of achieving the highest possible mark if your goal is oxbridge is highly advisable.
 
 
 

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