Are my grades sufficiently good enough for a good University like a top 10?

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In my GCSEs I got:

English - D
Maths - B
Biology - E
Chemistry -A*
Physics - A*
Art - D
Geography - B
History - C
Music - A*
French - F
Dance - A*

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If your AS grades and A level Predicted grades are good enough, then yes.

You may be called up on your English grade though.
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Alright but whats with all the inconsistencies... Clearly you had the potential to get higher??
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If your AS grades and A level Predicted grades are good enough, then yes.

You may be called up on your English grade though.
A dinna like I’m thinking of a btec jus a cosy life whilst getting the dole too with a side job, do a need a levels for Oxford and that?
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(Original post by davidallen108)
In my GCSEs I got:

English - D
Maths - B
Biology - E
Chemistry -A*
Physics - A*
Art - D
Geography - B
History - C
Music - A*
French - F
Dance - A*

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It depends on the course that you're planning on doing at uni, A level predictions etc. Tbh, Also, what do you mean by top 10 (are you talking about the complete uni guide rankings? QS world rankings?)
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Alright but whats with all the inconsistencies... Clearly you had the potential to get higher??
I could not have smoked any more weed like
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Soooo where's your compulsory religious studies?
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are you retaking english? i thought all unis needed you to pass maths and english (though i may be missing something here)
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A dinna like I’m thinking of a btec jus a cosy life whilst getting the dole too with a side job, do a need a levels for Oxford and that?
a levels certainly for Oxford, although most Russell groups allow a mixture of btec and a level or just btec as long as it's the right sort of btec and in a relevant subject, tbh I'd recommend just taking a levels especially if you're thinking you want to apply to oxbridge, you may also need to resit English GCSE.

what subjects are you thinking of for a level/uni?
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It depends on the course that you're planning on doing at uni, A level predictions etc. Tbh, Also, what do you mean by top 10 (are you talking about the complete uni guide rankings? QS world rankings?)
I want to do Medicine
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a levels certainly for Oxford, although most Russell groups allow a mixture of btec and a level or just btec as long as it's the right sort of btec and in a relevant subject, tbh I'd recommend just taking a levels especially if you're thinking you want to apply to oxbridge, you may also need to resit English GCSE.

what subjects are you thinking of for a level/uni?
A levels: only Dance
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I want to do Medicine
Most medical schools (I think) require at least a B for GCSE English.
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It depends what course you're doing and which subjects would be relevant for the university you're applying but honestly the grades seems quite inconsistent-it's not very clear what your average level is etc. There are large slip ups on Biology, english, art and french which could affect your choice but if you proceed to A-levels and get consitently high grades I don't think you'll get pulled up on it as much. Definitely for unis like oxbridge, they're very prestigious so consistent high grades would look very good for applying and increase your chance. I don't know for sure about your chances of getting into prestigious unis due to your grades and how strict some unis are with grades.
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Most medical schools (I think) require at least a B for GCSE English.
I got a B in the mock though.
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It depends what course you're doing and which subjects would be relevant for the university your applying but honestly the grades seems quite inconsistent-it's not very clear what your average level is etc. There are large slip ups on Biology, english, art and french which could affect your choice but if you proceed to A-levels and get consitently high grades I don't think you'll get pulled up on it as much. Definitely for unis like oxbridge, they're very prestigious so consistent high grades would look very good for applying and increase your chance. I don't know for sure about your chances of getting into prestigious unis due to your grades and how strict some unis are with grades.
What if I promise them il try my absolute best and hardest and will not mess around
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Have you already started your a levels then if so what subjects and are your a levels linear then where you take the exams that actually count at the end now or has this new change not affected you, as you don’t say what you currently are doing it’s confusing for other people
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• English - You should re-sit English Language definitely. All universities want a C grade as far as I'm aware for most courses, Russell Group universities and other top 20 universities will want a B. Organise it with your college or apply to re-sit at another school with the exam board. Oxford & Cambridge aren't going to happen I'm afraid but other 'top 10' universities will be accessible.
• Maths - This will be okay for humanities subjects. If you want to study Medicine or a course with mathematics integrated maybe re-sit to show your ability for the sake of it. A 'B' grade is okay for most uni's. You'll still be to get into almost all RG universities, although Imperial, LSE look at GCSE grades quite a bit now.
• Biology - You should really try and re-sit this I'm afraid.
• Chemistry - Well done, this shows your potential.
• Physics - 10/10.
• Art - Not an essential subject (unless you want to do anything artish?) Just looks poor, a re-sit would be a massive amount of work.
• Geography - Good.
• History - Okay. (Unless you want to study History, take History A-level and boss it).
• Music - Nice.
• French - Lol re-sit.
• Dance - Lmao.
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[QUOTE=Harriso1;77851990]• English - You should re-sit English Language definitely. All universities want a C grade as far as I'm aware for most courses, Russell Group universities and other top 20 universities will want a B. Organise it with your college or apply to re-sit at another school with the exam board. Oxford & Cambridge aren't going to happen I'm afraid but other 'top 10' universities will be accessible.
• Maths - This will be okay for humanities subjects. If you want to study Medicine or a course with mathematics integrated maybe re-sit to show your ability for the sake of it. A 'B' grade is okay for most uni's. You'll still be to get into almost all RG universities, although Imperial, LSE look at GCSE grades quite a bit now.
• Biology - You should really try and re-sit this I'm afraid.
• Chemistry - Well done, this shows your potential.
• Physics - 10/10.
• Art - Not an essential subject (unless you want to do anything artish?) Just looks poor, a re-sit would be a massive amount of work.
• Geography - Good.
• History - Okay. (Unless you want to study History, take History A-level and boss it).
• Music - Nice.
• French - Lol re-sit.
• Dance - Lmao.[/
(Original post by davidallen108)
In my GCSEs I got:

English - D
Maths - B
Biology - E
Chemistry -A*
Physics - A*
Art - D
Geography - B
History - C
Music - A*
French - F
Dance - A*

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Just read you want to do medicine:

• English - re-sit.
• Maths - re-sit.
• Biology - re-sit.
• French - re-sit.
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Have you already started your a levels then if so what subjects and are your a levels linear then where you take the exams that actually count at the end now or has this new change not affected you, as you don’t say what you currently are doing it’s confusing for other people
I am doing Dance in A Levels nothing else.

It’s not linear

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Right you do realise that to have a chance of studying medicine (without entering at foundation level) as a school leaver, you need to have at least one of chemistry or biology A-level, or ideally both of them?
Can I get away with it, I don’t like science and that
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