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Hi guys,
I'm currently doing my A levels (in year 12) and do English literature, English language and Spanish. Have been looking at unis and UCL appeals to me a lot, but I was just wondering what the average GCSE grades are of a UCL applicant (particularly English literature).

I completed the new GCSEs so they're in numbers as opposed to letters. I've put them into the old grades

Here are my grades:

English literature: 9 (A**)
English language: 9 (A**)
Spanish: 8 (A*)
Art: 8 (A*)
French: 7 (A)
Religion: 7 (A)
Biology: 6 (B)
Chemistry: 6 (B)
Physics: 5 (C)
Maths: 5 (C)

So A**A**A*A*AABBCC.

Do you think these are alright/give me a chance of a place there? My predicted A level grades are AAA. However, I'm worried that my few Bs/Cs at GCSE would let me down even though they're in subjects unrelated to English literature..

Thanks guys x
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Hi guys,
I'm currently doing my A levels (in year 12) and do English literature, English language and Spanish. Have been looking at unis and UCL appeals to me a lot, but I was just wondering what the average GCSE grades are of a UCL applicant (particularly English literature).

I completed the new GCSEs so they're in numbers as opposed to letters. I've put them into the old grades

Here are my grades:

English literature: 9 (A**)
English language: 9 (A**)
Spanish: 8 (A*)
Art: 8 (A*)
French: 7 (A)
Religion: 7 (A)
Biology: 6 (B)
Chemistry: 6 (B)
Physics: 5 (C)
Maths: 5 (C)

So A**A**A*A*AABBCC.

Do you think these are alright/give me a chance of a place there? My predicted A level grades are AAA. However, I'm worried that my few Bs/Cs at GCSE would let me down even though they're in subjects unrelated to English literature..

Thanks guys x
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It honestly triggers me so much when people put A**, when the 8 is only like 1/4 the way into the A* bracket with the rest hanging in the mid to high A range
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It honestly triggers me so much when people put A**, when the 8 is only like 1/4 the way into the A* bracket with the rest hanging in the mid to high A range
Haha, I just put down A* for 9s on my CV to be honest because I thought that too - it was only until Ofqual released the statement saying that it was an actual "A**" that I realised.. Still confuses me tbf :')
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you'll be fine most likely work hard for good predicted grades and do stuff for your PS but you'll most likely be fine.
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you'll be fine most likely work hard for good predicted grades and do stuff for your PS but you'll most likely be fine.
Thank you! It's just those pesky maths and science grades which I'm concerned about, but I'm hoping they won't be too bothered as they're unrelated to the course I want to do :/
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Thank you! It's just those pesky maths and science grades which I'm concerned about, but I'm hoping they won't be too bothered as they're unrelated to the course I want to do :/
I have an interview with imperial with worse grades so... chill. haha
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Oooh I really wanna know too.
I'm similar to you - want to study English at UCL and got A*s and As in my humanities and languages but Bs and Cs in my sciences. It's really frustrating that so many universities want their students to be complete all-rounders!
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Hi guys,
I'm currently doing my A levels (in year 12) and do English literature, English language and Spanish. Have been looking at unis and UCL appeals to me a lot, but I was just wondering what the average GCSE grades are of a UCL applicant (particularly English literature).

I completed the new GCSEs so they're in numbers as opposed to letters. I've put them into the old grades

Here are my grades:

English literature: 9 (A**)
English language: 9 (A**)
Spanish: 8 (A*)
Art: 8 (A*)
French: 7 (A)
Religion: 7 (A)
Biology: 6 (B)
Chemistry: 6 (B)
Physics: 5 (C)
Maths: 5 (C)

So A**A**A*A*AABBCC.

Do you think these are alright/give me a chance of a place there? My predicted A level grades are AAA. However, I'm worried that my few Bs/Cs at GCSE would let me down even though they're in subjects unrelated to English literature..

Thanks guys x
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I think it depends on what your school's average is. Personally, I did worse than average for my school in terms of GCSEs and I still got in for law, so I don't think UCL values GCSEs as much as other places. I think they do have some hard rules such as a minimum C in maths, which you have. Also, it's only one choice out of five so there's no harm in applying anyway.
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