I'm gassed at my my interim papers for maths and psychology both coming at an A! I'm working my ass off to pick up from my failure of last year which has left me resitting a year. I'm intending to continue try-harding this till I can finally see an A on my results sheet but after that what's next. I realized that I might be viewed differently by universities for having shite GCSE's and resitting a year. But how bad will it be?
My aim is to get into Birmingham University but I'm afraid that my lack of effort in the past is going to affect me in the future. I'm willing to resit some of my GCSE's next year to bring my maths from a B to an A and numeracy to a B but I'm scared that I won't even hold a flame to the other applicants.
Does anyone have an idea of whether I'd even make it to a russell group such as Brum or Durham (another one of my dream schools) ?
OP - only the universities can tell you that. If you meet their requirements as specified on course pages then you’ll most likely get an offer. It’s really that simple!
What course are you applying for?
Ffs TSR users gotta start using terms like ‘top universities’ or ‘higher ranking’ or ‘respectable’ instead of Russell Group. They’re not synonymous.
The main issue here is if your applying for September places like Durham will probably have filled all their places. You need to check what universities still have places before you apply as you have missed the deadline for equal consideration. Your GCSE performance is unlikely to affect your chances in most universities.