Does Imperial care about your GCSEs???? Watch

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I'm in year 12 at the moment and I'm studying Mathematics, Physics and Fine Art. I want to apply to imperial for mechanical engineering but I'm really worried that my GCSE grades are going to stop me from being accepted.
My GCSE Grades-
Art-9
French-9
English Lit-8
English Lang-7
History-7
Physics-7
Chemistry-7
Biology-7
RE-7
Mathematics-6

Not saying these are bad grades, bit if i'm wanted to apple to a univeristy like Imperial College London, then theyre going to have to be amazing. The 6 in maths is stressing me out especially as mechanical engineering is a very mathsy couse so they might focus on that a lot? (A 6 is equivalent to a B and I'm really pissed off as i'm really good in the subject but I dont know what the hell happened in the exams) I was having some family and mental health problems GCSE time but I know that universities dont care about that and it's not an excuse since many people have also gone through that.

I know A-Levels are a lot more important and Im predicted all A*s in the subjects I'm doing, including maths.Keeping all of the grades in mind and doing an EPQ later in the year and having an excellent personal statement, doing a ton of relevant work experience and being really engaged in the area i want to study, do you think I would have a good chance?
It would help me a ton if you could share your honest opinion as i feel like I'm stressing WAY too much haha
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Yeah you're fine. You're showing a clear improvement from GCSE to A-level which is what they will be more concerned about!
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To answer the question in the title, most definitely. I am not going to lie. That grade 6 may stick out like a sore thumb to the Imperial admissions tutors. Your A-level performance is more important though, so try to put this in the past and positively move on to ensure that you don't have any other hindrances on your application.
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