Are 10 7's at GCSE good enough for Oxbridge? Watch

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I got 10 7's at GCSE and i was wondering whether those grades would be good enough to apply to Oxbridge
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I got 10 7's at GCSE and i was wondering whether those grades would be good enough to apply to Oxbridge
Forgot Oxbridge, do a degree appreniceship instead. They're waaayyyy better
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I was reading through the Oxford entry criteria yesterday -- your GCSEs aren't the only single deciding factor, and at least as much emphasis is placed on your performance at interview, your UCAS statement, your entrance exam results, and your predicted A-Levels. They consider a 7 to be equivalent to an A, and 8/9 to be equally weighted to A* -- in other words, a clean sweep of 7s would definitely be sufficient, provided that you perform well in entrance exams, interviews and A-Levels or IB.
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I got 10 7's at GCSE and i was wondering whether those grades would be good enough to apply to Oxbridge
You did amazing! i got similar grades as you and I'm considering applying for oxbridge for the heck of it, tbf though oxford is more focused on GCSE grades compare to Cambridge so I'm leaning onto applying to cambridge lol . so Long you can get at least two A*'s and an A in year 12. gradewise you can be a good candidate. In addition they look for more than grades such as extra studying, extra stuff etc. In addition I'm not too sure but you would be at an extra advantage if you went to a bad school with and average of a grade 3 and got 7s. but I think with thoses grades you might have a chance. Good luck for the future!
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This is the point at which you start pulling your socks up. Those grades will be below average for Oxbridge applicants, so now you have to start making up for that. Work as hard as possible at A-Level to get a good couple of A*s predicted, and then apply for Cambridge, not Oxford - Cambridge are more inclined to look favourably on improvement over time. Do a lot of extra reading, big your subject up in your personal statement, smash your entrance assessment, smash your interview, and you're fine. It's a tall order, but I'm sure you can do it <3
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