Do I have to list high school/A-level grades on my CV for a Master's application? Watch

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Hi all,

I'm currently a First-Class student about to enter my third year of undergrad at a mid-tier university (ranked 65-75). I've worked very hard to obtain a First and want to do a Master's in a school somewhere like St. Andrews, LSE, Warwick, etc. however, my high school/sixth form grades are BBB. Would this affect my application at all?

Do I have to include them on my CV? Also, how could I maximise my chances of getting into one of these schools?

Thanks in advance!
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PG courses aren't usually interested in school exams. You don't need to include them on your CV and they aren't usually asked for on application forms.
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Hi all,

I'm currently a First-Class student about to enter my third year of undergrad at a mid-tier university (ranked 65-75). I've worked very hard to obtain a First and want to do a Master's in a school somewhere like St. Andrews, LSE, Warwick, etc. however, my high school/sixth form grades are BBB. Would this affect my application at all?

Do I have to include them on my CV? Also, how could I maximise my chances of getting into one of these schools?

Thanks in advance!
Usually universities will put way more emphasis on your first degree result and year averages, as your A levels won't be your most recent qualification anyway.
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Nobody cared about mine
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Nobody cared about mine
I couldn't even write down my high school grades on my PG applications even if I had wanted to since they only asked for me to slot in my university stuff.

@OP it's really rare for people to write down their high school grades for a PG application... It's really irrelevant and even if you wanted to you most likely couldn't as there aren't any options to indicate grades apart from university ones. For my PG applications they didn't ask for any C.V.s. It was an online portal where you upload your degree transcript and that was it.
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I couldn't even write down my high school grades on my PG applications even if I had wanted to since they only asked for me to slot in my university stuff.

@OP it's really rare for people to write down their high school grades for a PG application... It's really irrelevant and even if you wanted to you most likely couldn't as there aren't any options to indicate grades apart from university ones. For my PG applications they didn't ask for any C.V.s. It was an online portal where you upload your degree transcript and that was it.
I had to attach a CV for a couple but it's an academic CV, so nothing on there prior to university
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I couldn't even write down my high school grades on my PG applications even if I had wanted to since they only asked for me to slot in my university stuff.

@OP it's really rare for people to write down their high school grades for a PG application... It's really irrelevant and even if you wanted to you most likely couldn't as there aren't any options to indicate grades apart from university ones. For my PG applications they didn't ask for any C.V.s. It was an online portal where you upload your degree transcript and that was it.
Great, thanks
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PG courses aren't usually interested in school exams. You don't need to include them on your CV and they aren't usually asked for on application forms.
Do you know if going to a mid-tier university will hurt my chances even if I did obtain a first in my second year?
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Do you know if going to a mid-tier university will hurt my chances even if I did obtain a first in my second year?
Of course it won't.

Rankings and tiers barely mean anything when it comes to most postgrad courses.
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Do you know if going to a mid-tier university will hurt my chances even if I did obtain a first in my second year?
It's more nuanced than league tables at PG level. It's about the quality of your specific department compared to other departments of the same subject. If your research proposal is strong and your references are very positive, it won't make a difference.
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