My A-Levels are good but my GCSE’s are terrible. Is it worth applying to RG’s Watch
Well here’s the story: I went to a terrible school, when I mean terrible mean being in a school that was ranked 200+ in a list of 212 schools (I believe). I did Triple science not as a lesson but during my lunchtimes and all my other subjects were with teachers who sucked the excitement and enjoyment out of the subject. With my own fault aswell I came out with 1B 7C’s 4D’s and 1E. The was in English Lit, and I got C’s in Maths and Numeracy. I got the **** out there as soon as I got the chance and basically begged to join another schools sixth form. I did Maths English Lit and Psych with Welsh Bac.
It was at the second school I began to really do well, my teachers actually liked teaching and I wasn’t in a school environment where I didn’t have to worry about being having to fight anyone. I kept my head in a book all year and come results day I got: ABB. Significant improvement considering there were kids in my class who got A* at GCSE getting U’s and E’s in Maths.
So now here I am. I crushed Welsh Bac and am projected to an A*. I’m predicted A* in Psychology as I got close to perfect UMS and I’m predicted a B in Maths and English respectively.
I want the best for myself (obviously) and with those grades I can apply to some pretty good universities but my school always says RG’s really value good GCSE’s and if we’re being honest in comparison to everyone in my year GCSE’s are utter ****e. Is it even worth applying. For reference I was wanting to apply to Southampton, Warwick, UEA/Swansea, Bangor and Aberystwyth to study Psychology.
Is it even worth applying even if I have A*A*AB-A*A*BB?
GCSEs only make up about 10% of an application. Please do apply to some RGs - unis love nothing more than progress, and they will take the fact that you went to a crap secondary school into consideration. I'd make sure you put how bad your school was as an extenuating circumstance though, detailing how you did triple science in lunches, bad teachers etc.
Hi. I’ve said this earlier, but I’ll mention it again in case you’ve missed it. When you do your ucas application you have to put in the schools you have attended. Unis will then use contextual data such as looking at exam performance. They will then take this information into account when deciding on whether to make you an offer.
Hi well done with your hard work.I am also worried as my school everyone did excellently and my results weren't that great .I like to do medicine and I am worried.I got 3A* 7A 1B.What everyone think my chances of getting into a good medical school.I have just started Maths,Bio,Chem for A/L and psychology for AS.