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So I'm an international student and have started year 12 studying history, english lit and politics. I'm considering studying law in the future. I would like to go to a uni like UCL, KCL, Nottingham, Bristol or Manchester. My only problem is that my gcses were bad and lower than predicted. I got 5 in maths, 5-4 in science, 8 in history, 7s in english lit, french and spanish, 6s in geography and english lang, and a D in computing. I was wondering if those universities and other similar RG ones would still accept me with quite bad results and a fail in computing even if it's not too relevant to law? Also might it affect my prospects when applying to a law firm in the future?
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Some unis have GCSE requirements, I'm certain UCL for example require a 6 in Maths/English at GCSE.
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(Original post by therealFelixS)
So I'm an international student and have started year 12 studying history, english lit and politics. I'm considering studying law in the future. I would like to go to a uni like UCL, KCL, Nottingham, Bristol or Manchester. My only problem is that my gcses were bad and lower than predicted. I got 5 in maths, 5-4 in science, 8 in history, 7s in english lit, french and spanish, 6s in geography and english lang, and a D in computing. I was wondering if those universities and other similar RG ones would still accept me with quite bad results and a fail in computing even if it's not too relevant to law? Also might it affect my prospects when applying to a law firm in the future?
Your GCSEs aren't too bad. Of the unis you have listed, I think the 5 in maths will only be a problem for UCL and even then you're International, so worth checking with their Admissions. You will still get RG offers if your predicted A level grades are good enough and no one will care about the D in computing.

Bristol put a 20% weighting on GCSE grades but I think yours are good enough - maybe returnmigrant can comment on that?

Also, it won't affect your future prospects - again, law firms will be looking at your A level and degree results
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As above, although most Unis don't ask for specific GCSEs for Law, they may 'score' your overall GCSE profile as part of their assessment. This will only be a small % as they are far more interested in your current performance (and LNAT score if applicable). Your GCSEs are fine - those sort of grades are actually fairly typical for most applicants - and you shouldn't worry about this. Concentrate on your A levels - that is what will be the deal breaker, not your GCSEs.
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