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    Just curious.
    I'm hoping to get AAA in my A2's but have awful absolutely awful GCSE's.
    By awful i mean C's and barely a B.
    I really want to get to a good university but have found that many good unis are picky on gcse's....

    So does tha mean oxbridge,imperial, ucl, kings, lse are like out of the question...:confused:

    Im thinking of taking either, aeronautical engineering, law, or maths.

    What uni's should i be aiming for baring in mind i want to be in the best uni possible.

    Thanks
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    Erm in a word, No. They aren't out of the question. Only a few Universitys are "GCSE Nazis" but it is still worth applying if you'll get the AAA.
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    Avoid LSE, Durham, Oxford
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    (Original post by Mr. Mortell)
    Erm in a word, No. They aren't out of the question. Only a few Universitys are "GCSE Nazis" but it is still worth applying if you'll get the AAA.
    Imperials aero department said they would expect students to have atleast a B in maths and physics :confused:

    In my case out of the question...?
    What about oxbridge??
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    If you can give good reasons for the drastic improvement in academic performance between GCSEs and A-Levels I am sure places like Oxbridge and LSE would consider your application just as with others. Although I do believe that GCSE results are one of the many factors that these "top" Universities (especially Oxbridge, LSE and Durham) take into consideration when siphoning through their plentiful talented applicants.
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    (Original post by trance addict)
    Avoid LSE, Durham, Oxford
    what about cambridge?
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    What subjects are your A levels in?
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    If you have showed such a dramatic improvement then it will look really good, could you provide us with an explaination?
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    (Original post by Petit chou)
    What subjects are your A levels in?
    Maths, Physics, Economics, Spanish, History
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    (Original post by Masucha)
    If you have showed such a dramatic improvement then it will look really good, could you provide us with an explaination?
    lol well, its just a change of view in my future really, decided to be something in life rather than be a loser who parties 24/7 lol :rolleyes:

    Plus classmates and friends wern't exactly the clever ones
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    Maths, Physics, Economics, Spanish, History
    Good choices, get A's in those and tbh if you have a good reason which one of your tutors can note in your reference, there shouldnt be many places which are "impossible"
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    I think if you have an A in both Maths and Physics at A level it won't really matter about whether you got a B in them at GCSE. Why didn't you do that well at GCSE? Bad school, bad motivation, personal problems?
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    (Original post by Ukazi-TazZy)
    Maths, Physics, Economics, Spanish, History
    You mentioned before you were looking to get AAA at A2, so which three of these have you taken to A2 and which are AS-Levels? Or am I just confused :P
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    (Original post by Petit chou)
    I think if you have an A in both Maths and Physics at A level it won't really matter about whether you got a B in them at GCSE. Why didn't you do that well at GCSE? Bad school, bad motivation, personal problems?
    bad school, bad motivation, couldnt care less about the world, fell out with the best gf ive ever had, traumatic times for one to encounter at 16 lol

    So you think i could still try for oxbridge???
    and on that note should i forget about law all together because of it's competitiveness??
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    (Original post by michaelbenson)
    You mentioned before you were looking to get AAA at A2, so which three of these have you taken to A2 and which are AS-Levels? Or am I just confused :P
    There my AS, i'd be taking Maths, Physics, Economics, spanish for A2.
    but assuming i stay hard working and determined and get those A grades i so desprately want.
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    (Original post by Ukazi-TazZy)
    There my AS, i'd be taking Maths, Physics, Economics, spanish for A2.
    but assuming i stay hard working and determined and get those A grades i so desprately want.
    When are you thinking of applying to uni?
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    (Original post by Prudy)
    When are you thinking of applying to uni?
    in a year after i finish my A2, im assuming 2009/2010...
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    Well, I got offers from KCL and Bath with no GCSEs (aside from a BTEC First Diploma thing, which is equal to like 4 or 5 at C or something), so they probably don't care that much about GCSEs. Either that or it's just that CS is really quite under-subscribed, possibly the latter.
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    Of course you should try applying to Cambridge - the worst that can happen is that you get a rejection, it still leaves you with 4 picks.
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    oxbridge.
 
 
 
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