Do oxford really care more about GCSEs

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Hi I’m in y12 and got all 9s at gcse. I was wondering whether this would mean I’m better off applying to oxford than Cambridge because apparently oxford give more weight to GCSEs thus possibly helping my application. Idk if I can get all a star predictions because my GCSEs were a bit flukey tbh. I want to do economics related courses if that means anything. So I was basically wondering if oxford cares more about GCSEs than other top unis, and therefore if someone with good GCSEs has a better chance at oxford?

Btw I know there are other factors but if looking at GCSEs alone what’s better? I don’t know which course I’d rather go to and this may be one of the factors I think of when choosing.

On a side note- out of curiosity which course is less maths intensive econ at Cambridge or the econ courses at oxford (particulary economics and management)
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They do both care about gcses but Oxford have a more emphasis on gcses. I think it would be better applying to the one you want to go the most because they consider everything in your application but Cambridge is more lenient and consider overall. It is true that Oxford cares more about gcses than other uni but you would only have a better chance compared to someone with lower gcse grades in oxford, as opposed to your chances in unis.
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