Am I good enough for Oxbridge? helpWatch
Have you heard of Ibz Mo? He got into Cambridge despite having majority Cs Bs and Bs for GCSE. So off-course you have a chance. Plus even if you do get the grades you are predicting yourself and not the ones you initially wanted, I am sure the uni would take into account the coronavirus outbreak and how you where not exactly given the chance to show your true potential, due to the cancellation of exams. Just make sure you get the best grades possible for your A Levels and prove to them just how hard working you are! Good luck!
It depends entirely on which of the two universities (Oxford uses GCSEs for shortlisting for all of its courses; Cambridge only considers them holistically and puts fairly little weight on them) and which course (medicine at Oxford will be expecting a much stronger GCSE profile than e.g. modern languages, and STEM subjects are often satisfied with good results in the relevant GCSEs plus a strong performance in the relevant admissions assessment). It probably won't make a difference, unless you're aiming for Oxford medicine (and if you are, and end up with "weaker" GCSEs by Oxford standards, I'd suggest just applying to Cambridge med instead).
For Cambridge as above, they aren't very important. For Oxford they do use them to shortlist, but you won't be expected to have a full set of 8/9 grades - and good performance in the HAT may well ameliorate "weaker" GCSEs.
Yes for sure, I’ve got a place to study history of art at Cambridge, my GCSEs were terrible but I got 4 A* at. A level. Is applied to oxford but didn’t even get an interview. Cambridge is way better for sure anyway haha 😂
They sure are haha 😂 but honestly go for it, I think you sound like you have a good head on your shoulders and would be entirely capable of getting into either institution (just pick the right one I.e. Cambridge 😂)
Um well, I can't say definitively of course but probably a majority of eights, a couple of nines, and 2 or 3 sevens. When it comes to courses most probably History and Politics or just History. Thank you for responding! I really appreciate it
Omg those grades are so good congrats. I think you would be able to have a chance at Oxford since they consider 8s A*. It’s probably a matter of preference now. The only course that might disadvantage you not having straight 8s and 9s would be medicine. It’s worth trying because you still have 4 choices at the end of the day.