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    4 or less
    1
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    5
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    6
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    7
    4
    2.07%
    8
    7
    3.63%
    9
    27
    13.99%
    10
    45
    23.32%
    11
    40
    20.73%
    12
    31
    16.06%
    13
    20
    10.36%
    14
    9
    4.66%
    15
    3
    1.55%
    16 or more
    6
    3.11%

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    13. one was art, so fieryiceissweet might not think that one counts but it was actually a LOT of work. more work than any other subject.
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    Wow so many people do 11+, at my school it was a choice of 9 or 10. I did 10 originally but dropped Classical civilisation as it was soooo dull and equally impossible.
    So 9 for me!
    I don't think doing 16 or a crazy number like that is sensible, but that's just my opinion!
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    i took 11.5. i can't imagine doing 16 :|

    Ruth xx
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    15
    Drove me mad!
    2 were taken a year early though
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    Nine.
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    11 - if you're counting grades.
    9 - if you're counting subjects and not double awards.

    I voted 11 though as I have 11 grades.
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    (Original post by death.drop)
    13. one was art, so fieryiceissweet might not think that one counts but it was actually a LOT of work. more work than any other subject.
    nahhhhh art is just about acceptable, cause you need it if you want to do things like architecture
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    10
    Not that hard
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    (Original post by fieryiceissweet)
    well thats just plain untrue.
    When I was applying last year I traweled through so many university websites. I really can't remember which unis these were in particular, but several had things like candidates get certain points for, say, their GCSE grades; A Level grades/predictions; personal statement; LNAT score (I applied for Law); LNAT essay etc.

    I will have a look later on to see if I can find any examples of such unis, however I don't see why I should have to prove myself to you, and I think it's quite rude of you to just try and totally discredit what I have said, with no proof yourself.
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    Ten.

    Science x 2
    English x 2
    Maths
    History
    Business Studies
    German
    Drama
    ICT
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    I only did 8

    Sort of got thrown out of DT in year 10 and decided to abandon ICT in year 11 because it was a shambles.
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    13, straight A*s. I took 2 of them a year early though.
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    would have done 12 but dropped cooking
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    (Original post by fieryiceissweet)
    well thats just plain untrue.
    Not completely, St Georges count your top 8 for Medicine, unfortunately...
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    (Original post by pcok)
    When I was applying last year I traweled through so many university websites. I really can't remember which unis these were in particular, but several had things like candidates get certain points for, say, their GCSE grades; A Level grades/predictions; personal statement; LNAT score (I applied for Law); LNAT essay etc.

    I will have a look later on to see if I can find any examples of such unis, however I don't see why I should have to prove myself to you, and I think it's quite rude of you to just try and totally discredit what I have said, with no proof yourself.
    no really there is no way universities will only take into account your top 8 results
    they will see all of your gcses, otherwise there would be a hell of a lot of people wll with 8A* results..
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    (Original post by fieryiceissweet)
    no really there is no way universities will only take into account your top 8 results
    they will see all of your gcses, otherwise there would be a hell of a lot of people wll with 8A* results..
    Yes, they do see all of your grades, but as I said above, there are many that give you scores based on things including your grades, and in this case it is the top 8 taken into account.

    And tbh, in my opinion, I'd imagine that somone with, say 10A*s (if they took 10 GCSEs) would not be viewed too differently to someone with 15A*s, for the reasons I have explained in a previous post.
 
 
 

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