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    (Original post by squid)
    UNI's prefer someone with 2 C's, 4 D's and a few U's over A*'s.
    lol.
    To be honest OP, be happy with what you have.
    Actually now that i think about it, if I had those kind of grades, i'd be celebrating right now, not starting this post.
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    (Original post by travis 3)
    i think wot trying to ask
    is 10A's better than 5A* and 5B?
    Depends what subjects they are in...
    But effectively they are are the same
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    (Original post by Hedgehunter)
    Ok well what if the school only allowed someone to do 9 GCSEs...Surely its better to have only A*s and As than have a few more A*s no As then 3Bs...don't Unis care about these obvious weaknesses? Or is the number of A*s the be all and end all regardless of other grades....
    Hahaha. Trying to justify your grades?
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    Is it better to get straight A*s like I have or some As and some Bs?
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    (Original post by Ramadulla)
    :rofl: It won't be rape; because she'll be over-the-moon and accepting :yes:
    Sorry, I just couldn't resist when I saw it. :p:
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    (Original post by electriic_ink)
    Is it better to get straight A*s like I have or some As and some Bs?
    :rofl:
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    Having all As and A*s make no difference if you fail at life...
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    The one place all A/A* will definitely help is if you are applying to cambridge:
    http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/a...tion2/2_6.html
    Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll see B scores zilch. Mind you, they do adjust your score according to your school's GCSE performance. So if you go to a top performing school, you could be outscored by someone with much worse grades than you.

    In any case, GCSE results are only one factor.

    For now, forget them and get on with your AS levels.
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    (Original post by jonnythemoose)
    Having all As and A*s make no difference if you fail at life...

    True words. I got all As and A*s and am still terribly disillusioned really. I think hope people eventually grow up and realise that the amount of A*s you get doesn't mean anything in the scheme of life. But alas, it's TSR so what can you expect :dontknow:
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    For someone who got so many A*s you sure do as a stupid bloody question.

    Throw away your A*s, you don't deserve them.
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    (Original post by Fillette)
    True words. I got all As and A*s and am still terribly disillusioned really. I think hope people eventually grow up and realise that the amount of A*s you get doesn't mean anything in the scheme of life. But alas, it's TSR so what can you expect :dontknow:
    It happened to me when I got to A level, Fillette...:sadnod:
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    (Original post by Fillette)
    But alas, it's TSR so what can you expect :dontknow:
    Actually because its TSR the OP has mainly been told to shove off because its only GCSEs and it doesnt matter in the scheme of things and have laughed at someone caring about GCSE results.
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    Oh dear.

    This has been a disaster and I won't make excuses. If a mod happens upon this thread please kindly delete it, I have been a total **** and accept that, sorry.

    :damnmate:

    Deservidly so.
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    (Original post by Hedgehunter)
    Oh dear.

    This has been a disaster and I won't make excuses. If a mod happens upon this thread please kindly delete it, I have been a total **** and accept that, sorry.

    :damnmate:

    Deservidly so.
    You're still cool, in my eyes
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    (Original post by Hedgehunter)
    Ok well what if the school only allowed someone to do 9 GCSEs...Surely its better to have only A*s and As than have a few more A*s no As then 3Bs...don't Unis care about these obvious weaknesses? Or is the number of A*s the be all and end all regardless of other grades....
    Straight A*s and As is always going to look better on paper than a few A*, a couple of As and a few Bs, but it doesn;t necessarily make the applicant a better candidate for it. Oxbridge for example don't accept every 10 A* applicant who applies and will take people with lower GCSEs. It also depends on the subject. If someone was applying with a range of A*s (including in the subject they are applying for), As and Bs and another applicant was applying with straight As and a couple of A*s which weren't in the subject they were applying for, who looks better then?

    GCSEs aren't the bee all and end all. AS and A2 levels matter a lot more and those are going to affect Unis much more than GCSEs are going to, which are used in a few courses in a few Unis to get rid of some applicants. A*s, As and Bs are by no means bad, infact they are very good when the average is 5 A*-C grades.

    Well done on your results

    Ruth xx
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    (Original post by angel_night)
    Straight A*s and As is always going to look better on paper than a few A*, a couple of As and a few Bs, but it doesn;t necessarily make the applicant a better candidate for it. Oxbridge for example don't accept every 10 A* applicant who applies and will take people with lower GCSEs. It also depends on the subject. If someone was applying with a range of A*s (including in the subject they are applying for), As and Bs and another applicant was applying with straight As and a couple of A*s which weren't in the subject they were applying for, who looks better then?

    GCSEs aren't the bee all and end all. AS and A2 levels matter a lot more and those are going to affect Unis much more than GCSEs are going to, which are used in a few courses in a few Unis to get rid of some applicants. A*s, As and Bs are by no means bad, infact they are very good when the average is 5 A*-C grades.

    Well done on your results

    Ruth xx

    This, I know. It was just a silly, spontaneous query that I hadnt given much thought to, the answer is really rather simple...
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    yes, yes it is
 
 
 

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