What are the required GCSE grades to get into Oxford or Cambridge?

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What are the required GCSE grades to get into Oxford or Cambridge?
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There are no set GCSE requirements. The importance of GCSEs will depend on the university and the course you choose. What course are you thinking of studying at either of them?
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TSR FAQs for Oxbridge : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni.../oxbridge-faqs
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What are the required GCSE grades to get into Oxford or Cambridge?
For which course?

In many cases your GCSEs aren't hugely important.
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I am not 100 per cent sure yet but probably looking to do business administration degrees, going to try to be an investment banker.
For GCSE my predicted in around 6 9's, 1 8, 2 7's, and 1 6 Do you think that will be fine, maybe 3 8's.
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I am not 100 per cent sure yet but probably looking to do business administration degrees, going to try to be an investment banker.
For GCSE my predicted in around 6 9's, 1 8, 2 7's, and 1 6 Do you think that will be fine, maybe 3 8's.
thats quite good
maybe try to up the 6 to a 7 tho jic
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So approximately out of 72 I will get 68
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(Original post by PranayRaghava)
I am not 100 per cent sure yet but probably looking to do business administration degrees, going to try to be an investment banker.
For GCSE my predicted in around 6 9's, 1 8, 2 7's, and 1 6 Do you think that will be fine, maybe 3 8's.
Maybe check what courses they do actually offer first...

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses

https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...course-listing

Your GCSEs are completely fine btw. The only scenario in which they wouldn't be enough is if you applied for medicine at Oxford.
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For A level do you think I could chose Maths, Further Maths, Economics and either physics or chemistry for business administration degrees.
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(Original post by PranayRaghava)
I am not 100 per cent sure yet but probably looking to do business administration degrees, going to try to be an investment banker.
For GCSE my predicted in around 6 9's, 1 8, 2 7's, and 1 6 Do you think that will be fine, maybe 3 8's.
Neither Cambridge or Oxford have a straight Business Administration course at undergrad level.

Cambridge does have Economics (no specific GCSE requirements)

Oxford has Economics & Management (no specific GCSE requirements)
https://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/under...ics-management
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For A level do you think I could chose Maths, Further Maths, Economics and either physics or chemistry for business administration degrees.
Business degrees don't require entrants to have that strong a background in mathematics. You could take those, but it would be a bit overkill. If you were to take economics at university it would make more sense.
Really you want to pick subjects that you do actually want to study for two years and that you think you can do well enough in.
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thats quite good
maybe try to up the 6 to a 7 tho jic
edit: nvm
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not necessary.

OP should focus on their A-levels.
Oh yeah defo if Ur going into 12
I thought OP was in like year 10 cuz they said predicted
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Oh yeah defo if Ur going into 12
I thought OP was in like year 10 cuz they said predicted
I am in year 10 going to year 11 now
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(Original post by PranayRaghava)
I am not 100 per cent sure yet but probably looking to do business administration degrees, going to try to be an investment banker.
For GCSE my predicted in around 6 9's, 1 8, 2 7's, and 1 6 Do you think that will be fine, maybe 3 8's.
Do they offer Business administration? I can't see this degree in their listings

Cambridge: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses

Oxford: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...course-listing
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Oh yeah defo if Ur going into 12
I thought OP was in like year 10 cuz they said predicted
well even then, if you have 15 9s but you're predicted ABB then there's no chance
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Oh yeah defo if Ur going into 12
I thought OP was in like year 10 cuz they said predicted
Ah!
(Original post by PranayRaghava)
I am in year 10 going to year 11 now
Uh, too soon to be worrying about any of this...
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Do they offer Business administration? I can't see this degree in their listings

Cambridge: https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses

Oxford: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...course-listing
E&M at Oxford would be closest. It's also very very competitive... 6.7% offer rate.
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oxford are quite strict about gcses, i know cambridge aren’t but you’ve got to show huge leaps of improvement for a level
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For A level do you think I could chose Maths, Further Maths, Economics and either physics or chemistry for business administration degrees.
This freedom of info response should give you an idea of the broad range of A-level subjects offered by successful applicants to E&M at Oxford. The key is to pick subjects you enjoy and will do well at.
spreadsheet: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...coming-1606625

More than half do not have Further Maths.
2/3rds have Economics (but not all)
A fair number "only" have three A-levels.
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