Oxbridge with bad GCSE’s -is it possible?

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Hi there I am just curious really if it was possible to apply to oxbridge law with these grades, my GCSE,‘s are not the best.

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A Level-
History -A
Classic Civillisation -A*
Law- A *
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Hi there I am just curious really if it was possible to apply to oxbridge law with these grades, my GCSE,‘s are not the best.

GCSE’s-BBBBBAAA

A Level-
History -A
Classic Civillisation -A*
Law- A *
The entry requirements don't say what GCSEs you need, but I would try applying anyway (you've got nothing to lose!)

And, another things, your grades aren't bad! Maybe you think they are, in the context of some of the top Universities wanting very high GCSE grades, but your grades are a good achievement that you shouldn't downplay!
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Hi there I am just curious really if it was possible to apply to oxbridge law with these grades, my GCSE,‘s are not the best.

GCSE’s-BBBBBAAA

A Level-
History -A
Classic Civillisation -A*
Law- A *
No chance at Oxford as they look for far more top grades at GCSE... look at Cambridge.
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Might have a better shot if you applied after achieving those A-level grades, although bear in mind you'd probably need a higher score on whatever admissions test they do.
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Hi there I am just curious really if it was possible to apply to oxbridge law with these grades, my GCSE,‘s are not the best.

GCSE’s-BBBBBAAA

A Level-
History -A
Classic Civillisation -A*
Law- A *
Oxford is unlikely to to interview you w those GCSE's. Cambridge is a much better option and a friend who had only a couple more A's than you got an offer from Cambs for Law.
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Moved to Oxbridge
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As above, you are best focusing on Cambridge, who don't put as much weight on GCSEs in general. Oxford do shortlist on the basis of GCSEs and yours would probably not be competitive in that regard, likely resulting in a pre-interview rejection. Cambridge tend to interview a slightly higher proportion of applicants in general (not sure about law specifically though), so hopefully you have better odds of being able to demonstrate your current strong academic skills in interview by applying there.
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