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Can you realistically be able to get an offer from Oxford for law if you have these GCSEs:
four 9s
four 8s
one 6
one 5
the 5 in spanish and the 6 in computing
My A level predicted are grades are 3 A* and I have a lot of legal work experience on my personal statement.
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I do not know about the GCSEs. Oxford grades your GCSEs contextually, so depending on the type of school you’ve been to and the average grades at your school will affect how they’re considered.

Also, note that GCSEs will not override over things if they are good ie your lnat. Everything is given a score, including contextual GCSEs and then these scores are multiplied depending on their considered value overall (ie entrance exams highest) to determine your candidate score. So if everything else is really good, it’ll be enough to balance out GCSEs.

Also, and I apologise if this is something that you’re already doing, but discussing and analysing things you’ve read to do with law will be looked on a lot more favourably on your personal statement than listing work experience etc. Do you engage with or evaluate anything that you learnt on the work experience? A friend of mine got all 9s bar one and was also predicted 3 A*s and when applying for law at Oxbridge was rejected before interview, and I believe that that’s because his personal statement mostly described work experiences he’d been on and was not critical enough ( I read it afterwards)
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(Original post by ss2004)
2020 GCSE were centre assessed grades and 2021 AS levels were teacher assessed grades.

Given that none of them were official exam, will their weightage be lower this year compared to other years?

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I have no idea sorry. I would hope so, though
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