Sutton Trust Summer School GCSE Requirements

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I intended on applying for Sutton Trust’s Summer school, however, I do not meet the gcse requirements. Due to teacher assessed grades, I only achieved 4s and 5s. Given that everyone else would have significantly higher GCSEs, would I stand a chance at all? Also, I was interested in doing education but it appears that only Cambridge offers it, should I save myself from the embarrassment?
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Durham also offers Education from what I can tell. And UCL offers psychology with education (https://summerschools.suttontrust.co...h-education-2/)

On top of this, the higher grades are only in the suggested area for eligibility - just make sure you meet at least 3 of the other additional criteria for the best chances. Also maybe explain that teacher assessed grades downgraded you (did you regularly get higher in mocks?)

I think ultimately though, regardless of how low you think your chance of being accepted is, not applying will only decrease your chance to zero. I think you should still apply because even if you get rejected you gain experience working on applications and trying out new things. Don't let your own self-doubt stop you from being ambitious yk
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(Original post by CurlyyMM)
Durham also offers Education from what I can tell. And UCL offers psychology with education (https://summerschools.suttontrust.co...h-education-2/)

On top of this, the higher grades are only in the suggested area for eligibility - just make sure you meet at least 3 of the other additional criteria for the best chances. Also maybe explain that teacher assessed grades downgraded you (did you regularly get higher in mocks?)

I think ultimately though, regardless of how low you think your chance of being accepted is, not applying will only decrease your chance to zero. I think you should still apply because even if you get rejected you gain experience working on applications and trying out new things. Don't let your own self-doubt stop you from being ambitious yk
I think UCL required specific a-levels but I didn’t realise that Durham also offers education, thank you for pointing that out. I may give it a shot after your encouragement - it meant a lot
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