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GCSE grade in university

Hi, on Bristol Unis aerospace engineering they say that they weight 20 percent GCSE and 80 percent A levels for aerospace engineering. The minimum requirement is a 4 in English and a 4 in maths. When they look at GCSE do they look at the relevant subjects or all your subjects as I got a 7 in maths and physics but a five ion English and 4 in computers. I currently study maths, physics and economics a levels and am on track to get good a levels ( a stars and a). If I got an a star in maths and physics but a bad gcse computers grade or any bad gcse grade does this decrease my chance of getting in or do they simply look at physics and maths(as I said before, relevant subjects).
Original post by roxey123
Hi, on Bristol Unis aerospace engineering they say that they weight 20 percent GCSE and 80 percent A levels for aerospace engineering. The minimum requirement is a 4 in English and a 4 in maths. When they look at GCSE do they look at the relevant subjects or all your subjects as I got a 7 in maths and physics but a five ion English and 4 in computers. I currently study maths, physics and economics a levels and am on track to get good a levels ( a stars and a). If I got an a star in maths and physics but a bad gcse computers grade or any bad gcse grade does this decrease my chance of getting in or do they simply look at physics and maths(as I said before, relevant subjects).

I've never seen it spelled-out, but I've always assumed that when Bristol refer to the fact that GCSEs contribute 20% of your overall "score", they mean an average across all your GCSEs, or perhaps an average across your best eight, or something like that.

That 4 you got in Computer Science will impact your overall score (I believe), but that's only (about) one eighth of 20% of your score. So it'll have quite a small impact in reality.
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I would imagine they either score all your GSCE's, or top 8 or similar. I'd be surprised if they weighted 20% of the app against those two subjects alone.
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ah thankyou. if it is top 8 I should be ok as my grades were 777665554443 and I believe I have a strong personal statement
thos 4443 will impact around 1/3 of my twenty percent if its accross all gcse which can be bettered by good a level results i assume.
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