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Would these GCSE grades be acceptable to apply for oxbridge?

hi there, i'm aiming to study psychology, philosophy, and linguistics at oxbridge. if my A levels go well, would these GCSE grades also be acceptable?

english lit- 8
english lang- 8
religious studies- 8
french- 8
spanish- 7
history- 7
biology- 9
chemistry- 8
physics- 7
maths- 6
business- 7
Reply 1
Original post by s1enn5
hi there, i'm aiming to study psychology, philosophy, and linguistics at oxbridge. if my A levels go well, would these GCSE grades also be acceptable?
english lit- 8
english lang- 8
religious studies- 8
french- 8
spanish- 7
history- 7
biology- 9
chemistry- 8
physics- 7
maths- 6
business- 7

For PPL there are no formal entry requirements, but it is recommended to have a 7 in maths if you want to study psychology.

Nobody can tell you whether you’d get into Oxford because grades only make up one portion of your application. I recommend reading the thread linked below:

"Are these GCSEs good enough for x" - the guide
Reply 2
Original post by s1enn5
hi there, i'm aiming to study psychology, philosophy, and linguistics at oxbridge. if my A levels go well, would these GCSE grades also be acceptable?
english lit- 8
english lang- 8
religious studies- 8
french- 8
spanish- 7
history- 7
biology- 9
chemistry- 8
physics- 7
maths- 6
business- 7

OH MY GOD!!!! I WANT TO DO PPL AT OXBRIDGE TOO!!!!! LITERALLY IN THE SAME BOAT AS YOU!!!! Our GCSEs are so similar too!!
Reply 3
hypothetically if i got a 6 in maths gcse and an A* in psychology a level, would that be ok?
Reply 4
Original post by s1enn5
hypothetically if i got a 6 in maths gcse and an A* in psychology a level, would that be ok?

Like I said, there is more to your application than just grades. Only Oxford can tell you whether that would be “enough”. There are no formal GCSE requirements. A 7 is not necessary but it is recommended. Having an A* in psychology is one thing, but you have to factor in your other subjects, other GCSEs, any admissions test scores, PS and an interview if you make it to that stage. I do A level psychology and I think you are underestimating the intensity of the subject. It’s a very content heavy A level (as are most) and although it is not hard to get a good grade, it is hard to remember all of the content and evaluations you‘ll need for your essays and exam questions. There is a lot more maths and statistics in a psychology degree, which is why Oxford recommends having a 7 in GCSE maths, as someone who has achieved this grade is probably less likely to struggle. Again, it’s not a requirement and nobody on here can really give you a straight yes or no answer.

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