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are my face results (9999999986) good enough to apply to oxford?

hi guys! i received a grade 9999999986 in my gcse’s and the one 6 i got was in art and my 8 was in maths. i’d like to apply to study either biochemistry, medicine or biology at oxford but im so scared my one 6 is too bad :frown: is it still worth applying?

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Original post by nxshshrv
hi guys! i received a grade 9999999986 in my gcse’s and the one 6 i got was in art and my 8 was in maths. i’d like to apply to study either biochemistry, medicine or biology at oxford but im so scared my one 6 is too bad :frown: is it still worth applying?


I have similar results, 9999999886, would they be too low for Oxford/Cambridge??
Reply 2
Short answer: Yes, they should be.

As long as you passed English Language and Maths, and received good results in the subject(s) you intend on studying, your GCSEs (mostly) are negligent. Focus on your A-levels, extracurriculars and reading, as those factors in the end will really determine your chances of getting in.
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Original post by rohxn
Short answer: Yes, they should be.
As long as you passed English Language and Maths, and received good results in the subject(s) you intend on studying, your GCSEs (mostly) are negligent. Focus on your A-levels, extracurriculars and reading, as those factors in the end will really determine your chances of getting in.


thank you! but my top choices are oxford, st andrews, ucl, imperial and kcl, so are these grades too low for these unis? am i not going to get into uni bc i got a 6 in art :frown:
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Original post by nxshshrv
thank you! but my top choices are oxford, st andrews, ucl, imperial and kcl, so are these grades too low for these unis? am i not going to get into uni bc i got a 6 in art :frown:


Usually universities only consider your top 8 grades on your GCSE profile, so you will be fine.

However, you have listed 5 top universities here. I recommend that you apply to at least one safety university because I know people with 4 A* who didn’t get into their “safety” which was still a Russel Group. Good luck!
Typical TSR post 😝

Jokes aside, you'll be fine, those grades are good enough to apply and the 6 won't disadvantage you. Surely you don't think that someone who's done less GCSEs than you but got all 9s will be in a better position purely because they don't have a 6?
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Original post by rohxn
Usually universities only consider your top 8 grades on your GCSE profile, so you will be fine.
However, you have listed 5 top universities here. I recommend that you apply to at least one safety university because I know people with 4 A* who didn’t get into their “safety” which was still a Russel Group. Good luck!


thank you sososo much i’ve literally been so stressed all day, and of course i will apply to safeties, these unis are simply what im considering at the moment (ucl and kcl are my tops tho!)
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Original post by InnateImpunity
Typical TSR post 😝
Jokes aside, you'll be fine, those grades are good enough to apply and the 6 won't disadvantage you. Surely you don't think that someone who's done less GCSEs than you but got all 9s will be in a better position purely because they don't have a 6?


phew you don’t realise how much this comment means to me, i was panicking almost all day and what makes it worse is i worked so hard year for art. thanks for this comment, im really confident in myself now
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Original post by E7han
Genuinely just shut the **** up, you know your grades are good enough you’re just seeking validation


i’m actually really scared about that 6. you don’t know me so please refrain from calling me rude things before you comment
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Original post by nxshshrv
thank you sososo much i’ve literally been so stressed all day, and of course i will apply to safeties, these unis are simply what im considering at the moment (ucl and kcl are my tops tho!)


What year are you in? UCL and KCL are also my top choices too (always wanted to study in london) who knows maybe we will see each other one day
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Original post by rohxn
What year are you in? UCL and KCL are also my top choices too (always wanted to study in london) who knows maybe we will see each other one day


year 12 :smile:
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Original post by nxshshrv
year 12 :smile:


ahh i’m year 11 but the only reason ik about all this is cuz my sister is rlly studious and is at uni now
Original post by nxshshrv
hi guys! i received a grade 9999999986 in my gcse’s and the one 6 i got was in art and my 8 was in maths. i’d like to apply to study either biochemistry, medicine or biology at oxford but im so scared my one 6 is too bad :frown: is it still worth applying?

Hi, currently an offer holder for biochemistry at Magdalen, GCSEs don't matter as much as people think, what they are really interested in is your A-Level grades, your personal statement, and your supercurriculars. They want applicants who have niche interests and show a genuine passion for the subject rather than the university. I got two nines at GCSE, the rest were mostly eights and sevens. Hope this helps.
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Original post by Valeri4nn
Hi, currently an offer holder for biochemistry at Magdalen, GCSEs don't matter as much as people think, what they are really interested in is your A-Level grades, your personal statement, and your supercurriculars. They want applicants who have niche interests and show a genuine passion for the subject rather than the university. I got two nines at GCSE, the rest were mostly eights and sevens. Hope this helps.


so will they be able to overlook my 6? it’s in art anyway and i have no desire to pursue art further lol
Original post by nxshshrv
so will they be able to overlook my 6? it’s in art anyway and i have no desire to pursue art further lol

The should do, it definitely won't be the reason for a rejection if you don't get in.
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Original post by Valeri4nn
The should do, it definitely won't be the reason for a rejection if you don't get in.


your a lifesaver, this app really helps me ease my anxiety about grades thank you sososo much
Original post by nxshshrv
your a lifesaver, this app really helps me ease my anxiety about grades thank you sososo much

It's okay, I honestly didn't think I'd get an offer so I was so surprised and I'm so excited.
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Original post by Valeri4nn
It's okay, I honestly didn't think I'd get an offer so I was so surprised and I'm so excited.


hope you enjoy it! x
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Those grades are more than fine for any university. Crack on. Enjoy the A-Levels.
Original post by nxshshrv
hope you enjoy it! x

I'll have to crawl out of OCR English Lit alive first to enjoy it!

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