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Bad GCSE results but good a level results

Hi, I'm currently in year 12 predicted A*AA, A* in Economics, and the A's in Politics and Physics (weird combo I know). It sucks that when I was going through GCSE's I had mental health issues and other stuff and therefore tanked them (766665544) even though I was predicted higher.

I want to study Economics/Finance/Politics at a good university (Russell group preferably) or even get a good IB degree apprenticeship, but I'm worried my GCSE's will hold me back. Can anyone ease my concerns?
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Original post by rrx480
Hi, I'm currently in year 12 predicted A*AA, A* in Economics, and the A's in Politics and Physics (weird combo I know). It sucks that when I was going through GCSE's I had mental health issues and other stuff and therefore tanked them (766665544) even though I was predicted higher.
I want to study Economics/Finance/Politics at a good university (Russell group preferably) or even get a good IB degree apprenticeship, but I'm worried my GCSE's will hold me back. Can anyone ease my concerns?

i'm personally not too sure, i think cambridge is a bit more picky than most unis in the russell group but the others don't really look at gcses as much. https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6885728 this is a thread on a similar topic i think, hopefully it might help?
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Original post by ChocolattePieces
i'm personally not too sure, i think cambridge is a bit more picky than most unis in the russell group but the others don't really look at gcses as much. https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6885728 this is a thread on a similar topic i think, hopefully it might help?

Thank you so much for the link! Their GCSE's are a better than mine so I'm still not too sure, but it's given me somewhat of an insight.

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