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retaking my gcse

i plan on retaking six of my gcses, out of eight gcse at the moment i have almost completed my gcse with one exam left, and so far i am being realistic i don't think i can get all 8/9,except in physics but i am sure i am getting 7's in my gcse. i want to go oxford university, just wanted to no if it reduces my chances of getting accepted if i retake to get 8/9 . and i plan of doing alevel chemistry. physics and maths
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Original post by ayomide 0514
i plan on retaking six of my gcses, out of eight gcse at the moment i have almost completed my gcse with one exam left, and so far i am being realistic i don't think i can get all 8/9,except in physics but i am sure i am getting 7's in my gcse. i want to go oxford university, just wanted to no if it reduces my chances of getting accepted if i retake to get 8/9 . and i plan of doing alevel chemistry. physics and maths

same I plan on only retaking maths tho, as I want a 7 and I think i got a 6 - only bc i wanna apply for oxbridge too. I feel pretty confident on the rest of my gcses, I may retake a science tho depends on the grade I get obviously. I am also doing my 11th gcse next year, so maybe revising for 3 gcses on top of 3 a levels + EPQ isn't worth it
Original post by ayomide 0514
i plan on retaking six of my gcses, out of eight gcse at the moment i have almost completed my gcse with one exam left, and so far i am being realistic i don't think i can get all 8/9,except in physics but i am sure i am getting 7's in my gcse. i want to go oxford university, just wanted to no if it reduces my chances of getting accepted if i retake to get 8/9 . and i plan of doing alevel chemistry. physics and maths

It depends what course you want to study. If it is medicine then yes, resits do reduce your chances. Also realistically if you don’t get at least 7 9s your chances of getting into Oxbridge medicine are very low x
Original post by Jasmine6789
It depends what course you want to study. If it is medicine then yes, resits do reduce your chances. Also realistically if you don’t get at least 7 9s your chances of getting into Oxbridge medicine are very low x

oh, God, i'm actually so cooked now but thanks though
Original post by ayomide 0514
oh, God, i'm actually so cooked now but thanks though

Nahh pls don’t worry I was being very harsh and brutal 💀. I myself am retaking 3 GCSEs and want to go into medicine
Original post by Jasmine6789
Nahh pls don’t worry I was being very harsh and brutal 💀. I myself am retaking 3 GCSEs and want to go into medicine

well yours is way better i have to retake 6 GCSEs , my parent are going to kill me
Original post by Jasmine6789
It depends what course you want to study. If it is medicine then yes, resits do reduce your chances. Also realistically if you don’t get at least 7 9s your chances of getting into Oxbridge medicine are very low x

if i retake and i end up getting A*(8/9) ,in all of my resits is there a chance or is there a huge damage of my chances at oxford or cambrigde, most especially cambrige, as it does not weigh gcse much unlike oxford?
Original post by ayomide 0514
well yours is way better i have to retake 6 GCSEs , my parent are going to kill me

If you wanna do medicine at Oxford, personally I would say it’s risky applying bc from what I’ve heard it’s gcse heavy. But tbf you could have a good shot at Cambridge provided good A levels and UCAT - honestly though don’t stress GCSEs mean nothing in the long run x
Original post by ayomide 0514
if i retake and i end up getting A*(8/9) ,in all of my resits is there a chance or is there a huge damage of my chances at oxford or cambrigde, most especially cambrige, as it does not weigh gcse much unlike oxford?
I was wondering the same thing - I’ve posted questions regarding this, most of the replies stated that Cambridge doesn’t actually care to much about GCSEs, so resitting will not put you at a huge disadvantage especially if you achieve higher grades so I’d say resit if you want to but defo try hard at a levels and UCAT as those are the deciding factors
Original post by Jasmine6789
I was wondering the same thing - I’ve posted questions regarding this, most of the replies stated that Cambridge doesn’t actually care to much about GCSEs, so resitting will not put you at a huge disadvantage especially if you achieve higher grades so I’d say resit if you want to but defo try hard at a levels and UCAT as those are the deciding factors

thank you so much you have no idea how much of a relief this is
Original post by ayomide 0514
well yours is way better i have to retake 6 GCSEs , my parent are going to kill me

Well I’m probably retaking 4 now due to that absolutely despicable further maths paper 😃

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