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    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, but I was looking for a clearer answer on this.
    I've heard people saying that Uni's take into account GCSE grades. Is this true? My grades aren't hideous , but they aren't the best either and I'm really worried if it comes down to GCSE grades, because I can't do anything about them anymore, they could make ruin my chances (or so I've heard).

    I don't think I've seen any Uni's stating certain grades for GCSEs, except for a C minimum for English, but I don't know...

    I'm looking to do biological sciences/biomedical sciences. (Not medicine, but other science degrees and maybe psychology.)

    Thanks in advance for any answers to this.

    eta: my GCSE grades are AAAAAABBBBBB
    I got an A for maths,biology,chemistry,latin,IC T and geography.

    I'm looking at Newcastle University, Leicester Uni, Nottingham Uni, edinburgh, Sheffield or Surrey Uni. I'm not sure right now as I'm still in yr12 with no guidance on Uni choices whatsoever. ^^;
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    What are your grades?

    If their like EEEEEEDCCE then you may have a problem
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    :P Not that bad. AAAAAABBBBBB
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    They are one part of the application process, however amazing grades will not automatically get you a place and terrible grades will not mean an automatic rejection! But of course the better they are the better (:p:)
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    Say if you want to do a science degree one, they will almost certainly look at your science and maths grades!
    Also what uni's you looking for, (and many require B for Maths and English)
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    Depends where you apply. Durham for example I know make a relatively big deal of them. And Imperial I think too.
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    Oh, right okay... Thank you.
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    (Original post by Cocaine Socialist)
    Depends where you apply. Durham for example I know make a relatively big deal of them. And Imperial I think too.
    and LSE
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    (Original post by HighSkies)
    :P Not that bad. AAAAAABBBBBB
    They sound fine for what you have in mind, just concentrate on A-levels.

    Edit:that said it depends unpon where you applying, avoid the GCSE facists like LSE or Durham.
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    No!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Cocaine Socialist)
    Depends where you apply. Durham for example I
    know make a relatively big deal of them. And Imperial I think too.
    Thanks for the heads up on that, I was originally considering Durham. I don't know much at all, but I'm hoping that doesn't apply to Newcastle too.
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    (Original post by jamessimth5)
    They sound fine for what you have in mind, just concentrate on A-levels.

    Edit:that said it depends unpon where you applying, avoid the GCSE facists like LSE or Durham.
    Thanks, Durham looks like a no-no then.

    ETA: darn, sorry double post.
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    A string of As and Bs is absolutely fine for the vast majority of universities and courses, it is only at the most competitive courses/universities that such a set of grades would be a "disadvantage". For Biosciences you should be fine, and Psychology is less oversubscribed than Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Science, so I'd imagine that'd be ok too. My general advice is that there's no point worrying, and that there are lots of factors to take on board, the most important being your PS and your predicted grades.
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    Whilst your grades may not seem the best on tsr, they are actually quite good; you have 6 as. And if you do get all as in your AS subjects you will be fine
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    (Original post by RightSaidJames)
    A string of As and Bs is absolutely fine for the vast majority of universities and courses, it is only at the most competitive courses/universities that such a set of grades would be a "disadvantage". For Biosciences you should be fine, and Psychology is less oversubscribed than Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Science, so I'd imagine that'd be ok too. My general advice is that there's no point worrying, and that there are lots of factors to take on board, the most important being your PS and your predicted grades.
    Thank you thats really reassuring. I suppose it just got confused as there is a huge medicine/dentistry hype at my school and everyone was saying that you need a minimum of 8 A*s.
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    They're not bad. there are plenty of med schools except birmingham oxbridge that will accept you with those GCSE's and obvs the other necessities.
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    My GCSEs are A*AABBBBBBB so worse than yours, and i have 5 offers from similar type unis, not the same degree but same unis more or less
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    Are you joking? You got all A's and B's! Here is what Manchester wants for Medicine:

    "At least seven subjects are required at Grade C or above; at least five must be at A or A*. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE minimum grade B."
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    (Original post by Evabell)
    Are you joking? You got all A's and B's! Here is what Manchester wants for Medicine:

    "At least seven subjects are required at Grade C or above; at least five must be at A or A*. English Language and Mathematics are required at GCSE minimum grade B."
    Ah right. Sorry, didn't mean to sound high up or anything. Thanks.
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    Is it just Medicine (& Dentistry) that look at the GCSE's/A*s/A's ?

    Or is that some Uni's do, regardless of the course/subject you're applying for ?
 
 
 

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