What GCSE grades do you need for Oxford?Asked by: Prof. Meda Turcotte | Last update: April 11, 2022
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Higher grades at GCSE can help to make your application more competitive, and successful applicants typically have a high proportion of 7,8 and 9 grades.
What GCSEs do you need to go to Oxford?
Get good grades
Yes, your grades will need to really dazzle. GCSEs are seen as evidence of work ethic – and you need a really strong one of those to cope with studying at Oxford or Cambridge. Our 'guesstimate' is that the average successful applicant has around eight 8/9 grade GCSEs under their belt.
Do you need GCSE for Oxford?
You do not need GCSEs or IGCSEs in order to apply to Oxford: we recognise that many students will not have taken them, particularly if they have not been to school in the UK. If you have taken equivalent exams at this stage, please include details of these in your application form.
What GCSE grades do you need for Oxford and Cambridge?
Most applicants have attained at least 4-5 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, but Cambridge accept that post-16 performance is a superior measure and hence will consider applicants with excellent predicted grades in spite of a less excellent GCSE performance.
What GCSE grades do I need to get into university?
GCSEs could be used to assess eligibility for a uni course
Regardless of the subject you want to study, the majority of university courses look for at least a C grade in English, maths and perhaps science – that's grade 4 or 5 under the revised structure.
GCSE grades you need for Oxford and Cambridge
Is 7 a good GCSE grade?
In general, a grade 7-9 is roughly equivalent to A-A* under the old system, while a grade 4 and above is roughly equivalent to a C and above. Fewer students will receive a grade 9 than would have received an A* under the old grading system.
Do GCSE grades matter for Oxford?
GCSEs. GCSEs will be taken in to account when we consider your application but they are just one aspect that we look at. GCSE results will be considered alongside your personal statement, academic reference, predicted grades and performance in any written work or written test required for your course.
Is it hard to get into Oxford?
Getting in is hard, but perhaps not as hard as people think, says Mike Nicholson, the university's head of undergraduate admissions, with on average five applications for every place.
Is it easier to get into Oxford or Cambridge?
If you only take into account the general acceptance rates (for 2019), it appears that it is easier to get into Cambridge, as their acceptance rate across all colleges was 21.92%, whereas Oxford only admitted 14.25% of their total applicants.
Does Cambridge look at GCSEs?
GCSEs. There are no GCSE (or equivalent) requirements for entry to Cambridge. GCSE results are looked at as a performance indicator, but within the context of the performance of the school/college where they were achieved.
Do you need 4 A-levels for Cambridge?
Four A-levels is not a requirement for entry to Cambridge, says Adam Patel, a fourth-year languages student at Cambridge University who took four A-levels. However, Patel says that employers like it. “I don't think having four made any difference to my application,” he says.
What is the easiest GCSE?
- Film Studies.
- Religious Studies.
- Media Studies.
- Hospitality and Catering.
- Business Studies.
- Physical Education.
What is the hardest GCSE subject?
- GCSE English Language. ...
- Modern Foreign Language GCSEs. ...
- GCSE History. ...
- GCSE Biology. ...
- GCSE Computer Science. ...
- GCSE Maths. ...
- GCSE Chemistry. ...
- GCSE English Literature.
Is Oxford better than Cambridge?
The University of Oxford marginally outranks Cambridge in the QS World University Rankings® 2022, with Oxford placing in second and Cambridge placing in joint third.
Does Oxford care about 4 A-levels?
In a recent video some Oxford admissions people confirmed that having 4 doesn't give you an advantage.
Do you need 4 A-levels for Oxford?
University of Oxford
Oxford University states that: 'Our courses require students to have not less than three A levels, or other equivalent qualifications. Many candidates do take additional AS levels, A levels, or other qualifications such as the EPQ.
Is Oxford expensive?
Oxford is an expensive place to live and, in some areas, prices are on a par with London. Its proximity to London, its excellent schools and the fact that it houses one of the world's top universities all add to the cost of living in Oxford.
Is Oxford University Expensive?
An Oxford degree costs the same as most UK universities. The exact course fee depends on whether your child is a UK or international student. At the moment, a UK student's annual course fees are £9,250 for 2022-23, but charges for 2023-24 won't be known until the autumn 2021.
Can you get into Oxford with average GCSEs?
Originally Answered: Can you get into top universities like Oxford with average gcse results but great a levels? Yes you can.
How can a Malaysian get into Oxford University?
In order to secure a conditional offer at Oxford you will need A*A*A or AAA at A-level (subject dependent), or 38-40 in the International Baccalaureate, with 6s and 7s in the higher-level subjects.
Is a * ab the same as AAA?
In points terms, yes. In terms of meeting the Conditions laid down by your chosen university, not necessarily. Some universities make offers based on total UCAS points, others on specific grades. If yours required A*AB and you get AAA, then you haven't met that Condition.