Can You Get Into Oxbridge With Bad GCSEs?

Yes, it is certainly possible to get into Oxbridge with bad GCSEs. It will not help your application to have poor GCSEs, particularly if you do not provide a good reason, whether in your personal statement or interview, as to why you underperformed; but it is not a barrier to entry in itself as long as the poor GCSEs are not in English, Maths, the subject you are applying for, or a very similar subject to the one you are applying for. In these subjects, you should have at least a grade 4 or 5 (a C grade). Also, if your A levels results are outstanding, it should be clear to the university admissions staff that you have a lot of academic potential, and that is what they are looking for most. Besides this, you should have an excellent personal statement.

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