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11 months ago
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Do elite universities (like MIT, Stanford...) really care about IGCSEs?

I started my IGCSE's with mainly B's and C's and only 2 A's but by the end of the two years, I graduated with all A*s and As. Is this bad? I want to apply as an engineering major and my Math and Physics grades have stayed consistent throughout these two years (As and A*s only).

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11 months ago

Hi! I am an international student too. For the schools I have looked at they classify my high school ‘transcript’ as my GCSE results, not the results I attained throughout. No need to worry your end results are the only thing they will see. However, some schools may request your grade reports throughout potentially for scholarships. For the most part, do not worry.

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11 months ago[edited]

You show an upward growth curve cz your grades have massively increased from your IGCSE's to your A levels, so I don't think this will be much of an issue, in fact it shows that you have put in the effort and have shown a huge improvement.

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