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Not necessarily.  Some students have difficulty in achieving their potential at school, and yet many of these "late developers" go on to considerable academic achievement: this is a well-recognized phenomenon, and tutors will not be bound rigidly by the results of A-levels or equivalent examinations, particularly if there is later evidence (such as a degree result) that shows good academic ability. However, this is a very intensive course, and selection is competitive, and a clear indication of your academic ability and potential will be needed. One of the reasons we use an entrance test is to try to establish a common academic standard against which we can measure all our applicants. The test result is only one of several factors that we take into account, but it is more important than A-level results.