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GCSE grade requirements for a creative job in the NHS

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    Hi all,

    I am a graduate applying for roles within the creative sector, primarily Graphic Designer roles or roles that fit the digital media/design or creative type.

    I am applying for an assistant type role with an NHS trust, and while I have a 2:1 Bachelor's degree and other vocational subjects (A-Level equiv) I do not have the five A*-C grades at GCSE level. I did poorly at GCSE level, and took an alternative route to higher education.

    I know some people will probably judge me harshly on here, and think 'well you didn't apply yourself at school level' etc etc, however, I worked my ass off and got good grades at college and at university.

    It's just a bit of a roadblock because as petty as it sounds I didn't get my Maths, or Science GCSE C or above. I got my English much later after retaking.

    On the application form it says they are essential requirements, however, having a degree is desirable. Whether they would overlook it I don't know.

    I plan on selling to my strengths and using my passion to work in the health care sector in a creative manner to land the job over my earlier GCSE profile. It seems silly to get hung up on something like that when I've done many other things since then. What do you think?

    Will not meeting those grades disqualify me from getting the role?

    I will still apply nonetheless.
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