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    I have an offer to study History at a Red-Brick uni this September, however I am starting to have second thoughts. It seems like I want to go into accountancy however I never applied for this during the 2012 cycle as most good places want B minimum in Maths GCSE (I was restricted to the foundation tier by teachers at school, so only got a C).

    I know History grads do make it into accountancy, in fact quite a few do, but I'm starting to think it's a bit silly spending 3 years of your life doing something, only to turn and go into something you could have done 3 years earlier?

    If I got AAA/AAB, does anyone know how unis feel about GCSE retakes so late on? I know they can be fussy with A-level resists, wondering if it's the same for GCSE. Tbh I never even sat the higher paper, so technically it would be my first shot, if you get me. I take 3 traditional subjects as well, all of them essay subjects however.

    Any thoughts?
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    ring up and find out, if you got a c in gcse maths, and explain that you couldnt have got a b, mabye they will be leaneant beacause its a GCSE.
    ring them up, they probably wont even think about it being so bad :P
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    ring up and find out, if you got a c in gcse maths, and explain that you couldnt have got a b, mabye they will be leaneant beacause its a GCSE.
    ring them up, they probably wont even think about it being so bad :P
    might do, but I think they like a 'B' because it proves that you can handle slightly more technical things than basic maths, but I don't think A+F gets too mathsy other than the basics.

    Will probably send an email, I've found Sheffield and Southampton ask for a B at GCSE and AAB so they're potentials.
 
 
 
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