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    (Original post by etjayne)
    They do not care. They care about the three A levels you take to A2.

    I have no GCSE's and am taking three A levels (AS and A2) in six months as a private candidate. I have received offers from all four universities I applied to and they all told me all we really care about are the A level grades and MAT score. I think the presence or not of a fourth AS is about as far down the list as is possible.
    And how are you getting those offers without the GCSE requirements ? Because there are clearly GCSE requirements.
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    And how are you getting those offers without the GCSE requirements ? Because there are clearly GCSE requirements.
    They all waived the requirement. As I was repeatedly told, if you can get A*s in your A levels then obviously your English is at least grade C GCSE.

    It is up to the individual departments who they let in and what their offer is. They can choose to waive any requirement if they see a reason for doing so. What is the point of making someone over the age of 50 waste time getting a GCSE in English when I am taking three A levels which I will get A*'s in?
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    (Original post by etjayne)
    They all waived the requirement. As I was repeatedly told, if you can get A*s in your A levels then obviously your English is at least grade C GCSE.

    It is up to the individual departments who they let in and what their offer is. They can choose to waive any requirement if they see a reason for doing so. What is the point of making someone over the age of 50 waste time getting a GCSE in English when I am taking three A levels which I will get A*'s in?
    Even if the GCSE English requirement is A/A* not C. As well as needing 8 As in GCSE like medicine requires?
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    (Original post by RomanKing)
    Even if the GCSE English requirement is A/A* not C. As well as needing 8 As in GCSE like medicine requires?
    Any department can offer what they want to an individual applicant. Some may never do such a thing but in principle they could.

    I just looked at Cambridge medicine requirements for GCSE:
    • grade C or above in GCSE (or equivalent) Double Award Science and Mathematics
    • two single awards in GCSE Biology and Physics may be substituted for Double Award Science
    Who the heck wants 8 A's in GCSE? Imperial ask for 5 with grades AAABB.

    And I bet for someone similar to my situation they'd waive them.
 
 
 
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