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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    I'm looking at getting 5 or maybe 6 GCSEs.

    GCSE English Language - C
    IGCSE Maths- B
    GCSE Chemistry - B
    GCSE Physics - B
    GCSE Biology - C
    GCSE Geography - C

    I'm hoping to do Maths/Chemistry/Physics at A Level.
    Any advice? I'm really stressed. Is that enough GCSEs for a good future?
    I think they are pretty good grades, my only concern is science and maths (at my school) are really strict and won't accept anyone onto the course below an A, but if you enjoy science and maths go for it!
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    (Original post by zXcodeXz)
    How come ? I'm most likely going to do FM if I get the grade
    People even said to me don't do A Level maths. They said further maths is way too hard, much harder than A level maths and A level maths is 10X harder than GCSEs.

    They said people drop out etc. so I thought I'm definitely doing maths A level and decided to take the other 2 science A levels too rather than FM as a 4th A level. :-)
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    People even said to me don't do A Level maths. They said further maths is way too hard, much harder than A level maths and A level maths is 10X harder than GCSEs.

    They said people drop out etc. so I thought I'm definitely doing maths A level and decided to take the other 2 science A levels too. :-)
    Oh ok I want to do it because I want to do Physics or Engineering later on. It can also, help with a level maths apparently
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    they are VERY good OP mine were worse so you will be fine
    Hi thanks, did you do A levels?
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    (Original post by georginarowley)
    I think they are pretty good grades, my only concern is science and maths (at my school) are really strict and won't accept anyone onto the course below an A, but if you enjoy science and maths go for it!
    Yeah I love them! My sixth forms asks for Cs.
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    (Original post by 11ahf)
    They're absolutely fine unless your college requires a B in English language. Good luck!
    Nope they don't require a grade B and really? I was forced to do foundation tier despite achieving near full marks in foundation mock exams. It was totally unfair.

    I can always resit English, right? I believe I could achieve a decent grade in English language if I was to resit at a later date.
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    Yh dw it's enough to get u to sixth form, but make sure in sixth u revise about 1.5 month early before exam, in the beginning u will find everything easy(but it's not actually)
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    (Original post by zXcodeXz)
    Oh ok I want to do it because I want to do Physics or Engineering later on. It can also, help with a level maths apparently
    Alright. Good luck mate.

    I'll do FM depending on my grades, should be able to decide/change my options on enrolment day. :-)

    If I do very well in maths I'd consider it. :-)
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    (Original post by Naveed12123)
    Yh dw it's enough to get u to sixth form, but make sure in sixth u revise about 1.5 month early before exam, in the beginning u will find everything easy(but it's not actually)
    Yeah thanks man. I was planning on working hard in sixth form and making sure I understood everything I learnt during that day. :-)
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Alright. Good luck mate.

    I'll do FM depending on my grades, should be able to decide/change my options on enrolment day. :-)

    If I do very well in maths I'd consider it. :-)
    Ok nice! And good luck !
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    Well the ones you want to continue into A level, you have Bs in which is pretty good. Also try really hard at A level and if you get good A level results, realistically you could get into a mediocre uni. But that's okay, when you start a career, your ambition, determination and drive is actually as if not more important than grades or qualifications.
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    (Original post by RosieCW)
    Well the ones you want to continue into A level, you have Bs in which is pretty good. Also try really hard at A level and if you get good A level results, realistically you could get into a mediocre uni. But that's okay, when you start a career, your ambition, determination and drive is actually :as if not: more important than grades or qualifications.
    Thank you! 😄👍
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Nope they don't require a grade B and really? I was forced to do foundation tier despite achieving near full marks in foundation mock exams. It was totally unfair.

    I can always resit English, right? I believe I could achieve a decent grade in English language if I was to resit at a later date.
    I really don't understand why schools make people sit foundation unless they think they're going to fail higher. Like I had a friend whose school thought she'd be more likely to get a secure C if she sat foundation yet occasionally got Bs taking higher! So unfair.

    You could resist English! English language is a really good one to get a high grade in as it's generally favoured by employers and universities, so if you decide to only do three A levels, you could do English language on side for the first part of year 12? And try and get an A or a B in it! It's fairly formulaic, just needs some practice.

    Further maths - why have you been advised against taking it? Some colleges, however, do have the requirement of an A in maths to take it. But it's just a few more modules, so if you think you'll enjoy it, go for it!
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    (Original post by 11ahf)
    I really don't understand why schools make people sit foundation unless they think they're going to fail higher. Like I had a friend whose school thought she'd be more likely to get a secure C if she sat foundation yet occasionally got Bs taking higher! So unfair.

    You could resist English! English language is a really good one to get a high grade in as it's generally favoured by employers and universities, so if you decide to only do three A levels, you could do English language on side for the first part of year 12? And try and get an A or a B in it! It's fairly formulaic, just needs some practice.

    Further maths - why have you been advised against taking it? Some colleges, however, do have the requirement of an A in maths to take it. But it's just a few more modules, so if you think you'll enjoy it, go for it!
    Thanks. That is something I'll consider. :-)

    I was told FM is too hard, not sure though. I'll do it if I do well in my GCSE maths, if I'm able to change my options on enrolment day. :-)
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Hi thanks, did you do A levels?
    yes I am - actually restarting them again next year due to poor choice, but since I've had a look around @ entry requirements etc., I've found it really depends on the college or sixth form you want to go to. what do you want to do when your older? sixth forms mostly require @ least 3 b'c & 2 c's at 5 A* - C (you've met that criteria ), sixth form's usually ask for a B on the subject you want to take especially if its a facilitating subject. to do A level maths sixth forms usually ask for A/A* but may accept a B, FE colleges will ask for B or above, STEM subjects are also usually B or above, design subjects will usually require a portfolio, or sometimes a pass, but isn't usually required, essay subjects like geography & history, usually a B needed to study @ a level at sixth form but at a college no previous knowledge is needed apart from 5 A* - C.

    since having a further look into universities, many Russelll groups and a few others require a B in english language & maths, and other relevant grades. for Oxbridge though you'll need higher grades especially for medicine, but science & engineering courses can also be accessed through btec's which are also very well regarded, like btec engineering which sometimes prepares students better than a levels would due to practical experiences.
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    yes I am - actually restarting them again next year due to poor choice, but since I've had a look around @ entry requirements etc., I've found it really depends on the college or sixth form you want to go to. what do you want to do when your older? sixth forms mostly require @ least 3 b'c & 2 c's at 5 A* - C (you've met that criteria ), sixth form's usually ask for a B on the subject you want to take especially if its a facilitating subject. to do A level maths sixth forms usually ask for A/A* but may accept a B, FE colleges will ask for B or above, STEM subjects are also usually B or above, design subjects will usually require a portfolio, or sometimes a pass, but isn't usually required, essay subjects like geography & history, usually a B needed to study @ a level at sixth form but at a college no previous knowledge is needed apart from 5 A* - C.

    since having a further look into universities, many Russelll groups and a few others require a B in english language & maths, and other relevant grades. for Oxbridge though you'll need higher grades especially for medicine, but science & engineering courses can also be accessed through btec's which are also very well regarded, like btec engineering which sometimes prepares students better than a levels would due to practical experiences.
    Thank you! I'm not sure what I want to do yet tbh. I want to do a chemistry or physics degree though. :-)

    Any advice?
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    (Original post by _Xenon_)
    Thanks. That is something I'll consider. :-)

    I was told FM is too hard, not sure though. I'll do it if I do well in my GCSE maths, if I'm able to change my options on enrolment day. :-)
    If you get an A at GCSE maths and it's something you enjoy, I'd definitely consider taking it. A lot of people take it for a few weeks to try it, and then drop it if they feel out of their depth, just to see whether it's something they could do, so you could definitely do that!

    Edit: Ooh, and by the way, if you want to try your hand at a stepping stone (because GCSE maths is easy in comparison) try looking at an FMSQ (add maths) paper or an AQA level 2 further maths paper.
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    (Original post by Kk1999)
    Xenon...Don worry..You have got a minimum of 5 Cs at GCSE.
    About your A levels...go for what u wish, what u r interested in..
    Shrug of that stress..thats ur thinking that im stressed..im a loser etc.. thats a chatter box in your brain thats givin u all these negative thoughts.. just say "shut up..who r u to decide my future?" think about Bill Gates..
    if you have time check this link..it will help you a lot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHWUCX6osgM

    contact me anytime for assistance..
    While I agree with the comment and applaud your attempt to make the OP feel better, do you seriously believe Bill Gates struggled with his GCSEs? He left Harvard because it wasn't challenging him enough
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    (Original post by 11ahf)
    If you get an A at GCSE maths and it's something you enjoy, I'd definitely consider taking it. A lot of people take it for a few weeks to try it, and then drop it if they feel out of their depth, just to see whether it's something they could do, so you could definitely do that!

    Edit: Ooh, and by the way, if you want to try your hand at a stepping stone (because GCSE maths is easy in comparison) try looking at an FMSQ (add maths) paper or an AQA level 2 further maths paper.
    OK will do that thanks! :-)

    Is there a link or I'll search for it.
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    (Original post by TheGrammarGuru)
    While I agree with the comment and applaud your attempt to make the OP feel better, do you seriously believe Bill Gates struggled with his GCSEs? He left Harvard because it wasn't challenging him enough
    Is that dude even British?! Thought he was American. 😐
 
 
 
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