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    (Original post by Azizul98)
    On the Notingham website it states that all they want is a C for GCSE English which I have. Do they have any hidden requirements ?? 😂
    Whatever is on the UCAS website, that is all they need. I got a unconditional with my btec. My gcses are alright too i had 9 C's. Got the confirmation from ucas before i went to get my certificate. You want to go to nottingham?
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    Whatever is on the UCAS website, that is all they need. I got a unconditional with my btec. My gcses are alright too i had 9 C's. Got the confirmation from ucas before i went to get my certificate. You want to go to nottingham?

    Yeah, I really wanna go Nottingham it's my dream uni !😊 What are you studying their mate?
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    Yeah, I really wanna go Nottingham it's my dream uni !😊 What are you studying their mate?
    Beng Mechanical engineering, gonna start next month hopefully.
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    Mate! i just got in to Uni of Notts with D*D*D* in BTEC eng for MEch Eng. My GCSEs were B in Maths and B in English Language and C in English Lit. and Bs in the Sciences. so they weren't great! as long as you hit the criteria for the GCSE requirement you will be fine!
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    [QUOTE=zak9989;67138288]Beng Mechanical engineering, gonna start next month hopefully.[/QUOTE

    Wow that's really cool !!! Didn't think you could get unconditional with just a Btec!! Btw What did u get for maths gcse?
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    Mate! i just got in to Uni of Notts with D*D*D* in BTEC eng for MEch Eng. My GCSEs were B in Maths and B in English Language and C in English Lit. and Bs in the Sciences. so they weren't great! as long as you hit the criteria for the GCSE requirement you will be fine!

    Wow that's really good buddy ! I'm happy for you😊 Do U think I could get in the BEng mechanical engineering with English and maths at grade C???? I pretty certain I will get D* D* D* for my Btec but my main concern is my GCSEs 😁
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    There isnt a specific grade requirement on the Uni of Nottingham page so as long as you have a C it's all cool. also try and make your Personal statement stand out and describe why you are so interested in engineering.
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    (Original post by zak9989)
    Beng Mechanical engineering, gonna start next month hopefully.[/QUOTE

    Wow that's really cool !!! Didn't think you could get unconditional with just a Btec!! Btw What did u get for maths gcse?
    got c's in everything including maths and english and D*D*D* in the btec
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    got c's in everything including maths and english and D*D*D* in the btec


    Wow! I got some hope now 😂😂. What other unis did u apply to? A lot of Russell groups don't seem to accept Btec without A level maths So just trying to figure out which ones to apply to
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    There isnt a specific grade requirement on the Uni of Nottingham page so as long as you have a C it's all cool. also try and make your Personal statement stand out and describe why you are so interested in engineering.

    Yeah, I've started on my PS and I should have a lot of great things to mention in their . I'm doing many extra curricular stuff like the EPQ, summer school and work experience in a mech Eng place. Would theSe help me get a offer ?
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    Wow! I got some hope now 😂😂. What other unis did u apply to? A lot of Russell groups don't seem to accept Btec without A level maths So just trying to figure out which ones to apply to
    Apply for Liverpool
    Leeds for like architectural or automotive
    Loughborough (Which isnt a Russell, but a top Uni)
    Man Met for insurance
    and Notts
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    (Original post by Azizul98)
    Yeah, I've started on my PS and I should have a lot of great things to mention in their . I'm doing many extra curricular stuff like the EPQ, summer school and work experience in a mech Eng place. Would theSe help me get a offer ?
    Yeah, i think they are all great things to put in to a PS. but i think the people reading the PS wants to know what motivates you to do engineering. what made you interested in this subject, why you want to take on this degree for your future career. etc, search some PS on google and just get some ideas from different engineering ones.
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    (Original post by zak9989)



    Wow! I got some hope now 😂😂. What other unis did u apply to? A lot of Russell groups don't seem to accept Btec without A level maths So just trying to figure out which ones to apply to
    applied to Nottingham - Unconditional
    Loughborough
    Liverpool
    Leicester
    Kent

    rejected the rest because i got unconditional from nottingham
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    (Original post by Azizul98)

    Apply for Liverpool
    Leeds for like architectural or automotive
    Loughborough (Which isnt a Russell, but a top Uni)
    Man Met for insurance
    and Notts
    dosnt Loughborough want a level maths?
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    dosnt Loughborough want a level maths?
    No, i dont think so? for some subjects they do and other they dont. its a bit strange
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    dosnt Loughborough want a level maths?
    they did, i got invited to an interview and just told them that i have sufficient maths in my btec and they accepted me (wasn't hard to convince them). but i rejected them because i wanted to go to nottingham.
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    (Original post by Azizul98)

    applied to Nottingham - Unconditional
    Loughborough
    Liverpool
    Leicester
    Kent

    rejected the rest because i got unconditional from nottingham
    When u applied to leicester did U have to do the entry test ?
 
 
 
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