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I know you need Cs in maths and English language to get into uni, but apparently from 2008 unis will start asking that student need at least a C grade in science, is this the case?
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Where did you read that? :eek: I'm sure that only applies for science courses.
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My head of 6th form said, but other people have told me different..I might just contact some random uni and ask...
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My head of 6th form said, but other people have told me different..I might just contact some random uni and ask...
I see. Yeah, I think you should contact the uni for a definate answer. I don't understand why GCSE science will be an entry requirement along with A-levels. :confused:
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Yeah, well Cs in english lang and maths yeah, but i dont understand why they require a C in science for GCSE either..
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Yeah, well Cs in english lang and maths yeah, but i dont understand why they require a C in science for GCSE either..
Ask your head of 6th form where he got that news from.
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Yeah, well Cs in english lang and maths yeah, but i dont understand why they require a C in science for GCSE either..
I don't understand why they require maths. How is that necessary for arts subjects?
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Damn GCSE Maths *shakes fist*, aren't A levels enough for you people
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A lot of universities don't care less about your GCSEs, its your A levels they are interested in.
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A lot of unis won't ask for a C in Maths unless you're applying for a science course (or quantitative social science). Maybe that will change... Who knows...
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Damn GCSE Maths *shakes fist*, aren't A levels enough for you people
hehe...very true! Through tons of blood, sweat and tears on my part I scraped a C at GCSE, but I absolutely loathed the subject. Several of my friends have had to endure resits, (quite a few want to go into teaching) and I'm so thankful that I don't have to take a maths paper again!
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A lot of universities don't care less about your GCSEs, its your A levels they are interested in.
The unis that aren't bothered will, I would imagine be undersubscibed with lots of offers at clearing.
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Good uni's will take into account on GCSEs, but they would concentrate on A-levels more. If you have medicore GCSE grades and good A-levels grades, you will still get offers.
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Thats what i though, but apparently with most if not all unis will say you cant apply for any course until you get a C, i mean i'll get a C in maths, but i hate science, and i resent revising for it, i dont do much, and if i dont get CC in double science and cant go to uni i'll be p****d off
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hehe...very true! Through tons of blood, sweat and tears on my part I scraped a C at GCSE, but I absolutely loathed the subject. Several of my friends have had to endure resits, (quite a few want to go into teaching) and I'm so thankful that I don't have to take a maths paper again!
Lol same here! One of my friends will be resitting in November because she wants to teach and I feel so sorry for her. I felt really mean celebrating my B on results day when all of my friends got Ds.
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Lol same here! One of my friends will be resitting in November because she wants to teach and I feel so sorry for her. I felt really mean celebrating my B on results day when all of my friends got Ds.
Same here. I just scrapped a B by 3 marks. Students can pass maths at grade C or above, as the questions are similar or sometimes exactly worded, but they change the number obviously. Therefore, doing many past papers will be the key to getting a grade C or above.
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*joins the grateful "passed maths" brigade*

Still can't believe my b**** of a maths teacher put me in for higher tier :eek: still can't believe I got a pass... Never did a C look so sweet :p: Unlike some of my friends who freaked out at 1 or 2 Bs "muddying" their straight As ( :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ) then and now I just give thanks that I'm not one of the poor b*****s resitting it... about 2 marks saved me, lol. In fact, I think it's quite fun having a C - no-one can figure you out or classify you if you get a clutch of A*s and As then...a C! Just makes things a bit more interesting.


am in uber-babble mode sorry
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The unis that aren't bothered will, I would imagine be undersubscibed with lots of offers at clearing.
Or maybe they just regonise that the fact that peoples circumstances change.
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Most uni's want at least a grade C in English for any course, Maths for anything other than arts I imagine. The C Grade in Science is only if you want to teach, you must have basic skills in English, Maths and Science and that counds as a grade C or above (Even thought you have to do tests in them for your QTS anyway). It something like those born after 1980 (or some other year) must have Grade C Science to do a teaching degree or PGCE.
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(Original post by *Bethany*)
*joins the grateful "passed maths" brigade*

Still can't believe my b**** of a maths teacher put me in for higher tier :eek: still can't believe I got a pass... Never did a C look so sweet :p: Unlike some of my friends who freaked out at 1 or 2 Bs "muddying" their straight As ( :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ) then and now I just give thanks that I'm not one of the poor b*****s resitting it... about 2 marks saved me, lol. In fact, I think it's quite fun having a C - no-one can figure you out or classify you if you get a clutch of A*s and As then...a C! Just makes things a bit more interesting.


am in uber-babble mode sorry
Hehe, uber-babble mode is great!
Lol, we should form a society B! :p:
Argh, people who freak out over a stray B at GCSE are perhaps overreacting a tad...and totally agree, it gives us an air of mystery (or maybe that's just wishful thinking hehe) I have 2 Cs to be proud of alongside my stars lol.
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