(Original post by White_redrose)
Hehe, uber-babble mode is great!
Lol, we should form a society B!
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.
We totally should... We scrapers of passes in maths who nevertheless do fairly well in other subjects (bit of a mouthful but hey
) should stick together! I should've had two, but my best friend taught me 3 topics of physics really well the morning before the exam, and the exact topics came up
I went from straight Cs-Ds for 5 yrs to an A without revising til the morning before thanks to that sheer flukey luck thing, lol!! So I s'pose rather than ***** bout the fact I wanted an extra A* or 2, I should just be grateful - it could all have gone soooo badly, I was just lucky.
Basically, to those worried about needing Cs in Maths and English: university-wise, each place has information at admin and on websites telling you their requirements - but even these aren't necessarily set in stone if you have a decent explanation. Definitely work as hard as you can to get those Cs+, because you do *not* want to have to retake them if you can help it! That said, if you take the tier that's right for you, often the boundaries are ver low and it may not be quite as hard as you think
Career-wise I imagine there are a fair few professions that like to see solid GCSE grades in a variety of subjects, although to be fair that's just total speculation.