Are they really worth the while if you're already doing 9 or 10 gcses. Do Universities acknowledge the fact that you've taken extra work and does this increase chances of admission into decent universities? For example if you're looking to study PPE would it be helpful to do an economics GCSE which is not offered by my school.
How do i actually get started on another gcse. Who do i approach etc.
Thanks in advance.
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- Thread Starter
- 26-08-2005 13:49
- 26-08-2005 14:31
i did 10, so if you're doing 9 at school doing an extra one shouldn't be too much work. but you can do that course without gcse economics, if you can do economics for A level.
you could ask your school careers person about where to do extra courses, or check local colleges, they often do things like ICT gcse
- 26-08-2005 14:33
I don't think you'll be at any advantage just because you've taken extra GCSEs. It's not worth it, after all they could potentially affect your other GCSEs (and that wouldn't look very good would it?). Even at A-level (which are of course more important for University), taking more than 3/4 A2's is not advantageous - even when applying to Oxbridge. If you have a passion for work and believe you can get good grades in them without them affecting your other, more important compulsory GCSEs, then by all means go ahead.
- 26-08-2005 19:26
I'd say it's not worth it, to be honest. Universities only expect 9-11 GCSEs as that's what most schools offer, and as mentioned above, if you try to do more, it could affect your grades. 7 A*s and 2 As is much more impressive than 3 A*s, 3 As and 3 Bs, for example.