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I have to do GCSE this year at college but I don't which once would be most useful, I've got a choice of Accounting, biology, English, French, german, Italian, Law, Maths, Psychology, sociogy, spainish.

My GCSE- 3c 4d 3e
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English and maths.....
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English, Mathematics and Biology if you can.
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English, Mathematics and Biology if you can.
:dito: They are the basics when it comes to GCSE's. Most people exspect you to have at least Math, an English and a Science so if you can do those three it would be ideal .
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English, Maths and preferably a Modern Language.
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a Modern Language.
Well yes a choice of French, german or Italian that Omega has put would be good. However I think that Math, an English and Biology would be best if they can do that. If they can do that and a language then that would be brilliant but I doubt they will be able to.
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Well yes a choice of French, german or Italian that Omega has put would be good. However I think that Math, an English and Biology would be best if they can do that. If they can do that and a language then that would be brilliant but I doubt they will be able to.
Why Biology instead of a Modern Language? I'd say a M. Language would be much more useful; both in academics and extra-curricular.

P.S. He could also do Spanish.
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Why Biology instead of a Modern Language? I'd say a M. Language would be much more useful; both in academics and extra-curricular.

P.S. He could also do Spanish.
Well most perspective employers exspect their employee to have GCSE's in Math, a Science and English. They do not expect them to have a language for definate that is a bonus. I am asuming that Omega does not have the stated GCSE's as they are choices. So it would be better for Omega to take the standard GCSE's isn't it.
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There was no choice to do Language at my school.
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Well most prspective employers exspect their employee to have GCSE's in Math, a Science and English.
Maths and English, yes - but not Science.
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They do not expect them to have a language for definate that is a bonus.
A Language looks very impressive; whilst Biology standalone (without any other Scientific knowledge) doesn't...
Picture the scene: You are looking to employ staff who can carry out PA work; you have the choice of hiring someone who can speak another Language and also someone who has some biological knowledge - (for argument's sake let's assume both applicants are equal in every other sense). Who would you pick? Be honest. I think the Language applicant would quite comfortably take the post.
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I am asuming that Omega does not have the stated GCSE's as they are choices. So it would be better for Omega to take the standard GCSE's isn't it.
Possibly; but a Language is much more useful and would probably be more helpful if he wanted to apply to University. In fact, no, I can't really think of any laudable reasons why he should pick Biology over a Language other than the fact of personal enjoyment.
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How many GCSEs do you need to pick? I'm guessing 2 because if you already have 3 Cs, you only need 2 more to do A-levels. What are your Cs in? You definitely need English and maths if you don't have Cs in them already. Otherwise, the languages and biology are the most useful.
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As has already been said by the previous poster, English and Maths are essential for most University courses or employment if that's the route you're looking to take. Science GCSE is a core subject, so that would be useful. Having said that, it is becoming increasingly useful to have a GCSE in a foreign Language now that the Government has decided to no longer make it compuldsary for students to study Languages after the age of 14.

I would probably go for Maths, English, then Biology (not just because I really enjoy it) and then probably a Language. If you have a specific careeer in mind then perhaps tailor your courses to specific entry requirements. You could also seek advice from the Careers Advisors at your College.
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How many GCSEs do you need to pick? I'm guessing 2 because if you already have 3 Cs, you only need 2 more to do A-levels. What are your Cs in? You definitely need English and maths if you don't have Cs in them already. Otherwise, the languages and biology are the most useful.
I think it's two. I've got a C in art, photography, ICT.

I've got an E in both english and maths. :rolleyes:
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There's your answer. Take English and Maths. No offence but you won't get very far with E's in them.
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There's your answer. Take English and Maths. No offence but you won't get very far with E's in them.
I know.
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If you know that, why start this thread?
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If you know that, why start this thread?
No, I know that now after starting the thread.
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No, I know that now after starting the thread.
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Furry Muff.
What does that mean?

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Maths and english. You don't uses science much in everyday life.
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