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    Hello!

    I'm about to send off my UCAS application, but before I do I have a pretty urgent question that has been playing on my mind for some time now: how vital is it to include your GCSE results on your application?

    I already have three A-levels in subjects relevant to the course I want to study (politics!), all graded A, but my GCSE grades-- especially in maths and the sciences-- were frankly pretty poor. :P I don't want to be penalised for being a dumbass as a 16-year-old if at all possible.

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    You have to include all qualifications you have (so everything above U), or your application can be cancelled.
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    Oh, okay!

    Thanks for clearing that up for me!
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    Don't worry. They can't be as catastrophic as mine lol. As wierd as this sounds, certain unis will be more likely to give an offer to someone who has weak GCSE's, but excellent A-level's, than someone who has great gcse's, and good (but not excellent) A-levels. Good luck bud!
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    (Original post by 9ohFive)
    Oh, okay!

    Thanks for clearing that up for me!
    If your issue is with maths and science grades below a C at GCSE you will probably need to resit them or do an equivalent level qualification before entering university. These subjects plus English language at GCSE are generally a pre requisite for entry to any university course, you can find out the requirements for each university on their website. Some may ask for maths OR science at a C or above if you're applying for an arts/social science course whereas others might want you to have both of them as well as the mandatory English.

    You still need to include your actual GCSE grades on your application form but if the above applies to you as they are below a C then you need to make plans to resit them before you apply (you can take the exam after, but it needs to be pending on the form) as otherwise you will be rejected for this reason regardless of how good the rest of your application is.
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    The above information is correct
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    (Original post by oxymoronic)
    If your issue is with maths and science grades below a C at GCSE you will probably need to resit them or do an equivalent level qualification before entering university. These subjects plus English language at GCSE are generally a pre requisite for entry to any university course, you can find out the requirements for each university on their website.
    it depends on the course. For hummanities alot of unis don't put emphasis on much other than a c in english. A-levels are much more important but ofcouse resitting them would be beneficial
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    (Original post by buson32)
    it depends on the course. For hummanities alot of unis don't put emphasis on much other than a c in english. A-levels are much more important but ofcouse resitting them would be beneficial
    GCSE requirements are going up and up as a way of getting rid of applicants. Maths and science are classed as "basic" subjects that everyone should have when leaving school along with English. Even if a university doesn't require maths, its often a general requirement when applying for graduate jobs.

    In terms of politics, the degree can involve stats analysis meaning a mathematical mind set is desirable. Looking through UCAS now, I'm only on D and a number of the universities I've clicked on have it in their entry requirements for politics and I've only looked at a few
 
 
 
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