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    I've received conditional offers from all of the uni's I've applied to - UWE, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Newport & Southampton Solent.

    The one I'd most like to go to is UWE, but they want a C in GCSE Maths which I doubt I can get, what is the likely hood of them accepting me without getting the GCSE?

    The answer to that question is going to effect my choices massively

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    Probably not very high at all, but best people to ask them.

    Why not put it as firm, then have a safer insurance?
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    (Original post by Jon_)
    I've received conditional offers from all of the uni's I've applied to - UWE, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Newport & Southampton Solent.

    The one I'd most like to go to is UWE, but they want a C in GCSE Maths which I doubt I can get, what is the likely hood of them accepting me without getting the GCSE?

    The answer to that question is going to effect my choices massively

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    You've had a conditional offer which includes GCSE maths..?
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    (Original post by morematterlessartx)
    You've had a conditional offer which includes GCSE maths..?
    280 UCAS points and GCSE C in Maths, yeah.

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    Probably not very high at all, but best people to ask them.

    Why not put it as firm, then have a safer insurance?
    Second choice is either Ports or Bournemouth, and they both want 280 and don't mind about the fact I fail at Maths

    So if I put UWE as firm I'm leaving myself no room for slip ups, in all fairness I should be getting 280 OK, though.
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    (Original post by Jon_)
    280 UCAS points and GCSE C in Maths, yeah.
    Ah ok, sorry I didn't know they did that. I would think if you meet the 280 points them they would at least consider accepting you If I were you I would email their admissions.
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    How can your conditional include GCSE maths, unless you're retaking it?? A 'C' in GCSE maths is very easy to obtain, so unlikely they will accept you without it, depending on your course.
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    (Original post by Shmeiks)
    How can your conditional include GCSE maths, unless you're retaking it?? A 'C' in GCSE maths is very easy to obtain, so unlikely they will accept you without it, depending on your course.
    I think they expect me to re-do through college, which isn't possible as it's too late.

    I did AON level 2 last year at college which is apparently equivalent to a C in Maths, but UWE don't accept it.

    If it's unlikely I'll get in without it I may decline my offer!
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    Yeah probably not very high.

    Why don't you invest in some private tutoring?
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    (Original post by Boobies.)
    Yeah probably not very high.

    Why don't you invest in some private tutoring?
    My parents did say that if I wanted to do that they would pay, but I'm not confident that I could pass even then. I got a D when I first took the GCSE, but haven't looked at anything Maths related in at least a year.
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    (Original post by Jon_)
    My parents did say that if I wanted to do that they would pay, but I'm not confident that I could pass even then. I got a D when I first took the GCSE, but haven't looked at anything Maths related in at least a year.
    It's still worth a shot! I failed Higher Maths last year but I'm retaking and it's a lot easier now.
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    (Original post by Jon_)
    My parents did say that if I wanted to do that they would pay, but I'm not confident that I could pass even then. I got a D when I first took the GCSE, but haven't looked at anything Maths related in at least a year.
    I think you should give the tutoring a shot - with some practise and a tutor you could get a C if you work hard?
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    ****ing hell, work hard for the C- I was predicted an E and in bottom set maths. A lot of hard work over 3 months, I smashed the final exam and got a B. It's not hard- and if UWE is your first choice, then go for it.
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    I agree with those who suggest private tutoring as it can do wonders do have one on one teaching with someone sympathetic and who can help you pass. Definitely worth a shot x
 
 
 
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