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    (Original post by I Crashin I)
    Hi guys,

    Essentially, I'm really scared that I'm going to get a shocking grade in my Short Course ICT GCSE.

    Having achieved 4A*s last year and on course to achieve A*/As in my remaining subjects, is it worth putting in a great deal of effort so that the Short Course GCSE doesn't stick out like a sore thumb - it's obligatory to put all exams taken on UCAS, right?

    Or is it not worth worrying about and just scrape a C if it won't make a huge difference? Furthermore, could I ask the school to take me out of the course altogether (if possible), so it doesn't appear?


    I wouldn't advice you to worry on short-course GCSEs, however, I know someone who was accepted into college to study A-levels with 4 GCSEs and 1 short-course (equivalent of 4.5 GCSEs) - the minimum entry requirements are 5 GCSEs - so they can be helpful but if you're getting an A in it, no-one is realistically going to care about the short course.

    + (Dare I say it, short courses aren't particularly difficult, scrape a C, you should be fine.)

    Apparently, according to my results sheet, I did an economics short course which is said to be worth half a GCSE- I didn't even realise that in the whole two years of doing it- does it make a difference that I got a C in that short course?
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