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Applying for the foundation without the proper Maths gcse watch

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    So I left college 3 years ago and gained a national diploma. I now want to go onto university preferably Manchester met and do software engineering/computer science but however I have an E grade at Maths level gcse. I have C for English it is just Maths. I am worried I wo t be accepted because of this. Should I contact admissions to make sure? Or if anyone else can shed some light on as to if it's possible still.

    Thankyou!!
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    Contact them as they may either make an exception or will accept alternative qualifications.
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    I contacted them and they said unfortunatley they do need the GCSE or something equivalent...such as application of number level 2. which I am now also enquiring about that to do before this september which then I will have no problem but I need to hope I am lucky that there are some places available and I can do it so fingers crossed!!! because I now know that after being otu of education for 3 years straight I think I can handle maths pretty easily now I've used it alot in the real world.
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    If you contact your local Learn Direct centre they should run courses in adult numeracy, which will get you a qualification equivalent to GCSE. It's possible to just take the exam if you're confident you can pass, but it might be advisable to have a few lessons just in case. The best bit is it's usually free.
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    I will wait and see if I can get onto this Application of number course. If so. I will pass (hopefully) haha and then I could give the actual GCSE exam a shot with a few lessons before hand like you said. That way I have nothing to lose
    thanks pal!
 
 
 
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