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    So basically I've applied for Computer Science for degree at Cardiff University.

    I'm required to gain a GCSE Maths grade C, however my question is that if I have missed this requirement slightly such as by one module or so, am I able to negotiate this at this Uni? Such as resit it as soon as possible elsewhere whilst being on the CS course?

    Note that I've met all my A Level requirements and went beyond them slightly with A*A*AB.

    University of West England has also accepted me, when they've also had the GCSE Maths requirement, even though I haven't received the grade for yet.

    Much appreciated,

    I think if it's a part of your condition to get the C and you fail to do so, then it is unlikely they will allow you onto the course while resitting it again. I guess it's worth getting in contact with them when you get the results if the offer is still conditional.
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    Unfortunately, GCSE requirements are often "hard" requirements, meaning if you miss them, there is little room for negotiation. However, if any of your A levels involved a maths element, you might be able to use this to prove you could cope with the maths on the course. Given your excellent A levels, is it really likely you missed the grade C?

    Theoretically, it might be possible to resit a GCSE whilst at university. Unlike with A levels, the exams are less likely to clash. As an alternative, the university may possibly ask you to sit a maths entrance exam.
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