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    Hello there! I've applied to Royal Holloway and I've been given a conditional offer:


    'This offer is subject to you obtaining Pass Access to HE Diploma with 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 Credits at Merit.'


    I am also taking functional skills maths in replacement of a GCSE alongside my access course, but the offer doesn't mention anything about me obtaining the maths grade? Should I assume they do not care whether I get it or not?


    Just to add, I received a personal letter from Royal Holloway, saying how impressed they were with my application so could they have let me off the maths?


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    The offer is exactly as it says, congratulations.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    The offer is exactly as it says, congratulations.
    Thanks for getting back to me! So do you think they would specify that I needed the maths grade in the offer? So happy if so :-)
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    (Original post by hellsyeah)
    Thanks for getting back to me! So do you think they would specify that I needed the maths grade in the offer? So happy if so :-)
    Your condition didn't include a 'Maths GCSE' grade. Therefore by fulfilling your conditions you're guaranteed a place onto the course. Although GCSE Maths is a very useful qualification to have and I'd still recommend you try and achieve the best possible grade. All the best with your end of year results, keep working hard!
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    If maths GCSE or equivalent is usually required for the course, and you are in any doubt at all, it may be worth contacting admissions to confirm it's not included in your offer. They won't mind confirming this for you. However, at the moment it seems like it's not included. If it's the sort of course where maths wouldn't be used much, and they really like your application, they could have decided to let you off the maths requirement- as they can decide to give anyone any offer.

    However, I agree with the other poster that getting a qualification in maths will have other uses besides getting into university, so it wouldn't be a good idea to drop it.
 
 
 
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