Mature Students GCSEWatch
I have managed to successfully retake GCSE English and GCSE Science. However, I have taken and retaken my GCSE Maths over number years unsuccessfully. I decided to have another go at the GCSE maths because I was doing the Access course and I had two conditional offers form Bournemouth University and Sparsholt College. I know that I have at least fulfilled part of the conditional offers. I have passed my Access course with Merit. However, I have now reached the grey area of what will happen after I receive my GCSE maths result.
I know that the first AQA GCSE Maths paper felt horrendous and it went very badly but the second maths paper felt a lot better.
I have decided that I will wait and see what my GCSE Maths result is like in August and then take it from there. If I am rejected because of my GCSE Maths result I am willing to take my GCSE maths again or try level 2 Maths instead.
Just for fun: I will answer one of the questions from the GCSE section:
Will you cry?
If by some miracle I get a C in GCSE maths this year I will scream and cry before throwing a party.
Does the University course you wish to do require maths? I did much worse than you when I did my maths GCSE many moons ago but I found that it wasn't required for the course I wanted to do (Law).
I have been told different things from different people. The email said that I do not need to do the maths if it is not mentioned in the requirements. I looked at the website and it did not mention anything about maths at all. I then went to an open day and I was told that I should try and get my GCSE maths but there is a level 2 course that could be taken there. However, when I looked at my conditional offer it said that I need a C in GCSE maths.
The answers of the exam were posted on here the next day and based on them I did rubbish but im hoping the grade boundaries will be lower than last year as the exam was definitely harder.
Not to worry though, if we haven't scraped a C there are retakes in November. Good Luck!
I guess that it is a waiting game, as UCAS will not updated for at least 23 hours. I have a couple of contingency plans if I am rejected. I will be retaking my GCSE maths again this year regardless of what happens. I am getting so close to achieving my aim of a C in GCSE maths that I would be a fool to give up now.
I am really excited to say that I have been ACCEPTED!