Can my C in English Lang GCSE actually hold me back?

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Perryjoseph1
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Hi all,

In 2010 I left my bog standard comp with 10 GCSE's 2A*s 2A*s 5Bs and a C in f**king English Lang,

Despite this I got good A levels and managed to average 67% this year in yr 2 of my BSc Economics and Politics Course at Cardiff University,

Furthermore I've interned with RBS (Coutts) Wealth Operations this summer so so far my C in Eng Lang hasn't held me back,

However I have been looking at many of the different grad schemes on offer for student like myself who are eager to get into Finance, and many of them specify English Language at B grade or above,

How strict are firms about GCSE requirements when it comes to grad scheme applications? Will my A levels, degree, 2nd yr average, and intern compensate for this?

Please help, thanks
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I know people who got an C in English language GCSE but work for Big 4, I know PwC and Deloitte accept candidates with a C in English lang GCSE and it shouldn't hold you back because other than using grades as filtration systems employers usually don't put much emphasis on grades achieved over 6 years ago.
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(Original post by ThatAuditGuy)
I know people who got an C in English language GCSE but work for Big 4, I know PwC and Deloitte accept candidates with a C in English lang GCSE and it shouldn't hold you back because other than using grades as filtration systems employers usually don't put much emphasis on grades achieved over 6 years ago.
does that apply for a'levels too? if I join perhaps 6 years later after my a'levels for grad job , would the emphasis on A level grades be lowered?
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(Original post by thebrahmabull)
does that apply for a'levels too? if I join perhaps 6 years later after my a'levels for grad job , would the emphasis on A level grades be lowered?
not sure if serious?!:confused:

A levels are crucial in the sense that most ask for 300/320 UCAS points minimum regardless of when you completed them.
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