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    Most people applying to the most prestigious Universities have four A levels but do these include subjects such as General Studies and Critical Thinking.
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    Most uni's don't count general studies or critical thinking as proper A levels they're just seen as an extra
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    (Original post by jake46464646)
    Most people applying to the most prestigious Universities have four A levels but do these include subjects such as General Studies and Critical Thinking.
    Depends on what grade you achieved in that subject.

    If it's a B or higher go for it!

    Most prestigious universities don't even look at those two subjects for several reasons.

    I donut it makes any significant difference.
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    They have to be included

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    (Original post by Aph)
    They have to be included

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    No they don't. General Studies and Critical Thinking aren't accepted by most universities.
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    (Original post by Revel)
    No they don't. General Studies and Critical Thinking aren't accepted by most universities.
    But you have to include all qualifications whether accepted ir not

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    (Original post by Aph)
    But you have to include all qualifications whether accepted ir not

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    No you do not.
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    (Original post by Revel)
    No you do not.
    You do?! Like you cant just mss out an embracing grade at GCSE. you could lose your place for doing so. Irs not worth it

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    I was under the impression that all qualifications (unless they were a U grade) had to be declared on UCAS - even General Studies or Critical Thinking - whether or not universities considered them. But I could be wrong.
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    Sadly I got a U in general studies. It makes me so upset
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    I was under the impression that all qualifications (unless they were a U grade) had to be declared on UCAS - even General Studies or Critical Thinking - whether or not universities considered them. But I could be wrong.
    I thought you had to declare Us too

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    You do?! Like you cant just mss out an embracing grade at GCSE. you could lose your place for doing so. Irs not worth it

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    I didn't declare my GCSE grade D in English Literature/Human Health & Physiology. Nobody knew, and I got all five offers. Unless it's a required subject/qualification, I was always told that you can choose which qualifications to put down, and I stand by it.
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    (Original post by Revel)
    I didn't declare my GCSE grade D in English Literature/Human Health & Physiology. Nobody knew, and I got all five offers. Unless it's a required subject/qualification, I was always told that you can choose which qualifications to put down, and I stand by it.
    Maybe thry didn't find out. But honestly its not worth tge risk

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    (Original post by Revel)
    I didn't declare my GCSE grade D in English Literature/Human Health & Physiology. Nobody knew, and I got all five offers. Unless it's a required subject/qualification, I was always told that you can choose which qualifications to put down, and I stand by it.
    That's strange - especially because a GCSE in English Literature is mandatory for the majority of universities.
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    That's strange - especially because a GCSE in English Literature is mandatory for the majority of universities.
    No English language is mandatory not lit

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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    That's strange - especially because a GCSE in English Literature is mandatory for the majority of universities.
    I think you're getting English Lit mixed up with English Lang/Maths..
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    (Original post by LeFailFish)
    That's strange - especially because a GCSE in English Literature is mandatory for the majority of universities.
    It's usually English Language that's required
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    No English language is mandatory not lit

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    That would make sense!
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    According to UCAS:

    'You must enter all qualifications you have a result for, including any which were ungraded'

    But to answer the original question, the most prestigious universities don't accept General Studies or Critical Thinking as part of your main A-Levels.
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    (Original post by Revel)
    I didn't declare my GCSE grade D in English Literature/Human Health & Physiology. Nobody knew, and I got all five offers. Unless it's a required subject/qualification, I was always told that you can choose which qualifications to put down, and I stand by it.
    You do realise that if the university finds out, they have the right to kick you out? It's clearly stated by UCAS that all qualifications must be declared.


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