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    I'm an A2 Level student looking to study Psychology at university. Bath, Bristol and Exeter were my top choices, but I don't meet the Mathematics GCSE entry requirements for the course I'm interested in (Bsc Hons).

    How strict is the GCSE Mathematics requirement? I'm enquiring if my application would still be considered if I achieved A*AA (or higher) in my A levels but remained with a GCSE grade of C for Mathematics. Would they consider me or strictly not at all?

    If it helps, my English Language GCSE was an A* and English Literature was an A. My Biology, Physics and Chemistry GCSE grades were all B. I also studied Statistics and achieved an A grade at GCSE.

    Thanks for your help.
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    (Original post by SamHewetson)
    Hello

    I'm an A2 Level student looking to study Psychology at university. Bath, Bristol and Exeter were my top choices, but I don't meet the Mathematics GCSE entry requirements for the course I'm interested in (Bsc Hons).

    How strict is the GCSE Mathematics requirement? I'm enquiring if my application would still be considered if I achieved A*AA (or higher) in my A levels but remained with a GCSE grade of C for Mathematics. Would they consider me or strictly not at all?

    If it helps, my English Language GCSE was an A* and English Literature was an A. My Biology, Physics and Chemistry GCSE grades were all B. I also studied Statistics and achieved an A grade at GCSE.

    Thanks for your help.
    A stated requirement like that is highly unlikely to be negotiable, whatever other grades you have, especially if you are applying for the BSc, when you will need to have decent maths skills. This will be why they're looking for a high GCSE grade.

    Check with the unis concerned, but unless you can improve on that maths grade you are not likely to get anywhere. Even with strong A level grades, the unis would be likely to make you an offer based specifically on your getting the required GCSE maths grade, and if you didn't get it would be likely to turn you down after results for that reason alone.
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    (Original post by SamHewetson)
    Hello

    I'm an A2 Level student looking to study Psychology at university. Bath, Bristol and Exeter were my top choices, but I don't meet the Mathematics GCSE entry requirements for the course I'm interested in (Bsc Hons).

    How strict is the GCSE Mathematics requirement? I'm enquiring if my application would still be considered if I achieved A*AA (or higher) in my A levels but remained with a GCSE grade of C for Mathematics. Would they consider me or strictly not at all?

    If it helps, my English Language GCSE was an A* and English Literature was an A. My Biology, Physics and Chemistry GCSE grades were all B. I also studied Statistics and achieved an A grade at GCSE.

    Thanks for your help.
    You would be best off emailing the university admissions for an answer to that, some can look past them but others will stick to their GCSE requirements.
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    (Original post by SamHewetson)
    Hello

    I'm an A2 Level student looking to study Psychology at university. Bath, Bristol and Exeter were my top choices, but I don't meet the Mathematics GCSE entry requirements for the course I'm interested in (Bsc Hons).

    How strict is the GCSE Mathematics requirement? I'm enquiring if my application would still be considered if I achieved A*AA (or higher) in my A levels but remained with a GCSE grade of C for Mathematics. Would they consider me or strictly not at all?

    If it helps, my English Language GCSE was an A* and English Literature was an A. My Biology, Physics and Chemistry GCSE grades were all B. I also studied Statistics and achieved an A grade at GCSE.

    Thanks for your help.
    You might find that the A grade in GCSE Stats does fit the bill for the type of maths required for the Psychology degree course. Be explicit in asking whether this qualification would meet the "GCSE Maths" stipulation - but as others have said, you need to approach each university to get a written reply as to whether this is OK.
 
 
 
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