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    Hello,

    I know this subject has probably come up a few times, but thought I'd try!

    I'm a mature student wanting to apply for a BSc in speech and language therapy, but I have to re-sit my GCSE Maths and Biology to raise my grades from C to B.

    Can anyone tell me the process of this and maybe advise me? Will I have to do course work, or is it just the exam?

    Thank you for any help you can give, it's been a while since secondary school and I'm a bit clueless!

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    (Original post by Emily.Wilden)
    Hello,

    I know this subject has probably come up a few times, but thought I'd try!

    I'm a mature student wanting to apply for a BSc in speech and language therapy, but I have to re-sit my GCSE Maths and Biology to raise my grades from C to B.

    Can anyone tell me the process of this and maybe advise me? Will I have to do course work, or is it just the exam?

    Thank you for any help you can give, it's been a while since secondary school and I'm a bit clueless!

    Thanks,

    Emily
    Maths is easy to retake as its exam only. It's a pity that you didn't start the process sooner as there are widely available part time adult education classes for maths but you could still study independently and take the exams as a private candidate next summer. There is private candidate advice on every examiners web site.

    Biology GCSE isn't very easy or practical with the current controlled assessment and exam structure but you could try the igcse route that would be exam only. There are fewer centres offering them so start your search early.


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    Thanks for your reply.I didn't even know about IGCSE's so I am probably going to try and go with that, thank you! Now its just trying to find a school that will take private students and picking the examination board...
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    (Original post by Emily.Wilden)
    Thanks for your reply.I didn't even know about IGCSE's so I am probably going to try and go with that, thank you! Now its just trying to find a school that will take private students and picking the examination board...
    It might take a few phone calls to exams officers but you should be able to find a centre for GCSE maths. Colleges are often more open to private candidates than schools.
    IGCSE biology will be harder as it has not typically been offered in state schools so I'd try independent/fee paying schools in your area. Alternatively there are a lot of quite expensive venues in London that would take you, a Google search will find them.

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