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    I am in Year 13 awaiting to sit my maths GCSE re-sit in a weeks time having missing the C grade by a few marks. The rest of my GCSEs are ok (3A* 2A 3B and 1 C) I have just never been able to understand maths, which is so frustrating.

    At AS I received BBC for English Lit, History and Art. The B's being one or two UMS off an A and C a few off a B. My school will predict me roughly AAB or ABB. I am also doing the EPQ and providing I get an A some of my unis may offer me BBB. I am doing two AS re-sits alongside my A2 but they are for the 'C' grades I got in one unit of History and same for English. Furthermore, Art shouldn't be a problem as I am working solidly this year and can add to last years coursework (can't re-sit Art exams) to push that grade up.

    Issue is I am applying to universities that require AAB-BBB and some of which are in the Russell Group. Some universities haven't stated much in regards to the Maths GCSE but I am worried I will be straight out rejected due to this, despite having A* in the subject(s) I am applying for at GCSE and being a ums off or two at AS for an A. I also have relevant extra-curriculars but I know they look more for the academic aspect? ATM my PS is 75% Academic and 25% extra curric.
    My school comes under the contextual offer too.

    I hoping to apply for English Lit/History at the following:
    Southampton English/History (ABB but BBB because of EPQ)
    Leicester Major English/Minor History (ABB)
    Uni of Sussex English/History (AAA-ABB) Maybe too unrealistic...
    Royal Holloway English/History (ABB)
    (Deciding on 5th) English

    Do I stand a chance at all? I'm just annoyed that one grade in one subject could just right me off. Hoping to send in my application by next week/following week so any advice is appreciated. Apologies for the long essay here but i'm stuffed as I haven't come across anyone else in my situation.
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    Also, I forgot to add that I am avoiding a Gap Year at all costs because I seriously can't afford one /:
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    (Original post by studen19714)
    I am in Year 13 awaiting to sit my maths GCSE re-sit in a weeks time having missing the C grade by a few marks. The rest of my GCSEs are ok (3A* 2A 3B and 1 C) I have just never been able to understand maths, which is so frustrating.

    At AS I received BBC for English Lit, History and Art. The B's being one or two UMS off an A and C a few off a B. My school will predict me roughly AAB or ABB. I am also doing the EPQ and providing I get an A some of my unis may offer me BBB. I am doing two AS re-sits alongside my A2 but they are for the 'C' grades I got in one unit of History and same for English. Furthermore, Art shouldn't be a problem as I am working solidly this year and can add to last years coursework (can't re-sit Art exams) to push that grade up.

    Issue is I am applying to universities that require AAB-BBB and some of which are in the Russell Group. Some universities haven't stated much in regards to the Maths GCSE but I am worried I will be straight out rejected due to this, despite having A* in the subject(s) I am applying for at GCSE and being a ums off or two at AS for an A. I also have relevant extra-curriculars but I know they look more for the academic aspect? ATM my PS is 75% Academic and 25% extra curric.
    My school comes under the contextual offer too.

    I hoping to apply for English Lit/History at the following:
    Southampton English/History (ABB but BBB because of EPQ)
    Leicester Major English/Minor History (ABB)
    Uni of Sussex English/History (AAA-ABB) Maybe too unrealistic...
    Royal Holloway English/History (ABB)
    (Deciding on 5th) English

    Do I stand a chance at all? I'm just annoyed that one grade in one subject could just right me off. Hoping to send in my application by next week/following week so any advice is appreciated. Apologies for the long essay here but i'm stuffed as I haven't come across anyone else in my situation.
    Most universities will not accept you without GCSE Maths. I know of someone who got offers and is currently studying a History degree without GCSE grade C Maths. They were made 5 offers including 2 by Russell Group unis. What you are going to need to is be selective in where you apply. See my PM to you. Finally ignore the RG thing.It is a marketing ploy. There are unis outside RG every bit as good as those within including St Andrews Bath and Lancaster
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    (Original post by swanseajack1)
    Most universities will not accept you without GCSE Maths. I know of someone who got offers and is currently studying a History degree without GCSE grade C Maths. They were made 5 offers including 2 by Russell Group unis. What you are going to need to is be selective in where you apply. See my PM to you. Finally ignore the RG thing.It is a marketing ploy. There are unis outside RG every bit as good as those within including St Andrews Bath and Lancaster
    Ah thank you so much for the response! I will definitely look into applying more selectively and that's reassuring!
 
 
 
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