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    hello everyone, not sure if this posted in the right area but sorry anyway.

    I've been thinking recently about going for a maths degree, i have always liked maths out of all the subjects but i wasn't really bothered at school.
    I got a b in maths, a in ict, d in english,c in science, d in media and done rubbish everything else.

    So if i wanted to do a maths degree how would i go about it, would i have to redo my gcses ? i wouldn't mind redoing maths because i haven't done maths since school. Im currently 20, I have a good job but i work shifts,morning,nights and afternoons. I was thinking off getting a tutor and redoing maths to go for a a star,then going for a levels then eventually a degree. but can you do a a levels private? is it worth resisting gcses ?
    please some one point me in the right dirrection, thanks so much
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    (Original post by stephen1720)
    hello everyone, not sure if this posted in the right area but sorry anyway.

    I've been thinking recently about going for a maths degree, i have always liked maths out of all the subjects but i wasn't really bothered at school.
    I got a b in maths, a in ict, d in english,c in science, d in media and done rubbish everything else.

    So if i wanted to do a maths degree how would i go about it, would i have to redo my gcses ? i wouldn't mind redoing maths because i haven't done maths since school. Im currently 20, I have a good job but i work shifts,morning,nights and afternoons. I was thinking off getting a tutor and redoing maths to go for a a star,then going for a levels then eventually a degree. but can you do a a levels private? is it worth resisting gcses ?
    please some one point me in the right dirrection, thanks so much

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    You need to resit English and some others to get 5A*-C, but can go straight to A-level for maths assuming you have the competency. You can do GCSEs and A-levels privately. Your GCSEs do seem very suspect, but we don't know your circumstances.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    You need to resit English and some others to get 5A*-C, but can go straight to A-level for maths assuming you have the competency. You can do GCSEs and A-levels privately. Your GCSEs do seem very suspect, but we don't know your circumstances.
    so I would need to redo english to even think about a degree ? is it a must? thanks
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    (Original post by stephen1720)
    so I would need to redo english to even think about a degree ? is it a must? thanks
    No. It depends on the university.
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    (Original post by Prajna)
    No. It depends on the university.
    so i was to go for an level in maths do well i could go for a degree even with my poor gcses thanks
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    (Original post by stephen1720)
    so I would need to redo english to even think about a degree ? is it a must? thanks
    Yes, unfortunately. I've been through the lists many times without finding any but there may be one or two that don't require it now. You should definitely read through the lists on UCAS. It's more a case of getting lucky with the questions than having any particular skills though.
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    (Original post by stephen1720)
    so i was to go for an level in maths do well i could go for a degree even with my poor gcses thanks
    Depending on the university yes. Though, if you get an A or above in A level Maths I am sure you will find several universities willing to offer you a place.

    I would recommend that you check with university admissions offices.
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    (Original post by Prajna)
    Depending on the university yes. Though, if you get an A or above in A level Maths I am sure you will find several universities willing to offer you a place.

    I would recommend that you check with university admissions offices.
    thanks so much for your help
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    I live in birmingham and was looking to still keep my job and do my degree, am i asking for to much lol ?
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    as above said you need 5 A*-C

    have you thought of doing double award or triple award science rather than just science

    double award gives you 2 gcses and triple sciences gives you 3 gcses

    so you could do;

    maths
    double science
    english
    ict (done)

    as your five then move onto alevels
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    (Original post by Prajna)
    Though, if you get an A or above in A level Maths I am sure you will find several universities willing to offer you a place.
    This is probably not going to happen. The English language requirements are controlled by the central admissions for the university so they don't care how many A*s in A-level maths you have, what your STEP grades are or what you get in your other A-levels.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    This is probably not going to happen. The English language requirements are controlled by the central admissions for the university so they don't care how many A*s in A-level maths you have, what your STEP grades are or what you get in your other A-levels.
    I understand that. Which is why I advised contacting individual university admissions.
 
 
 
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