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    my school is only allowing me to do 8 gcses and people from other schools are doing like 10-12 gcses and im wondering if having less gcses will afect my uni application

    (im doing triple science, english lit + lang, r.e. maths, and history)
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    (Original post by Against_Systems)
    my school is only allowing me to do 8 gcses and people from other schools are doing like 10-12 gcses and im wondering if having less gcses will afect my uni application

    (im doing triple science, english lit + lang, r.e. maths, and history)
    Universities don't really look at the number of GCSEs you've taken, I think as long as you've passed English and Maths.
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    It's not quantity, it's quality! Don't worry about that, just do your best in them!
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    (Original post by Against_Systems)
    my school is only allowing me to do 8 gcses and people from other schools are doing like 10-12 gcses and im wondering if having less gcses will afect my uni application

    (im doing triple science, english lit + lang, r.e. maths, and history)
    really you are at an advantage as it gives you more time to revise for more, therefore theoretically increasing your chance of better grades
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    depends what you want to do at A level though
    for example if you wanted to do Geography i'm not sure certain places would allow you to pursue it because you hadn't studied it at gcse level
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    My school only offers 8 at most too ://
    I'm taking English Lang, English Lit, French, German, Mathematics, Double Science Award (counts as 2) and PE, all as IGCSE's. I know that half of my grade are only taking about 6 and I even know someone who is taking 2! This is mainly because I'm in an International school so naturally they don't regard IGCSE's as important :///
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    The number of GCSEs that you do don't really matter. As long as you have 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths then it's all good.


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    I'm doing 11 GCSEs and I am struggling with revising every single one, doing 8 will allow you to have much more time for each one, giving you a higher potential for high grades in each of them. They will only look further into your GCSEs than just to see if you have 5 A*-C grades, if you may go to the highest unis like Oxbridge or highly competitive degrees at high universities like medicine. Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by Against_Systems)
    my school is only allowing me to do 8 gcses and people from other schools are doing like 10-12 gcses and im wondering if having less gcses will afect my uni application

    (im doing triple science, english lit + lang, r.e. maths, and history)
    It really doesn't matter our school only allows: English language, English literature, Maths, Science core, Science additional, RE, Business, Computer science and History overall this is only 9 GCSE's that I can get and top set maths can get statistics which is 10 GCSE's
 
 
 
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