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    I have anxiety. bad anxiety. to a point where I'm considering dropping a gcse. It's not because I hate the subject (history) i love it. I have a supporting teacher who is very kind. But along with some other personal issues that are going on at home, it's made it very hard to make time for this subject that is needed. Lets just say its getting too much for me and I need to put my mental health first. But I'm wondering if 8 GCSEs will damage my future in anyway. I'm not looking into going into a english or history based career but does the amount of GCSEs you have affect anything?

    Please reply your thoughts. It would mean alot. And I'm sorry for not saying the full story, it's too personal. Thankyou x
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    Max I've ever heard people being asked for are 7 tbh, when you apply to sixth forms and they ask for your best 7.
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    Put your health first. Technically you only need the core (math, science and english) for any basic job plus two other subjects which makes five. Your mental health is important, don't neglect it. Most establishments will only ask for five.
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    Yes. Sixth forms/college won't ask for more than 6 tbh
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    Max I've ever heard people being asked for are 7 tbh, when you apply to sixth forms and they ask for your best 7.
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    Put your health first. Technically you only need the core (math, science and english) for any basic job plus two other subjects which makes five. Your mental health is important, don't neglect it. Most establishments will only ask for five.
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    Yes. Sixth forms/college won't ask for more than 6 tbh
    Thankyou for replying! x
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    (Original post by Maz0110)
    I have anxiety. bad anxiety. to a point where I'm considering dropping a gcse. It's not because I hate the subject (history) i love it. I have a supporting teacher who is very kind. But along with some other personal issues that are going on at home, it's made it very hard to make time for this subject that is needed. Lets just say its getting too much for me and I need to put my mental health first. But I'm wondering if 8 GCSEs will damage my future in anyway. I'm not looking into going into a english or history based career but does the amount of GCSEs you have affect anything?

    Please reply your thoughts. It would mean alot. And I'm sorry for not saying the full story, it's too personal. Thankyou x
    Coincidentally, I was actually considering dropping history this time last year, for similar reasons to you, I was really overwhelmed by how much content I had to learn and was pretty sure I was going to fail it. My parents didn't let me drop out though, but I ended up getting an A in it (thanks to a ton of past papers and just memorising as much as I could).
    It was a pain though, you really need to put a lot of time into revising so if you think you'd be better off dropping it, do that, you don't want to be so stressed that you do badly in other subjects.
    8 GCSEs is fine. I have 12, which I think is a bit excessive, but that's just me, most people at my school did 8-9.
    Universities care about quality, not quantity, and to be perfectly honest, GCSEs don't matter as much as your teachers probably tell you, I'm in sixth form now and from what I've learnt universities care a lot more about your A Level predicted grades and personal statements and all the extra-curricular stuff. But don't worry, 8 is absolutely fine
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    Thankyou for replying this helped me a lot and really gave me my answer. Xx
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    (Original post by Maz0110)
    I have anxiety. bad anxiety. to a point where I'm considering dropping a gcse. It's not because I hate the subject (history) i love it. I have a supporting teacher who is very kind. But along with some other personal issues that are going on at home, it's made it very hard to make time for this subject that is needed. Lets just say its getting too much for me and I need to put my mental health first. But I'm wondering if 8 GCSEs will damage my future in anyway. I'm not looking into going into a english or history based career but does the amount of GCSEs you have affect anything?

    Please reply your thoughts. It would mean alot. And I'm sorry for not saying the full story, it's too personal. Thankyou x
    Good 8 GCSE's are fine, I'm only taking 9
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    most sixth form and colleges ask for 7 - A* - C's (including maths and english)
 
 
 
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