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    Hello, i have recenty started looking at universities to apply to and most of them that i am interested in require at least a GCSE grade B in maths. I have a grade C in maths currently and i know that i would be unable to achieve a B grade if i resat the exam. One particular university that i am looking at requires grades BCC at A-level, and im pretty confident that i could achieve a ABB when i take my exams. My other GCSE results are quite good, none below a C and mostly Bs. Given the circumstances of my good other GCSEs and my A-level grades being higher than their requirements, do you think they would be willing to overlook the lower maths grade?
    If you have personal experience of this, that would be great
    Thanks, Catherine
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    Hello, i have recenty started looking at universities to apply to and most of them that i am interested in require at least a GCSE grade B in maths. I have a grade C in maths currently and i know that i would be unable to achieve a B grade if i resat the exam. One particular university that i am looking at requires grades BCC at A-level, and im pretty confident that i could achieve a ABB when i take my exams. My other GCSE results are quite good, none below a C and mostly Bs. Given the circumstances of my good other GCSEs and my A-level grades being higher than their requirements, do you think they would be willing to overlook the lower maths grade?
    If you have personal experience of this, that would be great
    Thanks, Catherine
    Unis can be more strict about GCSE requirements than they are about A-level grades, viewing a minimum level of ability as essential. For example, a B in Maths is often required for Psychology because statistical analysis is usually part of the course.

    That said, your best bet is to contact all the universities in which you are interested to ask about this issue before you apply.
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    (Original post by Catherinefiend)
    Hello, i have recenty started looking at universities to apply to and most of them that i am interested in require at least a GCSE grade B in maths. I have a grade C in maths currently and i know that i would be unable to achieve a B grade if i resat the exam. One particular university that i am looking at requires grades BCC at A-level, and im pretty confident that i could achieve a ABB when i take my exams. My other GCSE results are quite good, none below a C and mostly Bs. Given the circumstances of my good other GCSEs and my A-level grades being higher than their requirements, do you think they would be willing to overlook the lower maths grade?
    If you have personal experience of this, that would be great
    Thanks, Catherine
    Hello Catherine fiend ^^ When you make your uni applications you may be invited for interviews, where you can discuss your GCSE grades, if they like you, you may be given a conditional offer which specifies that you achieve a higher grade at A level than ordinarily required, to compensate for your c in maths. However this may be a long shot especially if your choices of uni and course are very popular. Usually it's wise to make applications where they require slightly lower grades, just as a precaution. I would give them a ring and see if the above scenario is at all possible. Good luck to you
 
 
 
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