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    Growing up, I've always looked as GCSEs as the most important thing ever, as they are the reason we are taught things like Maths and English for such a long time in the education system. But now my exams are in 6 weeks(ish) I've started questioning the actual importance of them; obviously I know they do matter and I need to pass a certain amount of subjects to get into sixth form and by no means am I giving up on them, I'll work my ass off to get good grades but I got into sixth form, will they be looked at that much in later life? I will have Alevels by the time I'm applying to unis and jobs and surely they would have so much more significance?

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    (Original post by Niltiac229)
    Growing up, I've always looked as GCSEs as the most important thing ever, as they are the reason we are taught things like Maths and English for such a long time in the education system. But now my exams are in 6 weeks(ish) I've started questioning the actual importance of them; obviously I know they do matter and I need to pass a certain amount of subjects to get into sixth form and by no means am I giving up on them, I'll work my ass off to get good grades but I got into sixth form, will they be looked at that much in later life? I will have Alevels by the time I'm applying to unis and jobs and surely they would have so much more significance?

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    Maths and english will have a significance as you have to have the C for everything, also depending on the university you are applying to, some have specific gcse requirements especially for courses like medicine.
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    Yes seriously, do not flop your GCSEs if you're planning to go to a good Uni. I got a C in Core Science GCSE but aced everything else, but now I cant apply to UCL because they require two Bs in Science GCSE. Honestly, do your best this year because I really thought that that one grade would not make a difference and never thought about it's impact until now.

    Please try your best!

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    (Original post by LenniesRabbit)
    Yes seriously, do not flop your GCSEs if you're planning to go to a good Uni. I got a C in Core Science GCSE but aced everything else, but now I cant apply to UCL because they require two Bs in Science GCSE. Honestly, do your best this year because I really thought that that one grade would not make a difference and never thought about it's impact until now.

    Please try your best!

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    Ahh, thank you so much for pointing this out- little things like these that you don't think ahead about was the kind of information I was angling at by asking this question if that makes any sense at all. Now I'm aware, it will push me to do better and secure a B- I've got Bs in my mocks so I'll just have to not stress under the pressure lol
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    (Original post by Niltiac229)
    Growing up, I've always looked as GCSEs as the most important thing ever, as they are the reason we are taught things like Maths and English for such a long time in the education system. But now my exams are in 6 weeks(ish) I've started questioning the actual importance of them; obviously I know they do matter and I need to pass a certain amount of subjects to get into sixth form and by no means am I giving up on them, I'll work my ass off to get good grades but I got into sixth form, will they be looked at that much in later life? I will have Alevels by the time I'm applying to unis and jobs and surely they would have so much more significance?

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    As long as you get okay grades (like all A's) nobody is going to reject you because of it. It will always be something else. I wish I tried harder in my GCSE's, despite the fact they haven't held me back at all evidently. Don't make the same mistake lmao
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    English matters. The others don't matter so much as long as you get into college, but maths might be required for some things.

    Counterintuitively, GCSE English matters more than A-levels. You can retake though.
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    They do matter trust me. A friend of mine couldn't apply to some unis because he got a B in english language
 
 
 
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