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? Opinions?
How important actually are GCSEs in later life? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-04-2016 22:00
- 16-04-2016 22:12
If you relate it to later life, GCSEs are of some significance. Employers look at your GCSEs but they are not valued as greatly as A-Levels or a degree. However, GCSEs kick start your career as they are the qualifications that open up other higher qualifications.
- 16-04-2016 22:20
They're not that important, as long as you've got your Maths, English, and Science grades (at A*- C).
I would say that A-Level grades are more important, because you need good A-Level grades to get into a decent Uni. I got into sixth-form with mediocre grades (mostly C's), but had to get AAB to get into Uni lol