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    I am really struggling to get above a C in my English Language GCSE. I know that universities accept C grades for English Language, but if I was thinking of going to a Russell Group university, would they turn me down if I didn't achieve above a C?
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    Hello,

    I am really struggling to get above a C in my English Language GCSE. I know that universities accept C grades for English Language, but if I was thinking of going to a Russell Group university, would they turn me down if I didn't achieve above a C?
    Some universities (both Russell Group and non-Russell Group) ask for at least a B in English Language GCSE. If you don't achieve the required standard, it's likely they'll reject you fairly quickly, as the B grade is the minimum standard of English needed in their view to cope with the course.

    If the uni just asks for a C in their entry requirements, they won't turn you down just for having a C. However, if it's part of an academic profile that makes them believe you would struggle with the course they may still turn you down. Different universities place different levels of emphasis on GCSEs in general.

    Basically, check the entry requirements before you apply, and if you have generally weak GCSEs, it's probably not a good idea to apply to 5 very competitive courses.
 
 
 
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