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    If I fail English at GCSE, can I still do it at A-Level?

    I KNOW I am good at English Language, since I got A's and B's in my coursework but the exams always push me for time...Also I risked the higher tier so will my college know this?
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    (Original post by Johnt)
    If I fail English at GCSE, can I still do it at A-Level?

    I KNOW I am good at English Language, since I got A's and B's in my coursework but the exams always push me for time...Also I risked the higher tier so will my college know this?
    This is something you'd have to negotiate with your college.
    I spect you're just being paranoid about your exams! You really needn't think about such situations until you get your results through. Chances are you probably did fine!
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    (Original post by Johnt)
    If I fail English at GCSE, can I still do it at A-Level?

    I KNOW I am good at English Language, since I got A's and B's in my coursework but the exams always push me for time...Also I risked the higher tier so will my college know this?
    I'd say you'd have a hell of a job convincing them to let you do it at a level if you don't pass GCSE. But if you got As and Bs in your coursework, that should pull your grade up a bit surely?
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    You need at least a pass in English to redo it at college. Good coursework does bring your grade up. I'm crap at literature but got an A for my coursework and managed to get a B overall. I spent half an hour on a poem in the anthology when I was supposed to do 15 mins on each one. I used ten mins at the end to do the other poem. That was a serious **** up and I stilll got a B so there's hope for EVERYONE!
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    It depends where you go, where i go even if you don't do english, you have to have a C or above. If you don't you have to re sit it in November and get a least a C, if you don't you are out. But different colleges/sixth forms do different things. I know a boy who got straight U's and still did whatever he wanted at college
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    well when i was choosing my alevels teachers looked at the grades we got to decide if we should do the subject..but i don't think you should worry yet-if you had good coursework you are hardly likely to fail completely...
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    (Original post by Johnt)
    If I fail English at GCSE, can I still do it at A-Level?

    I KNOW I am good at English Language, since I got A's and B's in my coursework but the exams always push me for time...Also I risked the higher tier so will my college know this?
    Surely if you get pushed for time in GCSE you will also struggle in A-level English? Normally you need a grade 'c' in english if you want to do it at A level
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    Not being funny, but if you say you're that good, you should find the exams easy at GCSE level, i finished with 30mins spare most of the time and came out with A* in eng lang, and A in eng lit. I struggle to understand the point of furthering something you cannot do well in.
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    Yeah, but some people get nervous in exams and can't manage their time well.
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    If you're struggling at GCSE, don't bother, you'll waste your time. More likely, you're just being paranoid and you should do it anyway.
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    (Original post by Johnt)
    If I fail English at GCSE, can I still do it at A-Level?

    I KNOW I am good at English Language, since I got A's and B's in my coursework but the exams always push me for time...Also I risked the higher tier so will my college know this?
    generally they lke you to have a C but they cant stop you
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    Why would you even want to do english at a-level if you haven't passed it at gcse?

    I agree with what Dr. Blazed said.
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    You can still go onto to do A-level, but you need to resit GCSE English though.
 
 
 
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