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    So im currently in first year going into second, in which i have been looking at potential universities i would like to attend, many of them being russell groups.
    I want to study psychology however i've found that many of the russell groups ask for a B in maths to do this course, yet, unfortunately i got a C ( baring in mind the rest of my GCSE grades were mostly A's and B's).

    So i've emailed a few of the universities-leeds, Newcastle, hoping that they wouldnt mind if i still achieved the A level grades, with my predicted results being high too. BUT, it turns out they do care about that single grade less, with many of them advising me to retake my GCSE Maths to get a B.

    However im really unsure whether that would be a good idea now.. espcially with me going into my final year of college and A Levels being particulalrly demanding, i wouldnt want me re-studying the whole of GCSE Maths just to get a B if that would affect my A Level results..

    Has anyone experinced anything similar? im unsure whether to chance it, retake maths and hope i get the minimum ABB grades in my Alevels or, look for another ruseel group-ideally that asks for a C and not apply to those that want a B.

    Any advice would be appreaciated!!
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    (Original post by GreenL)
    So im currently in first year going into second, in which i have been looking at potential universities i would like to attend, many of them being russell groups.
    I want to study psychology however i've found that many of the russell groups ask for a B in maths to do this course, yet, unfortunately i got a C ( baring in mind the rest of my GCSE grades were mostly A's and B's).

    So i've emailed a few of the universities-leeds, Newcastle, hoping that they wouldnt mind if i still achieved the A level grades, with my predicted results being high too. BUT, it turns out they do care about that single grade less, with many of them advising me to retake my GCSE Maths to get a B.

    However im really unsure whether that would be a good idea now.. espcially with me going into my final year of college and A Levels being particulalrly demanding, i wouldnt want me re-studying the whole of GCSE Maths just to get a B if that would affect my A Level results..

    Has anyone experinced anything similar? im unsure whether to chance it, retake maths and hope i get the minimum ABB grades in my Alevels or, look for another ruseel group-ideally that asks for a C and not apply to those that want a B.

    Any advice would be appreaciated!!
    Do your revision now, like starting tomorrow. Retake in November. This won't interfere with your revision for summer final A level exams and you'll have your result nice and early. You will find many universities expect a B or better in maths for psychology.


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    Retake it in November. If you still haven't got the grade you want, then do it again in the summer.

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