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    I am an adult and past formal education age and work in an industry I want to work in and earn decent money, onmy cv I put "gcses achieved in maths, english etc" but never clearly state the grade and its never came up which leads me to believe GCSEs are not worth while outside edication.


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    If you're an adult wanting to re-enter education then I would opt for an access course or something similar. After a certain age GCSEs start to count for less and less and the futher up in education you go, you won't even have to mention them.
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    Don't worry about GCSEs if you have plenty of work experience. It helps if you have A Levels or equivalent though.


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    (Original post by BexiG)
    If you're an adult wanting to re-enter education then I would opt for an access course or something similar. After a certain age GCSEs start to count for less and less and the futher up in education you go, you won't even have to mention them.
    I was considering retaking them but Im not sure how beneficial it would be


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    As another poster said as you get older they matter less; I haven't had employers mention my GCSEs for years (although I am considering doing maths to get a higher grade to give me more opportunities to do a PGCE in the future). If it's worth doing depends on your future plans really. Maybe you could look into functional skills as an alternative?
 
 
 
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