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    I am currently in year 11 and i am not sure how many GCSE are needed to do A levels.
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    English and Maths are the essential
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    (Original post by ShoaibK13)
    To study three A Levels you need Five GCSE subjects at grade C or above, including English Language and to study four subjects, you need Six GCSE subjects at grade A*/A, including English Language.

    Not true? I did four A-levels and I only had three GCSEs at grade A and the rest was under that.
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    (Original post by sararodrigues)
    English and Maths are the essential
    Oh okay thanks.
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    (Original post by sararodrigues)
    Not true? I did four A-levels and I only had three GCSEs at grade A and the rest was under that.
    this is for some stupid ICT task, dont take this thread seriously.
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    Usually 5 A*-C, but colleges can be flexible about it
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    Usually 5A*-C, depending on where you apply.
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    (Original post by ShoaibK13)
    To study three A Levels you need Five GCSE subjects at grade C or above, including English Language and to study four subjects, you need Six GCSE subjects at grade A*/A, including English Language.
    Maybe true for your school, but that is in no way the general rule.

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    The general rule is 5 A*-Cs, Bs (sometimes A, in Maths for example) in the subjects you want to do, and at least a good pass (C) in EngLang and Maths.
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    You should do atleast 9 to help prepare you for the work load
 
 
 
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