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    Hello guys, I'm planning to go to university in 2017 and I am currently studying my 2nd year of Business at BTEC on the extended diploma, and my only concern is will university except me if I don't have GCSE maths or equivilant, furthermore I have PP in my first year of Business and aiming for DMM this year will it all work out for me because I'm very anxious on this matter?
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    (Original post by Jatty)
    Hello guys, I'm planning to go to university in 2017 and I am currently studying my 2nd year of Business at BTEC on the extended diploma, and my only concern is will university except me if I don't have GCSE maths or equivilant, furthermore I have PP in my first year of Business and aiming for DMM this year will it all work out for me because I'm very anxious on this matter?
    You need to speak to the universities you're considering about this.

    GCSE requirements are often quite strict because graduate jobs will very often require GCSE maths and english. Essentially universities are wary of accepting students without GCSE maths, teaching them for 3+ years, giving them a degree and then finding that they can't get a job because of their GCSE results.

    Some universities will accept alternatives - but A*-C in GCSE is a level 2 qualifications - Level 1 is grades D-G at GCSE equivalent. So if you only have a level 1 maths qualification then that isn't going to be considered equivalent to a Cor higher at GCSE by most universities.
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    Found out from the university that the tariff has changed for UCAS but the grades will stay the same, as I want to study business I contacted the business school for HR Management and the head of the business school at the uni said this

    ''You need only MMP along with the BTEC Business 90 Credit Diploma, together these total 260 points, there is no requirement for maths or English but it would be good to have''

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    Andy
 
 
 
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