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Currently, I'm studying a level 3 BTEC extended diploma in Business and I'm aiming for at least a D*DD; this course is "equivalent" to 3 A-levels so a DDD has the same UCAS points as AAA for A-LEVELS. I really want to apply for International business and Finance but they want an A for GCSE Maths and a B for GCSE English. However, I only got a B for Maths and a C for English even though my first language is Arabic (A*). Do you guys think i have a chance if my personal statement is good?
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Currently, I'm studying a level 3 BTEC extended diploma in Business and I'm aiming for at least a D*DD; this course is "equivalent" to 3 A-levels so a DDD has the same UCAS points as AAA for A-LEVELS. I really want to apply for International business and Finance but they want an A for GCSE Maths and a B for GCSE English. However, I only got a B for Maths and a C for English even though my first language is Arabic (A*). Do you guys think i have a chance if my personal statement is good?
No, universities are very strict on gcse requirements so contact them before you apply otherwise it could be a wasted choice.
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how strict are universities with their entry requirement? i was predicted ABC and i want to apply with AAB. dont want them to lower their reqs just give me a conditional offer of AAB, you think thats possible
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No, universities are very strict on gcse requirements so contact them before you apply otherwise it could be a wasted choice.
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how strict are universities with their entry requirement? i was predicted ABC and i want to apply with AAB. dont want them to lower their reqs just give me a conditional offer of AAB, you think thats possible
If the rest of your choices are sensible then no harm in trying, otherwise don't do it.
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got 2 AAB, 2 BBB and 1 BCC
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If the rest of your choices are sensible then no harm in trying, otherwise don't do it.
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got 2 AAB, 2 BBB and 1 BCC
Seems sensible enough
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I really want to apply for International business and Finance but they want an A for GCSE Maths and a B for GCSE English. However, I only got a B for Maths and a C for English even though my first language is Arabic (A*). Do you guys think i have a chance if my personal statement is good?

Talk to your school/college about retaking the required GCSEs alongside your BTEC (and add these retakes to your UCAS application as 'grades pending' in the same way as your BTEC. Any offer would include these GCSEs alongside a BTEC condition.
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how strict are universities with their entry requirement? i was predicted ABC and i want to apply with AAB. dont want them to lower their reqs just give me a conditional offer of AAB, you think thats possible
It depends on whether or not Leeds makes 'aspirational offers' for that subject (ie. standard offers to those with predictions one grade below) - and btw, they wont tell you if they do even if you ask. As above, its worth one risky choice like this - but make sure your other choices are more realistic (at your predicted grades or just below).
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Currently, I'm studying a level 3 BTEC extended diploma in Business and I'm aiming for at least a D*DD; this course is "equivalent" to 3 A-levels so a DDD has the same UCAS points as AAA for A-LEVELS. I really want to apply for International business and Finance but they want an A for GCSE Maths and a B for GCSE English. However, I only got a B for Maths and a C for English even though my first language is Arabic (A*). Do you guys think i have a chance if my personal statement is good?
In my experience, the business school is pretty strict on grades. My friend was one grade off the entry requirements for IB straight, and they wouldn't let her in. For finance you'll really need that A in GCSE maths. IB and finance is a pretty competitive course, though I guess you can hedge your bets
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