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    • Thread Starter

    Hey everyone, quick question-

    I'm from Germany, and GCSE doesn't really exist here - I'm currently preparing for my A-levels next year, but I don't have any qualifications just yet.
    Most (or all) unis in the UK require me to have a GCSE grade 'B' (in math for example.)
    Now, is it possible to apply only with my predicted A-level grades?
    Though I should mention that its not gonna be a B in math, a C if I'm lucky.
    Its all As or A* for the rest though?

    thanks so much in advance!

    Hi OP, my friend is also from Germany and is in the exact same boat as you. She emailed the unis she wanted to apply to and they all told her she had to sit at least Maths and English GCSEs

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    Seems like you may need to do it in the end. Even if the your Abitur covers mathematics (or even English), the fellow above seems to be right. All I can say is that seeing as you're completing your Abitur, you're bound to exceed any GCSE grade at Maths. It seems a little stupid to me that you would have to do the GCSE math exam considering having your Abitur though :_:

    You may try to sit an English exam to prove your skill at the language, and a good example is this one: http://www.ielts-exam.net/, as it is appears to be relatively accepted. There is also some sort of Cambridge exam to attempt to prove your prowess at English.
    • Thread Starter

    Hi again,
    so I'll definitely email the Universities just to be safe, but it's very unusual to do additional GCSEs here, if not imossible.
    Couse just like you said, it would not make a lot of sense, seeing as the A levels are ranked higher. I'm currently preparing to take the official Cambridge english exam, so that wouldn't be a problem, it's really just math ..
    But thank you so much anyways!
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