Help! Marketing Degree - requires B in Maths GCSE but only got a C??

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I am currently in year 12 and the only degree and career that I am really interested in doing is Marketing. However, when looking up entry requirements for a degree in marketing, all Russell Group and other top unis (which is the type of uni I'm aiming to go to) want a B in Maths GCSE, but I only got a C - I was predicted an A and just missed out on a B. The rest of my GCSE results were - mainly A*s As and a couple of Bs, and in my A levels I should get AAA-AAB.
So here's my question - would I be accepted onto a Marketing degree course at a RG uni without a B in maths GCSE, or should i do a marketing degree at a less reputable uni e.g. Bournemouth, or should I just give up on what I want to do and try to find something else I'd like instead to do at a RG uni, because there's no hope of getting onto the course I want to?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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(Original post by rosiemoon_)
Hi,
I am currently in year 12 and the only degree and career that I am really interested in doing is Marketing. However, when looking up entry requirements for a degree in marketing, all Russell Group and other top unis (which is the type of uni I'm aiming to go to) want a B in Maths GCSE, but I only got a C - I was predicted an A and just missed out on a B. The rest of my GCSE results were - mainly A*s As and a couple of Bs, and in my A levels I should get AAA-AAB.
So here's my question - would I be accepted onto a Marketing degree course at a RG uni without a B in maths GCSE, or should i do a marketing degree at a less reputable uni e.g. Bournemouth, or should I just give up on what I want to do and try to find something else I'd like instead to do at a RG uni, because there's no hope of getting onto the course I want to?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Universities aren't lienient when it comes to gcse grades so you shouldn't waste a choice doing so. A university being in the RG isn't everything (but it seems you feel that way? . Look into universities with requirements you can get into with your gcse grades,you might find one that makes you just as happy.
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Some unis use the gcse requirements as a shortlister. Even if you get the required A-level grades, you may not get accepted. The best thing to do is pay as an external candidate to re-sit gcse maths in june. It only costs about £100-£200 depending on the exam centre and it will be worth it rather than getting into a non-russel group.
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You're in the same situation as me, I want to study marketing also. You should email the admission centres of the RG unis that you want to apply to and ask if they would consider your application, despite receiving a C.
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Resit your Maths GCSE. Seriously.
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Resit would probably be the best option, however some Unis including RG do put on their GCSE requirements B in Maths or approved science (or something like that). These are obviously the three sciences of physics, chemistry and biology but can also include geography and geology etc.
Check the specific university and course you are applying for!
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Contact them - especially if you're planning to resit. GCSE resits will be grades 1-9 this year not A*-G and the grades aren't comparable. Find out what grade they would want from your resit.
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(Original post by rosiemoon_)
Hi,
I am currently in year 12 and the only degree and career that I am really interested in doing is Marketing. However, when looking up entry requirements for a degree in marketing, all Russell Group and other top unis (which is the type of uni I'm aiming to go to) want a B in Maths GCSE, but I only got a C - I was predicted an A and just missed out on a B. The rest of my GCSE results were - mainly A*s As and a couple of Bs, and in my A levels I should get AAA-AAB.
So here's my question - would I be accepted onto a Marketing degree course at a RG uni without a B in maths GCSE, or should i do a marketing degree at a less reputable uni e.g. Bournemouth, or should I just give up on what I want to do and try to find something else I'd like instead to do at a RG uni, because there's no hope of getting onto the course I want to?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hi,
I'm a first year marketing student at Bournemouth University so thought I could offer an insight! Firstly, you do have the option to retake your maths GCSE or try applying to a RG university anyway as universities look at personal statements as well as grades. As for Marketing at Bournemouth University, the course so far I'm finding very interesting and really enjoying the units. I have also been offered to do CIM (Chartered institute of Marketing) which you can do along side your degree to have on your CV which is good to have, particularly if you are wanting to definitely do marketing! Also, Bournemouth has the opportunity for a year placement in industry which can lead to a job for once you've graduated!

I hope this helped offer more insight into Bournemouth University! If you have any more questions let me know! - Jess
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Contact them - especially if you're planning to resit. GCSE resits will be grades 1-9 this year not A*-G and the grades aren't comparable. Find out what grade they would want from your resit.
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I'm in my 3rd of year of my Marketing Degree...and i have a F in Maths.

I did two years of a Foundation Degree and now completing my final year, i agree Maths is important but some people just cannot do it.

I'm on course for a 2:1 overall and i work don't listen to these nay Sayers.

(I have a personal finance Qualification instead all my other GCSE's are Between A-C)
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...and i have a F in Maths.)
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The equivalence for B grades isn't clearcut. And many universities previously asking for a C grade are now asking for a 5.
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The equivalence for B grades isn't clearcut. And many universities previously asking for a C grade are now asking for a 5.
I think they're asking for a 5 because a 4 is slightly below a C.
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Resit your Maths GCSE. Seriously.
Why not simply do this? Am staggered that it did not occcur to you.
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hi, i am a year 12 this year and i am in the same situation as you. do you mind telling me did you end up doing marketing in uni with C in gcse maths? thankyou!
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Same!!
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OP hasn’t posted in over 2yrs so you may not get an update. All the above guidance still applies, uni’s are very unlikely to be flexible with GCSE requirements so whilst you can email them to check, retaking or looking at somewhere with a lower maths requirement are your best options.
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(Original post by Admit-One)
OP hasn’t posted in over 2yrs so you may not get an update. All the above guidance still applies, uni’s are very unlikely to be flexible with GCSE requirements so whilst you can email them to check, retaking or looking at somewhere with a lower maths requirement are your best options.
Really helpful thank you 👍
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