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    I retook GCSE maths last year and managed to get a D (which is the highest grade I've ever got for it) but during my Access to Pharmacy and Biomedical Science course I had to do a level 3 Algebra unit which I passed, so would that somewhat negate my D in maths when applying to uni?

    I attempted to retake GCSE maths again this year but due to work and the prospect of my family moving in a month or so, I had to stop my classes. Would I be able to just do the exams in the summer once I've moved?
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    Please don't repeatedly bump threads or bump without waiting a couple of hours (or until your thread has been knocked onto the second page of the forum).

    As for your question - ask the universities you're interested in noone on TSR can answer definitively for every university and course.
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    Please don't repeatedly bump threads or bump without waiting a couple of hours (or until your thread has been knocked onto the second page of the forum).

    As for your question - ask the universities you're interested in noone on TSR can answer definitively for every university and course.
    Sorry :embarrassed:

    I've been in contact with some but they keep giving me cryptic answers or just not at all replying to me
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    Sorry :embarrassed:

    I've been in contact with some but they keep giving me cryptic answers or just not at all replying to me
    It's likely that your Access module isn't enough.

    Most universities ask for C grades in Maths/English because most graduate jobs will also ask for those grades. An employer isn't likely to accept an Access module as containing the same content/quantity/level of maths as a GCSE.
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    It's likely that your Access module isn't enough.

    Most universities ask for C grades in Maths/English because most graduate jobs will also ask for those grades. An employer isn't likely to accept an Access module as containing the same content/quantity/level of maths as a GCSE.
    Okay, thank you for that. Would I be able to self teach myself and pay to do the summer exams instead? I realise that I should have considered this back in September.
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    (Original post by Nicoley-oley)
    Okay, thank you for that. Would I be able to self teach myself and pay to do the summer exams instead? I realise that I should have considered this back in September.
    You'll need to speak to your exam centre to find out if they'll allow you to enter (and you'll need to notify your universities/UCAS if you're attempting an exam not currently listed on your application form).
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    You'll need to speak to your exam centre to find out if they'll allow you to enter (and you'll need to notify your universities/UCAS if you're attempting an exam not currently listed on your application form).
    Okay thank you, I'll do that
 
 
 
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