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    Currently doing my A levels, finished GCSE's with 4A* 8A 1B, have hopes of applying to Oxford later this year. I'm currently doing Economics at A level; having not done it for GCSE I was wondering if it would be worth doing it this summer. I'm very confident in the subject and i'm sure it would bring my grades to 5A* 8A 1B. I was wondering if it would help or if universities would identify me having done it a year later and not value it.
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    Not exactly. You already have enough GCSEs in which you got good grades.

    If you really want to do it, go ahead, but keep in mind you will have some extra workload and that you do not need it that much.
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    Not exactly. You already have enough GCSEs in which you got good grades.

    If you really want to do it, go ahead, but keep in mind you will have some extra workload and that you do not need it that much.
    There wouldn't be any more work than i am currently doing. Everything i'm doing for A level overflows into the economics GCSE, as far as work is concerned it's a two for one. But i'm just concerned as to whether the gcse is valued less because i'm doing it now.
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    There wouldn't be any more work than i am currently doing. Everything i'm doing for A level overflows into the economics GCSE, as far as work is concerned it's a two for one. But i'm just concerned as to whether the gcse is valued less because i'm doing it now.
    There would be absolutely no point in doing this. Forget the idea.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    There would be absolutely no point in doing this. Forget the idea.
    Why not?
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    Why not?
    Because it won't improve your situation at all and would be a massive waste of your time.
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    Mr M is correct.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Because it won't improve your situation at all and would be a massive waste of your time.
    Again, no time would be wasted since everything from my Alevel curriculum prepares me for it and can you explain why it wouldn't be any more valuable than any other GCSE.
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    (Original post by Z-27)
    Again, no time would be wasted since everything from my Alevel curriculum prepares me for it and can you explain why it wouldn't be any more valuable than any other GCSE.
    The only real purpose of GCSEs is to get you to the next stage of your education. Would you want to go back and do your Key Stage 2 National Tests again? That might seem absurd but it is much the same.
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    The only real purpose of GCSEs is to get you to the next stage of your education. Would you want to go back and do your Key Stage 2 National Tests again? That might seem absurd but it is much the same.
    Are you saying that a university such as Oxford will not consider my GCSE's?
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    Are you saying that a university such as Oxford will not consider my GCSE's?
    They are certainly smart enough to ignore a GCSE easily obtained a year later than the rest because you were taking the A level. It won't boost your application.


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