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    Suppose I did not do my GCSE like we usually do. Is it worth it to sit for the exams during my a level years because I am worry that even with good a level grades,having no grades in GCSE is not convincing enough for universities to consider my application


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    (Original post by Brian28msa)
    Suppose I did not do my GCSE like we usually do. Is it worth it to sit for the exams during my a level years because I am worry that even with good a level grades,having no grades in GCSE is not convincing enough for universities to consider my application


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    Theu consider A-Levels a lot more important than GCSE's. If you were to re-take GCSE's and do A-Levels that might effect your A-Level grades which are more important.
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    I see because of some special reason when I apply to universities I will already have received my a level grades instead of just a predicted one.So with a definite grade like that I think maybe the GCSE would not be important anymore, is that right?


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    (Original post by Brian28msa)
    Suppose I did not do my GCSE like we usually do. Is it worth it to sit for the exams during my a level years because I am worry that even with good a level grades,having no grades in GCSE is not convincing enough for universities to consider my application


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    What do you mean by that? Are you saying that you won't take it at all?
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    I currently have no GCSE grades yes and I am now in AS level(1 year underage) my age was supposed to study year 11 but I am already in year 12 and I will not apply next year but the year after that so I will already have my a level results when I apply so are GCSE grades now still a concern?


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    (Original post by Brian28msa)
    I currently have no GCSE grades yes and I am now in AS level(1 year underage) my age was supposed to study year 11 but I am already in year 12 and I will not apply next year but the year after that so I will already have my a level results when I apply so are GCSE grades now still a concern?


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    Only if the course you are applying for doesn't specify minimum GCSE requirements. E.g. they may require B's or C's in English and/or Maths. Unless you are doing those subjects at A-level they may still require the GCSE.

    Check the course requirements carefully and if unsure contact the universities.

    What A-levels are you doing, and which course are you considering?


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    If you don't have grade C or above in English or Maths, you can't apply to university.
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    (Original post by JimTalent)
    If you don't have grade C or above in English or Maths, you can't apply to university.
    Not necessarily true.

    It depends on the circumstances, the course and the university.

    For example, you don't *need* English or Maths GCSE for almost any course at Cambridge.
 
 
 
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