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I joined a British school in London from an American school last September to do A-levels. The school recommended that I complete a Maths and English GCSE so that I can apply to UK universities. In my American school, we were doing pre-IB work while those my age did GCSE's here in the UK. However, I have seen on the course requirements for some universities that they want at least 3 GCSE's. There is simply no way I can do all the other GCSE's while doing A-Levels as well. Will only having two GCSE's affect my application? I want to apply to universities like LSE, Edinburgh and Bath
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(Original post by max.pietra)
I joined a British school in London from an American school last September to do A-levels. The school recommended that I complete a Maths and English GCSE so that I can apply to UK universities. In my American school, we were doing pre-IB work while those my age did GCSE's here in the UK. However, I have seen on the course requirements for some universities that they want at least 3 GCSE's. There is simply no way I can do all the other GCSE's while doing A-Levels as well. Will only having two GCSE's affect my application? I want to apply to universities like LSE, Edinburgh and Bath
No you don't need GCSEs in your situation.
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No you don't need GCSEs in your situation.
I was told by my school after explaining the situation that I needed to do an English and Maths GCSE since there were no standardized tests during my pre-IB studies.
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(Original post by max.pietra)
I was told by my school after explaining the situation that I needed to do an English and Maths GCSE since there were no standardized tests during my pre-IB studies.
I'm not familiar enough with the US school system, but don't you have GPAs in various subjects during high school?

Also, what A-levels are you doing?
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