Listing GCSEs on CV Watch

Nozick11
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Hi guys,

So at GCSE I got 2A*'s, 4B's and 4C's. on my CV for law firms, I've stated this as '10 GCSEs (A*-C)'.

Do you think this is okay? I know for most jobs this is fine. But I just wanted to check it was okay for law firms. The benefit of it is I can hide my 4 C's.

Thanks,

Nozick
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martin7
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If you have a degree, I personally would write something like:

Degree title, Name of University, classification
A-levels: Subject (grade), Subject (grade), Subject (grade)
GCSEs: 10 GCSEs (A*-C), including English (A*) and Maths (B)

e.g.

Degree: LLB (Birmingham) 1st class honours
A-Levels: English (A), French (A), Maths (B)
GCSEs: 10 GCSEs (A*-C), including English (A*) and Maths (B)

If you have a degree, GCSE subjects/grades will be of little relevance to employers; except that they will be likely to want to know how you did in English and Maths.

At least, if I was recruiting, that's what I'd ask for.

On the flip side, if you have an application form to fill in (which you may well get once they've looked at your CV) then provide whatever information it asks for. If it asks for all exams/grades, then include everything.
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Yes, this is how I list my GCSE grades - you don't have to list every GCSE you have, just mention the ones that are relevant to the role. I normally highlight Maths and English and their grades.
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The online application forms used by many law firms require you to list your grades specifically.

I think the way you have set it out is fine for CV applications though.
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