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I'm doing 9 and the RS short course. Will this make any difference in the future when others might have done more?
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I'm only doing nine because that's all my school offers
I don't think it will affect much. A levels are what really matter to universities
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I'm only doing nine because that's all my school offers
I don't think it will affect much. A levels are what really matter to universities

My school offers 10, but only if you stay back for the RS full course and I'm not staying after school for RS.
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I'm doing 9 and the RS short course. Will this make any difference in the future when others might have done more?

I'm doing 11: my school offers 10 and I'm doing French externally

Of the said 10, RE is compulsory anyway
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I did 13 GCSEs (2 of them were fluent language GCSEs which I did myself, 1 was Additional Maths, an optional Free Standing Qualification, there were 10 mandatory)

I finished my GCSEs (the first 9-1 exams for Maths and English!) this year, and honestly, it makes absolutely zero difference, if anyone actually looks at your GCSEs if at all, they'll only want to know if you got good grades in the ones you did, not mediocre grades in a lot of them, all that matters is you get to post-16 education, i.e A Levels, where they ACTUALLY count.
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I'm doing 9 and the RS short course. Will this make any difference in the future when others might have done more?
What's important is your A-levels. However, since more A-levels are now linear (so we don't sit AS) remember that the only official grades you'll have when applying to Uni will be your GCSEs, which makes your Grades and their consistency even more important. Nonetheless, subject-wise, it's your A-levels that matter, so don't stress about doing fewer GCSEs than others and just focus on getting really good grades on the 9 you do sit
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My school offer up to 12 (You can do PE Theory after school in y11, although they do it in school in year 10), and i am doing 11. I initially took PE but now I am dropping it, it's useless for someone who wants to do CS at uni.
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GCSE grades aren't totally irrelevant, but collecting as many as possible is. I think a lot of sixth forms will only take students if they have 5 A*-C grade GCSEs (certainly that was the case for the sixth form I briefly attended), and of those 5 you should have Maths, English and one science.

But yeah, don't get hung up on getting "enough" GCSEs. There isn't really any tangible difference in your employability or the way universities view you between having 8, 9, 10 or however many GCSEs. Just do your best and get the best grades you can for the GCSEs that you will get.
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No it doesn't matter A level's are the ones which really matter to universities. I did 10 GCSE's (sat exams in 2016 all under old spec) got 6B's and 4C's (quite low grades).
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