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    Hello, I am a parent of an 11 year old girl, whose 2nd language is Greek. We thought our daughter could take her Modern Greek GCSE exams this year, as it would support her effort to get into a Grammar School. However, we heared from another parent that if you take GCSEs too early, you can't get any UCAS points for later on for Uni. Is this correct? If you don't know, could you suggest another source of info on the matter? Yours sincerely, Chrysanthos
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    GCSEs don't count for UCAS points so not sure that should really affect her chances at university or Grammar School. I personally go to a Grammar School and most students here do their languages GCSEs early so they have more time later on for other subjects.
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    It will have no effect on a university applications as, as a previous poster has said, you don't get UCAS points for GCSEs - UCAS points are attached to Level 3 qualifications such as A levels. However, I don't see taking it in Year 6 would help her get into a grammar school either (and I speak as the Exams Officer at a grammar school). In overall terms, she's much better off getting a grade 9 or 8 in Year 8 than an A in Year 6.
 
 
 
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