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    So I got a grade 4 in gcse English language and I want to know if it’s worth a resit because teachers are saying it’s good enough for University and not worth the time especially when I’m taking 4 A-levels (maths, further maths, physics, economics) but some of my friends are saying you can’t get into good universities.
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    (Original post by Rayan786)
    So I got a grade 4 in gcse English language and I want to know if it’s worth a resit because teachers are saying it’s good enough for University and not worth the time especially when I’m taking 4 A-levels (maths, further maths, physics, economics) but some of my friends are saying you can’t get into good universities.
    Also predicted BBBB.
    which degree subject do you want to study?
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    no idea what grade 4 is converted to letters but usually you need minimum C in eng lang for many courses. if you got that equivalent you should be fine for a lot of the STEM courses
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    (Original post by Rayan786)
    So I got a grade 4 in gcse English language and I want to know if it’s worth a resit because teachers are saying it’s good enough for University and not worth the time especially when I’m taking 4 A-levels (maths, further maths, physics, economics) but some of my friends are saying you can’t get into good universities.
    Also predicted BBBB.
    Some universities require a grade 5, others only a 4. For example, UCL and LSE want a 5; Surrey and Lancaster are satisfied with a 4. You need to do some research regarding the universities and courses in which you are interested, but the best option might well be a resit.

    Note that some unis vary their GCSE requirements by the subject studied.
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    Some universities require a grade 5, others only a 4. For example, UCL and LSE want a 5; Surrey and Lancaster are satisfied with a 4. You need to do some research regarding the universities and courses in which you are interested, but the best option might well be a resit.

    Note that some unis vary their GCSE requirements by the subject studied.
    This has caused a lot of confusion
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    This has caused a lot of confusion
    What has? My post? Universities adopting different policies?
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    What has? My post? Universities adopting different policies?
    The fact that some Unis will accept a grade 4 and others won't and have a minimum of grade 5

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    (Original post by NBingham)
    The fact that some Unis will accept a grade 4 and others won't and have a minimum of grade 5

    Not your post
    I assumed that was what you meant.

    However, universities have always differed in their requirements. Prior to the GCSE reforms, some wanted a B at GCSE while others were satisfied with a C. All these requirements were listed on their websites or in prospectuses etc. The situation is the same today.

    Some teachers might well be ignorant of the facts - and if they spout rubbish they should be corrected - but ultimately it is the responsibility of applicants to ensure they have the right qualifications.
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    I assumed that was what you meant.

    However, universities have always differed in their requirements. Prior to the GCSE reforms, some wanted a B at GCSE while others were satisfied with a C. All these requirements were listed on their websites or in prospectuses etc. The situation is the same today.

    Some teachers might well be ignorant of the facts - and if they spout rubbish they should be corrected - but ultimately it is the responsibility of applicants to ensure they have the right qualifications.
    I know that they can be harsh with entry requirements.
    My RE teacher knows someone, who wanted to do Spanish in Uni, but he was rejected because he didn't get the required level.
    He was only 1 mark off of the required level and they wouldn't let him in!
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    Some universities require a grade 5, others only a 4. For example, UCL and LSE want a 5; Surrey and Lancaster are satisfied with a 4. You need to do some research regarding the universities and courses in which you are interested, but the best option might well be a resit.

    Note that some unis vary their GCSE requirements by the subject studied.
    Thanks, I did some research and I decided to resit it.
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    Thanks, I did some research and I decided to resit it.
    Probably very wise.
 
 
 

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