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    Should I retake my gcse if I want to get into Russel group. Has anyone got in Russel group uni with a C in English. I want to do engineering at uni btw
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    Yes honestly I think you should retake it. Currently a 4 is a C but that is uncertain for the future and employers and universities are likely to say that they will only accept 5 as a C in future years (because the grade boundaries are currently subject to change). This is particularly true for the more competitive universities, e.g. Russel Groups. I am in Year 13 and have received offers from 5 Russel Group unis with A*’s in both English Language and English Literature GCSE’s but a B in maths GCSE. I would have taken my maths exams again if I had got a C because many Russel Groups prefer candidates with higher GCSE grades as they use GCSE grades as an indication of work ethic.
    (however A-Level grades and work experience / extra curricular things are more important when it comes to applying for uni!)
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    Yes honestly I think you should retake it. Currently a 4 is a C but that is uncertain for the future and employers and universities are likely to say that they will only accept 5 as a C in future years (because the grade boundaries are currently subject to change). This is particularly true for the more competitive universities, e.g. Russel Groups. I am in Year 13 and have received offers from 5 Russel Group unis with A*’s in both English Language and English Literature GCSE’s but a B in maths GCSE. I would have taken my maths exams again if I had got a C because many Russel Groups prefer candidates with higher GCSE grades as they use GCSE grades as an indication of work ethic.
    (however A-Level grades and work experience / extra curricular things are more important when it comes to applying for uni!)
    Sorry - I meant Russell Groups (as opposed to Russel Groups). Autocorrect thought it was right for some reason 🙄
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    (Original post by lphillips4)
    Yes honestly I think you should retake it. Currently a 4 is a C but that is uncertain for the future and employers and universities are likely to say that they will only accept 5 as a C in future years (because the grade boundaries are currently subject to change). This is particularly true for the more competitive universities, e.g. Russel Groups. I am in Year 13 and have received offers from 5 Russel Group unis with A*’s in both English Language and English Literature GCSE’s but a B in maths GCSE. I would have taken my maths exams again if I had got a C because many Russel Groups prefer candidates with higher GCSE grades as they use GCSE grades as an indication of work ethic.
    (however A-Level grades and work experience / extra curricular things are more important when it comes to applying for uni!)
    What course did you apply for
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    What course did you apply for
    Psychology and neuroscience
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    This is a bit late but I would highly suggest you retake your GCSE English Language, at least. I'm not sure what the current situation is for you. but I am looking at retaking it too (I got a C) even though I am aiming to finish my first year at Uni and apply to a 'better' one, and I have to pay £811 to retake it since I didn't get a D or below. Most top tier Universities look for a B and above in English. You might be lucky and find some that don't (I don't think Durham does?) but the majority - if not all - Russell Group Uni's require a B in both English Language and Maths.
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    This is a bit late but I would highly suggest you retake your GCSE English Language, at least. I'm not sure what the current situation is for you. but I am looking at retaking it too (I got a C) even though I am aiming to finish my first year at Uni and apply to a 'better' one, and I have to pay £811 to retake it since I didn't get a D or below. Most top tier Universities look for a B and above in English. You might be lucky and find some that don't (I don't think Durham does?) but the majority - if not all - Russell Group Uni's require a B in both English Language and Maths.
    Most only ask for a 4 or c for gcse. But it depends on the course. Only really really good unis like top 5 ask for a b
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    (Original post by tom123h456)
    Most only ask for a 4 or c for gcse. But it depends on the course. Only really really good unis like top 5 ask for a b
    It depends.
    Are top 20 unis alright?
    If Not then I recommend retaking
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    (Original post by ProRoadman)
    It depends.
    Are top 20 unis alright?
    If Not then I recommend retaking
    Yes top 20 is fine
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    Yes top 20 is fine
    I think retaking is the safe choice, but I don't think a lot of Uni's require Engineering candidates to have a B in English?
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    I think retaking is the safe choice, but I don't think a lot of Uni's require Engineering candidates to have a B in English?
    Correct
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    (Original post by tom123h456)
    Correct
    What are your uni choices?
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    What are your uni choices?
    Loughborough
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    Loughborough
    Then you're fine
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    Then you're fine
    What about Durham and Warwick
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    (Original post by tom123h456)
    What about Durham and Warwick
    What engineering course?
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    (Original post by tom123h456)
    Should I retake my gcse if I want to get into Russel group. Has anyone got in Russel group uni with a C in English. I want to do engineering at uni btw
    thats what i got for my mock i want at least 7 for the real thing or else ill acc suicide
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    What engineering course?
    Yes
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    Yes
    Durham: C/4 IN English Language

    Warwick: C/4 in English Language
 
 
 
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