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    so im in yr11 currently prepping for gcses and i was wondering how much they really matter. eg when applying to uni would gcse results be of great importance if theres quite a lot of competition?
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    I should think so.
    But remember that not everyone wishes to proceed to university after gcse

    So it's like the final qualification for some.

    But if you fail in your gcse, then what confidence would you have to aspire for Alevels?
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    It falls somewhere between "not even a little bit" and "may be relevant so don't tank them intentionally".

    Generally they mean very little but if you plan to pursue vet med/medicine/dentistry (or Oxford - although not Cambridge) they can be important factors in your application (although this varies somewhat). Otherwise as above, in general they are foundational to your future educational endeavours, so don't just slack off. While the subject matter in many of them is not really relevant, the transferable skills (such as critical reasoning, written and verbal communication, literacy and numeracy etc) are.

    So don't just treat it as a complete joke but also don't act as though the world will end if you don't get all A*s.
 
 
 

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