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Ok long story but I haven’t been to school in about 7 months of year 10, I’m now in year 11 and the school I’m in now is only letting me do 7 GCSEs; English language, English literature, maths, combined science, history and art + an useless religious study short course. Is this enough to do A-levels and go to a good university? + is it possible to pass these subjects in the little time I have left, as I’ve missed so much of school? I’m really concerned.
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Ok long story but I haven’t been to school in about 7 months of year 10, I’m now in year 11 and the school I’m in now is only letting me do 7 GCSEs; English language, English literature, maths, combined science, history and art + an useless religious study short course. Is this enough to do A-levels and go to a good university? + is it possible to pass these subjects in the little time I have left, as I’ve missed so much of school? I’m really concerned.
Hey!! Though I'm not doing GCSEs, most uni needs GCSE Maths for science subjects... I'm not sure is this helpful but do really get good grades in Maths and think about what course do you want to do at uni...
And for more information, my school allows us o retake GCSE Maths with extra support and lessons after school, which many of my friends said that it would be very helpful if they could not get the grade they want at the first place, maybe you could ask them if they do it too...?
Anyways, your interest in further studies at uni is the most important thing! Try to search for GCSE requirements for uni courses for more information, it might give you a clearer vision

Last but not least, wish you best luck in GCSEs Exams!!
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Ok long story but I haven’t been to school in about 7 months of year 10, I’m now in year 11 and the school I’m in now is only letting me do 7 GCSEs; English language, English literature, maths, combined science, history and art + an useless religious study short course. Is this enough to do A-levels and go to a good university? + is it possible to pass these subjects in the little time I have left, as I’ve missed so much of school? I’m really concerned.
I am doing 7 gcses as well and I didnt miss any school but I do a btec and add maths which are not gcses so...:sadnod:
BUT from what I heard GCSEs dont really matter for uni. even the prestigious RUSEEL GROUP However for A-levels they would matter
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You will be fine to do A levels if you do well in those GCSEs. What grades are you working at now? Most colleges and sixth forms will want you to have at least a 6 in the subjects you want to take. What subjects are you planning to take?
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You will be fine to do A levels if you do well in those GCSEs. What grades are you working at now? Most colleges and sixth forms will want you to have at least a 6 in the subjects you want to take. What subjects are you planning to take?
OP might not do as well as he/she has missed a lot of the GCSE content tho
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OP might not do as well as he/she has missed a lot of the GCSE content tho
It depends where they were to start with. There isn’t loads of content in gcse, and they could still catch up, especially when they are only doing 7. Art might be a problem but they could still get good grades in 4 or 5 of them.
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It depends where they were to start with. There isn’t loads of content in gcse, and they could still catch up, especially when they are only doing 7. Art might be a problem but they could still get good grades in 4 or 5 of them.
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You will be fine to do A levels if you do well in those GCSEs. What grades are you working at now? Most colleges and sixth forms will want you to have at least a 6 in the subjects you want to take. What subjects are you planning to take?
My grades are all over the place, I’m working at a 7-8 in English, 5s in science and a 4 in foundation maths. I’m not too worried about art but I’m really lost during history lessons due to my absence. I’m planning to take A level art, English and history. I’ve recently started getting tuition for english, maths science and history but I’m worried that it still may not be enough. Is history a time consuming subject?
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My grades are all over the place, I’m working at a 7-8 in English, 5s in science and a 4 in foundation maths. I’m not too worried about art but I’m really lost during history lessons due to my absence. I’m planning to take A level art, English and history. I’ve recently started getting tuition for english, maths science and history but I’m worried that it still may not be enough. Is history a time consuming subject?
Not sure about history but the only GCSEs you need are english language and maths so try and boost your maths up to at least a 5 as most unis need that. Dont worry too much about the other subjects but still try and improve as much as you can. GCSEs will become nearly irrelevant once you start A-levelsfor RG unis anyway
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My grades are all over the place, I’m working at a 7-8 in English, 5s in science and a 4 in foundation maths. I’m not too worried about art but I’m really lost during history lessons due to my absence. I’m planning to take A level art, English and history. I’ve recently started getting tuition for english, maths science and history but I’m worried that it still may not be enough. Is history a time consuming subject?
You should be fine with a 5 in maths, but a 6 would be ideal. This will almost definitely happen if you go to lessons.
History is something that will take some work to improve, but your English skills will help you a lot. Just try to make sure you know the content as well as you can. Watch documentaries, research yourself about the time periods and form opinions.
Make sure you are practicing your English. You could do this by writing about things related to your history topics.
It’s great that you have a tutor for science. Do past papers, then go through every question you didn’t understand with your tutor.

If you get a decent grade in English lit/lang, art, history and maths, that will be fine for sixth forms.
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