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I think I'm doing foundation papers, despite wanting to do the highers. I still have no idea what I want to do after leaving school but I want to get high enough grades to do whatever I wanted when I've decided.
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It won't limit u. U can still do the things u want but u will just have to work an extra bit harder
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It won't limit u. U can still do the things u want but u will just have to work an extra bit harder
What do you mean exactly?
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Yes it would limit you for example if you wanted to go to a uni, e.g imperial you have to at least get a 6 in maths and English otherwise you cant apply there. This isnt the case for every university tho
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foundations have specific maximum grades- so in a way yes, it is limiting. However, if you show great interest and improvement with your foundation grades you can convince your teacher to move you up. I did that , used to be in foundation maths and science and i was like 'hell no' and did well enough to be moved to the higher tiers (triple and higher).

also, some unis and colleges have minimum grades they want, some 6 and above (if not 7s), so that will also be limited, but i do think that its mostly 5 and above.
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The foundation and higher split is only implemented in certain subjects, so you won't be limited to getting grade 5s in all your GCSEs, only some. You can still achieve top grades in other subjects, and most importantly in subjects you want to study at A-level.
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foundations have specific maximum grades- so in a way yes, it is limiting. However, if you show great interest and improvement with your foundation grades you can convince your teacher to move you up. I did that , used to be in foundation maths and science and i was like 'hell no' and did well enough to be moved to the higher tiers (triple and higher).

also, some unis and colleges have minimum grades they want, some 6 and above (if not 7s), so that will also be limited, but i do think that its mostly 5 and above.
At what point did you convince your teachers? I have a set of mocks this January, is that too late?
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At what point did you convince your teachers? I have a set of mocks this January, is that too late?
Well, this was back in year 9, presuming you are in year 10 or 11, if you do well in your mocks talk with your teachers! Naturally, if you do really well that talk will be already in the teacher's mind.

Never too late.

In my school, some people went down from triple to combined science 5-4 months before GCSEs
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It will only limit you if you let it limit you.
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It will only limit you if you let it limit you.
thats a wondeful way to put it
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