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Right. I’m turning 18 soon, and I’ve got awful gcse results (was very ill at time of GCSEs) I’m wanting to get a TESOL ba hons degree, however the entry requirements are at least 3 gcses at a 4/C grade or above. the best grades I got was 3 in science, 3 in English lit, 3 in re and 4 in English Lang, also got a merit in English speaking exam. It says ‘Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements’. Now, if I was to apply based on my results, would I have a chance? If I applied, would I be wasting my time? do university let you resit gcses? Or would I have to go to college and take a year to hopefully pass my gcses? this post may seem silly but I’m trying hard with what I’ve got without going back to college. Many thanks
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(Original post by auroranioep9)
Right. I’m turning 18 soon, and I’ve got awful gcse results (was very ill at time of GCSEs) I’m wanting to get a TESOL ba hons degree, however the entry requirements are at least 3 gcses at a 4/C grade or above. the best grades I got was 3 in science, 3 in English lit, 3 in re and 4 in English Lang, also got a merit in English speaking exam. It says ‘Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements’. Now, if I was to apply based on my results, would I have a chance? If I applied, would I be wasting my time? do university let you resit gcses? Or would I have to go to college and take a year to hopefully pass my gcses? this post may seem silly but I’m trying hard with what I’ve got without going back to college. Many thanks
I'm not sure. I think its best to email the universites you wish to apply to, they may let u in for a foundation program (so one extra year). You may also be made to take a year out in order to pass the subjects that are required.
Sorry this isn't v informative I think ur best bet is to email or call one of ur desired unis and just ask. They may let u in but with an exception like completing gcse alongside ur studies or doing a foundational year or ask for u to take a year out and pass.
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Email the unis and ask if they'd be willing to accept you. Make sure you mention you were very sick at the time and if you can, get some kind of proof sorted as they'll probably ask for it. A doctors letter would be best, but if not a letter from the school you took your GCSEs at should work too. You will probably need to retake maths, as most unis (and jobs later) normally ask for a C/4.
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Right. I’m turning 18 soon, and I’ve got awful gcse results (was very ill at time of GCSEs) I’m wanting to get a TESOL ba hons degree, however the entry requirements are at least 3 gcses at a 4/C grade or above. the best grades I got was 3 in science, 3 in English lit, 3 in re and 4 in English Lang, also got a merit in English speaking exam. It says ‘Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements’. Now, if I was to apply based on my results, would I have a chance? If I applied, would I be wasting my time? do university let you resit gcses? Or would I have to go to college and take a year to hopefully pass my gcses? this post may seem silly but I’m trying hard with what I’ve got without going back to college. Many thanks
Universities tend to insist on GCSE requirements and most colleges or schools would have expected you to take level 2 exams in English and Maths if you dont have them. As said you could try contacting universities but the likelyhood is you will be required to get a 3 in Maths and possibly take a BTEC level 2 in Science at college. Universities also usually require a level 3 course whether that be A levels, BTEC, IB or Access courses. Universities sometimes forego entry requirements for mature or overseas students.
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