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I'm 24 and I left school without any gcses. Now that I'm looking back I regret it and want to do them but I don't know how I can and secondly I'm not sure if there is any point. Can someone help me decide if taking gcses is the right decision and where can I take gcses?
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I'm 24 and I left school without any gcses. Now that I'm looking back I regret it and want to do them but I don't know how I can and secondly I'm not sure if there is any point. Can someone help me decide if taking gcses is the right decision and where can I take gcses?
What is it that you regret about not doing them?
Would you want to do them in order to change/progress careers?
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I'm 24 and I left school without any gcses. Now that I'm looking back I regret it and want to do them but I don't know how I can and secondly I'm not sure if there is any point. Can someone help me decide if taking gcses is the right decision and where can I take gcses?
Yes there is. The majority of jobs require at least 5, and some even require as much as 9 GCSEs.
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Yes there is. The majority of jobs require at least 5, and some even require as much as 9 GCSEs.
What kind of jobs require 9 gcses?
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What kind of jobs require 9 gcses?
Certain apprenticeships do e.g. IT Technician. As does working for a certain alarm company in Norwich funnily enough.
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Acquiring your GCSE if you haven't previously is definitely worth it. Achieving GCSE qualifications can definitely open a lot of door for you. You can look into applying for Internships afterwards towards any profession - depending on your interests and ultimately, grades. In terms of actually sitting your GCSE's after leaving school. I think you might need to go to a local college and speak to their admin teams. They will guide you better on certain schemes if available, or alternatives. Good luck to you!
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What kind of jobs require 9 gcses?
No job requires 9 GCSEs - do you plan to go to university? You could do an access to HE course or study with the OU.
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I'm 24 and I left school without any gcses. Now that I'm looking back I regret it and want to do them but I don't know how I can and secondly I'm not sure if there is any point. Can someone help me decide if taking gcses is the right decision and where can I take gcses?
Hi, I'm not 100% sure where you can do your GCSEs but I left school with terrible GSCEs and no a levels (it was Scotland so intermediates and highers), but I've worked in plenty of places that did not require my high school grades and I started university last year by going into a foundation year.. I'm also 26.

So it completely depends on what you want to go into, it may be a longer road and mean having to work your way up the ranks but that's not to say you can't succeed by entering a job at a lower level and working your way up. Or going into university and getting a degree.. good luck either way!
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I would highly recommend retaking your GCSE’s and this can be done at most colleges but you normally have to pay for it.
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No job requires 9 GCSEs - do you plan to go to university? You could do an access to HE course or study with the OU.
I respectfully disagree. Some apprenticeships do, and they count as a job in my opinion.
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I respectfully disagree. Some apprenticeships do, and they count as a job in my opinion.
Link to proof please ... and I don't think the OP id looking at an apprenticeship ...
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Link to proof please ... and I don't think the OP id looking at an apprenticeship ...
Here: https://g.co/kgs/5LeX6U

I know but I'm speaking hypothetically really.
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Yes there is. The majority of jobs require at least 5, and some even require as much as 9 GCSEs.
Some schools don't even make their pupils do 9 GCSEs though? In some schools you might only do 8 GCSEs or less so how can employers expect you to have 9 or more GCSEs? Most schools make their pupils do 8-12 GCSEs...
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Some schools don't even make their pupils do 9 GCSEs though? In some schools you might only do 8 GCSEs or less so how can employers expect you to have 9 or more GCSEs? Most schools make their pupils do 8-12 GCSEs...
Edit: nevermind
I know you said never mind, but I think you forgot that they will (most likely) count Short Course RE as a full GCSE. Doing the Full Course GCSE RE helps nevertheless.
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I know you said never mind, but I think you forgot that they will (most likely) count Short Course RE as a full GCSE. Doing the Full Course GCSE RE helps nevertheless.
Either not every school makes their pupils do 9+ GCSEs
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Here: https://g.co/kgs/5LeX6U

I know but I'm speaking hypothetically really.
That cannot be current as the grades are wrong ... no level 3 course actually needs 9 GCSEs.
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I'm 24 and I left school without any gcses. Now that I'm looking back I regret it and want to do them but I don't know how I can and secondly I'm not sure if there is any point. Can someone help me decide if taking gcses is the right decision and where can I take gcses?
I think we need more information to better tailor our advice.

What exactly are you looking to do at the moment? Are you looking to better educate yourself just for the benefits of having a good education, are you looking to improve career prospects, are you looking to progress to university or an apprenticeship etc.?

Are you currently working or doing anything else?
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