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Can I sit them both or I can only sit one of the tiers? I am new to the UK educational system?
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Hey. You pick one, Foundation or Higher. Higher targets grades 9-4. Foundation targets grades 5-1.
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Hey. You pick one, Foundation or Higher. Higher targets grades 9-4. Foundation targets grades 5-1.
Thanks so much. So it is really down to how good I feel about myself concerning Maths, right? If I'm really good at Maths, then go for Higher. This tells me the two tiers carry different weight in terms of people's perception of them. Am I right?
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Yes- the foundation is easier so usually people value higher more and also the maximum grade you can get for foundation is 5 so if you are good at Maths then I would go for higher
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Yes- the foundation is easier so usually people value higher more and also the maximum grade you can get for foundation is 5 so if you are good at Maths then I would go for higher
Thank you so much. Are GCSE grades determinant factors for university admission? To put it another way, if I have excellent A levels grades but not so brilliant GCSE ones, am I going to be adversely impacted when it comes down to uni. admission?
Having grew up in a non English speaking country, I am not so confident to come out the way I would like it to be, except for Maths and Physics in the forthcoming GCSE exams.
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Thank you so much. Are GCSE grades determinant factors for university admission? To put it another way, if I have excellent A levels grades but not so brilliant GCSE ones, am I going to be adversely impacted when it comes down to uni. admission?
Having grew up in a non English speaking country, I am not so confident to come out the way I would like it to be, except for Maths and Physics in the forthcoming GCSE exams.
It depends on the course/university. Some competitive courses/universities might expect their applicants to have achieved high grades at both GCSE and A Level. Others only ask for the bare minimum in English and Maths.
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It depends on the course/university. Some competitive courses/universities might expect their applicants to have achieved high grades at both GCSE and A Level. Others only ask for the bare minimum in English and Maths.
Much appreciated. Good night!
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The final GCSE certificate will not show which tier you took so no one can tell (if you got a (3 or a) 4 or 5) whether you took Higher Tier or Foundation.
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