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Hi all,

Last summer I received my GCSE results, and was slightly disappointed to say the least. Annoying as I was part of the 'COVID year', I never actually got the chance to sit my formal exams, and was just predicted the exact equivalent of what I got in my Mocks in March.

So I achieved 988887665, with my 6's being in English Language and English Literature, and my 5 being in French.

I'm aspiring to read Maths at a top university (i.e. Cambridge, Imperial, Warwick, etc.) and am taking Maths, Further Maths, Economics and History at A-Level (aiming for A*A*A*A respectively), but feel my GCSEs are going to ruin my application.

Would you guys argue it'd be a good idea for me to resit English Lang & Lit and French (however I don't actually know when I would)?
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Hi, I was also part of the "Covid year" and got my results in the summer.
Personally, I think that you have a really strong set of results, and if you have got enough to do your chosen alevels (which you have) I wouldn't worry too much.

I haven't looked myself but most courses (there are a few exceptions) only require a grade 6 maths and English to get onto the course, so I would potentially look on the course qualifications to check. As for French, unless you are wanting to pursue a career in French I honestly wouldn't worry, as many people do not even take a language GCSE

Hope that helped
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Most maths unis don't really care (Oxford and I want to say maybe Imperial are the only ones that really look at them in much significance at all), so you will be absolutely fine provided you meet the English language requirement, which I've not seen set above a 6 anyway.
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aqa English language exam is on Monday btw
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Nah you did well why bother?
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