University GCSE Entry Requirements QuestionWatch
Grades: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7 and a level 2 BTEC Pass
I'm looking at university course entry requirements and under the GCSE requirements something keeps appearing:
min. 5 GCSEs Grades 9 - 6 (A*- B) including Maths (very common)
(We also consider your overall GCSE subject profile) <<<
Does this mean that I still have a chance of getting an offer since I have more qualifications, just at crapper grades? and is the math gonna be an issue?
tbh it won’t really affect you - most unis want atleast 5 gcses (9-5 grades) so you should be fine. However, i think that universities like UCL expect a grade 6 in maths? What are you thinking about studying at uni?
Yeah do definitely check on their websites what their requirements are - if they match what you’ve got now then you’re fine and just focus on your A levels to make them as good as you can! I applied to uni a few weeks ago and i was intimidated by the fact that most people who apply to them have amazing gcses, but my teachers reassured me that i’ve met the gcse requirements for the course so i’ll be fine - i’ll find out if that’s actually true if i eventually get any offers aha
When they say that your overall GCSE profile is considered, they just mean that they use your GCSE profile as part of their assessment criteria. Having completed more subjects than the minimum won’t really be of benefit, they’ll typically look at your grades from your best 8 subjects or something.