Are GCSE grade requirements flexible at uni?

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Abdul ELtahir
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Most colleges require at least grade 6 sometimes to take A level Maths.
Yes, after I resit I'll most likely take it as an A-Level subject as well.
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Yes, after I resit I'll most likely take it as an A-Level subject as well.
To take A level Maths you need to be very good at it. Even people with grade 7 struggle. Grade 5 isnt good preparation for A level Maths. Most colleges wont accept you and even if they do you are likely to struggle doing it at A level. Think of doing something else and take a different A level. Get some proper careers advice in your school about your A level choices and career paths.
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To take A level Maths you need to be very good at it. Even people with grade 7 struggle. Grade 5 isnt good preparation for A level Maths. Most colleges wont accept you and even if they do you are likely to struggle doing it at A level. Think of doing something else and take a different A level. Get some proper careers advice in your school about your A level choices and career paths.
Now that you say it like that it does make me think twice, I feel like if i prepare enough and prioritise maths I'll be able to get good at it, the thing is it's really hard to get into finance and not have done maths at A-Level, I understand where you're coming from as well and I do appreciate your advice.
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Now that you say it like that it does make me think twice, I feel like if i prepare enough and prioritise maths I'll be able to get good at it, the thing is it's really hard to get into finance and not have done maths at A-Level, I understand where you're coming from as well and I do appreciate your advice.
Have a word with your teacher about whether he thinks you are capable of achieving a good grade at A level Maths. He will know you better than me but generally someone with that grade isnt likely to be able to cope with the jump to A level.
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Have a word with your teacher about whether he thinks you are capable of achieving a good grade at A level Maths. He will know you better than me but generally someone with that grade isnt likely to be able to cope with the jump to A level.
Yh true I think you make a good point, I have to choose my subjects in August as well I want to make sure I know what I'm getting myself into.
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I'm looking on studying finance at uni, however I'm pretty certain I'm going to get a grade 5 in maths wheres most unis require a grade 6. Will unis be flexible and allow me to do the course even if i get 3 A stars?
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Hello! I work in education and give people advice with regards to admissions as part of my role.

Most Universities are not flexible because some courses are linked to professions where there is a legal requirement that you have certain GCSE's to get in (Nursing and Primary Teaching are the best examples of this).

Finance is not my area, but I've checked the entry requirements for Arden University for you and you could study the Accounting and Finance BSc, which is fully accredited by the ACCA - why not check out the course - https://arden.ac.uk/our-courses/unde...unting-finance

There is a blended learning option for Manchester, Birmingham and London, or you can do the course online

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Abdul ELtahir
Hello! I work in education and give people advice with regards to admissions as part of my role.

Most Universities are not flexible because some courses are linked to professions where there is a legal requirement that you have certain GCSE's to get in (Nursing and Primary Teaching are the best examples of this).

Finance is not my area, but I've checked the entry requirements for Arden University for you and you could study the Accounting and Finance BSc, which is fully accredited by the ACCA - why not check out the course - https://arden.ac.uk/our-courses/unde...unting-finance

There is a blended learning option for Manchester, Birmingham and London, or you can do the course online

Marc
Arden University Student Ambassador
Thanks for showing me this I'll be sure to take a look! Appreciate it.
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